Geauga SOGI Support Network

Engaging with individuals, families, friends, and the Geauga community to embrace Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. We support each other through collaboration, education, and advocacy.

Welcome to Geauga SOGI
Established in April 2020, we are the first SOGI (aka LGBTQ+) organization in our county. Our goal is to increase community support, knowledge, understanding, and inclusion. We offer programs and training, which include partnerships with local resources, and with established regional and national organizations.

  • The SOGI acronym seeks to change from labels to understanding and inclusion.
  • Our logo illustrates the spectrum of diversity. All belong on the tree of life.


If you or someone you know is struggling, or thinking about suicide, please visit our Resources page for guidance and support options.

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Important Opportunities

COLORS+ Youth Center of Fairview Park, Ohio is presenting (virtually) their Biannual LGBTQ+ Inclusive Sexual Health Classes, in partnership with Prevent Premature Fatherhood and the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center. This LGBTQ+ Inclusive Sexual Health Education for Youth covers gender, consent, sexual health-the basics, sexual health-life planning, dealing with rejection, what to do if boundaries are crossed, and much more. This event is free and any youth ages 11-19 are welcome. Please note: GSSN is providing this link for information purposes only. GSSN is not a sponsor and assumes no responsibility or liability for any of the content presented.

Upcoming Groups and Events

MS (grades 6-8) Support/Social Group

Date: April 21, 2021

Time: 5:00 - 6:30pm

Location: online via Zoom

Our Middle School Peer Support/Social Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Groups are facilitated by professional counselors. Parents are welcome to attend. Please arrive/login a few minutes early. Note: parental permission is required for new attendees. To provide permission and/or register and receive a Zoom link, please email us at GeaugaSOGI@gmail.com.

Peer Support Group

Date: May 5, 2021

Time: 7:00 - 8:30pm

Location: online via Zoom

Our Peer Support Group meets on the first Wednesday of each month. To register and receive a Zoom link, please email us at GeaugaSOGI@gmail.com. Please arrive/login a few minutes early.

HS (grades 9-12) Support/Social Group

Date: May 6, 2021

Time: 5:00 - 6:30pm

Location: online via Zoom

Our High School Peer Support/Social Group meets on the first Thursday of each month. Groups are facilitated by professional counselors. To register and receive a Zoom link, please email us at GeaugaSOGI@gmail.com. Please arrive/login a few minutes early.

Topical Discussion Group

Date: May 12, 2021

Time: 7:00 - 8:30pm

Location: online via Zoom

Our Topical Discussion Group meets on the second Wednesday every other month (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov). A topic has not been chosen for this meeting, please check back. To register and receive a Zoom link, please email us at GeaugaSOGI@gmail.com. Please arrive/login a few minutes early.

Collaborative Partners

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