Resources

There are several large national organizations dedicated to improving the lives of LBTQIA+ people through legal action, support networks, educational material, and everything in between. Ohio Northern University also has multiple sources of information at the library in print and video in Heterick Memorial Library. 

Education

Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network
GLSEN, or the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, is a national education organization working to provide information about policies, GSA resources, and educator guides. You can even attend webinars here. 

Campus PrideNet
Campus PrideNet is a national online community and resource network committed to student leaders and campus organizations who work to create a safer campus environment free of discrimination. This is a great resource for student leaders on how to balance group activities, fundraising, ice breaker events, and general resources. There is also information on speakers and intersectional activism. 

Community

Stonewall Columbus
Stonewall Columbus serves the Central Ohio LGBTQIA+ community by providing a community center and offering programming and services that enhance the well-being and visibility of our diverse community. They are a plethora of information including their own resources, business directory, events listings, action and volunteer network, and health information.

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of LGBTQIA+ individuals, their families and friends through: support, education, and advocacy. Open Doors has cosponsored activities with PFLAG in Lima including caroling at Beverly Healthcare center and the premier of Inlaws and Outlaws.

Religious

Mixtape Tales with our Open Doors Advisor, Justin Courtney

Justin Courtney reconciles his queer identity with his deep Christian faith. Check this out for an uplifting message!

HRC: Religious Resources

This page from the Human Rights Campaign will give you resources from a number of places. They offer resources for people in the LGBTQIA+ community who are from a variety of religious denominations. 

Action

Human Rights Campaign
Human Rights Campaign provides a national voice on LGBTQIA+ issues. The Human Rights Campaign effectively lobbies Congress; mobilizes grassroots action in diverse communities; invests strategically to elect a fair-minded Congress; and increases public understanding through innovative education and communication strategies. 

For Help

For substance abuse help and information as a college student and as an LGBTQIA+ individual, check out the links to Drug Rehab. Their website offers information about addiction, treatment, and recovery. You can even reach out for support through the website. 

For help with your mental health and information about suicide prevention, visit The Trevor Project. The website offers a support center for nearly any issue imaginable.