The Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies supports people of all gender identities and sexual orientations. We have compiled a list of resources for LGBTQ students on campus and in the city of Columbus:
Single-Stall/Gender Neutral Bathrooms on Campus
LGBTQ Health and Support
- Student Health Insurance Benefits Plan and Transgender Students
- Office of Student Life Counseling and Consultation Service for LGBTQ Students
- The LGBTQ Health Initiative at Columbus Public Health Resource Guide
- Equitas Health (host of the annual Transforming Care: LGBTQ & HIV/AIDS Equity Conference)
For a list of student-centered support groups, leadership development opportunities, and visibility/awareness events, please visit the Student Life Multicultural Center website or LGBTQ Life at Ohio State website.
Looking for financial support and scholarship opportunities? Here is a list of scholarships and resources for LGBTQ+ students offered by a number of foundations.
Name-Changing Processes for The Ohio State University
- Legal Name-Changing Process (OSU, DMV, and legal documents) [pdf]
- Preferred Name FAQ for OSU BuckID [pdf]
Queer-Friendly Spaces and Support in Columbus
- MINT Art Gallery: A downtown art space with queer-friendly dance parties and events.
- Queer Girl City Guide- Columbus, OH: A comprehensive guide to Columbus's gay and queer spots, including restaurants, dancing and other activities!
- Queer Behavior: A network dedicated to uniting Columbus' queer community through interacting with and organizing within the queer community; promoting queer community events, issues, and news; and organizing events, education and outreach for the community and Central Ohio. While all inclusive, Queer Behavior is, at its core, a network for self-identified queer peoples. All events created or sponsored by Queer Behavior are dedicated Safe(r) Spaces.
- Equality Ohio: A non-profit organization that advocates and educates to achieve fair treatment and equal opportunity for all Ohioans regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
- TransOhio: An organization that serves the Ohio transgender and ally communities by providing services, education, support, and advocacy, which promotes and improves the health, safety, and life experience of the Ohio transgender individual and community.
*This list was compiled from the ADA Single Stall Restroom Survey conducted by the Multicultural Center in 2016. To view the full list of academic buildings surveyed, or to access their survey of student life buildings, please view the Multicultural Center's Restroom Sruvey [pdf] to view the files (available on their LGBTQ Initiatives page).
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