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.

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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 are struggling and you need to talk to someone, please reach out!
Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
Trevor Project: 866-488-7386
Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
Text an anonymous crisis counselor: 741741

If someone you know is thinking about suicide, persuade them to talk. If you feel that danger is imminent, do not leave them alone – in Geauga, call
COPELINE at 440-285-5665 or 888-285-5665.
LifeAct (Chagrin Falls, OH): 844-604-5433

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News, Upcoming Topical Discussions and Events

We are honored to announce that the Buckeye Flame online news magazine has published an article chronicling Geauga SOGI’s brief history and current focus. Launched during the pandemic, this LGBTQ+ organization is aiming to create a more inclusive Geauga County


Youth Holiday Gathering

Date: December 8, 2021

Time: 5:30 - 7:30pm

Engage the community!

Please join us for an in-person combined Holiday Gathering of middle and high school youth groups and parents. This holiday-themed event will be held indoors in a private room at a local restaurant, and Geauga SOGI will cover the cost of the food/beverages for the youth. Parents are welcome to stay and eat in the front of the restaurant. This event supersedes all youth groups in December, so don’t miss out, email us by Dec 6th at GeaugaSOGI@gmail.com to register and for more information. Parental permission is required for grades 6-8.

Recurring Support Groups and Topical Discussions

Adult Peer Support Groupread more
Our Adult Peer Support Group meets online via Zoom on the first Wednesday of each month from 7:00 to 8:30pm.

Youth Peer Support/Social Groups
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Our Grades 9 through 12 Peer Support/Social Group meets online via Zoom on the first Thursday of each month from 5:00 to 6:30pm.

Our Grades 6 through 8 Peer Support/Social Group meets in-person on the third Wednesday of each month from 5:30-7:00pm.

Topical Discussion Group
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Our Topical Discussion Group meets online via Zoom on the second Wednesday every other month (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov) from 7:00 to 8:30pm.


Important Opportunities

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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