These resources were compiled by volunteers and community members. Their inclusion here does not represent an endorsement by Have A Gay Day Inc. If you have feedback on the list or a suggested addition, please contact us. Thank you!

Dayton Ohio Resources

Central Ohio LGBTQ+ Organizations

Ace and Aro Alliance of Central Ohio – Serving the asexual and aromantic community by providing services, sharing resources, fostering programming, and advocating for ace and aro equity throughout the Central Ohio region.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation Pharmacy – Medicare, Medicaid, ADAP* & most private insurance plans accepted. Hassle-free filling of any prescription in-store, by phone & e-prescribing. Speedy, confidential and personalized service. Offers free HIV testing.

Equitas Health – Equitas Health (formerly AIDS Resource Center Ohio) is a not-for-profit community-based healthcare system founded in 1984. Its expanded mission made it one of the nation’s largest HIV/lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) healthcare organizations providing primary and specialized medical care, pharmacy, dentistry, mental health and recovery, HIV/STI treatment and prevention, PrEP/PEP, Ryan White/HIV case management, care navigation, advocacy, and other community health initiatives.

Black Queer & Intersectional Collective (BQIC) – BQIC is a grassroots community organization in Central Ohio that works towards the liberation of Black LGBTQIA+ people from all walks of life through direct action, community organizing, education on our issues, and creating spaces to uplift our voices.

Black, Out, & Proud – Works to provide a safe space for and by Black LGBTQ+ individuals that advocates, educates, and inspires.

BRAVO (Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization) – BRAVO works to eliminate violence perpetuated on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identification through prevention, advocacy, violence documentation and survivor services.

Equality Ohio – Statewide organization that 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 – The mission of Kaleidoscope Youth Center is to provide advocacy, education, support and a safe environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth in Central Ohio. KYC serves youth between the ages of 12-20 years old.

LOVEBoldly – LOVEBoldly exists to create and develop spaces where LGBTQIA+ people can flourish in Christianity. This is an affirming organization, they do not require those they work with to hold a specific theology, sexual ethic, or denominational affiliation. They are an interdenominational organization.

PFLAG Columbus – PFLAG Columbus is the local chapter of PFLAG, which provides support, education, and advocacy for parents, families and friends of LGBTQ+ people. We meet virtually at 7 pm on the 3rd Sunday.

Rainbow Clinic – The Columbus Free Clinic offers primary care services to anyone who has difficulty accessing and affording the cost of healthcare, and we also offer specialty services including neurological and gynecological care, physical and occupational therapy, as well as a monthly Rainbow Clinic that seeks to address the health concerns of LGBTQ community members.

Rainbow Sisters – a social and community-oriented group for lesbian womyn age 40 and over.

TransOhio – TransOhio serves the Ohio transgender and ally communities by providing services, education, support and advocacy which promotes and improves the health, safety and life experience of the Ohio transgender individual and community.

National Resources

Advocacy and Political Organizations

Equality 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.

Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network – Every day GLSEN works to ensure that LGBT students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment. Join us as we transform our nation’s K-12 schools.

HRC – As the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, the Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide — all committed to making HRC’s vision a reality.

LAMBDA Legal Defense – Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

National LGBTQ Task Force – The Task Force creates change by building LGBT political power from the ground up.

OutServe – Servicemembers Legal Defense Network – OutServe-SLDN represents the U.S. LGBT military community worldwide. Our mission is to: educate the community, provide legal services, advocate for authentic transgender service, provide developmental opportunities, support members and local chapters, communicate effectively, and work towards equality for all.

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund – Founded in 2003, Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to end discrimination and achieve equality for transgender people, particularly those in our most vulnerable communities. 

Suicide Prevention/Crisis Intervention

National Suicide Prevention Hotline –  The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Phone: 1 (800) 273-8255

Trans Lifeline – This line is primarily for transgender people experiencing a crisis. This includes people who may be struggling with their gender identity and are not sure that they are transgender. While our goal is to prevent self harm, we welcome the call of any transgender person in need. We will do our very best to connect them with services that can help them meet that need. If you are not sure whether you should call or not, then please call us. Hotline is staffed by the true experts on transgender experience, transgender people themselves. All volunteers are trans identified and educated in the range of difficulties transgender people experience. 
Phone: (877) 565-8860


The Trevor Project Hotline for LGBTQ Youth – Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. The Trevor Project operates a phone lifeline, online chat, and text service.
Trevor Lifeline: (866) 488-7386

TrevorText: Text “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200

National LGBTQ Hotline – The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) National Hotline provides telephone, online private one-to-one chat and email peer-support, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States. All services are free and confidential.
Phone: 1 (888) 843-4564


Crisis Text Line – Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. 
Text 4HOPE to 741741

Drug/Alcohol Recovery Services

Syntero, Inc. – Outpatient mental health and substance abuse counseling.
Contact: (614) 889-5722

Columbus Springs – Inpatient and outpatient services.
Contact: (614) 421-7196

B.Riley Sober House – The B.Riley Sober home is an LGBTQ+ sober living facility in Cleveland Ohio. They provide all members of the LGBTQ+ community and our allies a temporary, safe, affirming, recovery orientated living space. They offer Alcohol & Drug Treatment Services, Mental Health Assessment & Treatment, as well as Psychotherapy through our outside partnerships to help each individual along his or her journey into long term recovery from substance abuse issues.
Contact: (216) 280-8265

PRIDE Institute – PRIDE Institute is committed to providing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people a road to recovery through evidence-based substance abuse, sexual health, and mental health treatment. This intensive outpatient program is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Contact: (800) 547-7433

Groups – Groups is a community of physicians and counselors that offer affordable and convenient help. Groups provides medication (Suboxone) and weekly therapy sessions with other people recovering from opiates.
Contact: (800) 683 8313

Addiction Center – is a professional web guide that connects individuals struggling with addiction to treatment options.
Contact: 855.706.9275

The Recovery Village – The Recovery Village is a comprehensive substance abuse and eating disorder treatment facility in Florida, offering a full continuum of care from a patients’ arrival. In addition to medical detox and acute medical stabilization, we offer nutrition monitoring and medical intervention, inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, sober housing accommodations, and aftercare. The Recovery Village prides itself on being an LGBTQ friendly and competent facility, ensuring that clients receive the unique care they deserve.
Contact: 877.239.5421

Crisis & Emotional Support


  1. Trans Lifeline: US: (877) 565-8860 Canada: (877) 330-6366 or
  2. Trevor Project: 866-488-7386 or
  3. GLBT National Help Center General talkline: 888-843-4564
  4. GLBT National Help Center Youth talkline: 800-246-PRIDE (7743)
  5. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 900-273-8255 or
  6. Interactive self-care guide: When you’re not feeling well, this interactive flowchart will guide you through checking-in with yourself physically and emotionally.
  7. Self Injury Foundation’s 24-hour talkline: 800-334-HELP
  8. Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-4673 or
  9. Domestic Violence Hotline: 900-799-7233 or
  10. Addiction Hotline: 877-226-3111
  11. Eating Disorder Hotline: 844-228-2962
  12. Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255, press 1 or
  13. Live Another Day’s 40+ Resources to support QTBIPOC Mental Health and Addiction Recovery
  14. CDC: Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event

Mutual Aid / Emergency Funds


  1. Map of local aid efforts (not LGBTQ+ specific)
  2. Trans Justice Funding Project (directory of efforts from TFJP grantee groups)
  3. Trans Lifeline microgrant program
  4. TFA Trans Disaster Relief Fund
  5. What Trans Looks Like (apparel company) Relief Fund (COVID-19 Relief)
  6. COVID-19 Mutual Aid Fund for LGBTQI+ BIPOC Folks (grassroots “jubilee” fundraiser)
  7. Database of Localized Resources During COVID 19 Outbreak (includes a tab for trans/queer specific resources)
  8. DC No Justice No Pride Mutual Aid (Washington, DC-specific microgrants and supplies)
  9. Lorena Borjas Community Fund (NYC-specific as part of New York City’s The Sex Work 101 Project Emergency Funds)
  10. Minority Veterans of America – COVID-19 Relief (financial assistance for food and transportation to minority veterans and their families)
  11. COVID-19 Resources for Undocumented Immigrants (available in English and Spanish)
  12. COVID-19 Freelance Artists Resources
  13. United States Artists Artist Relief Fund
  14. CV19 Emergency Relief Aid Grant (Musicians Foundation)
  15. Grant for Artists by

Bail Funds:

  1. Black & Pink National (bail for LGBTQ incarcerated people)
  2. Emergency Release Fund (bail for trans people in NYC)

Indigenous & Black-Centered:

  1. Trauma Healing Fund for Black Folks
  2. The Transgender District (COVID-19 Relief)
  3. Marsha P. Johnson Institute COVID-19 Relief Fund
  4. Homeless Black Trans Women Fund
  5. Project Safe Philly (mutual aid/harm reduction group for women, trans and queer people based in Philly that’s offering medical and emotional care for protesters)
  6. Black Trans Travel Fund
  7. Trans Lifeline’s Give Out Day (small grants for name change fees and incarcerated trans people)
  8. Big Door Brigade
  9. Trans United (COVID-19 Relief)
  10. Brave Space Alliance & Trans Liberation Collective (Chicago-specific)
  11. Trans Women of Color Solidarity Network Fund
  12. TGNC Peoples COVID Crisis Fund (Louisiana-specific)
  13. Black Trans Advocacy Coalition COVID-19 Community Response Grant
  14. Self Evident Project
  15. GLITS
  16. Sylvia Rivera Project
  17. The NDN Collective COVID-19 Response Project (immediate relief to Tribal Nations, front line Indigenous-led organizations, and individuals)
  18. BIPOC Small Business Grant by


  1. Prism Foundation (COVID-19 Relief Fund)
  2. Viet Rainbow of Orange County (OC Community Assistance Fund)
  3. Satrang Resource List (various Financial Aid)
  4. Cafe Maddy Cab: cab rides for the Asian elderly, women, and the LGBTQ community

Black-Centered Resources

Black-Centered Advocacy Info and Educational Sources

  1. Introduction (HRC)
  2. Resources for Black LGBTQ students (GLSEN)
  3. Resource Kit (GLAAD)
  4. Supporting Black LGBTQ Youth Mental Health (The Trevor Project)
  5. Redbone Press
  6. Black Trans Women and Black Trans Femmes: Leading & Living Fiercely (Transgender Law Center)
  7. Femifesto for Trans Liberation (Forward Together: Trans Day of Resilience)

Black and African American LGBTQ Resources

  1. “Coming Out for African Americans” by HRC
  2. African American Roundtable at CLGS
  3. Blacklight Online
  4. Many Voices Experience
  5. Muslims for Progressive Values LGBTQI Resources
  6. The Pipeline Project**
  7. Blac(k)ademic
  8. Black Girl Dangerous
  9. Trans Griot
  10. SWERV Magazine
  11. For the Gworls
  12. Femme Queen Chronicles
  13. Black Trans Media
  14. National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network**

Black and African American LGBTQ Organizations*

  1. Black Youth Project
  2. She Safe We Safe
  3. National Black Justice Coalition
  4. Color of Change
  5. Center for Black Equity
  6. Zuna Institute
  7. Zami Nobola
  8. Black Trans Advocacy Coalition
  9. TransWomen of Color Collective**
  10. National Black Gay Men’s Advocacy Coalition
  11. Many Voices
  12. Transgender, Gender-Variant, & Intersex Justice Project
  13. Black Trans Circles (at Transgender Law Center)
  14. The Okra Project
  15. The Audre Lorde Project
  16. Black TransMen Inc.
  17. House of GG
  18. Brooklyn Boihood
  19. Incite!**
  20. Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project**
  21. Black TransWomen Inc.:
  22. TWISTA (at Partnership to End Aids Status Inc.):
  23. Global Network of Black Pride:
  24. Loud Inc.:
  25. Trans Sistas of Color Project (Detroit, MI)
  26. SPARK Reproductive Justice (with focus on QTPOC in the South)
  27. SisTers (Pittsburgh, PA)
  28. Black Visions Collective
  29. Kween Culture Initiative
  30. Taja’s Coalition**
  31. Solutions Not Punishment Collaborative
  32. Youth Breakout**

*Most, if not all, of these organizations are Black-led.
**Black and Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC)-centered organizations.

AAPI-Centered Resources

AAPI-Centered Advocacy Info and Educational Sources

  1. Anti-Asian Violence Resources
  2. Asian Pacific Islander Resource Kit (GLAAD)
  3. Asian American Psychological Association
  4. Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles
  5. Asian Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF)
  6. Erasure and Resilience: AAPI LGBTQ Youth in US Schools (GLSEN)
  7. Asian/Pacific Islander LGBTQ Youth Mental Health (The Trevor Project)
  8. CAAV: Organizing Asian Communities
  9. Apicha Community Health Center
  10. South Asian Network
  11. GABRIELA National Alliance of Women
  12. The Malaya Project
  13. Pride Asia
  14. Asian American & Pacific Islander Mental Health Resources (The Mental Health Coalition)
  15. AAPI: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

AAPI-Centered LGBTQ Resources

  1. API Project (PFLAG – NYC)
  2. “Family Is Still Family” (NQAPIA)
  3. Coming Out: How Do I Tell Them? (API Equality-LA)
  4. Dragon Fruit Project
  5. Coming Out: Living Authentically as LGBTQ Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (HRC)
  6. Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team (APAIT)
  7. API Healer Network and Resources List (NQAPIA)
  8. Asian Pride Project
  9. Visibility Project
  10. Religion and Coming Out Issues for Asian Pacific Americans (HRC)
  11. Muslim Alliance on Gender and Sexual Diversity
  12. Gaysi Family
  13. The National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP Pride)
  14. Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA)
  15. San Francisco Community Health Center
  16. Rainbow Railroad
  17. Seoul Sisters
  18. Barangay Los Angeles
  19. Korean Queer & Trans National Network
  20. The Dari Project

AAPI LGBTQ Organizations

  1. National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance
  2. Prism Foundation
  3. PrYSM 
  4. Asian American/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP)
  5. API Family Pride (Bay Area)
  6. API Equality Los Angeles
  7. API Equality Northern California
  8. Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community (Bay Area)
  9. Asian and Pacific Islander Queers United for Action (DC)
  10. Satrang (CA)
  11. South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association (SALGA- NY)
  12. Trikone
  13. Banyan Tree Project
  14. hotpot! Philly (PA)
  15. Q-Wave (NYC)
  16. Gay Asian & Pacific Islander Men of New York (GAPIMNY)
  17. Orinam (India)
  18. South Bay Queer & Asian
  19. Chinese Rainbow Network
  20. PFLAG – API Chapter
  21. The Network on Religion and Justice for Asian and Pacific Islander Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer People (NRJ)
  22. Asian/Pacific Gays and Friends
  23. Viet Rainbow of Orange County
  24. DeQH
  25. Queer South Asian Collective (Boston)
  26. Massachusetts Area South Asian Lambda Association (Masala – Boston)
  27. Parivar (Bay Area)
  28. Sher Vancouver
  29. Rangoli Pittsburgh
  30. KhushDC
  31. GALVA-108
  32. United Territories of Pacific Islanders’ Alliance (UTOPIA – WA)
  33. Mango Tree Counseling

Trans-Centered Resources

Online Community-Building & Support

  1. Gender Spectrum’s Resource Share: This Google Sheet contains a diverse collection of resources for a variety of needs and situations.
  2. Queer-Oriented Rural Resource Network (QORRN): a directory to connect LGBTQ+ individuals in rural communities with resources and services
  3. G(end)er Swap N’ Shop (UK) – A private Facebook group that hosts an LGBTQ+ clothing exchange, plus community discussion

In-Person Community Building & Support

  1. Centerlink’s LGBT Center Directory: Search using this tool to find LGBTQ centers in your area. *Note: Some local centers have moved in-person programs to a virtual format. Contact your center to learn about support groups, resources, or programs currently available to you.

COVID-19 Resources

  1. 9 Strategies for Quarantining in a Non-LGBTQ+ Affirming Environment: With help from queer therapists and experts from The Trevor Project, here’s how to endure isolation with those who might not accept your identity.
  2. 15 Stress-Busting LGBTQ+ Films and Shows to Watch During Coronavirus: Whether you need inspiration and hope or just something to binge-watch, this list has you covered.
  3. Justwork’s Guide to Remote Life Resources: This is a public, collaborative list of helpful links for anyone working (and living) from home and looking for great ideas and accessible resources for staying happy, healthy, and safe. Includes info on virtual fitness, activities for kids, keeping your mind active, and more.
  4. Coping After a Disaster (PDF): An activity book for children age 3-10.