Safe Zone

Discussion Groups

Discussion groups are all held at the LGBT Community Center for Greater Cleveland located at 6600 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44102.  For more information and to register for any of the programs, contact Maya Simek (Program Director, LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland) at 216.651.5428 extension 113 or Contact Salomon Rodezno (Assistant Director, Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion) at 216.397.1583 or for assistance getting downtown via public transit.

LGBTQ Grief Support Group
Every Monday from 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Therapeutic discussion group co-facilitated by Center staff and staff from the May Dugan Center. LGBTQ-specific support for those that have lost loved ones.

Youth Discussion Group 
Every Tuesday from 5:00 – 6:30 PM (14-17)
This is a therapeutic-based discussion group facilitated by the May Dugan Center. The group has a wide variety of topics and centers around leading positive lives, encouraging healthy coping skills, and staying mentally healthy.
*This group requires prior registration.

20 Something Group
1st & 3rd Tuesday from 6:00 – 7:30 PM
A informal social group for people in their 20’s or in a collegiate program focused on social activities, discussion, and communitybuilding.

Respect Equality Diversity Inclusion (REDI)
2nd & 4th Tuesday from 6:00-7:30 PM (18+)
Discussion group for LGBT-identified community members who receive, or are eligible for, services through the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

Men’s Discussion Group
Every Thursday from 6:30 – 8:00 PM (18+)
Provides a safe, welcoming space to explore topics relevant to us as GBTQ men, and to share our personal experiences. Meetings are facilitated by a member to keep us on topic and make sure everyone who wants to talk has a chance.
For more information, visit their website at

GenderQueer Discussion Group
Every Thursday from 6:00 – 7:00 PM
The GenderQueer Discussion Group provides a safe environment to discuss topics that impact individuals who identify outside of the gender binary (MTF, FTM, Bigender, Agender, etc).

50+ Women’s Social Group
2nd Thursday from 6:00 – 8:00 PM (50+)
A non-therapeutic environment for anyone who identifies as a lesbian woman to meet and connect with other 50+ lesbian women.

3rd Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:00 PM (18+)
Queerland is a community group where people can engage in intelligent discussion, debate, poetry, and song designed for the efforts of dismantling discrimination, violence, and oppression against and within the LGBTQ community.

Every Thursday from 3:00 – 4:00 PM
A support group for people living with HIV/AIDS. This support group will discuss various topics as defined by the collection of symptoms described by the term “AIDS Survivor’s Syndrome.” Meeting dates: 5/15, 5/29, 6/5, 6/26, 7/10, 7/24, 8/7, 8/21, 9/4.

2nd Saturday from 11:00-1:30 PM
Support group for trans-identified individuals and allies.
For more information, call Karen & Bob at 216-691-4357 or visit their website at

Bi & Queer Women’s Group
3rd Saturday at 11:00 AM (18+)
All women identified members of our community are invited to enjoy this discussion twice a month on Saturday mornings. Feel free to bring a friend, a topic, but most importantly yourself!

Queer Without God
3rd Saturday from 12:00-1:30 PM
A new community led group will begin the third Saturday of March. Presented by The Center for Inquiry and the Northern Ohio Freethought Society, Queer Without God is an open and affirming discussion group for LGBTQ+ non-believers. Open to all ages. Email Brian at for more information.