Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Issues in Counseling of Ohio, state branch of the national ALGBITC association

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) 

A civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) 

GLSEN works to ensure that LGBTQ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment.


  • 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