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Cover Story: GLBT Community Directory

Get involved and make a difference

By Staff · June 11th, 2008 · Cover Story

Health Services

Alcoholics Anonymous
www.aacincinnati.org, 513-351-0422
Gay and lesbian AA meetings offer peer support for alcoholics.

AIDS Volunteers of Northern Kentucky
www.avnk.com, 513-483-5757
Support and community for people living with HIV. Monthly dinners provide social contact with other HIV-positive individuals.

www.caracole.org, 513-761-1480
Provides affordable housing and supportive services for persons living with HIV/AIDS. Their SOPHIA program coordinates the Homeless Management Information System.

Cincinnati Frontrunners/Frontwalkers
www.frontrunners.org, 513-591-1132
GLBT runners and walkers meet three times a week to share time together and work toward physical fitness.

Cincinnati Health Department
www.cincinnatihealth.org, 3101 Burnet Ave., Corryville, 513-357-7350
Offers free and anonymous STD testing and counseling.

Healthy Community Partners
The Crossroads Center, 311 Martin Luther King Drive, Corryville, 513-475-5300
Provides treatment to adolescents age 12-17 who are sexually active or using drugs/alcohol with HIV/AIDS and co-occurring problems with substance abuse. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. each Monday and Friday.

Planned Parenthood
2314 Auburn Ave., Mount Auburn, 513-287-6488
Provides services related to reproductive health, including STD tests, contraception and abortions.

Stop AIDS (formerly AVOC)
www.avoc.org, 220 Findlay St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-421-2437
Provides individual support services, offers prevention education and providers housing assistance to homeless individuals living with HIV/AIDS in Cincinnati.

Crisis Intervention

Lighthouse Youth Services
www.lys.org, 3330 Jefferson Ave., Clifton, 513-221-3350
Provides services and programs for homeless, abused and neglected children and youth. Also offers support to families in crisis, short-term rent and mortgage assistance, emergency shelter, transitional housing, supportive services, counseling and home ownership assistance.

Talbert House 24-Hour Suicide Hotline

Women Helping Women
www.womenhelpingwomen.org, 216 E. Ninth St., Downtown, 513-382-5610
Women Helping Women's 24-hour hotline provides crisis intervention and support services for primary and secondary victims of sexual assault and domestic violence and takes a leading role in educating the community regarding incest, rape and domestic abuse in order to help eliminate these crimes.

Youth Services and Peer Support Groups

Cincinnati Youth Group
www.cygteens.org, 513-591-0200
Offers social opportunities and group support for gay and lesbian, transgender, bisexual and straight youth ages 13-21. Group meetings provide an open environment for friendship and support.

Greater Cincinnati Youth Summit
Strives to create a safe space for youth and adults to learn about and discuss issues facing GLBTQ youth and to participate in the civic process.

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network of Cincinnati
www.glsencincinnati.org, 859-628-2732
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.

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays of Greater Cincinnati
www.pflagcinci.org, 513-721-7900
PFLAG 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.

Adult Peer Support Groups and Services

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.

www.transgender.org/crossport, 513-919-4850
Provides social, educational, emotional and functional support for all facets of the Transgender community. Caller anonymity is respected.

The Imperial Sovereign Queen City Court of the Buckeye Empire
A nonprofit fundraising organization that holds charitable events to benefit AIDS support organizations.

Sista Sista
513-681-7765, unity_h@yahoo.com
Peer support for lesbians of color.

University of Cincinnati Women's Center and LGBTQ Alliance
www.uc.edu/ucwc/lgbtq.html, 513-556-4329
Strives to address the needs of gay and lesbians students on the UC campus.

The Xavier Alliance
Provides a safe place at Xavier University for people of all sexual orientations to meet, offer opportunities to learn, teach and discuss the challenges surrounding sexual orientation within the teaching of the Catholic Church.

Education and Community

Alternating Currents
waif883.org, 513-961-8900, alternatingcurrents@mail.com
Cincinnati's gay and lesbian public affairs radio show. Saturdays from 3-5 p.m. on WAIF 88.3 FM.

Cincinnati Men's Chorus
www.cincinnatimenschorus.org, 513-542-2626
Men, gay and otherwise, join together in song at regular public performances.

Gay and Lesbian Community Center
www.glbtcentercincinnati.com, 4119 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-591-0200
A hub for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the Cincinnati area. Community, support, movie nights and more.

www.greatercincinnatiglbtnews.com, 513-241-7539
Cincinnati's queer community newspaper. Features news on public policy and current events. Free every month.

MUSE: Cincinnati's Women's Choir
www.musechoir.org, 513-221-1118
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.

Pride Alive 2008
www.prideisalive.com, 4119 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-591-0200
Organization that's in charge of the annual Pride Parade and Festival, which starts in Burnet Woods in Clifton and wraps up at Hoffner Park, Northside.

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.

Ohio Lesbian Archives
www.geocities.com/ohiolesbianarchives, Clifton United Methodist Church, 3416 Clifton Ave., Clifton, 513-961-2998, ohiolesbianarchives@yahoo.com
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.

Queen City Careers Association
Greater Cincinnati's Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce builds bridges between GLBT oriented businesses and organizations and works toward greater acceptance of the city's gay and lesbian community.



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