LGBT Seniors

Advocacy and Benefit Support For LGBT Elders

AARP Pride

News and information for older adults in the LGBT community.

AARP 
601 E Street, NW
Washington DC 20049
1.888.OUR.AARP  or 1.888.687.2277


LGBT Community Center 

The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center of Greater Cleveland serves the needs of the LGBT+ community in Northeastern Ohio. The center also features the Services and Advocacy for LGBT (SAGE) Programa social support group that offers weekly programming at The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland.

LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland
6600 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44102
216.651.5428
SAGE National LGBT Elder Hotline 1.888.234.SAGE Weekdays 4PM to midnight, Saturday 12-5PM


Social Security Same Sex Couples

Determining entitlement to Social Security benefits, Medicare entitlement, and eligibility and payment amount for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Social Security Administration 
Office of Public Inquiries 
1100 West High Rise 
6401 Security Boulevard 
Baltimore, MD 21235
1800.772.1213  -  TTY 1.800.325.0778


The American Civil Liberties Union LGBT Rights

As a long-standing supporter of civil rights, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) advocates and defends the rights of the LGBT community.   

ACLU of Ohio
4506 Chester Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44103
216.472.2200


US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Cleveland Office

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. 

EEOC Cleveland Office
Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal Building
1240 E. 9th Street, Suite 3001
Cleveland, OH 44199
1.800.669.4000 -  TTY 1.800.669.6820


Health and Wellness for LGBT Elders

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention LGBT Health Information

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers Information on the unique health needs of LGBT individuals and how to reduce the risk of getting sexual transmitting diseases. Populations most at-risk for HIV infection include gay men. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30329
1.800.CDC.INFO   -  1.800.232.4636)


Cleveland Clinic LGBT Health

The Cleveland Clinic provides world-class healthcare through a multidisciplinary, team-based approach for LGBT patients in partnership with its clinical Institutes.

Cleveland Clinic Lakewood family Health Center
16215 Madison Ave.
Lakewood, OH 44107
216.521.4400


Cleveland Department of Public Health HIV Testing

The City of Cleveland Department of Public Health provides free HIV and other STD testing to anyone over the age of 13. HIV tests are available through the STD Clinics and also on a walk-in basis. Tests are confidential, and anonymous testing is also available.

Cleveland Department of Public Health
75 Erieview Plaza
Cleveland, OH 44114
216.664.2324


GLMA Health Professional Advancing LGBT Equality

This is an online directory for finding local primary care givers including primary care providers, specialists, therapists, dentists and other health professionals. 

GLMA 
1133 19th Street NW, Suite 302
Washington DC, 20036 
202.600.8037


MetroHealth Pride Clinic

The Pride Clinic is the first LGBT clinic in Cleveland dedicated to serving the LGBT community. Specially trained physicians and staff provide care that respects the unique health needs of the LGBT community—including transgender services. 

The Pride Clinic
4242 Lorain Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
216-957-4905


Planned Parenthood HIV Testing

Planned Parenthood's Cleveland Health Center offers HIV testing, HIV test education and HIV referrals.

Planned Parenthood
7997 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44103
216.851.1880


Housing Resources

A Place for Us Housing

This senior housing community, located on the border of Cleveland and Lakewood, offers a unique location and environment with one and two bedroom apartments. 

A Place for Us
11610 Madison Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44102
216.672.5730


Rainbow Steps Assisted Living

Residential assisted living care facilities catering to the LGBTQA+ community with locations in Hudson and Oberlin, Ohio. 

Rainbow Steps LTD. 
345 N Professor St,
Oberlin, OH 44074
330.313.4403


US Department of Housing and Urban Development 

The Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity  works to eliminate housing discrimination, promote economic opportunity, and achieve diverse, inclusive communities by leading the nation in the enforcement, administration, development, and public understanding of federal fair housing policies and laws.

HUD Cleveland Field Office
1350 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
216.522.4058
TTY Federal Relay: 800.877.8339


Safety

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center

The center provides services to all survivors of rape and sexual abuse, including a crisis hotline, hospital support, counseling and more.

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
1228 Euclid Ave #200, 
Cleveland, OH 44115
216.619.6194


LGBT Community Center 

The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center of Greater Cleveland serves the needs of the LGBT+ community in Northeastern Ohio.

LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland
6600 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44102
216.651.5428

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