Your Community Resources
A. A.: THE QUEEN CITY GROUP: is a 12-step recovery group based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous. We strive to provide a safe and sober environment for the lesbian or gay alcoholic where she or he can pursue a program of recovery amid our supportive, friendly fellowship. Attendance at the Queen City Group is not restricted to the LGBTQ community. If you have questions regarding The Queen City Group or would like to speak to someone in person, contact David C. at 513.277-1447. web site here.
The meetings are held at St. Monica St George Church in the school building behind the church. Address: St. Monica/ St. George Church, St. Monica School Building, 445 Herman Street, Cincinnati, OH 45219. Monday, 8:00 pm (12 & 12 Discussion Meeting) — Tuesday, 7:00 pm (Beginners Meeting) — Wednesday, 8:00 pm (Lead Meeting) — Thursday, 7:00 pm (Varied Format Meeting) — Friday, 8:00 pm (Discussion Meeting) — Saturday, 7:00 pm (Discussion Meeting) — Last Saturday of the month: Open Lead / Coin Meeting — Sunday, 6:00 pm (Big Book Discussion)
ABUSE AND RAPE CRISIS CENTER OF WARREN COUNTY: Information, crisis intervention and groups for survivors of sexual assault, sexual abuse and domestic violence. 570 N. St. Rt. 741 Lebanon, OH 45036; or call 513.695.1107.Toll-free Crisis Hotline: 888.860.4084.
AARDVARC.ORG, AN ABUSE, RAPE & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AID & RESOURCE COLLECTION: Domestic violence in the GLBT community is a serious issue. Additionally, even those who attempt to report violence in their alterative relationship run into obstacles. Police officers, prosecutors, judges and others to whom a GLBT victim may turn to for help may have difficulty in providing the same level of service as to a heterosexual victim. It is important for you to be aware of your rights and options as they relate to your attempt to escape an abusive relationship. email@example.com
STOP AIDS CINCINNATI: A nonprofit organization providing support HIV/AIDS-affected people, their families, friends, and loved ones. 220 Findlay St. Cincinnati, OH 45210. Hotline 513.421.2437 (513.421.5030), Mon-Sat 8:30 am to 7:30 pm. www.stopaidscincinnati.org (See also the AIDS resource section in this book.)
AIDS VOLUNTEERS OF NORTHERN KENTUCKY (AVNK): has two support groups that meet on Sunday evenings, one for HIV-challenged persons, and the other for their support system. There is a monthly dinner and social on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Trained volunteers offer services and support to people affected with HIV and their family members. They can be reached at P.O. Box 175743, Edgewood, Kentucky, 41017. 513.483.5757. www.avnk.com (See also the AIDS resource section in this book.)
ALLIANCE AGAINST SAME-SEX DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (AASSDV): A collaboration of gay and non-gay agencies and people working to ensure that support and services are available to victims and survivors; to give abusers a way to end destructive behaviors; to educate the lesbian, gay, and bisexual community about same-sex domestic violence; and to provide education and information to agencies/officials/systems where homophobia may prevent appropriate access to support and services. Contact Equality Cincinnati at 513.591.FAIR (3247) for information about the Alliance.
ALTERNATING CURRENTS: Alternating Currents is Cincinnati’s only LGBTQ public affairs radio program airing Saturdays from 3 to 5 pm on 95.7 FM. Produced by Cheryl Eagleson, the weekly program features news, interviews of local LGBT organization representatives and artists as well as calendar of events of interest to the LGBTQ communites and music. Listeners may contact firstname.lastname@example.org to submit calendar of events items or for general correspondence. The show features these programmers each Saturday of the month: 1st Saturday – Bruce Preston Showtune Saturday, 2nd Saturday – Maurice Harris, 3rd Saturday – Cheryl Eagleson, 4th Saturday -Jamie Royce and Emily Joy , 5th Saturday – Cheryl Eagleson, Office phone: (513) 651-4171, http://www.wvqc.org/alternatingcurrents
ANDERSON TOWNSHIP DEMOCRATIC PARTY: “You have a friend in the Anderson Township Democratic Party.” Rome Hughs, 513.231.6663.
THE BUDDHIST DHARMA CENTER: A non-residential Buddhist meditation center sponsoring Zen and Vipassana styles. Sitting practice Sun., Tues. and Thurs. Instruction available. 1646 Knowlton Ave. Northside, or write for information: P.O. Box 23307 Cincinnati, OH 45223. Visit our website at www.cincinnatidharma.org or call us at 513.541.1650.
CARACOLE INC.: Caracole’s mission is to provide safe, affordable housing and supportive services for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS. Founded in 1987, Caracole House was the first licensed adult care facility in Ohio for people living with HIV/AIDS. Today, Caracole provides direct care services and housing to people with HIV/AIDS and their families along a continuum of care. Over 1,100 people have been housed through Caracole’s programs. 513.761.1480, www.caracole.org (See also our AIDS resource in this book.)
CENTER FOR PEACE EDUCATION (CPE): An independent, non-profit organization that advocates policies for peace and social justice, and provides educational programs that promote these policies. CPE publishes resource materials, a lesson-plan manual and a student handbook. Its conflict-management training programs include General Mediation, Bias Awareness, Communication Skills, Peer Mediation, Cooperative Discipline, and Students’ Creative Response to Conflict (SCRC). CPE provides this training for public and private schools, community centers, employers, and the University of Cincinnati. To order copies of CPE publications or learn more about training opportunities, call 513.221.4863 or write CPE at 103 William Howard Taft Road, Cincinnati, OH 45219.
CRYSTAL METH ANONYMOUS: Weds 7 pm, There is Another Way, Stop Aids Cincinnati. 220 Findlay Avenue, CMA.Cincinnati@gmail.com, 954.560.4595
CINCINNATI EQUINOX PRIDE FESTIVAL: A weekend of the Greater Cincinnati Gay Chamber of Commerce, held in July. Mission: to provide the Greater Cincinnati LGBT community and our allies a forum celebrating and affirming our individuality and importance to the Greater Cincinnati area by giving expression to our community’s rich history and diversity and renewing our dedication to promoting acceptance of all individuals regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. We provide information, support local economic growth by partnering with the community to attract individuals to the Greater Cincinnati area, collaborate with other organizations through outreach programs, citizen involvement/events, and educational resources to those inside and outside of the LGBT community. http://www.equinoxcincinnati.com
CINCINNATI FRONTRUNNERS/ FRONTWALKERS: A social club for gays and lesbians interested in running/ walking for pleasure and socializing. We meet three times per week, Tues, Thurs, and Sat. Contact Jamie Markle at 513.591.1132 or e-mail at email@example.com for times and locations. www.frontrunners.org
CINCINNATI HEALTH DEPARTMENT: Free and anonymous HIV testing and
counseling, located at 3101 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati OH 45229, 513.357.7350, www.cincinnatihealth.org
CINCINNATI MEN’S CHORUS (CMC): A non-profit community chorus in which gay and supportive, non-gay men sing together. The primary purpose of the Chorus is musical excellence and performance. Rehearsals are held on Wednesdays; audition is required. For information, write P.O. Box 3061, Cincinnati, OH 45201, www.cincinnatimenschorus.org, or call the CMC hotline, 513.542.2626
CINCINNATI STOMPERS: Country-western dancing 513.381.9900, 513.929.2008
EQUALITY CINCINNATI: Three local GLBT groups united in 2005 to create Equality Cincinnati: One Human Family, Stonewall Cincinnati, and Citizens to Restore Fairness. Our mission is: to work for full equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in Greater Cincinnati, and to prevent discrimination and violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity. 318 East Fourth Street, Cincinnati OH 45202, Office: 513.591.FAIR (591.3247) www.equalitycincinnati.org
EQUALITY NORTHERN KENTUCKY: Equality Northern Kentucky envisions a culture of equality in Northern Kentucky where GLBT people are valued, respected, and proud. Equality Northern Kentucky’s mission is to advance equality for LGBT people through education, visibility, advocacy, and community organizing. PO Box 121037, Covington, KY 41012-1037, 859.814.1975, www.equalitynky.org, firstname.lastname@example.org
CATHOLICS EMBRACING THE GAY COMMUNITY: We are a support group for Catholic parents, family members and friends, gay and lesbian men and women in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area. We share our stories and our hopes for change within the Catholic institution with regard to homosexuality. Contact Marianne Bosch, email@example.com (subject line CEGC) 859.331.5647 THE COALITION: The Coalition is a forum for Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender and Supportive Organizations. The Coalition is comprised of representatives from all GLBT and supportive groups. They meet once a month to exchange information and coordinate the community calendar. Everyone is welcome to attend. The Coalition meets at 11:00 a.m. on the third Saturday of the month at The Center, 4119 Hamilton Avenue in Northside. Meetings last about one hour. For more information contact The Center at: 513.591.0200. www.cincyglbt.com/programs.html
CROSSPORT: Crossport’s mission is to provide social, educational, emotional, and functional support for all facets of the transgender community including their partners, families, and friends. We also promote mutual understanding, acceptance, and equality to achieve a more positive and healthy society. Offering discussion groups and social events. 513.919.4850, Crossportcincy@yahoo.com, P.O. Box 1692 Cincinnati, OH 45201 http://www.crossport.org/
EVERY WOMAN RADIO SHOW: Women’s Issues, News, and Music for over 30 years! Every Woman has been on the air for 32 years and is currently produced by Amy Ketchum who welcomes 5 rotating hosts that bring diversity and quality radio to the masses each Saturday from 1-3pm ET on 95.7fm in Cincinnati, OH or streaming online in real-time at wvqc.org.http://everywomanradio.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
F.A.C.E. (FOR AIDS CHILDREN EVERYWHERE): Providing services and education for families and children affected by HIV/AIDS PO Box 19783, Cincinnati OH 45219, 513.584.3571. Email: email@example.com, http://facecincinnati.org/ (See also the AIDS resource section in this book.)
GENDERQUEER COALITION OF CINCINNATI: In May 2006 a small group of activists in Cincinnati, Ohio came together to discuss the formation of a gender-focused, advocacy group based at the University of Cincinnati. Gender Identity focused advocacy, education, community-building, and wellness for the greater Cincinnati area and Ohio. The GQ Coalition is creating a movement to provide resources and support as well as establish comprehensive, affordable health care for the transgender and genderqueer community of Cincinnati. firstname.lastname@example.org, http://genderqueercoalition.org/
GAY AND LESBIAN COMMUNITY CENTER OF GREATER CINCINNATI: A nonprofit organization whose primary purpose is to provide physical space for organizations delivering educational, and supportive services to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and supportive communities. The Center is located at 4119 Hamilton Avenue in the Northside District of Cincinnati. For more information contact The Center at 513.591.0200. www.cincyglbt.com
GLSEN – Greater Cincinnati (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network): GLSEN envisions a future in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. Through several programs involving youth, educators and members of the community, the Greater Cincinnati chapter works to counter anti-LGBTQ bullying and harassment in K-12 schools. Programs include support of Gay-Straight Alliances in schools, resources and training for educators, and advocacy toward inclusive anti-bullying, anti-harassment policies. www.glsencincinnati.org, email@example.com, 513.526.7575, Kathy Laufman and Patrick Moloughney, Co-Chairs
GLBT GROUP @ THE CENTER: Join us each Thursday at 7 pm for the GLBT Group! The GLBT group promises a mix of a weekly social, light conversation and new friendship. It is open to all individuals, 18 years of age and up. This is not a therapy group or a traditional support group. Also, the group hosts a potluck the first Thursday of each month at 7 pm. Just bring a dish to share. The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Cincinnati, 4119 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45223, http://www.cincyglbt.com/programs.html 513.591.0200
THE GCSA BOWLING LEAGUE: is a social bowling league for gays, lesbians, their friends and supporters. The league bowls on Sunday afternoon at 3 PM from Sept until March at King Pin Lanes on Beechmont Avenue near the old Beechmont Mall. The league is made up of 4-person teams. We currently have openings for both permanent and part-time bowlers of all skill levels (averages in the league range from 90-200). Randy Goss, 513.697.8616; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
GLBT NATIONAL HELP CENTER, serving the gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgendered community: 888.843.4564, Monday thru Friday from 4pm to midnight, Eastern Time, Saturday from Noon to 5pm, Eastern Time, http://glbtnationalhelpcenter.org
GLBT NATIONAL YOUTH TALKLINE: 1.800.246.7743 The GLBT National Youth Talkline provides telephone and email peer-counseling, factual information, local resources for cities and towns across the United States. All services are free and confidential. Phone volunteers are in their teens and early twenties. We speak with teens and young adults up to age 25 about coming-out issues, relationship concerns, parent issues, school problems, HIV/AIDS anxiety and safer-sex information, and more! We also maintain a resource database with over 18,000 listings on social and support groups, as well as gay-friendly religious organizations, sports leagues, student groups and more. Monday through Friday from 8pm to Midnight, Eastern Time, Email: youth@GLBTNationalHelpCenter.org
GLBT NEAR ME.ORG: (a program of the GLBT National Help Center) A collection of GLBT resources on the web. 15,000 resources such as community centers, out groups, and much more. http://www.glbtnearme.org/
GLBT NEWS: A monthly publication specific to the Queen City Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community, featuring current events, the monthly community calendar and articles from local organizations. Find us at many of the GLBT supportive locations around town or contact us at 513.665.6809, MAP Publications, P.O. Box 14971 Cincinnati, OH 45250, www.greatercincinnatiglbtnews.com e-mail: email@example.com
GREATER CINCINNATI GAY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (FORMERLY QCCA): The Chamber of Commerce for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender professional community. The Gay Chamber provides the yearly publication of The Listings, a business and community resource directory and organizes the annual Cincinnati Pride Equinox festival in July. For benefits and information write: P.O. Box 141461, Cincinnati, OH 45250-1461, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.gaychambercincinnati.com and www.equinoxCincinnati.com
THE GREATER CINCINNATI LGBTQ YOUTH SUMMIT: An annual day-long conference consisting of workshops, speakers, social activities, a resource center, and food. ALL FOR FREE! Although the focus of the day is creating a safe space for GLBTQ youths, any and all members of the community are encouraged to attend and support! email@example.com, http://www.cincyyouthsummit.org
HATE CRIMES IN NEWPORT, KY: If you have been the victim of a hate-based crime, or other offense, within the City of Newport, please contact me. SGT Jerry E. Roy, Newport Police Department, Criminal Investigations Section, 859.292.3627
HEALING AND RECOVERY WORKSHOPS, INC./HEALING CIRCLE OF CINCINNATI: Providing a safe, supportive and confidential place. This group affirms the mind-body-spirit connection via alternative spiritual and healing modalities such as meditation and hands-on healing. The Circle meets Mondays at 7:15 pm in Winton Place (North of Clifton) and is open to those dealing with recovery, HIV, and other healing issues. For information, call Dan Newman at No. Ky. Health Dept., 859.341.4264.
HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN (HRC): Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality. HRC strives to end discrimination against GLBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all. To become a member, volunteer, donate or learn more about these and other HRC projects, email the Greater Cincinnati Community Committee of the Human Rights Campaign at firstname.lastname@example.org, call us at 859.466.3089. www.hrc.org/cincinnati
INTEGRITY OF GREATER CINCINNATI: Serving lesbian and gay Episcopalians and their friends, Integrity works for education and change within the church, and for outreach within the GLBT Community. Monthly meetings are the second Thursday, 7:00 pm, at The Church of Our Savior, 65 E. Hollister. Email: email@example.com or call 513.591.0516. www.geocities.com/integritygc/
THE IMPERIAL SOVEREIGN QUEEN CITY COURT OF THE BUCKEYE EMPIRE, INC. (THE COURT): A non-profit organization whose mission is to raise community awareness and funds for community charities with a focus on AIDS related charities. The Court is a membership organization and has raised over $280,000 for their designated charities. P.O. Box 3414, Cincinnati, OH 45201, www.isqccbe.org
JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES: Provides programs and counseling services to GLBT persons of the Jewish Faith. 513.469.1188, www.jfscinti.org
JEWISH YOUNG PROFESSIONALS – “ACCESS”: Access hosts the biggest social events for Jewish young professionals, 21-35, and is setting the standard for the best parties and programs in Jewish Cincinnati and beyond. Three to five events are offered each month throughout the year and are deeply subsidized, or often free. Some past programs have included DIVE a private event at the Newport Aquarium, The White Party, Art Attack, Casino Royale, Rollin’ on the River: A Private Riverboat Dinner and Booze Cruise, The Whole Megillah: Purim Bash, Break Fast Blowout, Hayride Happy Hour, Latkapalooza, and The World’s Biggest Bar Mitzvah Party and many more. In addition, Access also runs a host of other signature programs throughout the year including No Boyz Allowed, for Jewish women, HeBrew Happy Hour, JSPN (Jewish Sports Network), JCafe, ACT Out and No Ma’am, for Jewish guys, Simply Shabbat and others. For more information about Access events, visit www.jypaccess.org or call Rachel at (513) 373-0300.
(JEWISH) Fusion Family FIt is not always easy for one couple from two different religious backgrounds to turn “yours and mine” into “ours”. But now there’s Fusion Family, an initiative of The Mayerson Foundation for families in which one parent was born Jewish and the other either converted to Judaism, is considering his or her options, or is comfortable with things just the way they are. Fusion is the perfect “no strings attached” way for young families to meet others just like themselves, learn a little bit – or a little bit more – about Jewish customs, rituals and traditions, socialize, and have a great time! Fusion also offers the New Traditions Tool Kit, a series of free Jewish ritual items to help families from different religious backgrounds blend and/or incorporate Jewish holidays and customs into their lives. Fusion Family is an initiative of The Mayerson Foundation. For more information about that and other Fusion Family events and resources, visit www.fusionnati.org or call Julie at (513) 703-3343.
(JEWISH) Shalom Family: Shalom Family offers the biggest events for families with children 10 and under in the Greater Cincinnati Jewish community at a wide variety of the most popular kid-friendly venues in town…and they’re always FREE. Events take place throughout the year and include programs such as Superhero Hanukkah, Hamentaschen Hip Hop, Sweet Treat Family Fun Factory, Galaxy a Glow Go and many more. In addition, Shalom Baby, a program of Shalom Family, offers interactive playgroups twice a month for families with children 18 months and younger. Both are a great way to spend quality time with the kids, while getting the chance to meet other young families in the Jewish community. Shalom Family is an initiative of The Mayerson Foundation. For more information about Shalom Family and Shalom Baby events, or to learn how to get a free Shalom Baby Starter Kit filled with gifts and resources visit www.myshalomfamily.org or call Julie at (513) 703-3343.
LGBT mortgages: This is a comprehensive consumer guide to “LGBT mortgages”. It’s located at http://www.mortgageloan.com/lgbt/ and explains the different approaches that same-sex couples can take in jointly owning property, getting a mortgage and other legal issues that lgbt couples may face.
MUSE: Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir, dedicated to musical excellence and social change. In keeping with our belief that diversity is strength, we are feminist women of various ages, races, and ethnicity with a range of musical abilities, political interests, and life experiences. We commission and seek out music composed by women, pieces written to enhance the sound of women’s voices, and songs that honor enduring spirit of all peoples. Call 513.221.1118; P.O. Box 23292, Cincinnati, OH 45223, www.musechoir.org
NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN: Working to bring women into full participation in the mainstream of American society NOW. The Cincinnati Chapter meets monthly on the first Monday, 7 pm, at First Unitarian Church, Linton and Reading Roads. For information, write P.O. Box 9422, Cincinnati, OH 45209, or call 513.852.9948.
NATIONAL RUNAWAY SWITCHBOARD: 800.621.4000 (24 hours)
NATIONAL TEEN CRISIS HOTLINE (TREVOR PROJECT): 800.850.8078 (24 hours)
NEW SPIRIT METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH: A Christian church with special outreach to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. Bible Study Sunday mornings at 9:30 am. Worship Services are held on Sunday morning, 10:30 am. This worship celebration is a blend of several Christian liturgical traditions, with uplifting music and life affirming messages. 4033 Hamilton Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45223. For information, call Rev. Bonnie Daniel at 513.661.6464, http://www.newspiritmcc.com
NORTHERN KENTUCKY PRIDE: A pride festival to be held in the fall. For more information contact Ron Padgett, 859.250.9748, firstname.lastname@example.org
OHIO CITIZEN ACTION: The state’s largest environmental and consumer rights group. OCA is a grass roots organization and has been around for 24 years. We do community organizing and fund raising for various environmental/human rights issues. To volunteer or for more information contact us at: 2330 Victory Parkway #305 Cincinnati, OH 45206. Call: 513.221.2100, www.ohiocitizen.org, e-mail: email@example.com
OHIO HUMAN RIGHTS BAR ASSOCIATION: (legal) 1487 W. 5th Avenue, #247, Columbus, Ohio, 43212, 614.265.7530.
OHIO NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN (NOW): The Ohio Chapter of the National Organizaton for Women, Inc. 614.485.0996, www.ohionow.org
OHIO RADICAL FAERIES: Ohio Radical Faeries, a gay network, is a part of a larger community of Radical Faeries extending across the USA and the World. By “Radical” they mean going to the root and source- a deep and intensive approach to our spirituality, sexuality, politics, and any other dimension of our being. They strive to remove the veils and barriers restricting our ability to be truly alive, individually and collectively. They allow themselves the freedom to be creative and spontaneous, to seek alternatives and grow in individual, social and environmental consciousness. They are not into hierarchy or power over others, use a consensus process whenever possible and we seek an artful way which is beyond the objectification of other beings. http://tribes.tribe.net/ohfaeries
OLD LESBIANS ORGANIZING FOR CHANGE: 740.448.6424 or 216.932.0977, www.oloc.org
OHIO LESBIAN ARCHIVES: Begun in 1978 by the staff of DINAH, a local lesbian newsletter, the collections were housed in a private apartment and open by appointment only. Open meeting to collect and preserve lesbian materials for research, information, curiosity and empowerment of lesbian history and culture. Archives can also be opened by appointment. Call 513.541.1917 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
PARENTS FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF LESBIANS AND GAYS OF GREATER CINCINNATI (PFLAG): A support group for parents, families, and friends of gay men, lesbians, and bisexuals, meeting at 7:30 pm on the second Tuesday of the month at the Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church, 103 William Howard Taft Road. For information, write P.O. Box 19634, Cincinnati, OH 45219. Check us out on the web at: www.pflagcinci.org, email email@example.com or call 513.721.7900.
THE QUEEN CITY RAINBOW BAND: Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band and Ensembles. The QCRB is a GLBT & allies non-profit group that performs for pride parades in our region, concerts, and community events. The QCRB is also the official pep band of the Cincinnati Rollergirls (rollerderby). Musicians at all skill levels are welcome; no auditions. Join anytime; we perform all year-round. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.qcrb.org, or call Megan: 513.594.6962 or Fred: 513.559.9987.
RATIONAL RECOVERY: An alternative recovery group to AA, 513.291.1865.
RAINBOW CINCINNATI: An online web site for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community of Greater Cincinnati, including a community calendar, special events, fun stuff to do and attend, and listings of organizations and businesses that support our community. Under the community heading, each organization/group is listed under subheadings, along with a page for each to state their mission, purpose, meeting times, events, contacts, etc. The community calendar gives a daily listing of meetings and activities, along with a link to the organizations’ web page for further details regarding the event. There are also links to regional and national web sites: www.gaycincinnati.com
RAINBOW RV: a national organization that seeks to bring together gay and lesbians interested in tent camping, motorhomes or the RV lifestyle. The Ohio Chapter of Rainbow RV meets regularly at campgrounds throughout Ohio. http://rainbowrv.com, email@example.com
RIVER BEARS CINCINNATI: Founded in April, 1992 for the purpose of providing recreational and social functions for Bears, their friends, and like-minded men who enjoy “bear culture” and to publicize this element of the Greater Cincinnati Gay community, promoting its ideas and presence. Open to all men (21 & older) with an interest in the above objectives. Its membership is not restricted to the Greater Cincinnati area. P. O. Box 141413 Cincinnati, OH 45250, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.riverbears.com/
RIVER CITY SOFTBALL LEAGUE: The only GLBT softball league serving the greater Cincinnati area. The league plays on Monday evenings starting in late April and ending in August. If you are interested in joining a team or would like to start one of your own, please visit our web site to find out more. All skill levels are welcome. http://www.myrivercitysoftball.net, field and weather hotline 859.392.0017.
SCHOOL FOR THE CREATIVE AND PERFORMING ARTS HIGH SCHOOL GAY/STRAIGHT ALLIANCE: 513.632.5872
SCORPIUS OF CINCINNATI: Chartered in 2007, Scorpius is a local LGBT non-profit leather group dedicated to raising awareness through community support and charitable contributions. Meeting once monthly for socialization, event planning and discussion of upcoming events in the greater tri-state area to support the Pride Parade with a food booth (located at the rear of The Serpent.). Stingerfest is our 2nd annual October event for raising funds and community awareness. For more information: P.O. Box 58241, Cincinnati, Ohio 45258 and www.scorpiusofcincinnati.com – brianMincey@msn.com
SISTA SISTA: A forum for Lesbians of color to meet and share experiences. Meets quarterly at the Unity House World Peace Center. 513.681.7765, email@example.com
SUICIDE HOTLINE AT TALBERT HOUSE: 513.281.2273 (24 hours).
TUESDAY NITE WOMEN COMING OUT SUPPORT GROUP: Our group provides a place to share issues such as all stages of the coming out process and women sharing their significant relationships with other women. We meet locally every week. 513.532.0971, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://cincinnatitng.weebly.com
THURSDAY NIGHT BOWLING LEAGUE: Bowling League meets every Thursday evening at 7:15 at Superbowl Bellewood Lanes, Newport, KY. We start bowling in Sept and bowl every week for 28 weeks excluding holidays. The skill levels range from averages of 90-210. Come out and have fun. 513.697.8616, 859.791.5145.
TRI-STATE PRIME TIMERS: An organization of mature gay men and their adult admirers to promote opportunities to meet and interact with their peers in a positive social environment and supportive atmosphere participating in activities not otherwise available in the gay community. For more information call: 513.956.4398 or write us at: P.O. Box 141205 Cincinnati, OH 45250. www.tristateprimetimers.com, email: email@example.com
THE UC-LEGAL AID DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CLINIC: Counsels and represents clients who have experienced violence in their intimate relationships. The clinic also represents those who are the victims of stalking. Legal representation is free and is provided by third year students from University of Cincinnati College of Law and supervising attorneys. Students are trained in same sex issues. The clinic is open between August 15th and April 30th of each year. 215 East Ninth Street, Suite 200, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. Phone: 513.241.9400.
UNITED WAY INFORMATION & REFERRAL CENTER: Offering comprehensive access to services and support groups in Southwestern Ohio and Northern Kentucky. For assistance or information, call the Help line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 513.721.7900.
UNITY HOUSE WORLD PEACE CENTER: Unity House World Peace Center: A multi-racial and cultural community center. Programs include Girls Over 30, Sista Sista, Northside Social Justice Committee, Chanting Out Loud, Women and Their Drums, Movie Night on 1st Saturday of the month. 4165 Turrill Street, Cincinnati OH 45223, 513.681.7765, firstname.lastname@example.org
WALNUT HILLS HIGH SCHOOL GAY/STRAIGHT STUDENT ALLIANCE: 513.589.5500.
W.O.M.B.A.T. (WOMEN OF BEAUTY AND TEMPTATION): A diverse group of women in their 20s, 30s, 40s and sometimes 50s. What they have in common is their attractions to both sexes. They are a friendly group, as well as a list for discussion and meeting others. At this time, the group and list are for women only. Please visit http://songweaver.com/lists/wombat.html
WOMEN HELPING WOMEN: Providing crisis intervention and support services for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Services include short-term crisis intervention, support groups, court advocacy, education and prevention programs, and hospital accompaniment for rape victims. For assistance, call the 24-hour intervention line at 513.381.5610.
WOMEN’S RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER (WRDC): A non-profit organization developing affordable housing for single parents and older adults. In addition, WRDC currently offers home repair and auto maintenance classes for women. For information, call 513.541.0541, or write 1905 Elmore Street, Cincinnati, OH 45223.
YWCA OF CINCINNATI: Working to empower women and eliminate racism; our programs provide a host of services for women, and by extension for their families, in all aspects of their lives. For information, write 898 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202, or call 513.241.7090, www.ywcacincinnati.org
XAVIER ALLIANCE: Organization of GLBT supportive students at Xavier University. Meets every Wednesday of the month at 5:00 pm in the Office of Multicultural Affairs (located in the Gallagher Student Center, 2nd floor), during school year. www.xavier.edu/alliance
Community Online Resources
- www.TheListingsGuide.com — This book’s Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati resources online, plus current information to be a Listings advertiser
- www.gaycincinnati.com — Complete community listings and information www.cincyglbt.com — Gay & Lesbian Community Center information, groups to join, and center calendar
- www.greatercincinnatiglbtnews.com — GLBT newspaper www.gaychambercincinnati.com — Cincinnati’s Gay Chamber of Commerce, benefits of membership (buy online), social or networking events, and eNewsletter signup
- www.glnh.org — Gay and Lesbian National Hotline
- www.qrd.org — Queer Resources Directory
- www.biresource.org — Bisexual Resource Directory