NEWS & EVENTS
Greater Cleveland LGBTQ+ Community Needs Assessment (CNA) – Geauga SOGI Support Network is partnering with Andrew Snyder BSN, MPH of Kent State, College of Public Health, to assist in the coordination of Geauga County’s participation in the Greater Cleveland LGBTQ+ Community Needs Assessment (CNA). Andrew is mobilizing this holistic Community Needs Assessment over the next two years. This work is both an expansion and adaption of the Greater Akron LGBTQ+ Community Needs Assessment (attached) conducted from 2020-2022. Community Needs Assessments capture valuable insight into the status, accomplishments, and deficiencies regarding the LGBTQ+ population. This information will be accessible to communities, and organizations to validate decision-making and prioritize service plans, interventions, and resources.
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You have heard the word transgender a lot lately. Geauga SOGI Support Network is hosting a panel discussion to learn about what it means and hear about challenges transgender people face. Panelists will include a pediatric psychologist, a transgender individual, a gender nonconforming minister, and the parent of a transgender young adult. This event is FREE and open to residents of Geauga County and surrounding areas.
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GSSN hosted their second Pride in Geauga event. Regional resources and affirming churches participated.
GSSN hosted a free screening of Mama Bears, an intimate, thought-provoking exploration of the journeys of families who accept their LGBTQ children, yet struggle with conflicts with longstanding Christian beliefs. A virtual screening was also offered. A panel-led discussion followed the in-person showing. This movie was featured at the Chagrin Documentary Filmfest in October 2022 and is appropriate for middle school and older. It provides a great opportunity for family discussion.
Geauga SOGI Support Network hosted a ceremony and vigil in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), which was started in 1999 by an advocate to honor the memory of a transgender woman who was murdered in 1998. The vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence since this death, and began an important annual tradition.