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Free hotlines for gender & sexual identity, LGBTQ+ in Ohio

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Lake County Crisis Hotline is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support and information over phone. We help...


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The Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO) provides comprehensive individual and community programs for survivor...


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Frontline Warmline is dedicated to providing free and confidential support over phone. We are here for everyone in Ohio, United...


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The Nord Center - 24/7 Emergency Crisis Hotline provides 24/7, free and confidential support and information by phone. We are...


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Frontline Service Crisis Hotline offers 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support by phone and online chat. We help...


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Tri-County Behavioural Healthcare Crisis Hotline provides 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support over phone. We are...


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As Columbus’ only 24-hour crisis shelter for youth ages 12-17, our doors are always open. If you’re dealing with fighting,...


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Struggling with your gender and sexual identity? Get support from a LGBTQ-friendly hotline in Ohio, United States

If you identify as LGBTQ or if you’re undecided about your gender or sexual identity, you may be more prone to depression and mental health problems. This is especially true if you experience discrimination, bullying, and rejection. If you struggle with any of the following, reach to a hotline in Ohio, United States – 8 are available:

  • Being bullied, discriminated against or excluded because of how you identify
  • Not wanting to put a label on your gender or sexuality
  • Feeling isolated from your family friends because of how you identify
  • It's distressing to think about being stuck in your current body
  • A sense of wrongness about the gender you were assigned at birth
  • Struggling with being misgendered or wrongly labeled
  • Feeling shame around how you identify
  • Wanting to express your gender differently

As someone who identifies as LGBTQ, or as someone who is questioning their gender or sexual identity, you may feel isolated. Unfortunately, there are still people out there who are homophobic and transphobic. Worrying about social rejection can make it hard to express your true self with pride.

If you're experiencing problems because you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, help is available in Ohio, United States. You can reach out at any time and get connected to a caring LGBTQ-friendly volunteer or counselor. Helpline listeners will offer you respectful, affirming care no matter what you're going through.

For free and confidential support with gender & sexual identity, consider contacting a hotline in Ohio, United States today.


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