Gay, Joyous, and Free Narcotics Anonymous Every Saturday 7:30 p.m.
A weekly support group of LGBTQ individuals who are struggling with and/or recovering from drug addiction.
Sober, Strong and Free Lesbian Group AA Not at The Center
Every Friday 7:30 p.m.
Meets at Central Office Meeting Room, 645 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215
A weekly support group offering hope and help to alcoholic lesbian and bisexual women.
Drummers Alcoholics Anonymous Not at The Center
Meets at New Life UMC, 25 W 5th Ave, Columbus, OH 43201
LGBT-Friendly AA Meetings
Weekly Meeting Schedule: https://www.stonewallcolumbus.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/drummers.pdf
Brothers and Sisters Not at The Center
Every Tuesday 6:30 p.m.
Meets at Livingston UMC, 200 E Livingston Ave, Columbus, OH 43215
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.
Stonewall Columbus LGBTQA Grief Support Group
This group was created to help members of the LGBTQA community process the loss of a partner, family member, or chosen family member. Allies who have lost an LGBTQ 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.
Stonewall Columbus LGBTQ Veterans
The Stonewall Columbus LGBTQ Veterans program exists to assist veterans with the discharge review process. This nationally recognized LGBTQ veterans discharge review program helps veterans change an dishonorable discharge status based on “homosexuality” to an honorable discharge.
Stonewall Columbus Women’s Coming Out Group
To register for the Women’s Coming Out Group email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (614) 930-2276 to leave a voicemail message which will be returned by a facilitator within 48 hours.
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 – email@example.com
LGBTQ Cancer Support Group
Stonewall Columbus is proud to announce the formation of our LGBTQ Cancer Support Group in collaboration with Cancer Support Community. This group was created to help members of the LGBTQ community process and express the feelings and thoughts that often accompany the cancer journey. Anyone affected by cancer, whether you are a person who has been diagnosed or you care for someone who has been diagnosed, is welcome to attend. Our group will provide a safe, confidential and respectful environment to connect with and provide mutual support to other LGBTQ community members. Each session will be facilitated by a licensed professional and will function as a peer-directed community group.
Contact: Please call (614) 884-4673 to speak to our Cancer Support Group facilitator for more information or to register. Those wishing to participate in the group must speak to our group facilitator before being admitted to the group.
PFLAG – Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays Not at The Center
Meets at St Johns United Church of Christ, 59 E Mound St, Columbus, OH 43215 on the 2nd Sunday of the month from 2-4PM
Meets at First Unitarian Universalist Church, 93 West Weisheimer Road, Columbus, OH 43214 on the 4th Sunday of the month from 2-4PM
PFLAG promotes support, education and advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, their families, friends, and allies.
Stonewall Columbus Transgender Therapy Group
Stonewall Columbus’ Transgender Therapy Group is for those who identify as transgender, gender variant, gender queer, non-binary, or are questioning their gender identity. The group is intended to provide a safe and therapeutic space to explore topics related to identity, transitioning, coming out, transphobia, relationships, mental health, and other relevant issues to the group. The therapy group is run by licensed mental health professionals. Register for the group here.
Stonewall Columbus Trans Peer Support Group Every Monday 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The SWC Trans Peer Support Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at 5:00pm. It is a safe space for transgender identified individuals (transgender, genderqueer, non-binary, gender non-conforming, intersex, genderfluid, transsexual, and gender questioning) to build community support with peers. This is a drop in support group facilitated by trans peer advocates, so stop by and find your community at our next event!
TransOhio Transgender Peer Support Group 1st Wednesday 7:00 p.m. & 3rd Sunday 3:00 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.
Social Groups:Card Club Party ON HIATUS UNTIL JANUARY 2017
Come join us at Stonewall for our Card Club Party! We will play Euchre, Poker, or whatever your favorite card games are. Light snacks & drinks provided. No registration required – just drop in!
Contact: Suzie Simpson (614) 930-2260
Columbus Gay Men’s Social Group Varies
Not at Center
CGM Social Group is a community designed for men 35+ that meets for bi-weekly social outings around Columbus. Activities include: dining out; cocktail hours; bowling; brunch; member hosted potlucks; game nights; hiking and movie nights hosted at The Center on High.
Contact: Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org or (614) 316-1519
Girls Game Night 2nd & 4th Tuesday 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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!
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.
Sistah Sinema Saturday, December 12 @ 3 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.
Stonewall Columbus Hiking Club 3rd Saturday, 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! Hikes are held on the 3rd Saturday of most months.
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!
Stonewall Columbus Trailblazers – Our Age 50+ Program Varies
The Trailblazers is a new program at Stonewall Columbus for LGBTQ 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 LGBTQ adult’s needs, building the LGBTQ caregiver’s toolbox, building support networks and preventing caregiver burnout, and legal issues facing LGBTQ 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 Cafe 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!
Stonewall Columbus Trans Social Group 3rd Week of the Month
A safe space for transgender identified individuals (transgender, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, intersex, gender fluid, and gender questioning) to build community with peers through monthly social outings. Events are held in safe spaces so you can be open about your transgender identity, however this is not a support group, it is simply a space to be yourself while making some new friends and having fun!
Contact: Liam Gallagher at email@example.com
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ariel.
Contact: Sarah at email@example.com
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
2016 Reading List
January – The Silver Star – by Jeannette Walls
February – The Price of Salt a.k.a. Carol – by Patricia Highsmith
March – Bad Feminist – by Roxane Gay
April – The Girl on the Train – by Paula Hawkins
May – This Time Together – by Carol Burnett
June – Stiff – by Mary Roach
July – The Sunlit Night – by Rebecca Dinerstein
August – We Came All This Way – by Mike Heppner
September – Rosemary – by Kate Clifford Larson
October – The Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg –
by Irin Carmon Shana Knizhnik
November – Boy, Snow, Bird – by Helen Oyeyem
December – Holiday Party!