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LGBT Resources

Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO)

LGBT teens can call the toll-free confidential helpline to receive survivor support and report hate crimes, discrimination, domestic violence or sexual assault and more.
(614) 294-7867 or (866) 862-7286 Toll-free
bravo.equitashealth.org

Equitas Health

Offer free anonymous HIV/AIDS testing and free testing for other STDs (syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia), behavior health, dentistry, legal services; medical, pharmacy, and HIV/STI prevention programs and services for LGBT community.
4400 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43214
(614) 299-2437
equitashealth.com

Kaleidoscope Youth Center

Supports youth ages who are LGBTQ. They offer a range of programs and activities, including discussion groups, a housing program, social activities and leadership training.
603 East Town Street, Columbus, Ohio, 43215
(614) 294-5437
kycohio.org

LGBT National Help Center

Provides free, confidential telephone and email counseling, information and local resources. Telephone volunteers are in their teens and early twenties and speak with teens about coming-out issues, relationship concerns, parent issues, school problems, STDs and other issues.
2261 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94114
National Youth Talkline: (800) 246-7743
glnh.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Adolescent Medicine

Provides health care for teens ages 11 to 21, including primary care and consultative services for gynecologic/reproductive health, chronic unexplained symptoms, eating disorders, drug testing, a medical opiate addiction program, STD & HIV screening, ADHD, behavior and general teen health issues at several locations throughout Columbus.
380 Butterfly Gardens Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 722-2450
nationwidechildrens.org/adolescent-medicine

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) THRIVE Program

A program that provides services for differences/disorders of sex development (DSD), complex urological conditions and gender concerns.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-5765
nationwidechildrens.org/thrive

Stonewall Columbus (SWC)

Provides a community center and offers various social and peer support services and programs to the central Ohio LGBTQ community.
1160 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 299-7764
stonewallcolumbus.org

Taking Charge

This website focuses on teens, and answers questions about relationships, parenthood, education, housing, legal rights, LGBT, foster care, immigration, money management and more. There is an online FAQ to help youth and young adults learn about their rights and responsibilities and other information they need to move with confidence through adulthood.
takingchargeohio.org

Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline is a hotline offering direct emotional support to trans people in crisis. It is a peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers. The operators are located all over the U.S. and Canada, and are all trans-identified. This hotline is for both for people in crisis and people needing someone to talk to, even if it’s just about whether or not that person is trans.
(877) 565-8860
translifeline.org

Trevor Project

A national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among LGBT youth. They operate a nationwide toll-free confidential helpline for teens and youth.
24-hour Hotline (866) 488-7386 or text “Trevor” to (202) 304-1200 or chat online
thetrevorproject.org