How long do we have to wait until it “gets better”?
LGBTQ kids are still ending their lives on a regular basis because of bullying.
October is National Anti-Bullying Month.
Talk to your friends. Talk to your family. Talk to your co-workers. Talk to your kids.
Remind them that . . . Words Hurt.
On October 20th join us for a virtual commemoration of Spirit Day and
show awareness for those LGBTQ people who have taken their lives
or have been impacted by bullying.
Show your support and pick up a purple ribbon at The Center today!
Show Your Support by Wearing Purple in October and on Spirit Day – October 20th
Pick up a Free Purple Awareness Ribbon
at the Stonewall Columbus Center on High
1160 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43201
Monday-Friday 10 AM – 5 PM
Join these local bars to support anti-bullying campaigns in Columbus!
Cavan Irish Pub & AWOL: https://www.facebook.com/events/134132847049377
Join us at Awol Bar and Cavan Irish Pub on Thursday October 20th for#SPIRITDAY to raise awareness against Bullying! We’re teaming up withStonewall Columbus and #BRAVO with a special $4 Purple Hooter Shot with $2 from each shot benefiting BRAVO Columbus!! Enjoy them at both locations and STAND UP to Bullying!!
Union Cafe: https://www.facebook.com/events/400944170293530
Join [Union Cafe] for a special ANTI-BULLYING Long Island Thursday show. Nina West, Greta Goodbottom, Sharon Snatch, and Sunny D join Stonewall in a week long awareness campaign. 11 pm show!
Slammers: Serving purple drinks all night long.
Pick up your Spirit Day ribbons and window clings at any of these great events!
Find Out How to Help
GLAAD Spirit Day Resource Kit
This kit will help you engage the participation of your friends, colleagues, local media and public officials. By spreading the word about Spirit Day, you can help turn your local community purple in a stand against bullying and in a show of support for LGBT youth.
BRAVO (Buckeye Regional Antiviolence Organization)
BRAVO is your link to survivor advocacy and assistance regarding hate crimes, discrimination, domestic violence, and sexual assault.
BRAVO Survivor Services: If you or someone you know has experienced violence, threats or intimidation BRAVO can work with you to help ensure your safety and provide the support you need.
Help in Crisis: Hate Crimes Reporting & Documentation Hospital Advocacy Domestic Violence Support Safety Planning Support for Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Housing Assistance in working with your local police, including help filing reports Support Groups Accompaniment and Advocacy if you go to court.
Fellowship Family House
To restore hope to at risk and homeless LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-attractional, Transgender, Questioning) youth, young adults and their allies*. Through safe housing, life skills development and spiritual support individuals are empowered, equipped and prepared to live self-sufficient lives.
1421 Hamlet Street
Columbus, Ohio 43201
Drop-in center for homeless youth 12-24 providing food, a place to rest, showers and hygiene items, laundry facilities, computer and internet access, opportunities to meet other youth, additional community resources
Kaleidoscope Youth Center
1904 N. High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43201
Serving LGBTQI Youth ages 12-18.
Kaleidoscope Youth Center works in partnership with young people in Central Ohio to create safe and empowering environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth through advocacy, education and support.
North Central Mental Health Services
1301 N. High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43201
614-221-5445 Suicide Prevention 24-Hour Hotline
Answered by a team of highly trained volunteers, this line is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hotline volunteers listen, assess suicide risk, and give support to callers in crisis. The volunteer workers also provide information and assistance to relatives, friends, co-workers and others who are concerned about a suicidal individual.
614-294-3300 Teen Hotline
This line is answered by trained teen volunteers during evening hours and by adults during other hours. This 24-hour line provides peer counseling to adolescents who may be dealing with loneliness, depression, and other problems.
614-294-3309 Senior Hotline
This 24-hour line is available to help older adults and their caregivers deal with the needs and issues of aging.
Stonewall Columbus and Center on High
1160 N. High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43201
Stonewall Columbus continually expands programming so that community members seeking a variety of service and activities, in addition to the base services and ongoing support groups we offer, can find ways to connect with others in a safe, comfortable and culturally enriching environment. Here are just a few of the programs & services we offer:
– Coming Out Support Groups
– Alcohol & Drug Addiction Meetings
– Health & Wellness Forums and Classes
– Social Clubs and Groups
– Transgender Support Network and Referral
– Lavender Listings print and online business and resource directory
Statewide LGBT equality advocacy organization.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project operates programs to educate people about suicide prevention and to build acceptance for LGBTQ youth in classrooms and communities throughout the country.
The Trevor Helpline is the only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ youth. The Trevor Helpline is a free and confidential resource that offers hope and someone to talk to, 24/7.
“Dear Trevor” is an online, non-time sensitive question and answer resource for young people with questions surrounding sexual orientation and gender identity
TrevorSpace.org is an online, social networking community for LGBTQ youth ages 13 through 24 and their friends and allies. Youth can create personal profiles and connect with other young people throughout the country, as well as find resources within their communities.
It Gets Better Project
Many LGBT youth can’t picture what their lives might be like as openly gay adults. They can’t imagine a future for themselves. So let’s show them what our lives are like, let’s show them what the future may hold in store for them.