The following LGBTQ information is provided as a resource for advocacy, outreach, and general knowledge/awareness; however, no sponsors are officially linked to or financially supported by UA's LGBT Union. If you know of any resources that we do not have listed, please share them with us by contacting CJ Phelan with the link/phone number and a short description of the services provided.

Transgender Information/Support

  • TransFamily Cleveland - transgender advocacy and support for NE Ohio.
  • TransOhio - transgender advocacy, education and support for Ohioians.
  • Transgender Care - education about transgendered persons and related medical information.
  • Trans-Health - health and fitness information for transgendered persons.

LGBT Equality/Advocacy Organizations

LGBT Legal Info/Support

LGBT Community Support & Networking

HIV/AIDS Education/Support

  • Violet's Cupboard - helps support the mental, physical, and financial needs of persons with HIV/AIDS.
  • Community Aids Network and Akron Pride Initiative (CANAPI) - provides HIV/AIDS education, housing, and social support for persons with HIV/AIDS.
  • Akron AIDS Hotline
    (330) 375-2000 (office number)
    (330) 375-AIDS (24 hour hotline)
  • Ohio STD/AIDS Hotline (24 hours)

LGBT Entertainment/News

  • The Advocate - arts, entertainment and news about LGBT persons/issues.
  • Logo - LGBT-related TV, movies, music.
  • AfterElton - LGBT-related entertainment and general pop culture (sister site to 365 Gay, which was shut down).
  • AfterEllen - Sister site to AfterElton, tailored toward women.

Crisis Support Hotlines

  • Suicide Hotline for LGBT Youth (The Trevor Project)
    1-4UTREVOR (4887386) (24 hours)
  • GLBT National Hotline
    Monday - Friday: 4pm - midnight; Saturday: 12 pm - 5 pm
    1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564)
  • GLBT National Youth Talkline
    Monday - Friday: 4 pm - midnight; Saturday: 12 pm - 5 pm
    1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743)
  • Safer Futures of Portage County Domestic Abuse Hotline (24 hours)
    (330) 673-2500
  • Cleveland Rape Crisis Hotline (24 hours)
    (216) 619-6192
  • National Hate Crime Hotline (24 hours)
    (208) 246-2292
  • National Gay & Lesbian Youth Hotline
    Monday - Saturday: 6:30 - 9:30pm
    (800) 347-8336
  • Cleveland LGBT Community Center Hotline

National LGBT Resource Website

Non-UA LGBT College/University Resources