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Greater Cleveland LGBTQ+ Community Needs Assessment (CNA)  Geauga SOGI Support Networkis 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). Lorain and Lake County are also included. This holistic Community Needs Assessment is an extensive two-year project.  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. Surveys completed by Geauga County residents are able to be separated for information specific to our community.

Please go to https://www.lgbtqOhio.org to learn more and take the public survey for LGBTQ people ages 12 and up. Allies are invited to take the survey also.  

Upcoming Events

SAVE THE DATE! 3rd Annual Pride in Geauga

Date: June 22, 2024
Time: 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Century Village, 14653 E. Park St, Burton Ohio
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1-5 PM – Family Entertainment, Exhibitors, and Vendors

6-8 PM – Music Concert 

Past Events

What is Transgender?

Date: November 5, 2023
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Geauga County Public Library Bainbridge Branch 17222 Snyder Rd, Chagrin Falls
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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.

Registration is not required. Please email us at info@geaugasogi.org to obtain for more information. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you!

Pride in Geauga

Date: June 25, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Century Village, 14653 E. Park St, Burton Ohio
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GSSN hosted their second Pride in Geauga event. Regional resources and affirming churches participated.

“Mama Bears” Documentary

Date: March 5, 2023
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Family Life Center, 16349 Chillicothe Road, Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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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.

Transgender Day of Remembrance – Candlelight Vigil

Date: November 20, 2022
Time: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Federated Church Family Life Center, 16349 Chillicothe Rd, Chagrin Falls, OH.
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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.