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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Recurring Support and Topical Groups

PLEASE NOTE: All regular support groups and our topical discussion group are currently suspended for the summer. They are expected to resume in September 2021. In the meantime, we do plan to hold occasional gatherings and activities for middle and high school youth. Please email us at GeaugaSOGI@gmail.com for the latest information.


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.

Please consider taking the Greater Cleveland LGBTQ Asset Map project survey. The project is sponsored by Plexus and the LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland and funded by the Cleveland Foundation. The research is intended to gain a better understanding of the community’s assets and needs. All data will be made publicly available at the end of the study.

Collaborative Partners

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