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Lesbian and Gay Cleveland

Cleveland and the surrounding area has a large and diverse LGBT community. Learn more about events, resources, gay-friendly/gay-owned restaurants, and gay and lesbian clubs. As "About Cleveland" grows, so will this section. Visit also, lesbianlife.about.com and gaylife.about.com. Guides Kathy Belge and Ramon Johnson have wonderful sites full of fun, interesting, useful, and sometimes outrageous articles.
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Cleveland Pride, 2007
Cleveland LGBT Pride, 2007 in pictures

Cleveland Gay and Lesbian Bars
Cleveland has a number of gay and lesbian bars, ranging from dance clubs to those with karaoke nights to leather bars. Each has its own specialty. Here's a look at some of the most popular. (in no particular order.)

Cleveland Pride Clinic
Opened in April of 2007, the Cleveland Pride Clinic is the first such facility in Ohio to focus on the health and wellness needs of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, and Trans-Gender community. Located on Cleveland Ohio's west side, the clinic offers a full range of health, family planning, and counseling services.

John T. Carey Memorial AIDS Walk
The Dr. John T. Carey Memorial AIDS walk, founded in 1989, is held the first Saturday in October in Cleveland's University Circle neighborhood. The walk, named for one of the first Cleveland doctors to treat AIDS patients, supports a number of area charities.

The Gay People's Chronicle
Visit the online version of Cleveland's gay newspaper, "The Chronicle." You'll find current events, nightlife, happenings around town, and a directory of gay-friendly businesses.

Cleveland LGBT Pride
Cleveland Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Pride, begun in 1989, is a weekend of activities, including a parade, a party in the park, and live entertainment -- all designed to celebrate the diversity and solidarity of Cleveland's LGBT community.

Worldwide Gay Pride Calendar - 2007
LGBT pride events are a great place to meet other gay people, learn about the history of LGBT rights, and rally for LGBT equality. About Guide to Gay Life, Ramone Johnson, has put together a comprehensive list of Pride events.

An Interview with Sue Doerfer of the LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland
Sue Doerfer is the executive director of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center of Greater Cleveland, a community resource for over 30 years. I spoke with Ms. Doerfer recently. This is what she has to say.

Holiday Tips for Gays and Lesbians
Going home for the holidays can be hard no matter what your sexual orientation, but for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender folks, it can be especially stressful. Here are some tips from the About Guide to Lesbian Life that will hopefully make your holidays go a little smoother.

Best Gay Gifts
What do you get the gay man that has it all? More fabulous things! Your unique gay man requires a unique gift that fits his lifestyle. Think of the professional gay man, the athlete, the artist or the party kid and then match a gift to his interests.

An Interview with Kathy Belge, About's Guide Guide to Lesbian Living
Celebrity writer and lesbian activist Kathy Belge is a leading voice in lesbian political and social issues. Read a lighthearted and candid interview by Ramon Johnson with the Lesbian Life Guide at About.com on gay and lesbian relations.

How to Find a Gay-Friendly College
Moving out of your home and going away to college is a big step for most young adults. For gay and lesbian students, finding a college that is gay-friendly is especially important. Get some tip on finding the best college for you from the About Guide to Lesbian Living.

Tips for Healthy Gay Living
Healthy living doesn't have to be synonymous with sacrifice. By making a few minor adjustments, you can add more health boosting benefits to your life and still keep the fun. Learn more from the About Guide to Gay Living.

Cleveland Pride 2006
Cleveland celebrates Pride each June with a parade, a rally, and a festival at Voinovich Park, among other activities. Find out more about this year's Pride celebration.

Cleveland LGBT Community Centers
Cleveland has a wealth of resources for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transexual, and queer residents. Read here about community centers, college centers, and community outreach programs for the LGBT community.

What to Do When Your Child Comes Out
Coming Out is stressful for everyone concerned. Most of all, your gay or lesbian child fears your rejection. Here's some good practical advice from About Lesbianlife Guide, Kathy Belge, on how to help you both through this critical time.

Top Gay-Friendly Companies
From About Gaylife Guide, Ramon Johnson, a list of the top Gay-Friendly Companies for whom to work. There's even a couple of Cleveland companies represented.

Gay Marriage in Ohio

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