AIDS Volunteers of Northern Kentucky: Offers support and community for people living with HIV. Monthly dinners provide social contact with other HIV-positive individuals. 513-483-5757, www.avnk.com.
Caracole: Provides affordable housing and supportive services for persons living with HIV/AIDS. Their SOPHIA program coordinates the Homeless Management Information System. 513-761-1480, www.caracole.org.
Stop AIDS (formerly AVOC): Provides individual support services, offers prevention education and provides housing assistance to homeless individuals living with HIV/AIDS in Cincinnati. The organization is currently working to restore funding that was lost earlier this year. 220 Findlay St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-421-2437, www.stopaidscincinnati.org.YOUTH SERVICES
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network of Cincinnati: GLSEN is the leading national organization fighting to end anti-gay bias in K-12 schools. GLSEN maintains a lending library with resources useful to queer youth as they navigate personal relationships, discrimination and self-individuation. 859-628-2732, www.glsencincinnati.org.
PFLAG: Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays of Greater Cincinnati provides an opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and identity. Meets 7-9:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. They’re happy to provide a speaker or panel for your group, organization, business, school or church. 513-721-7900, www.pflagcinci.org.
PEER SUPPORT GROUPS AND SERVICES
Cincinnati Frontrunners/Frontwalkers: LGBT runners and walkers meet three times a week to share time together and work for physical fitness. 513-591-1132, www.frontrunners.org.
CommonGround: The Gay/Straight Alliance at Northern Kentucky University exists to provide a safe, understanding, fun and welcoming place for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning and straight ally students, faculty and staff.
CrossPort: Provides social, educational, emotional and functional support for all facets of the transgender community. Caller anonymity is respected. 513-919-4850, www.transgender.org/crossport.
Sista Sista: Peer support for lesbians of color. email@example.com, 513-681-7765.
University of Cincinnati Women’s Center and LGBTQ Alliance: Strives to address the needs of gay and lesbian students on the UC campus. 513-556-4329, www.uc.edu/ucwc/lgbtq.html.
The Xavier Alliance: Provides a safe place at Xavier University for people of all sexual orientations to meet and offers opportunities to learn, teach and discuss the challenges surrounding sexual orientation within the teaching of the Catholic Church. www.xavier.edu/alliance.
EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY
Alternating Currents: Cheryl Eagleson produces Cincinnati’s gay and lesbian public affairs radio show. Saturdays from 3-5 p.m. on the low-power station WVQC 95.7 FM. www.alternatingcurrents.org.
Cincinnati Gay Bingo: Fabulous fun and prizes are to be found and this ongoing event benefitting local charities. www.gaybingocincinnati.com.
Cincinnati Guerrilla Queer Bar: On the first Friday of every month, local queers and straight allies get together and raid a local straight bar. Fun, smart and subversive. Join in the fun by connecting via Facebook or email. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cincinnati Men’s Chorus: Men, gay and otherwise, join together in song at regular public performances. 513-542-2626, www.cincinnatimenschorus.org.
Cincinnati Pride Parade and Festival: Cincinnati’s annual Pride Festival and Parade is the annual celebration of all things LGBTQ. This year’s festival is July 7-10 at Fountain Square, Downtown. www.equinoxcincinnati.com.
Equality Cincinnati: Works for full equality for local LGBTQ individuals and to prevent discrimination and violence based on sexual identity. www.equalitycincinnati.org.
The Gathering Church: An inclusive, diverse religious fellowship affiliated with the Church of Christ. Services 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sundays. 1431 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, www.thegatheringcincinnati.org.
Gay and Lesbian Community Center: A hub for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the Cincinnati area. Community, support, movie nights and more. 4119 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-591-0200, www.cincyglbt.com.
GLBT News: Cincinnati’s queer community newspaper. Features news on public policy and current events. Free every month. 513-241-7539, www.greatercincinnatiglbtnews.com.
The Human Rights Campaign: Works for equal rights for LGBTQ individuals. Organizes various actions and events. www.cincinnati.hrc.org.
MUSE: Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir: Dedicated to musical excellence and social change, it consists of feminist women of various ages, races and ethnicities with a range of musical abilities, political interests and life experiences. MUSE is heterosexual, lesbian and bisexual women united in song. 513-221-1118, www.musechoir.org.
Northern Kentucky Fairness Alliance: Organizing for equality in Northern Kentucky, Kentucky Fairness serves as a watchdog organization for public policy as well as a way to lobby for GLBT rights. www.kentuckyfairness.org.
Ohio Lesbian Archives: Cincinnati’s library of lesbian periodicals, videos and historic documents. One of just a handful of similar projects across the country that preserves this facet of women’s history. Clifton United Methodist Church, 3416 Clifton Ave., Clifton, 513-961-2998, email@example.com, www.geocities.com/ohiolesbianarchives.
Queen City Careers Association: Greater Cincinnati’s Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce builds bridges between LGBT-oriented businesses and organizations and works toward greater acceptance of the city’s gay and lesbian community. www.qccainc.com.
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