Regional Campus Resources

Kent State LGBTQ+ Center- Serves all Kent campuses, students/faculty/staff/community members, including through the LGBTQ+ Emergency Fund, Safe Space/Trans 101 trainings, and other supports.

Kent Campus- Room 024 Kent Student Center, 330-672-8580, LGBTQSC@kent.edu
Director: Ken Ditlevson, kditlevs@kent.edu

In addition, campus specific resources are listed below.

Ashtabula LGBTQ+ Resources

Printable Ashtabula LGBTQ+ Resource Guide

Campus Organizations

KSUA Allies (LGBTQ)
Faculty Advisor: Morgan Woodin: mwoodin1@kent.edu 

Universal Restrooms 
One in Main Hall, towards Northwest corner of the First Floor

Campus Resources

Hotlines

  • The Trevor Lifeline: Preventing Suicide among LGBTQ Youth, 1-866-488-7386
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255 (and Online Chat)
  • Trans Lifeline, 1-877-565-8860
  • Help Hotline, 211 in Columbiana and Mahoning Counties

Other Resources

Columbiana County LGBTQ+ Resources

Printable Columbiana County LGBTQ+ Resources

Columbiana County Student Organizations

  • LGBTQ+ Advocates: an academic support groups striving on enhancing the learning, engagement, and retention of LGBTQ+ students at the university. The advocacy includes providing resources, educational opportunities, social gathering and LGBTQ+ justice initiative to all students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members at Kent State University Columbiana Campuses and beyond.

Universal Restroom

  • Kent State Salem - 2nd Floor, Centofanti Hall
  • Kent State East Liverpool - 1st Floor, Purinton Hall

Hotlines

  • The Trevor Lifeline: Preventing Suicide among LGBTQ Youth, 1-866-488-7386
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255 (and Online Chat)
  • Trans Lifeline, 1-877-565-8860
  • Help Hotline, 211 in Columbiana and Mahoning Counties

Other Resources

East Liverpool LGBTQ+ Resources

Printable East Liverpool LGBTQ+ Resources

East Liverpool Campus Student Organizations

  • LGBTQ+ Advocates: an academic support groups striving on enhancing the learning, engagement, and retention of LGBTQ+ students at the university. The advocacy includes providing resources, educational opportunities, social gathering and LGBTQ+ justice initiative to   all students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members at Kent State University Columbiana Campuses and beyond.

Universal Restroom

  • Kent State East Liverpool - 1st Floor, Purinton Hall

Hotlines

  • The Trevor Lifeline: Preventing Suicide among LGBTQ Youth, 1-866-488-7386
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255 (and Online Chat)
  • Trans Lifeline, 1-877-565-8860
  • Help Hotline, 211 in Columbiana and Mahoning Counties

Other Resources

Geauga LGBTQ+ Resources

Printable Geauga LGBTQ Resources

Geauga Campus Organizations

Faculty occasionally bring students to LGBTQ+ events through the LGBTQ+ Center.
Sue Clement – sclement@kent.edu
Mahli Mechenbier - mmechenb@kent.edu

Universal Restroom

  • One in TAC (Twinsburg Academic Center) on main floor by elevators.

Other Resources

Hotlines

  • The Trevor Lifeline: Preventing Suicide among LGBTQ Youth, 1-866-488-7386
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255 (and Online Chat)
  • Trans Lifeline, 1-877-565-8860
  • Help Hotline, 211 in Columbiana and Mahoning Counties
Salem LGBTQ+ Resources

Printable Salem LGBTQ+ Resources

LGBTQ+ Student Organizations

  • Salem EATS - Student-led diversity group formed AY 19/20. Currently on hiatus due to COVID-19 pandemic. Hopes to become active again by AY 21/22.

Other LGBTQ+ campus efforts:

  • LGBTQ+ Advocates: an academic support groups striving on enhancing the learning, engagement, and retention of LGBTQ+ students at the university. The advocacy includes providing resources, educational opportunities, social gathering and LGBTQ+ justice initiative to all students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members at Kent State University Columbiana Campuses and beyond.

Universal Restroom - 2nd Floor, Centofanti Hall

Community Resources

Hotlines

  • The Trevor Lifeline: Preventing Suicide among LGBTQ Youth, 1-866-488-7386
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255 (and Online Chat)
  • Trans Lifeline, 1-877-565-8860
  • Help Hotline, 211 in Columbiana and Mahoning Counties
Stark LGBTQ+ Resources

Printable Stark LGBTQ+ Resources

Organizations

  • Continuum: the LGBTQ Student Organization at KSU Stark campus  
  • Stark Campus LGBTQ Committee: an ad hoc committee comprised of students, staff, and faculty members dedicated to improving the climate on campus for LGBTQ students.
    • Meets: approximately twice a semester
    • Staff/faculty organizers:
  • LGBT Faculty Committee:  faculty committee dedicated to providing educational and awareness-raising LGBTQ programming on campus.
  • TransCEND (community organization): Website

Universal Restrooms

  • Campus Center: Lower Level at the end of the hall past the Food Pantry
  • Fine Arts Building: 2nd floor near the elevator, Lower Level Lobby
  • Main Hall: East Wing 1st floor, in the wide hallway leading to the computer lab
  • Science and Nursing Building: Lower Level
  • Conference Center: Suite 152

The LGBTQ Resource Center, Learning Resource Center (Library), Room 206 | Website

  • ​​​​​​​Mission: The Kent State University at Stark LGBTQ Resource Center exists to foster an environment that is open and inclusive for people of all sexualities and gender identities. The center is a resource that provides education and support services for anyone who is interested in learning about issues and concerns relevant to the LGBTQ community.  Open during regular campus hours.

Hotlines

  • The Trevor Lifeline: Preventing Suicide among LGBTQ Youth, 1-866-488-7386
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255 (and Online Chat)
  • Trans Lifeline, 1-877-565-8860
  • Help Hotline, 211 in Columbiana and Mahoning Counties
Trumbull LGBTQ+ Resources

Printable Trumbull LGBTQ+ Resources

Trumbull Campus Organizations

  • Project Pride: provide an on-campus community for LGBTQ students and others who are interested in learning about the community and to provide a safe place to meet others like them. The group will be used to educate students and staff about the issues and stigmas that LGBTQ students face here at school and in the community. They are willing to work with others in the area to plan events and fundraise for the organization.
    • Meetings and Events calendar on website: ProjectpPride.net
    • Student Leader: Nicholas Lilly, Judas Glassmeyer
    • Other Campus Support: Carol Robinson, Faculty Advisor, clrobins@kent.edu 
    • Barb Ozimek, Counseling Specialist, bozimek@kent.edu

Universal Restroom

  • One (1) in Administration/Classroom building by faculty area

Other Resources

  • Full Spectrum Community Outreach Center (Mahoning Valley’s LGBTQIA+ Center)
    • 5060 Youngstown-Poland Rd, Youngstown, OH 44514 | (234) 254-8924| Website
  • Pride in the Valley
  • Youngstown PFLAG
  • The Mahoning Valley Pride Center (Youngstown)
  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown
    • 1105 Elm St, Youngstown, OH 44505 | (330) 746-3067 | Website

Hotlines

  • The Trevor Lifeline: Preventing Suicide among LGBTQ Youth, 1-866-488-7386
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255 (and Online Chat)
  • Trans Lifeline, 1-877-565-8860
  • Help Hotline, 211 in Columbiana and Mahoning Counties
Tuscarawas LGBTQ+ Resources

Printable Tuscarawas LGBTQ+ Resources

Organizations

  • Pride Tuscarawas: seeks to provide a safe and supportive environment for LGBTA students and allies who are supportive of equality for people of any sexual orientation or gender. Additional goals of the club are to provide education to the public and to encourage open-mindedness rather than prejudice about sexual orientation or gender.

Universal Restrooms

  • Every building has at least one universal restroom.

Other Resources

On campus:

  • LGBTQ Studies Minor on Tuscarawas Campus
    • Coordinator: Dr. G Patterson

Off campus:

LGBTQ+ Community Resources

Printable Community LGBTQ Resources 

Kent State University LGBTQ+ Center:

Kent Student Center Room 024
LGBTQSC@kent.edu | Phone: 330-672-8580
Open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ken Ditlevson, Director

Kent State University Does Not Endorse Any of These Companies

 

THINGS TO DO

Cleveland Leather Awareness Weekend (CLAW):
National leather charity 

Sugar Plum Holiday House Tour:
5th & 6th of December, Coordinated through the Gay Community Endowment Fund, Akron Community Foundation | www.sugarplumtour.org

LGBT & Friends Bowling League:
Stonehedge Entertainment | 580 Cuyahoga Falls Ave, Akron, OH 44310

Kimbell-Brown LTD:
Retail Store/Tag Sales | 4347 Portage St, NW, North Canton, OH 44720
330-454-3460 | kimbell-brown@sbcglobal.net | Website

Akron Pride Festival:
August 28, 2021 | Website

Pride in the CLE:
Website | *No 2021 schedule

Downtown Christmas Walking Tours:
4-6 p.m. November 29 – December 27, 2020 | Website

MISCELLANEOUS

The North Coast Men’s Chorus:
Website | 216-556-0690

Cleveland Transgender Choir:
Facebook Page

Tim Greathouse – Wedding Officiant:
Website | 330-703-2430

Salem’s Wrench Works:
3481 Manchester Rd, Akron, OH 44319 | Website | 330-645-9321

James Masi Esq. Attorney at Law:
240 South Chestnut Street, Ste. A, Ravenna, OH 44266 | Website | 330-235-0280

Pet-Tique:
Boutique for Pets | 10906 Clifton Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44102 | 216-631-2050

Skoops Ice Cream:
438 5th St. NE, Barberton, OH 44203 | Website | 330-217-1291

LEAF – Florist:
449 West Market St, Akron, OH 44303 | 330-867-6699

Lock & Key – Home Renovation:
456 Merriman Road, Akron, OH 44303 | Website | 330-992-4663

RELIGIOUS

Unitarian Universalist of Akron:
3300 Morewood Rd, Fairlawn, OH 44333 | Website | 330-836-2206

Unitarian Universality of Kent:
228 Gougler Ave, Kent, OH 44240 | Website | 330-673-4247

Cascade Community Church:
1196 Inman St, Akron, OH 44306 | Website | 330-400-4218

First Grace United Church of Christ:
1000 Diagonal Rd, Akron, OH 44230 | Facebook | 330-762-8469

Episcopal Church of Our Savior:
471 Crosby St, Akron, OH 444302 | Website | 330-535-9174

Church in Silver Lake:
2951 Kent Rd, Silver Lake, OH 44224 | Website | 330-928-2991

REALTORS

Steve Spinelli, CRS ABR:
330-472-3614 | stevespinelli@kw.com | Website

Barry Brizes, Howard Hannah:
330-329-7725 | 330-686-1166 | Website | bbrizes@aol.com

Jeff Steinberg, Keller Williams:
216-789-8916 | jeff@steinbergrealtygroup.com | Website

Lee Schie, Stouffer Realty:
330-472-9632 | leeschie@gmail.com | Website

HAIR STYLISTS

Highland Barber Shoppe:
12 South Highland Ave, Akron, OH 44303 | 330-253-4024

Headwaves Hair Design:
1686 West Market St, Akron, OH 44333 | 330-812-9077

Razor (Barber Shop):
475 West Market St. Suite 107, Akron, OH 44313 | 330-253-7297

Skullz Salon:
125 South Water St, Kent, OH 44240 | 822 West Market Street, Akron, OH 44303 | 330-676-9663

Extasis Salon and Spa:
Includes transformations | 8833 Ridge Rd, North Royalton, OH 44133 | 440-877-0700

GAY BARS

Cocktails 2.0:
33 West Mapledale Ave, Akron, OH 44301 | Website | 330-376-2625

Interbelt NiteClub:
70 North Howard St, Akron, OH 44308 | 330-253-5700

Square Nightclub:
820 West Market St, Akron, OH 44303 | Website | 330-374-9661

Tear-Ez:
360 South Main St, Akron, OH 44311 | Website | 330-376-0011

Aura Ultra Lounge:
1313 East 26th St, Cleveland, OH 44114 | 216-286-3781

Cocktails:
9208 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102 | 216-961-3115

The Hawk:
11217 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102 | Website | 216-521-5443

Leather Stallion Saloon:
2205 St. Claire Ave, NE, Cleveland, OH 44114 | Website | 216-476-1970

Vibe Bar + Patio:
11633 Lorain Ave, NE, Cleveland, OH 44111 | Website | 216-476-1970

RESTAURANTS, PUBS, and COFFEE

Angel Falls Coffee:

792 West Market St, Akron, OH 44303 | 330-376-5282 | Facebook 

Bricco:
210 South Depeyster St, Kent, OH 44240 | Website - Kent | 330-677-1335
1 West Exchange St, Akron, OH 44308 | Website - Akron | 330-475-1600

ADVERTISING

Nightsweats & T-Cells:
1269 West 76th St, Cleveland, OH 44102 | 800-859-8685 | Website

TRIAD Communications:
1701 Front St, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221 | 330-237-3531 | Website

MEDICAL

Dr. Bob Zavodny – Dental:
2960 West Market St, Suite N-0, Fairlawn, OH 44333 | 330-836-9511

Karen Moskowitz – Counseling:
136 East Main St, #16, Kent, OH 44240 | 330-576-5698 | Website

Lynette Kreidler, M.Ed., LPCC – Counseling:
863 N. Cleveland Massillon Rd, Akron, OH 44333 | 330-903-2223

Emmett Drugan, CT – Thrive Counseling Services:
141 Broad Blvd, Suite 204, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221 | 330-313-1025 | emmett@thrivecounselingohio.com

Michael Finklestein, LPC – Greenleaf Family Center:
580 Grant St, Akron, OH 44311 | 330-376-9494 | fmichael@greenleafctr.org | Website

Michelle Culley, M.Ed., LPCC

Shane Bakovich, M.Ed., LPCC

Middle Path Counseling Services:
3425 Kent Road, Stow, OH 44224 | 330-835-7477 | michelle@middlepathoh.com

University Chiropractic and Wellness:
5960 Horning Road, Kent, OH 44240 | Website | 330-678-9999 | info@univchiropractic.com

Healing Souls Massage Therapy:
Website | 330-474-9844 | Request Ken Morrow LMT

Cleveland Clinic Center for LGBT Care:
Website

Cleveland Clinic: Chagrin Falls Family Health Center:
551 E. Washington St, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022 | 440-893-9393

Cleveland Clinic: Lakewood Family Health Center:
14601 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107 | 216-237-5500

Virginia Factor, DO – Family Doctor:
University Hospitals Ulrich Professional Group | 401 Devon Pl, Kent, OH 44240 | 330-673-9501

CAMPS

Circle JJ Ranch:
1104 Amsterdam Road, SE Scio, OH 43988 | Website | 330-627-3101 | circlejjranch1104@gmail.com

Freedom Valley:
1875 US-250 South New London, OH 44851 | 419-929-8100 | Website

NETWORKING CLUBS

Plexus LGBT & Allied Chamber of Commerce:
P.O. Box 91697, Cleveland, OH 44101 | Website | info@thinkplexus.org

Third Friday OUT (Downtown Kent):
Coordinated by the KSU LGBTQ+ Center | A social and networking night
3rd Friday of every month from 5-6 p.m. | *Currently being held online; see social media

G2H2:
Website | g2h2cle@gmail.com | 3rd Friday of each month at various location in Cleveland

WH2:
Website | 4th Friday of each month at various locations in Cleveland

ADVOCACY

Community AIDS Network, Akron Pride Initiative (CANAPI):
759 West Market St, 1st Floor, Akron, OH 44303 | Website | info@canapi.org

Equality Ohio:
Website | info@equalityohio.org | 614-224-0400

Gay Community Endowment Fund, Akron Community Foundation:
345 West Cedar St, Akron, OH 44307 | 330-376-8522

GLSEN Northeast Ohio:
Karen Tollafield | ktollafi@kent.edu | 440-382-8060 | Website
Gary DiBianca | gary@glsennortheastohio.org

Family Equality:
Website

Human Rights Campaign:
Website | molly.whitehorn@hrc.org | 202-651-4106

LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland:
6705 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102 | Website | 216-651-5428

Spectrum Diversity Community Center:
andrea.fahey@spectrumdiversitycommunitycenter.org | 330-256-4332 | Website