Organizations and Services in the Miami Valley

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This guide is divided into three categories: Professional Services, Non-Profit Organizations and State and National Organizations. But, in order to keep some sub-categories in one easy place, like Healthcare services or Women only services, both professional and non-profit are grouped together. Some services are duplicated, for example there is a section called "Crisis"  which duplicates all hotlines listed in various places in the Directory.

Table of Contents:

Section I Professional services

Varied Services
Residential Housing
Healthcare Services
Mental Healthcare Services
Local Legal Services – Human Rights – Hate Crimes Resources
Bars and Lounges
Culture & Entertainment & Art
Stores, Gifts, Clothing
Restaurants – Eateries - Coffee


Section II Non-Profit Organizations

For Imminent Crisis
Service/Advocacy/Social Organizations
University – College
Transgender, Transsexual, X Dresser, Transvestite
Men only
Woman only
Places of Worship
HIV/AIDS – Sexually Transmitted Diseases


Section III State and National Organizations and Services:






















Section I Professional services

Varied Services

Absolute Elegance Home Improvement: Historical Restorations, Custom and Faux painting, electrical, plumbing – Computer aided drafting "Your source to get the job done right!" Call Randy today: 937-623-1590

Brown Creative: web design, remodeling, FAUX Painting, Desktop publishing, Theatrical set design, Graphic/Logo Design, Photo Scanning and retouching, Computer trouble shooting, upgrade and personalized training. Bruce W. Brown, 937-609-7158, fax 1-866-332-3930,  and email 

Dan Howell Travel: "Don't miss the boat!" serving the gay and lesbian traveler for over 30 years/ RSVP cruises, Atlantis vacations, Above and Beyond Tours, Olivia Cruises, Group and International Air specialist 513-541-2187 or 1-866-946-9355

GLBT TV  "Queeries?" Dayton's newest all Gay Information Television Show: "Queeries?"  Tuesdays at 8:30pm on Dayton's Time Warner Cable Channel 5. ( Should you happen to miss this showing, it will repeat on Fridays 10:30 pm on Channel 5 (DATV).Be sure you set your VCR's or tune into "Queeries?" your local gay information electronic magazine now showing on channel 5. For more information, call 937-623-1590 or e-mail us at 

Helplink "For services beyond the help found at the DLGC Hotline 937-274-1776, call the 24 hour free and confidential information and referral services Helplink at 225-3000 or toll free from Greene and Preble Counties 1-800-91-REACH (73224). Voice or TDD - 910-6040. A United Way funded agency."

Massage Therapist --Ohio licensed & Nationally Certified. Each massage is personalized to a client's wishes. The duration of each massage is two (2) hours and is both a total relaxation/touch therapy, as well as a therapeutic focus on areas of pain and discomfort. Call Robert Matthew 937-335-9717 or 937-339-4570. Located in Troy, Ohio...15-minutes from Dayton.

Personalized Tax Service — a full range of accounting services/ Federal, State, City and County Returns— Payroll, Bookkeeping, Budgets, Tax Preparation/Analysis, for an appointment call Nancy Wentworth, 937-276-5826. 1219 Oxford Ave. Dayton, OH 45407 "The cost effective complete accounting service for the small business owner."

Shangri-La Custom Cabinets: Kitchen and Bath Shop in Middletown. The # 1 source for all your kitchen and bath needs. Let us help turn your dream Kitchen into reality. Call Heather from Directions to Showroom or to schedule a free in home consultation. 513-422-3514 email:   is published by: GayDayton Press PO Box 4436 Dayton, OH 45401 GayDayton publishes a monthly printed publication that is distributed to clubs, churches, organizations and book stores/businesses that have indicated a GLBT friendly attitude. If you would like information regarding advertising, click on this link. GayDayton also publishes the yearly Miami Valley GLBT Community Resource Guide for the DLGC.

Youth Services Network of Southwest Ohio.  – specializing in Ohio adoptions
Bruce Bridges, licensing supervisor and Serena Thompson, adoption supervisor. 294-4400


Residential Housing

Doug Short, Broker/Associate-RE/MAX Pro-formance Realty, Inc. 937-848-HOME/848-4663 "Out and Proud" serving the entire Miami Valley for over 25 years.  "Quality Service and Satisfaction...ask your friends" email;  

The Hawthorne School Apartments— 20 unique apartments in a completely renovated 1880's Victorian Grade school. 226 McDaniel Street, #70/ Dayton, OH 45405, in the McPherson Town Historic District. For Leasing call 937-224-4116

Sibcy Cline— Trust Richard and Jack with your Real Estate Needs - 4050 Benfield Drive, Kettering, OH 45429 294-8000 Rick Pieters, ABR voice-643-4445 ext. 247/ mobile- 937-271-6017— Jack Devine, voice (937) 643-4445 ext. 231/ mobile, 937-272-3472.

Real Living - Cindi Comchoc, 16 W. Wenger Road, Englewood, OH 45322 937-431-6464


Healthcare Services

Artemis Center—you deserve to be safe, especially in an intimate relationship.  If your partner makes you feel unsafe, call the Domestic Violence Hotline at 937-222-SAFE (7233)Artemis Center for Alternatives to Domestic Violence serves the GLBT community by: 1. Providing information about domestic violence and legal options.2. Helping victims obtain protection orders. 3. Providing court accompaniment in domestic violence criminal and civil cases.4. Helping victims develop plans to keep them safe.5. Offering support, encouragement and information about healthy relationships. All services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL!

Ask the Doctors    (Email questions to be answered by local Medical Doctors. Questions about your Health, AIDS, STDs etc. The answers will be included in GayDayton's monthly printed publication and posted in the Health section on this site.)

Belmont Physicians 2451 Wayne Avenue Dayton, Ohio 45420 937-208-7374
Providing primary care medical services to our community for over 12 years. Specializing in adults and offering physicals, STD care, gynecology services

Blue Ash Family Practice 531 Belmonte Park North, Suite A Dayton, OH 45405 go to www.DrRivak.comyou can schedule your own appointment online. Call 937-224-0885 fax 509-479-2682. Rivka Ann Sanders, M.D., Martin Bodzin, General manager

Hospice of Dayton— 324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, OH 45420 937-256-4490 or  Branches located in Middletown and Hamilton. "If you or someone in your family is facing terminal illness, please contact Hospice of Dayton and let us help."

H. Todd Kepler, DO, Family Practice
722 N. Fairfield Rd.  Dayton, OH 45434 Fairfield Road Physicians, a member of Premier HealthNet. Specializing in family medicine - from adolescence to end -of -life care with special interest in gay/lesbian health issues and HIV care and risk reduction.

Konicki – Schumacher Chiropractic: Dr. Thomas Konicki, Chiropractic Orthopedist / Dr. Bethany Schumacher , Chiropractor / 2165 Miamisburg-Centerville Road , Dayton, OH 45459 937-439-5400, Mon-Fri 9am – 6 pm

Miami Valley Homecare, 922 Creighton Ave, Dayton, Ohio 45410 Phone: 937-671-CARE(2273) Website  Http://           We are a non-medical in home care and assistance company serving clients within a 40 mile radius of Dayton,OH. We provide as llittle as 3 hours a day up to 24 hours a day. Some services are housekeeping, medication reminders as well as bathing and showering. It is possbile to maintain your independence at home. Give us a call for a free consultation.

Premier Infectious Diseases, Barry S. McCorkle, MD, AAHIVS, 1222 S. Patterson Blvd, Suite 340, Dayton, OH 45402 (937) 208-8885

SMSPC Sexual Minority Suicide Prevention Committee launched in 2004 by SPC in cooperation with PFLAG, the Dayton Lesbian and Gay Center, Youth Quest, Artemis Center, ARC Ohio, Gay, the Teen Coalition and Health Care Interventions   (HCI)  SMCPC operates a speaker's bureau and outreach to the community.  Recent statistics tell our community that suicide is continuing to increase in the GLBT community rather than to reduce in spite of the media attention now focused on the GLBT community. Email  if interested in helping.

Suicide Prevention Center, Inc. (SPC) Box 1393, Dayton, OH 45401-1393 has been in operation since 1965 and is the 2nd oldest agency of its kind in the nation. SPC has always served the GLBT Community. Crisis hotline is 937-229-7777 or 800-320-HELP for outside the local calling area. In addition to the well staffed crisis line, SPC facilitates support groups, a K-12 school-based prevention program and suicide prevention workshops designed to meet the needs of specific groups such as minorities, parents, school staff, health care professionals, and university students to name a few. To inquire about a workshop for your group or to volunteer, call the business office at 226-0818. SPC operates on donations. Send checks to the Box listed above.

Wright State Physicians, Robert L. Brandt, Jr. MD, FAAFP, AAHIVS- Family Practice/Primary Care. HIV/AIDS Medicine, and Transgender Care
725 University Blvd, Wright State University, Dayton OH 45435 (937) 245-7200

Mental Healthcare Services

Carlock and Associates, Psychological Services: Individuals, couples groups, workshops – C. Jesse Carlock, Ph.D., and Associates. 2 offices to serve the Miami Valley – 222 W. National Road, Vandalia, OH 45377 & 1105 Watervliet Ave. Dayton, OH 45420 call 937-256-0500 Dr. Carlock is a licensed Psychologist – visit .  

Kristy Dillon, MS LPCC, Counseling and Psychotherapy, Reiki & Healing Touch – 118 W. Main St., New Lebanon, OH 45345 937-776-0052

Patricia J. Hayes, Psy.D.: Gay and Lesbian Issues, Depression, Grief, Stress, Anger, Eating Disorders, Relationships and Intimacy, Sexual Abuse, Adult Children of Alcoholics. 245 W. Elmwood Drive, Centerville, OH 45459 937-436-0700.

Yellow Springs Psychological Center: Individual and Couples Counseling, Ann Simon Koppelman, Psy.D. Clinical Psychologist 213 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs, OH 45387 937-767-7044

Ziza Psychotherapy and Consulting: nick Ziza, MS / PCC / NCC, Ohio Licensed, Nationally certified. 25 years experience with children, adolescents and adults. Performance enhancement, Career and work, Relationship issues, Panic, Grief, Anxiety and stress "A member of the community, serving the community" 2600 Far Hills Avenue, Dayton, OH 45419 937-296-0607

Local Legal Services – Human Rights – Hate Crimes Resources

David R. Morse, Attorney at Law: DUI, DUS, Criminal, Bankruptcy, General Practice/ 188 W. Hebble Ave. Fairborn, OH 45324 937-879-2261 or 1-800 lAW-2261 Fax 937-876-4267 email  "Serving the GLBT Community of the Miami Valley".

McClelland|Well LLP: An LGBT owned and operated law firm, with a focus on Consumer Law, the FDCPA, Small Businesses, and LGBT legal issues. You may contact us at (614) 398-0202 or by visiting our website at All contact with our firm will be held in strict confidence for your privacy.

Mary K. C.  Soter, Attorney at Law: 55128 North Main Street, Dayton, OH 45405 937-278-8275 or 1-800-833-1492; fax: 937-278-1111

Sebaly Shillito + Dyer, A Legal Professional Association: 1900 Kettering Tower, Dayton, OH  45423  937-222-2500 (T)  937-222-6554 (F)

Slone Law Office, 1535 E. Fifth Street, Dayton, OH 45403 937-222-9687  Focusing in Bankruptcy and Family Law

Noel W. Vaughn, Attorney at Law: Divorce, Custody, Visitation, Estate Planning 1205  Talbott Tower – 131 N. Ludlow Street, Dayton, OH 45402 937-222-6635 Fax 937-228-4499

City of Dayton Human Relations Council, Civil Rights Dept. 228-5854, this city department is mandated to enforce the city human rights ordinance which protects citizens in the areas of credit, public accommodations, housing, and employment issues: protected classes include age, marital status (not glbt), ancestry, race, color, national origin, religion, families with children, people with disabilities, and gender. Just because it doesn't include sexual orientation doesn't mean you are not welcome if you have a complaint based on one of the other protected areas.

The Federation Against Intolerance and Racism. (FAIR)— Homepage:  30 organizations collaborate to establish appropriate community response to Hates Crimes. Resource list on website.

Bars and Cocktail Lounges

MJ's Cafe` – 119 East Third Street, Dayton, OH 45402 Famous for its patio and Karaoke Nights -

Masque - 34 N. Jefferson Street Gay Men, Dance, Shows,

The Right Corner: "Where good friends Meet" 105 E. Third, Dayton, OH 937-228-1285

The Stage Door: 44 North Jefferson Street – Hours; Wed, Sat, Sun 2 PM – 2:30 AM – The Rest of the week noon to 2:30 AM. Serving the best drinks in town for over 40 years. 937-223-7418. Happy Hour Daily 5-8 PM

Culture & Entertainment & Art

Dayton Playhouse: 937-333-7469 or  Call for subscription rates – Ohio premieres!

Dayton Theatre Guild—2330 Salem Ave. Dayton, OH 45406 937-278-5993

The Human Race Theatre Company call Ticket Center Stage 937-228-3630;  or

The Little Art Theatre- 247 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, OH 45387, 

The Neon 130 East Fifth Street, Dayton, OH 45402 MAP Office Phone: (937) 222-8452   For Showtimes: (937) 222-7469(SHOW) 

The Victoria Theatre Association, 138 N. Main Street, Dayton, OH 45402 (937) 228-7581
Victoria Theatre - Schuster Center - Metropolitan Arts Center - Home of the Loft Theatre 
Tickets Center Stage (937) 228-3630 or (888) 228-3630


Stores – Gifts - Clothing

Books & Co. -- 350 East Stoop, Kettering, OH 937-298-6540, open 7 days "We invite you to browse our large selection of lesbian and gay books and magazines."

Neon Signs - Manufacturer of neon signs, clocks, and lights for businesses, gamerooms, and home bars with custom design and production services available. Contact us at:

Salem Jewelers: Sales and Repair, special orders and customizing, all work done on premises, 523 Salem Ave. Dayton, OH 45406 call Kevin at 277-0542

Q-Gifts and Q-Gifts 

Restaurants – Eateries - Coffee

Cold Beer and Cheeseburgers – An American Bar and Grill call 222-2337 for information. / Downtown: 33 S. Jefferson, South: Breitenstrater Square, North 2303 West Main Street in Troy

El Meson— Restaurant and Catering, Bill Castro and mark Abbott 903 East Dixie Dr., West Carrollton, OH 45449 937-859-8229 or 

The Winds Café and Bakery— Tuesday through Saturday – Lunch 11:30 am – 2 pm and Dinner 5 PM 10 PM, Sunday Brunch 10 am – 2 pm. Closed Mondays 215b Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, OH 937-767-1144 or 

The Winds Wine Cellar – Tuesday through Saturday only, 11 am – 9 pm, next to the Café at 209 Xenia Ave. 937-767-9441 email 


Dayton Animal Hospital – 2 locations; Clayton Animal Hospital 6515 Brookville-Salem Rd. Clayton, OH 45315 937-836-6969 or 937-832-0661 and North Main Animal Clinic 8015 North Main Street, Dayton, OH 45415 937-890-4744 or 937-890-8909 Beth F. Weisberger, D.V.M.

K-Nannies Dog Day Care offers daily individualized care for dogs during prime business hours, Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 6:00pm. Located at 2451 Patterson Road in Kettering, K-Nannies is convenient to residents and employees in South Dayton, Kettering, Oakwood, and Beavercreek. We also provide special services for your dog’s health and hygiene such as ear cleaning, tooth and coat brushing, administering medications, comfort massage, and on-site grooming (appointment required). K-Nannies Dog Day Care treats your special “family member” as one of our own. You’ll see that at K-Nannies, there’s so much love under one ‘WOOF’. Call 256-WOOF (256-9663).

Section II Non-Profit Organizations


Are you having problems with? "Coming Out"—or "Going Back In" or "Staying in the Closet" or "Beginning to Dress" or "Liking Both Sides of the Street"? Here are some resources:

DLGC Hotline—937-274-1776, all ages and orientations, complete confidentiality, we don't ask your name, both staffed and automated

PFLAG Crisis Line—937 640-3333, specializes in assisting non-GLBT spouses, parents, friends and partners when a significant person in one's life begins the coming out process.

YouthFirst Dayton – A social and support group for sexual minority teens and their friends. Meets every Wednesday at the Christ Episcopal Church, 20 W 1st Street, Dayton, Ohio. See our web site at

See Places of Worship in this guide for ministerial assistance

See Mental Healthcare for professional counseling services

For Imminent Crisis

CrisisCare – 24-hr. crisis counseling for alcohol, drugs, suicide prevention, 937-224-4646 TTY 937-224-1622

Daybreak Runaway Shelter – a safe haven for runaways 937-461-1000

Helplink  225-3000 toll free from Greene and Preble Counties 1-800-91-REACH (73224), Voice or TDD - 910-6040. Can third party you with any police jurisdiction in Greene, Montgomery and Preble counties. Also visit  to find out the number of most police departments in the state of Ohio.

Suicide Prevention Center, Inc.  Crisis hotline is 937-229-7777 or 800-320-HELP for outside the local call area.

The Trevor Helpline – for GLBT teen suicide prevention 866-488-7386 toll free

In Dayton, call 911 for emergency or to report a crime call your district office:

Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Office 937-225-4357

Greene Co. Sheriff's Office To Report a Crime -937-376-5111 Criminal Investigations Section1-937-562-4810 Greene Co. Prosecutors' Victim/Witness Division1-937-562-5087

Ohio Attorney General, Crime Victims Services 1-800-582-2877

A.A. for GLBT

Downtowner's Gay Group - Christ Episcopal Church, 20 W. First, Dayton, OH 45402 Non-smoking Meets every Saturday 8 pm – 9 pm

Lesbians Achieving Sobriety Together Group – Saint Andrews Episcopal Church, 1060 Salem Ave., Dayton, OH 45407 Non-Smoking, Meets every Tuesday 7pm – 8 pm

Rainbow Group – Arms of Love Bingo Hall, 19 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield, OH Meets every Tuesday 8 pm – 9 pm

Service/Advocacy/Social Organizations


The Dayton Pride Partnership—mission is to promote awareness of GLBT contributions to greater Dayton and the Miami Valley.   937-275-3059. The Pride Partnership consists of local leaders and individuals, businesses and civic organizations working together to provide the Miami Valley with the annual pride events. The Dayton pride Partnership is a year-round fundraising program and provides the community with exciting social venues throughout the year. This is a program of the DLGC. Join in this spirit of giving and volunteer!

East Dayton Emergency Program 1820 East Fifth, Dayton, OH 45403 (937) 254-2694

Dayton Dolls (Dayton’s Out Lesbian Life Social) is a new social group for out lesbians in the Miami Valley. All ages welcome, but some events may be restricted to 18+ or 21+ for legal reasons. Singles, couples, parents - all welcome. Activities will be determined by members, but will likely include hikes, dinners, parties, games  nights, theater/movie outings, nightclubs, college women’s sports events, BBQ’s and whatever else we dream up! Activity announcements and all other social group business will be conducted via email only. To participate in the group, you will: • need to be comfortable being “out” in public, or being in the company of “out” lesbians, • need regular access to computer, • need to establish a email account with google (called gmail) - it is free To join the group, send an email to 

Gryphons - a not-for-profit 501(c)(7) fraternal organization, incorporated within the state of Ohio; To encourage fraternity and fellowship in the Levi / leather community, regardless of race, creed, religion, gender or orientation. The Membership gives of itself for the benefit of selected charities or non-profit humanitarian groups in addition to a year-round social event calendar. Women and Men membership, for more information, contact Gryphons, Inc. POB 283 Dayton, OH 45401-0283 or email for full membership information. Home Town Bar: The Right Corner, corner of 3rd and Jefferson downtown.

INTERWEAVE, a support/discussion group for GLBT people and their allies, meets the third Wednesday of each month (September through May) at 7 p.m. at the Miami Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 8690 Yankee Street, Dayton.  For information, call 436-3628

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians And Gays (PFLAG) Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Cross Creek Community Church, 667 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, Dayton, OH  45459.  Meetings include both support groups and programs, as well as refreshments and fellowship. Three times each year (May, September & December), the meetings are moved up to 6:30 p.m. when PFLAG hosts carry-in banquets during special observances. For current information about programs, visit the web site: Email: The PFLAG Crisis Hot Line number is (937) 640-3333

University - College

Bright Signal, Sinclair College, or visit  Bright Signal is committed to Safety, Support, and Friendship of all GLBTQ and Str8 Allies on campus, and in the Dayton area.  This is done through meetings, social and political events, and campus activities. Come and see we're all about this year!

Rainbow Alliance is Wright State University's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, Questioning and Allies advocacy group.  We strive to promote a healthy on-campus environment for our members and the community at large while educating others in order to eliminate ignorance and intolerance from our school and the local Dayton Community.  WSU Rainbow Alliance is the University's only GLBT organization/resource center.  We operate a number of programs and maintain an extensive GLBT library available to students, faculty, and staff for free rental.  We welcome anyone -- whether they go to WSU or not -- to attend our weekly meetings on Wednesdays at 7:30pm or stop by the office (W010 Student Union), Monday through Friday, to chat, hang out, or get more information.  We can also be reached by phone at 937.775.5565 (on-campus x5565), or at

WSU Women's Center 937-775-4524.

Transgender, Transsexual, Cross Dresser, Transvestite

Cross Dressers of Dayton   this is a link to a private site – go there and learn about membership

The Dayton Valley Gems meet 1st Sat and 3rd Fri each month, 7PM. Support group for Transgender, Transsexual, Cross Dresser, Transvestite, F to M and M to F, and SO's of these, contact Holly Cavaliero at 257-0739 8AM thru 4PM Monday thru Friday.

Transsexual/Transgender links page:;  also home page for the International Foundation for Gender Education: WWW.IFGE.ORG, founded in 1987, is a leading advocate and educational organization for promoting the self-definition and free expression of individual gender identity. IFGE is not a support group; it is an information provider and clearinghouse for referrals about all things which are transgressive of established social gender norms. For local information, contact Holly Cavaliero at 257-0739 8 AM thru 4 PM Monday thru Friday.


AIB (Bisexual Foundation leading tax-exempt charitable organization for bisexuals. See the website:  a free website for all bisexuals & the bi-curious. Free Bi RESOURCES: Free Bi Chat Rooms; & Free Bi PERSONALS; & Event Listings: We list all bi events of general interest and provide free website space for all bisexual organizations that need such space - and list all bi organizations that we know of worldwide.

Bi Men Network, Who we are, The Bi Men Network is the largest collection of bisexual groups in the world. We have more than 100,000 members and we are completely free. We provide information, pictures, articles, videos and personals to bisexual men through our various moderated (spam-free!) Yahoo groups. Go to

Men only

ARC Ohio outreach to men having sex with men: Men interested in Exploring Men's Sexuality with Risk Reduction– call at 937-461-2437,

The Dayton Defenders: Dignity Leather Group Meets at Christ Episcopal. All interested persons are welcome. Contact Bob Butts at 937-434-1108 for more details

DAYTON GAY MENS CHORUS  Are you a man that likes to sing?  Rehearsals on Monday evenings, 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. If interested, 

Miami Valley Ohio Prime Timers The Miami Valley Ohio Prime Timers is a social, cultural, educational and recreational support group for mature (45+) gay or bi-men and their admirers. The local chapter meets monthly for business, programming and socializing at different locations. Interest Groups offer more than 30 activities for the membership including dining out, cards, theater, museum visits and sports. For current meeting locations and activities, visit the web site: or write: MVOPT, P.O. Box 750831, Dayton, OH 45475.  Email:

TRI-STATE PRIME TIMERS, 2003 Hotline: 513-956-4398 Mail: Tri-State Prime
Timers, P.O. Box 34, Cincinnati, OH 45201-0034 E-Mail:  Website:

Woman only  Web source for lesbian social groups, clubs and events in the Miami Valley. 

The Eclectic Woman Radio Show.  a Central Virginia radio show, and site for 
lesbian news and events.

Lavender Dinner Club, Women only, call 937-299-6743 email, they can write , and request they be added to the email list, put LDC in the subject line.

R.A.D.—self-defense classes, Catherine E. Flint, Certified instructor – Basic RAD for women, radKids 5-10, Keychain Defense options, 937-256-3781 or email or visit Membership has grown to over 80 bisexual, bi curious and bi friendly women in the Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus area. We meet several times a month for lunches, a support group and fun nights out. Visit for more information or to join our email discussion list. You can also email with any questions.

A Rural Women's Chat Log in to Fireside Chat  and then head on over to the CountryWomen room to check out regular weekly chat times for rural lesbians to drop on in.

Places of Worship

Annunciation — National Catholic Church of America "An inclusive Catholic Parish celebrating the diversity of all people. 937-339-9249, Fr. Norman J. Szylakowski, Pastor 

Celebration of Life Church—We are One! God knows no sexual orientation or preference. Sunday Services 8:30 am and 11:30 am 4100 Benfield Dr. Kettering, OH 45429 937-298-1376 or YPERLINK"" 

Community Gospel Church is at 546 Xenia Ave in Dayton, Oh. Pastor Samuel Kader PO Box 1634 Dayton Ohio 45401 937-252-8855, Sunday 11 am 

Cross Creek Community Church -  667 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd., Centerville, OH 45459 937-434-4580

Living Beatitudes Community (Dignity Dayton), email .or call number 223-2239; P.O. Box 55, Dayton 45401. Beginning June 6, 2004 the Dayton chapter of Dignity/USA will have all its Sunday masses at the same time and the same place.  Christ Episcopal Church at First and Ludlow has provided the group with its own worship space, which will be used exclusively for its own liturgies and social events. All Sunday masses will be held there at 9:00 A.M. A continental breakfast is provided after each liturgy. The Dayton chapter of Dignity/USA is an organization composed mostly of LGBT Catholics. One need not be Catholic or LGBT to be a part of our faith community. We enjoy our faith heritage without any interference, approval, or support of the institutional Catholic Church. For more information, go to  or call 937-223-2239. You can also contact one of the chaplains, Fr. Richard Young, at .

Eternal Joy MCC is located at 2382 Kennedy Ave. in the Belmont neighborhood of Dayton, off Watervliet Avenue. Call:  937-254-2087. Weekly Worship Celebrations -Sunday, 10:30 AM Bible study: Tues. eve Circle of Faith in South Park 7:30 p.m. Tues. eve Seekers & Friends Circle of Joy in Miamisburg at 7 p.m. Wed. eve. Living Scripture Circle of Joy 7:15 p.m. in church social hall. Proceeded with Carry In Dinner 6:30 p.m. For more info on ministries at Eternal Joy Church, visit  

Faith United Church of Christ – 200 Delaware Ave,. Dayton, OH 45405 937-275-4054 

Miami Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship - 8690 Yankee Street, Dayton.  For information, call 436-3628


Dayton Rafting - Join us for the Dayton Group’s annual rafting trip on the New River in West Virginia, for more information
Dayton Gay Volleyball Looking to meet some new friends or get reacquainted with old ones? Well come join us this fall. All are welcomed to come and either play volleyball or watch! Bring your friends along!  for more information  email:

Seasonal Dayton Gay Volleyball activities include:
1. Volleyball yearlong. Playing till winter at Eastwood Lake Park in Riverside.
2. Annual Holiday picnics during the summer include daylong volleyball, games and socializing!
3. Annual Whitewater Rafting Trip to West Virginia!
4. Sand volleyball during the summer months! For more information about Dayton Gay Volleyball, please email

Rainbow Bowling League at Poelking Lanes on Wilmington Pike, For more information or to sign up, call Quinn Matthews at 937.272.2752 or   bowling Tuesdays at 6:30pm or go to the web:

Gay Bowling League Sunday bowling at Poelking Lanes.  For more info email:

HIV/AIDS – Sexually Transmitted Diseases

ARC Ohio – AIDS Resource Center Ohio—HIV/AIDS Education, Prevention & Support Services 211 South Main Street, Suite 1000, Dayton, OH 45402 937-461-2437 or visit

See listings in Healthcare:

Barry McCorkle, MD
H. Todd Kepler, DO, Family Practice

Clark County AIDS Hotline – 800-360-6639

Combined Health District STD//TB Clinic 117 South Main St. Dayton, OH 45402 937-225-4507 free HIV testing

Dayton Health Outreach – 1944 North Main St., Dayton, OH 45405 937-496-7133 substance abusers and partners free HIV testing

Dayton Health Outreach – Project Cure – Methadone Treatment 1800 N. McGee Blvd., Dayton, OH 45403  937-496-7161 free HIV testing

Dayton Women's Health Center – 1401 E. Stroop Rd. Dayton, OH 45429

Greene County Combined Health District 937-426-6351

National AIDS Hotline – 800 342-461-2437

Ohio AIDS Hotline – 800-332-2437

Planned Parenthood— 937-433-6195 now serving both men and women of all sexual orientations, Blood Pressure Checks, Pap Smears, cholesterol screening, prostate annual checks, testing for sexually transmitted diseases.


Section III  State and National Organizations and Services:

1 & 1 Wedding by the Sea spiritual gay & lesbian Hawaii weddings at secluded beach, tropical gardens, oceanfront hotels at sunset in Waikiki.... 

Black Gay and Lesbian Leadership Forum: right click this link [BGLLF]

Echelon Magazine, the national source for GLBT Business Professionals, is now accepting GLBT corporate and entrepreneur profile submissions for upcoming issues. Your submission is free of charge. All biographies should be accompanied by a digital color photo. All accompanying photos should be in 300 dpi jpeg format. Please send all submissions to: Visit our Website

The Family Pride Coalition: The mission of the Family Pride Coalition is to advance the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered parents and their families through mutual support, community collaboration, and public understanding. Members of Family Pride are formerly married, considering parenthood, pregnant, parenting, and awaiting adoption. Our families are adoptive, foster, co-parented, step-parented and blended. The members are made up of men and women who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered, straight and questioning. 

The Gay & Lesbian National Hotline (website:  ) is the only non-profit and nationwide toll-free hotline that provides free and confidential telephone peer-counseling and local resource information for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning people of all ages. Toll-free telephone number is 1-888-THE-GLNH

GLSEN – Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network – Teacher's organization supporting safe schools for GLBT students and ending gay bias in K-12.  212-727-0135

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) 

Lambda Legal Launches New Web Resource at

The National Association of LGBT Community Centers (NALGBTCC).  The Dayton Lesbian and Gay Center has been a member for 3 years. Go to   The National Association of LGBT Community Centers exists to support and enhance lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community centers, which are engines of community organizing and liberation, and crucial to the health and strength of LGBT communities.

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 2320 17th Street N.W, Washington, DC 20009 (202) 332-6438 

The Queer Resources Directory contains 25488 files about everything queer; the QRD is at ,

Service Members Legal Defense Network POB 53013, Washington D.C., 20009 (202) 328-3244 

White Crane Journal a journal exploring gay men's spirituality. Has great book reviews like, Sex and Heaven: Catholics in Bed and Prayer by John Portmann reviewed by R.A. Horne and Gay Witchcraft: Empowering the Tribe by Christopher Penczak reviewed by Bob Barzan. Subscriptions available.