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Classes:

Ballroom Dancing     Each Thursday 6:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
6-week classes for beginners and intermediate levels. Fees are $30 per person, $50 per couple.
Visit http://www.stonewallcolumbus.org/classes to find out when the next class will be starting.

Drawing and Painting with Paul Richmond     1st & 3rd Monday 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Join artist Paul Richmond for an open-studio art class at the Stonewall Center. Participants can work in any 2D medium of their choosing — graphite drawing, colored pencil, watercolor, acrylic and oil paint, and more. This class is for everyone from beginners to experienced artists, with an emphasis on the creative process. If you prefer to work in another medium, please bring supplies with you to class. Instructor can also make supply recommendations. 6-week class fee is $90, $72 for Members of the Center.
Visit http://www.stonewallcolumbus.org/classes for more information.

Yoga Each Saturday 11:00 a.m.
Yoga class for all levels. Classes are held in six-week series which repeats. Cost is $30 per series, $25 for Members of the Center on High. Instructor Vanessa Schumm Welch.
Visit http://www.stonewallcolumbus.org/classes to find out when the next class is starting.

Recovery Groups:

Crystal Clear     Every Friday 6:00 p.m.
Crystal Meth Recovery and Support Group

Gay, Joyous, and Free Narcotics Anonymous     Every Saturday 7:30 p.m.
A weekly support group of GLBT individuals who are struggling with and/or recovering from drug addiction.

Sober, Strong and Free Lesbian Group AA     Every Friday 7:30 p.m.
A weekly support group offering hope and help to alcoholic lesbian and bisexual women.

Support Groups:

Columbus Bi Network Group     1st Tuesday 7:00 p.m.
Columbus Bi Network intends to be a space for and resource to Central Ohio persons who are attracted to more than one gender. Through social events, community outreach initiatives, support groups, and other activities, the Columbus Bi Network facilitates a sense of pride in ourselves and our community.

Email: cbus.bi.net@gmail.com
Twitter: @CbusBiNetwork
Facebook: facebook.com/ColumbusBiNetwork

LGBTA Grief Support Group
This group was created to help members of the LGBTA community process the loss of a partner, family member, or chosen family member. Allies who have lost an LGBT family member are also welcome. Although this group is facilitated by a trained mental health professional, it is not intended as a mental health treatment. It is a peer-directed community group created to provide mutual support and shared experience.
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LGBTA Loss Support Group
This group was created to help members of our community process and deal with “loss” in their lives such as, but not limited to, a romantic breakup, death of a pet, loss of a job, end of a friendship or any other situation that creates feelings of loneliness, sadness, and isolation. Although this group is facilitated by a trained mental health professional, it is not intended as a mental health treatment. It is a peer-directed community group created to provide mutual support and shared experience.
Contact: To register for this group, please visit stonewallcolumbus.org/lossgroup or call 614-930-2276.

LGBT Veterans
Are you an LGBT Veteran? Join the veterans mailing list  to get occasional information.
http://www.stonewallcolumbus.org/veterans

Men’s Coming Out Group     2nd & 4th Monday 7:00 p.m.
Drop-in discussion group for men of all ages to share their issues with coming out and provide a place to meet others who may be going through the same transition or who have already come out.
Contact: Paul Todd - todd.65@osu.edu

Older Lesbians Organized for Change (OLOC)     2014 – March 2, May 4, & November 2 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
A national organization of older lesbians 60 and over, OLOC has local groups around the country and functions under the leadership of a national Steering Committee. OLOC works toward providing a safe, supportive network for old lesbians while actively working to effect changes that will improve our lives. We challenge ageism wherever we find it, plan opportunities for old lesbians to gather, support and contribute to the Old Lesbian Oral Herstory Project, and publish a quarterly newsletter.
Contact: Pam Jackson - pamjaqua@gmail.com

PFLAG – Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays     4th Sunday 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Not at Center – Meets at First Unitarian Universalist Church, 93 West Weisheimer Road, Columbus, OH 43214
PFLAG promotes support, education and advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, their families, friends, and allies.
Website: http://www.pflagcolumbus.org/index.htm
Contact: Columbuspflag2009@hotmail.com

Transgender, Cross Dressing, Gender Variant Peer Support Group     1st Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
This is a peer led support group. Open to everyone – FtM, MtF, Cross Dressers, Gender Queer, Intersexed, etc. Facilitated by TransOhio staff. Drop-ins welcome.
Contact: transohio@gmail.com

Women’s Coming Out Group
All of those self-identifying as lesbians are welcome, especially women age 35+. Discussions center on 1) knowing and accepting yourself, 2) maintaining or gaining health during a time of significant change, and 3) getting to know the LGBT community. Although this group is facilitated by a trained mental health professional, it is not intended as a mental health treatment. It is a peer-directed community group created to provide mutual support and shared experience.
Additional information at stonewallcolumbus.org/womencomingout
Contact: To register for this group, email outwomen@stonewallcolumbus.org or call 614-930-2276. There is a brief screening process and we require commitment of participation.

Social Groups:

Girls Game Night     2nd & 4th Tuesday 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
All ladies over the age of 18 are welcome. This group is a way to meet ladies outside of the bar scene. The group plays a variety of board and card games. Come join us for a fun evening! Bring your friends and your favorite game!
Contact: girlsgamenightcolumbus@gmail.com

Hey Girl Hey     Monthly Meeting Dates and Times Vary
A social & discussion gathering for GLBT Women of Color. Usually meets monthly on Saturday. Check the Stonewall Columbus calendar online for schedule and updates.
Contact: heygirlheyoh@gmail.com

OutLoud     Every Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Drop in anytime for coffee, snacks, conversation, or just to hang out someplace that isn’t home. We’ll discuss hot topics and LGBT history using current literature, movies and documentaries, and guest speakers. OutLoud is very informal and is perfect for those of you who aren’t necessarily “group” people. Come as you are, stop in for a few minutes on your way by, or plan to hang out with us for the entire 3 hours. Contribute to the conversations, just sit and listen, or sneak in to snag a cup of coffee and a treat. Drop in and hang out on Saturday afternoons and be a part of the community. Everyone is welcome! Check out the group’s website for all of the current information.
Website: sites.google.com/site/outloudcolumbus

P.A.C.T. – Parents and Children Together     Not at Center
A family and social outing group for GLBT parents with children. This group does not meet at Stonewall. For more information regarding membership or the group’s current events schedule, go to the following website:
Yahoo Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stonewallcolumbusPACT
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/61123361858/

Rainbow Sisters     1st Wednesday 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Not at Center – Meets at 5400 Karl Road – Columbus, OH 43229
Rainbow Sisters is a social and community-oriented group for lesbian womyn age 40 and over. The focus of the group is to facilitate social events and develop outreach services to assist others. The group is also intended to be a safe place for lesbians to meet and socialize with other women.
Website: www.rainbowsisters.info
Contact: info@RainbowSisters.info

Sistah Sinema     2nd Saturday 7:00 p.m.
Sistah Sinema is a monthly event showcasing Queer Womyn of Color Cinema. Each showing will be followed by a moderated discussion section. It is hoped that the movies will service as a vehicle to foster honest dialogue on struggles and opportunities unique to queer womyn of color.
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sistahsinema
Website: sistahsinema.com

Stonewall Columbus Hiking Club     Regular Hikes, Check Website for Details
Join our Stonewall Columbus Hiking Club and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature as we visit some of Central Ohio’s most scenic trails. There will be hikes for all levels of experience and fitness, so sign up now! Have fun…and get fit!
Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GLBThiking
Sign-up for email updates: stonewallcolumbus.org/hikingclub

Stonewall Columbus Runners’ Connection     Bi-Monthly Spring through Fall
This group meets bi-monthly on a seasonal basis (Spring through Fall). The group initially meets at Stonewall to learn the basics of effective running for good overall health, exercise, race training and fun. The regular bi-monthly meetings are held as outings at a variety of locations in Columbus to run/walk. All levels of experience are welcome and encouraged to join us!
Contact: swcrunner_kelly@yahoo.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/swcrunners

Stonewall Columbus Photography Club     Regular Photography, Check Website for Details
Take your best shot! Join our Stonewall Columbus LGBT and Allies Digitial SLR Photography Group. Expand your photographic knowledge and expertise by sharing your work with your peers at monthly meetings. Frequent group trips to interesting and photo-worthy locations will be part of the activities. Several exhibitions of the group’s work will be presented at The Center on High during the year.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/swcphotographyclub
Sign-up for email updates: stonewallcolumbus.org/photographyclub

Stonewall Columbus Trailblazers – Our Age 50+ Program     Varies
The Trailblazers is a new program at Stonewall Columbus for LGBT Adults ages 50+ that was created through a generous gift from The Legacy Fund. Trailblazer events include seminars, computer workshops, The Trailblazer Newsletter, and Social Outings.

Each year Stonewall hosts a series of seminars and a series on eldercare starts this fall. Topics include understanding LGBT adult’s needs, building the LGBT caregiver’s toolbox, building support networks and preventing caregiver burnout, and legal issues facing LGBT adults.

Stonewall Columbus also conducts a free computer workshop for Trailblazers designed to make participants more comfortable with computers and help them stay connected to the community. Workshops are fun and have a small class size so that everyone can get to know each other and get plenty of attention from the instructors.

The Trailblazer Newsletter is coming out this summer and will feature articles, photography and editing by and for Trailblazers. And of course we have our incredibly popular SocialOutings! Once a month Trailblazers meet at the Center on High and get a ride to the theater or a concert, and then finish up at Union Café for discounted food and drinks.

The Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival has a special Trailblazer Lounge where you can get out of the sun, relax, and even use separate estrooms. Ask about getting a Trailblazer wristband so you can get in! This year has been busy for the Trailblazers, and there is still much more to come, so join us!

For more information go to www.stonewallcolumbus.org/trailblazers or contact Lori Gum at lgum@stonewallcolumbus.org or 614-930-2265.

TransOhio     3rd Sunday 3:00 p.m.
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.
Contact: transohio@gmail.com
Website: http://www.transohio.org

TransOhio Partners’ Discussion Group     2nd Wednesday 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The TransOhio Partners Discussion Group is an opportunity for people to talk about common issues, to receive support, to exchange resources and to openly share personal experiences, personal frustrations and fears, the high’s and the low’s, dealing with children, friends, family, managing social situations and addressing issues of sexuality, personal identity, and social perceptions. This group is for Non-Trans partners (dating, married, co-habitation, etc) only.
This group is faciliated by Sarah (sarah@transohio.org) and Ariel.
Contact: Sarah at sarah@transohio.org

Women’s Book Club     3rd Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
A primarily lesbian group with members from many backgrounds and ages. Friendly, thought-provoking discussions on a range of topics, generally related to the month’s book. The books vary in genre, ranging from non-fiction to poetry to historical literature to light ‘beach-reads.’ The group is very diverse and provides an opportunity for meeting members of the community.
Contact: Sonia - morrssy@gmail.com (614) 477-6077
              2014 Reading List
                     January - She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders – by Jennifer Finney Boylan
                     February - The Senator’s Wife – by Sue Miller
                     March - Traveler – by Ron McLarty
                     April - Carry the One – by Carol Anshaw
                     May - The Alchemist – by Paulo Coelho
                     June - Mr Churchill’s Secretary – by Susan Elia Macneal
                     July - A Long Way Down – by Nick Hornsy
                     August - The World We Found – by Thrity Umrigar
                     September - The Raven’s Heart – by Jesse Blackadder
                     October - The Butler, A Witness to History – by Wil Haygood
                     November - Inferno – by Dan Brown
                     December - Holiday Party!