Geauga SOGI Support Network

Engaging with individuals, families, friends, and the Geauga community, we embrace Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity through collaboration, education, and advocacy.

Welcome to Geauga SOGI
Established in April 2020, our goal is to increase community support, knowledge, understanding, and inclusion of LGBTQ individuals. We sponsor support groups, events, training, and partner with local resources and regional/national organizations. Privacy Notice

  • 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.

Youth Support Groupsread more
GSSN sponsors two youth support groups: Middle School (generally grades 6-8) and High School (grades 9-12). Both are FREE and open to residents of Geauga County and surrounding areas. Groups meet in-person on a monthly basis from Sept through May.

Upcoming Adult and Parent Support Group – read more

Date: April 15, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Love is the way!

This group is FREE and open to residents of Geauga County and surrounding areas. Previous attendees should receive an email invite. If you do not receive an invite, or are a potential new attendee, please email us at to obtain location information. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you!

News and Events

There are no upcoming events.

If you are struggling and you need to talk to someone, please reach out!

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988 or 800-273-825
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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Ohio Bills Threaten Transgender Youth’s Access To Healthcare And Sports

HB454 Save Adolescents from Experimentation (SAFE) Act  “to prohibit certain procedures to alter a minor child’s sex”.

HB 61 Save Women’s Sports Act and SB 132 Save Women’s Sports Act “to require schools, state institutions of higher education, and private colleges to designate separate single-sex teams and sports for each sex.”

HB 616 regarding the promotion and teaching of divisive or inherently racist concepts in public schools.

Geauga SOGI Support Network strongly opposes these bills and recommends those who agree to please contact their representatives and voice their opposition. Statements from other groups: Equality Ohio, PFLAG Dayton, WKYC News, Ohio Psychological Association.

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