Geauga SOGI Support Network
Working together 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. 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.
If you are struggling and you need to talk to someone, please reach out!
Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988 or 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
News and Upcoming Adults/Parent Group, Topical Discussions, and Events
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.
There are no upcoming events.
Recurring Support Groups
Youth Peer Support / Social Groups – read more
Our High School Group (grades 9 through 12) and Middle School Group (grades 6 through 8) generally meet on the second Monday from 5:30 – 7:00PM.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Support Group for LGBTQ Adults and their families, and Parents of Transgender or Gender Non-Conforming Persons – read more
This group formed in October 2021 at the request of several parents, and expanded in September 2022 to also include LGBTQ adults. Please email us at email@example.com for details.
Topical Discussion Group – read more
Our Topical Discussion Group generally meets online via Zoom on the second Wednesday every other month (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov) from 7:00 to 8:30pm. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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