Resources for Transgender and Non-binary Ohioans

Trans and non-binary Ohioans deserve the same unconditional support and love as their cisgender counterparts.

Our incredible Operations Manager Ryan Conway (they/them) created a comprehensive directory of resources for the trans community. Please review these and consider if there’s someone you know who may be looking for information and pass it on.

General Resources

AGLP Online Referral — Find a psychiatrist 
Searchable database for The Association of LGBTQ+ Psychiatrists

Family Equality — Trans fertility & family planning 
Resources on trans fertility and family building; LGBTQ+ family resources; research, articles, and handbooks — Search engine 
Find resources by location and type of service (e.g. food, housing, transportation, and medical)

Gay and Sober Meeting Finder — Alcohol & drug support 
Global search engine

GC2B — Binders 
Purchase binders and binder sizing guide

GLBT Near Me — Find local resources 
Searchable database of LGBTQ+ local resources

GLMA — Find a provider
Searchable database of LGBTQ+ friendly health care providers

Hudson’s FTM Resource Guide — Articles & education 
Grooming, clothing, hormone, and presentation education

LGBT National Help Center — Hotlines & support
National hotline, youth talkline, and senior hotline for peer support, information, and local resources; peer support instant messaging and moderated youth chatrooms

The Jim Collins Foundation — Gender-affirming surgery funding
Grants for individuals with financial need who want to pursue gender-affirming surgery

National Center for Transgender Equality Health Coverage Guide — Insurance information
Guide to getting your health care covered; includes learning what your plan covers, determining your insurance type, applying for preauthorization, preauthorization letter template, and provider letter guide

Out2Enroll — Insurance information
Guide to LGBTQ+ friendly and trans inclusive health care insurance.; includes lists by state, FAQs, and resources

Point of Pride — Gender-affirming support programs
Transgender surgery fund, free chest binder donation program, free trans femme shapewear program, electrolysis financial support program, HRT access fund, and other support services

TLDEF’s Trans Health Project— Insurance information & resources
Focuses on access to trans-related health care including health insurance tutorials, state health insurance guidelines, provider lists, information on appealing medical necessity denials, and financial support resources for gender-affirming surgery

Trans Fertility Co. — Trans fertility & family planning
Resources, stories, articles, videos

Trans Lifeline — Trans peer support & resources
By and for trans people; hotline, microgrants, resources.

Transgender Map — Gender transition resources
Resources for social, legal, and medical transition; financial and health insurance resources

Trans Pulse — Trans peer support & resources
Forums, moderated chat, and resource lists

The Voice Lab — Vocal feminization training
Online resources and classes for vocal training


Northwest Ohio Resources

Compass Point — Counseling
Sam Carney, MSW, LSW, specializes in gender and sexual identity

Equality Toledo — Community center 
Community pantry, community events, resources

Kirby & Kirby, Ltd. — Legal support 
Toledo area family law office that specializes in LGBTQ+ advocacy

LGBTQ+ Spectrum of Findlay — Community center 
Support groups, social events, allyship training, and Pride events

Ozone House — Shelter & youth support
Ypsilanti, MI area youth crisis housing and support; hosts PrideZone, a social and support group for youth age 13-20; counseling and housing for youth

Pathway to Serenity, LLC — Counseling 
Perrysburg area counseling services

Promise House Project — Shelter & youth support
Toledo area housing for homeless youth with a focus on LGBTQ+ youth; community pantry and resource list

Psychological Resources of Toledo — Counseling
Individual and couples therapy that includes specialty in LGBTQ+ community

Ryan White Program — Health care 
Comprehensive HIV/AIDS services

Toledo Area Transgender Support — Support group 
Local support group

The University of Toledo Behavioral Medicine Clinic — Health care 
David Bingham, NP, specializes in gender dysphoria

University of Toledo LGBTQA+ Healthcare — Health care
Comprehensive services including primary care, OB/GYN, urology, internal medicine, infectious disease, clinical counseling; LGBTQ+ patient advocates

The Willow Center — Counseling
Toledo and Bowling Green area counseling with multiple providers specializing in the LGBTQ+ community


Central Ohio Resources

Affirmations Psychological Services — Counseling
Columbus area individual, couples, child, and family therapy; LGBTQ+, sexual assault, HIV/AIDS, body image, poly- and kink-friendly, life transitions, PTSD, family of origin issues, adult
children of alcoholics and co-dependence, addictive-compulsive behaviors

Bravo — Anti-violence organization
Individual support and community programs for LGBTQ+ survivors of hate, violence, and IPV

Clintonville Counseling and Wellness — Counseling
LGBTQ+ identity, gender dysphoria, depression, trauma, life transitions, spiritual support group for queer and queerleaning individuals, LGBTQ+ clinical consultations, LGBTQ+ business and organization trainings

CM Reconstructive Urology — Gender affirmation surgery
Orchiectomy, vaginoplasty, vulvaplasty, metoidioplasty, phalloplasty, consultation and advice on facial feminization surgery, thyroid cartilage reduction surgery

Columbus Public Health LGBTQ+ Recovery Group — Drug & alcohol recovery
Outpatient treatment, individual counseling, and group counseling

Kaleidoscope Youth Center — Community center
Drop-in youth center, free wi-fi, cooking sessions and food, housing assistance

Love on a Mission — Youth center 
Mansfield area LGBTQ+ youth drop-in center

Mozaic Ohio — Community center
Community center, resources for health care and food assistance, HIV testing, sex education, peer mentoring

Nationwide Children’s Gender Development Center — Gender-affirming care, social support
Behavioral health, adolescent medicine, endocrinology, social work

Ohio State’s Transgender Primary Care Clinic — Primary care
Primary care, STI testing, PrEP, vaccinations, HRT, referrals for gender-affirming surgery, mental health, cancer screenings

Ohio University Hearing Speech, and Language Clinic — Voice therapy 
Resource for transgender individuals seeking voice therapy


Ohio Resources

Equality Ohio — Legal support
Free legal clinic (income dependent); LGBTQ+ Family Law Guide; legislative updates.

PFLAG — Chapter locations
Peer support, education, and advocacy; chapters in Cleveland, Columbus, Youngstown, Akron, Lima, and Kent; peer support for LGBTQ+ people and families

TransOhio — Resources & programs
Ohio medical providers and services by location; community, state, and national resource lists; Ohio transgender legal FAQ; support group lists; annual symposium


Northeast Ohio Resources

Akron Children’s Center for Gender Affirming Medicine — Pediatric health care
Pubertal suppression, gender- affirming hormones, mental health, well checks, education, support for LGBTQ+ youth and families

Antone F. Feo, Ph.D. & Associates, Inc. — Counseling 
Westlake area practice that specializes in transgender therapy 

Authentic Pride Therapy — Counseling
Cleveland area Emerson Douglas, MSSA, LISW, is a queer trans man who specializes in queer- and trans-affirming, kink friendly, consensual non-monogamy; friendly, sex positive counseling;
provides gender-affirming assessment and referral letters

The Azalea Institute — Counseling 
Akron area counseling with multiple therapists and Ph.D. who specialize in LGBTQ+ patients; trans-affirmative

Baldwin Wallace University Speech Clinic — Voice therapy 
Free speech clinic that includes gender-affirming voice therapy

B. Riley Sober House — Behavioral health
LGBTQ+ outpatient and inpatient addiction treatment, mental health assessment and treatment

Camp Lilac — Youth camp 
Trans summer youth camp

Canapi — Community AIDS Network/Akron Pride Initiative
Support group resources, housing support programs for people living with HIV and LGBTQ+ youth, teen pride network, food pantry, free HIV and hepatitis C testing, skills building

Cleveland Clinic Center for LGBTQ+ Care — Health care
Primary care, behavioral health, gender-affirming surgery, pediatric providers for LGBTQ youth (GUIDE program)

Cleveland Plastic Surgery — Gender-affirming surgery
Plastic surgeon for gender affirming surgery. Includes information on procedures, costs, photos, and videos

Cleveland Therapy Group — Counseling
David Steinberger, M.Ed., LPC, specializes in LGBTQ+ informed/affirming techniques; non-monogamy friendly

Cleveland Voice & Sleep — Gender-affirming surgery 
Laryngeal transgender surgery

Colors+ — Youth center 
Fairview Park area individual, couples, and family counseling, LGBTQ+ youth programs, youth space

Full Spectrum Community Outreach — Community center
Mahoning Valley support groups, clothing and makeup for gender exploration, list of medical providers, food pantry, case management, LGBTQ+ inclusion trainings

Grow Well Cleveland — Counseling 
Pete Finnerty, Ph.D., LPCC-S, specializes in LGBTQ+ wellness

LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland — Community center
Community groups and events, School of One public school site, International Institute of Humor and Healing Arts office and classes, queer youth initiative drop-in, trans wellness program, LGBTQ+ senior program, primary care health care services, Pride AA, the rainbow closet (for transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people)

LGBTQ+ Lake County — Community center
Social events and networking, resource guide, Safe Space Training, Recovery LGBTQ+ Allies addiction support group, Pride Youth safe space

Margie’s Closet & Margie’s Hope — Community organization
Akron area support groups for transgender individuals, parents/guardians of trans kids, and spouses of trans people; transgender kids’ safe space; Margie’s Closet is for transgender,
non-binary, and gender non-conforming people to try out gender-affirming clothing and accessories

MetroHealth LGBTQI+ Pride Network — Health care 
Primary care, KIDz Pride clinic

Middle Path Counseling Services — Counseling
Akron area location. Shane Bakovich, LPPC, specializes in the LGBTQ+ population including gender dysphoria, gender identity, and transgender-related topics

Ohio Center for Relationship & Sexual Health — Counseling
Cleveland area practice that specializes in the LGBTQ+ community including gender transition/questioning

Prism of Wayne County — Community support & networking 
Wayne County LGBTQ+ support, social, and networking group

Sky Witness Healing Arts — Counseling 
Canton area inclusive practice

Summa Health Pride Clinic — Health care 
Primary care

TransAlive — Akron support group 
Monthly support group meeting

TransCEND Canton — Community group
Canton area organization with local resources, support group, community events

TransFamily Hair Removal List — Electrolysis & laser hair removal 
List of LGBTQ+ friendly laser technicians and electrologists

UH LGBTQ & Gender Care Services
UH Genital Gender Affirmation Surgery— Health care
Comprehensive program for gender-affirming surgery including vaginoplasty, phalloplasty and metoidioplasty, physical and psychological assessments, primary care services, behavioral health, endocrinology, and pediatric gender-affirming care


These resources were researched for an affiliate that does not have coverage in Southwest, Ohio, so we acknowledge that area isn’t represented in this edition.

Know of a great trans-friendly resource in Dayton and Cincinnati, or just a good one not on the list? Drop us a line and we’ll promote them in the future.

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