close   X

lgbtq+ resources

Please note that neither Dayton Children’s Hospital nor the adolescent and young adult medicine division endorses all of the information found in the external services listed below. These links are provided as a resource. Due to COVID, you may experience reduced service availability, and hours may be subject to change.


  • Gender Spectrum
    • Provides extensive materials for youth, families, faith communities, and medical/mental health/social work professionals
  • Kaleidoscope Youth Center
    • LGBTQ+ youth center in Columbus is open Monday -Friday, events throughout the year, 603 E. Town St, Columbus
  • GLSEN – Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network
  • Lead with Love
    • Lead with Love is a 35-minute documentary created to help provide comfort, information, and guidance for parents who have recently learned that their child is lesbian, gay, or bisexual.
  • National Center for Transgender Equality
    • Information about the rights of transgender youth in school and beyond, with resources and how-to guides.
  • Stand with Trans
    • Dedicated to programs, education, and support groups serving transgender youth, Ally parents support line.
  • Student resources
    • A guide of resources for LGBTQ+ students in higher education, including scholarships, resources, clubs, anti-bullying hotlines and more.
  • The GLBT National Help Center
    • Serving LGBTQ+ people by providing free & confidential peer support, Youth Talk line: 1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743), Hotline: 1-888-843-4564
  • The Trevor Project 
    • Nation’s only 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention line for LGBTQ young people ages 13-24 years.  1-866-488-7386 (1-866-4-U-TREVOR)
  • Visible and Resilient in Community and Self (V&R)
    • Meets online on rotating schedule, In-person community-building projects
  • Welcoming Schools
    • HRC Foundation project to provide school communities tools to create welcoming and inclusive environments



LGBTQ+ community group

program overview

Dayton Children’s has partnered with Dayton and Montgomery County Public Health to provide “Visible and Resilient in the Community and Self” program. This is a youth informed sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression affirming (SOGIE) inclusive multi-generational prevention education services   program that works to increase health equity for LGBTQ+ youth (ages 13-18 only).

for care givers

In addition to the Visible and Resilient curriculum, care givers are supported by the Dayton Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) group to provide support and education to the care givers while the kids are working separately.

what to expect

Care givers and students meet separately. Each group will participate in:

  • students - introductions, open floor discussion, Visible and Resilient lesson plan
  • care givers - introductions, highpoint of the week, support and education

Please note that any student without a caregiver in attendance will need a consent signed by a caregiver in order to attend.

CLICK HERE to sign the consent


All meetings are 7:00 pm– 8:30 pm. All meetings are drop-in and do not need to be attended in order.


Connor Child Health Pavilion

1010 Valley Street

Dayton, Ohio 45404


For more information please contact Greg Brooks at 937-641-5680

or email

schedule of topics -  the Visible and Resilient curriculum repeats every six months, with the conversation changing based on individual inputs and needs. Order of lessons varies based on group needs. Please visit the Dayton Children’s website for the most up-to-date calendar for this support group at

Oct 27 - Sex/ual/ity…centering our identities

Centering, in this lesson plan, is a verb that prioritizes the learner by exploring the concept of and owning many identities. In specific: Upon personal reflection, I can better understand how my personal identities are considered either of the majority or marginalized (of the minority) per national norms in the USA.

Nov 17 - Food, Glorious Food 

Participants will explore the definition of "nutrition" while considering the value of such within cultural contexts. Recipes will be discussed and chosen in preparation for next month's cooking program.

Note: Located at the Connor Child Health Pavilion teaching kitchen

Dec 15 - All Cooks to the Kitchen

Participants will make recipes and share foods with caregivers in a combined meeting where we will share holiday memories, chat about snow, and explore why the Grinch really stole Christmas and whether reindeer can really fly. 

Note: Located at the Connor Child Health Pavilion teaching kitchen

Jan 26 - Active listening, talking, and “just talking”

Communication, in this lesson plan, is to be considered a vital tool that takes practice to improve skills and is necessary to the success of every type of relationship. In specific: I can use effective communication skills and strategies to give voice to my thoughts and engage people in setting boundaries.

Feb 23 - Rolling in the deep

Connection, in this lesson plan, will be considered an essential piece to the many different types of relationships that we have and will experience in our lives. In specific: Upon personal reflection, I can identify and attend to the different components, present or not, in my relationships realizing that the other person may not view the relationship in the same way.

March 25 - Stewardship and my role

Community, in this lesson plan, is a group of people living in spaces where differences exist, and engagement occurs to facilitate safe, inclusive, and thoughtful standard of living. In specific: As an individual with intersectional identities living in a nation that offers many freedoms, I recognize I have a responsibility to be an active participant citizen in the democratic process.

additional topics/events

Healthy eating/cooking - a cooking class at Dayton Children’s Community Teaching Kitchen