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LGBTQIA+ Resource Guide


Trevor Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386
Trevor Textline: Text ‘START’ to 678-678
Trans Lifeline: (877) 565-8860
LGBT National Hotline: 888-843-4564
RAINN (voice): (800) 656-4673
RAINN (chat):

Current Virtual Community Building Events & Digital Resources

Stonewall Columbus February Book Club

"Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity"

In “Black on Both Sides,” C. Riley Snorton identifies multiple intersections between blackness and transness from the mid-nineteenth century to present-day anti-black and anti-trans legislation and violence. Drawing on a deep and varied archive of materials, Snorton attends to how slavery and the production of racialized gender provided the foundations for an understanding of gender as mutable.

Reading Schedule
Feb 1st @ 5:30PM: Introduction & Part 1. Blacken
Feb 8th @ 5:30PM: Part II: Transit
Feb 15th @ 5:30PM: A Nightmarish Silhouette: Racialization and the Long Exposure of Transition
Feb 22nd @ 5:30PM: DeVine’s Cut: Public Memory and the Politics of Martyrdom

The T Man Talk
Safe Place for Trans Men of Color (Virtual Meeting) 

Central Ohio-Based 
An open peer support group for Transmasculine BIPOC
Usually in evenings contact for dates/times

 In partnership with Mozaic, Black Out & Proud, Equitas Health

Contact Khris: 614-594-8647 | Instagram @the1nonlykg 

Zoom Meeting ID: 958 2542 1301
Passcode: power

QMUnity of Equitas Health 
Health and justice social group for Gay/Bi/Queer/Trans men ages 18-40 in the Dayton area 

QMUnitymeets multiple times a month for:
  • Opportunities to meet LGBTQ+ health providers
  • HIV/STI testing and other preventative health screenings
  • Linkage to PrEP and programs that pay for it
  • Social events
  • Engage in social action to promote LGBTQ+ equality
*Now offering virtual gatherings

For more information
Call: (937)-510-9258
Email: QMUnity@equitashealth.comVisit: updates times of meetings password: 4400

Rest for Resistance
A beautiful online zine made to uplift and create healing space for “LGBTQIA+ individuals, namely trans & queer people of color, as well as other stigmatized groups such as sex workers, immigrants, persons with physical and/or mental disabilities, and those living at the intersections of all of the above.”

Trans Health Guide
Equitas Health
Page 20 for many additional resources 
Organizations & Programming
Health and wellness, HIV prevention, and community-building initiative 
Mozaic is for transgender and gender non-conforming people of color ages 13-29.
Their entire staff is currently black trans & gender non-conforming people. 
Call: (614) 572-0820 Email: 
Community Wellness Space: 2228 Summit St Columbus, OH 43201 
HIV/STI Testing
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays | 9 AM – 5 PM 
For more information:

Leap Program
LGBTQ+ Empowerment Program Central Ohio Based Organization
LEAP's mission is to educate and empower members of the LGBTQ+ community, especially those more marginalized, to become successful entrepreneurs through education, mentorship, and meaningful connections while building self-esteem and confidence along the way.

Black, Out & Proud 
Central Ohio-Based Organization
Purpose is to provide a safe space for and by Black LGBTQ+ individuals that advocates, educates, and inspires.

Contact: P.O. Box 6475, Columbus, OH 43206

They have done “Black, Healthy & Proud” events in the past around holistic health resources. A lot of in-person programming is paused at this time. 
The entire leadership team of this organization would be a great resource for potential professional development mentorship for black LGBTQIA+ students. 

Black Queer & Intersectional Collective (BQIC)
BQIC is a grassroots community organization in Central Ohio that works towards the liberation of Black LGBTQIA+ people from all walks of life through direct action, community organizing, education on our issues, and creating spaces to uplift our voices.
On pause due to COVID - Free Resources Friday -

Black Emotion and Mental Health Collective 
A collective of advocates, yoga teachers, artists, therapists, lawyers, religious leaders, teachers, psychologists, and activists committed to the emotional/mental health and healing of Black communities.

Gender YOUphoria
Transgender intergrative health support.

Health Resources

Equitas Health Dayton 
1222 S. Patterson Blvd., Suite 230, Dayton OH 45402
Medical Center (937) 853-3650
Financial stress when speaking about gender transition and other LGBTQIA+ related care can be a huge barrier to mental & medical health

Financial Counselors at Equitas 
Elizabeth Ryan |  Financial Counselor at Equitas Dayton 
Can help students apply for Medicaid/accessing sliding scale fees for health care services and prescriptions
Sliding Scale application for services/prescriptions to be returned to financial counselor
Patient Sliding Scale Fee Chart by income

Gender-affirming hormone therapy and affirming transition care from your phone

Receiving a letter from a medical provider to gain access to surgery is a huge barrier for transgender people. Plume offers virtual services to meet with transgender doctors and health care providers to clear these barriers.

An innovative service they offer is a
One-time Letter of Support - a letter writing service for non-members of Plume seeking a medical letter of support for surgery.
$150 This includes:
  • Initial medical evaluation
  • Letter of support
  • Virtual access to care team
  • Quick turnaround time
  • Letter format preferred by WPATH
  • Your questions answered

Plume also offers a membership that provides everything you need to begin your gender-affirming hormone therapy journey or maintain your routine. Monthly Membership $99/mo includes:

  • Initial Evaluation
  • Labs Letters
  • Rx + Supplies
  • Progress Monitoring
  • Virtual access to care 
Folx Health
Care You Deserve:“We're tired of seeing queer and trans folx treated as problems, not people. That's why we've built a team of queer and trans clinicians that put you back in control of your body and your care. From HRT to PrEP, ED, STI Care, and more, we’re here to help” Plans starting as low as $59/Month.
Therapists & Mental Health Practitioners
A specialized directory of providers and other mental health resources for queer and trans people of color in North America.
Elisha Beachy, MSW, LSW 
Equitas Dayton 
***Offers video and phone sessions
Behavioral Health Specialist
He works grounded in holistic care and specializes in mindfulness. He regularly practices yoga and is a white queer man. His foundation is feminist theory, mind-body-spirit, trauma-informed care, and non-violent communication.

Shauna Tepper, MSW, LSW
 based in Central Ohio 
***Offers video and phone sessions
Pronoun: She, Her, Hers
Specializes in LGBTQ+ clients, she is a queer woman, white - actively does anti-racism work. 
(614) 379-2718 or

Free Spirit Counseling  
based in Central Ohio
LGBTQ+ friendly straight/cisgender black therapists
470 W. Broad Street
Suite 1049
Columbus OH, 43215
(614) 681-1460

Focus Counseling  
based in Central Ohio
LGBTQ+ friendly straight/cisgender black therapists
1989 W 5th Avenue
Suite 6.
Grandview Heights, Ohio 43212
(614 )489-8759

Meadows Therapy  
based in Central Ohio
LGBTQ+ affirming Black therapists
(614) 233-1062 or

Jake Rostovsky  
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
***Offers video and phone sessions and sliding scale for LGBTQ+ people 
Transgender man, white, personal friend, trauma-informed holistic approach. He is based in Southern California but provides virtual visits and actively works with his organization to remove financial barriers for LGBTQ+ mental health clients. or