ADULTS & FAMILY
SOGI Adult Resources – read more
Spouse, Family, and Ally Resources – read more
Did You Know?
Healthcare workers in Ohio can legally deny services to patients, including those who are LGBTQ+, based on moral objections. Ohioans on Medicaid are excluded from receiving transgender care. Ohio is one of 25 states listed as “High Priority to Achieve Basic Equality” for LGBTQ+ people on the 2020 HRC State Equality Index – a comprehensive state-by-state report that provides a review of statewide laws and policies that affect LGBTQ+ people and their families.
About This Page
Listed below are local and national resources with programs serving SOGI adults and their families, friends and allies. Links are provided which target specific needs and conveniently take you directly to the optimal place on the affiliate’s website. Each section also includes suggestions for books and articles related to these topics. This list is by no means exhaustive. If you’ve had a positive experience with a website or provider, please email us with information and reasons you would recommend them.
SOGI Adult Resources
Transgender – adult
Transgender Self-Help Guides – Health Coverage, ID Documents, Legal Services
World Professional Association for Transgender Health
HRC – Coming Out at Work
HRC – Guide for Transgender Employees
MetroHealth Transgender Job Fair (2021)
Margie’s Hope – assisting transgender, non-binary and gender expansive individuals in need.
Margie’s Closet 1384 W 117th St. Lakewood, Ohio 44107
Counseling – adult
Wellbeing Unlimited, Inc. Brooke H. Kroto, L.I.S.W. 216-261-7887
East side: 250 Richmond Rd, Richmond Hts, OH 44143
West side: 21851 Center Ridge Rd, Suite 411 Rocky River, OH 44116
Jes James Sellers, PhD Psychologist Heights Medical Bldg, 2460 Fairmount Blvd, Suite 301, Cleveland Hts, OH 44106 216-800-5370
DeBalzo, Elgudin, Levine, Risen LLC (DELR) 23425 Commerce Park Rd. Suite 104, Beachwood, OH 44122 216-831-2900
Katherine Bennett MSW, LISW Outpatient Therapist 21625 Chagrin Blvd. Suite 200 Beachwood, OH 44122 216-309-1559
Ravenwood Health – counseling fee based on ability to pay for Geauga County residents
Marissa Patsey – Psychotherapist and LGBTQIAA+ Consultant – Cleveland Heights
Healthcare – adult
Cleveland Clinic – Adult LGBTQ+ services – Patient Coordinator
Metro Health Pride Network
UH Hospital – Adults, Youth, Children
Veterans Affairs LGBTQ Health Program
Equitas Health – Gender Affirming Care
Fair Housing Resource Center 440-392-0147 866-411-3472
Offers several housing programs that benefit residents of Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula County.
Dorian Gray Youth Foundation provides funding and resources to housing insecure LGBTQ+ youth (ages 12 – 24) in Northeast Ohio.
Wigs, Styling and Makeup
Safe In My Chair list of welcoming salons / stylists in the US, Canada and UK
Cosmetic Laser, Inc. 8353 Mentor Ave. Mentor, OH 44060 440-447-4074
Books and Articles
Cleveland Clinic – The Transgender Brain
Trans Bodies, Trans Selves, by Laura Erickson-Schroth, copyright 2014, non-fiction
Edited by psychiatrist Laura Erickson-Schroth, a resource that covers health and wellness for transgender and gender non-conforming people. It was a 27th Lambda Literary Awards finalist in the Transgender Non-Fiction category and won a 2015 Achievement Award from GLMA: Healthcare Professionals for LGBT Equality.
Good Boy: My Life in Seven Dogs – Jennifer Finney Boylan, bestselling transgender author, New York Times opinion columnist, and human rights activist, provides a sharply humorous and moving memoir of her transition from young boy to father to middle-aged woman, accompanied at crucial moments, by seven memorable pet dogs.
Spouse, Family, and Ally Resources
With over 400 chapters nationwide, PFLAG has provided support to the SOGI community since 1973. It is the first and largest organization of its kind. The PFLAG Cleveland chapter was established in 1985 and has been instrumental in changing hearts and minds in the Greater Cleveland community. They offer a monthly peer support group, and an array of annual membership options, all of which entitle you to receive a national and local PFLAG newsletter, and access to their many resources. Please click HERE if you have interest in becoming a PFLAG Cleveland member.
Transgender Partners – Resources for Significant Others, Friends, Family and Allies of Transgender People
Tri-C Safe Zone Ally Manual
LGBTQ Family Acceptance – Family Acceptance Project
Books and Articles