State Resources by Region

(Clicking on the region listed will bring up a list of LGBTQ+ resources for that area of Ohio.)

Central Ohio

Northeast Ohio

Northwest Ohio

Southwest Ohio

*If your region is not listed, please check back later as resources for all regions are being compiled and will be posted as soon as they are available.

State Resources

Equality Ohio

Equality Ohio educates Ohioans about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and their families. Here you can locate information on how to serve as an advocate and champion for fair treatment and equal opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens; collaborate with local, regional, statewide, and national organizations and government agencies.

Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

This link off of is for "HRC Local: Ohio" which contains information on Ohio Laws, State officials that do/do not support LGBTQ legislation, local organizations, news, and more.

Lambda Legal

An overview of the State of Ohio Laws, Midwest Region office contacts, and other LGBTQ-related legal resources.

Ohio Counseling Association

ALGBTICO is a division of the Ohio Counseling Association (OCA), the Ohio branch of the American Counseling Association (ACA).  OCA is the professional organization representing all licensed counselors and counselors in training in the State of Ohio.  This site will allow for counselors to keep up to date with Ohio counseling events and legislation, as well as become as active as they see fit.

Kaleidoscope Youth Center

Located in Columbus, Ohio, the Kaleidoscope Youth Center is an organization in Ohio solely dedicated to supporting LGBTQ youth.  The mission of Kaleidoscope Youth Center is to work in partnership with young people in Central Ohio to create safe and empowering environments for LGBTQ youth through advocacy, education, and support.

Lavender Listings

Directory of LGBTQ-friendly businesses in Central Ohio. 


As we continue to enhance the resources we suggest to LGBQ+, Trans*, and their counselors, we welcome your suggestions.  If you would like to have a resource included on this list, please notify our Web Administrator/IT Support, Jared Rose, by emailing him here.