Below are links to organizations to help you find support or learn how to help out in your community.
PFLAG envisions a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
Our mission is to promote the health and well-being of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning) persons and their family and friends through support, education and advocacy. We are here to enlighten the public, to end discrimination and to secure equal rights.
A national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for gay and questioning youth.
Our mission is to provide safe activities and places for those teens in the Greater Akron area who are suffering from a sense of isolation or a negative environment in their school, family units and smaller communities.
At GLSEN, we want every student, in every school, to be valued and treated with respect, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
We equip churches, educate lay people, build supportive communities, influence key thought leaders, foster self-acceptance, and advocate on behalf of the marginalized and oppressed.
To work in partnership with young people in Central Ohio to create safe and empowering spaces for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning and Ally youth through advocacy, education, support and community engagement.
We offer support groups, conferences, webinars and resources for Christian parents who feel isolated and confused, helping them reconcile their faith with their God-given desire to unconditionally love, accept and affirm their LGBTQ child.
Matthew Vines is the president and founder of The Reformation Project and the author of God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships.
Now providing services across Ohio with offices in Akron, Athens, Columbus, Dayton, Lima, Mansfield, Newark, Jackson and Toledo, ARC Ohio is the largest AIDS service organization in Ohio today.