ALGBITC Ohio Branch Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Issues in Counseling of Ohio

Equality Ohio  Advocates and educates to achieve fair treatment and equal opportunity for all Ohioans regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity or expression

Kaleidoscope Youth Center Creates safe and empowering environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth through advocacy, education and support.

PFLAG Ohio – Parents, Families Friends of Lesbians and Gays Promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination.

The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Every day GLSEN works to ensure that LGBTQ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment. Together, we can transform our nation’s K-12 schools into the safe and affirming environment all youth deserve.


Alex Wagaman, M. (2016). Promoting Empowerment Among LGBTQ Youth: A Social Justice Youth Development Approach. Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal33(5), 395-405. doi:10.1007/s10560-016-0435-7



Bidell, M. P. (2011). School Counselors and Social Justice Advocacy for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Students. Journal Of School Counseling, 9(10),

Cooper, J., Dollarhide, C. T., Radliffe, K., & Gibbs, T. (2014).  No lone wolf: A multidisciplinary approach to creating safe schools for LGBTQ youth through the development of allies.  Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, Special Issue, 8(4), 344-360.  doi: 10.1080/15538605.2014.960128

Reed, L., & Johnson, L. T. (2010). Serving LGBT students: Examining the spiritual, religious, and social justice implications for an African American school administrator. Journal Of Negro Education79(3), 390-404.

Simons, J. D., Hutchison, B., & Bahr, M. (2017). School counselor advocacy for lesbian, gay, and bisexual students: Intentions and Practice. Professional School Counseling, 20(1a), 29-37.

Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States Book by Andrea J. Ritchie, Joey L. Mogul, and Kay Whitlock