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 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


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

Support Group for Parents/Guardians of Transgender or Gender Non-Conforming Persons

Date: January 22, 2022

Time: 10 am - 12 noon

Engage the community!

Our next meeting has been scheduled and a location has been secured. Previous attendees should have received an email invite. If you did not receive an invite, or are a potential new attendee, please email us at to register and obtain the location information. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you!

Recurring Support Groups and Topical Discussions

Youth Peer Support/Social Groupsread more
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 usually meets online via Zoom on the second Wednesday every other month (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov) from 7:00 to 8:30pm.

Collaborative Partners

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