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Did You Know?
4.3% of Ohio adults (about 389,000) are on the LGBTQ+ spectrum. 30% (age 25+) are raising children. 5% of the Ohio workforce (about 298,000) is LGBTQ+. In Ohio, it is legal to discriminate against LGBTQ+ people in employment, housing, and public accommodations. The Ohio Fairness Act, which would make such discrimination illegal, has been introduced every legislative session since 2011 but has never passed. Thirty-two Ohio cities and one Ohio county have local antidiscrimination ordinances governing sexual orientation and gender identity.

About This Page
Listed below are local and national resources with programs serving employers and service providers that wish to learn more about creating an inclusive work environment, and about working with employees and clients who are on the SOGI spectrum, including those who are coming out. Links are provided which target specific needs and conveniently take you directly to the optimal place on the affiliate’s website. Each section also includes suggestions for books and articles related to these topics. This list is by no means exhaustive. If you have suggestions, please email us at info@geaugasogi.org.

Individuals, businesses, and service providers are encouraged to contact us about training and other collaborative opportunities. Geauga SOGI partners with regional and national LGBTQ+ organizations who have completed research and well-developed curriculums.

Employer and Agency Resources

Human Rights Campaign
HRC is a national organization that advocates for the SOGI community. The HRC foundation supports LGBTQ+ individuals through a variety of programs.

Trans Toolkit for Employers

Restroom Access for Transgender Employees

LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland
The LGBT Center supports members of the SOGI community throughout the Greater Cleveland area.

Training for Businesses

Plexus – LGBT & Allied Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cleveland
Plexus is a strategic partner in the economic development of Northeast Ohio and serves as a point of connection for corporations, supporters, LGBTQ+ businesses and professionals. As the only LGBTQ+ business and professional organization in the region, we are more than a chamber of commerce; Plexus is a unique and influential network.

Education and Training

Employee Resource Groups

Safe Zones – indicate a place where individuals are open and supportive of the LGBTQ+ population.
The Safe Zone Project – resources

Cuyahoga Community College – Safe Zone Training

US Federal Employment Policies

Business Coalition for the Equality Act

Ohio Fairness Act – Senate
Ohio Fairness Act – House

Books and Articles
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Service Provider Resources

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Books and Articles
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