Below are organizations that BRAVO has either partnered with on various activities, found to be very helpful in serving the LGBT communities of Central Ohio, or just think that you may like to learn more about their various causes.
The mission of AIDS Resource Center (ARC) Ohio is to be the client-focused, community-based provider of specialized HIV prevention, testing, advocacy and support services.
Community Shares of Mid-Ohio is a collaboration of 45 community-based organizations, serving Central Ohio and beyond.
DWAVE's Mission is To establish a model agency to offer culturally affirmative advocacy and support services to survivors of domestic violence (DV) and/or sexual assault (SA) in Central Ohio's Deaf/hard of hearing community.
Kaleidoscope Youth Center provides resources and information for sexually diverse youth.
The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs works to prevent, respond to, and end all forms of violence against and within LGBTQ communities. NCAVP is a national coalition of local member programs, affiliate organizations and individual affiliates who create systemic and social change. We strive to increase power, safety and resources through data analysis, policy advocacy, education and technical assistance.
Every year, over 40,000 Ohioans are victims of violent crimes according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Those crimes include murder, rape, and aggravated assault. Ohio supports many of these survivors through the Ohio Crime Victims Compensation Fund. Since 1976, it has paid out more than $300 million to victims. Eligible to receive payment from this fund are those injured during a violent crime, the dependents of people killed in crimes or anyone who is responsible for a crime victim's finances, such as a parent or a guardian.
PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays).
Stonewall Columbus is a human rights organization serving Central Ohio through advocacy, community building, and education. They do this in pursuit of equality, fairness, and safety for the entire gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community.
Through PowerPhilanthropy©, The Columbus Foundation shares knowledge about the nonprofit sector and helps inform donors about multiple charitable choices in central Ohio. Since its launch in 2008, PowerPhilanthropy has raised over $27 million for local nonprofits.
The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center of Greater Cleveland works to advance the rights, respect and diversity of the LGBT community.
National Leather Association, Columbus Ohio Chapter - NLA: Columbus is a pansexual organization dedicated to education and understanding of alternative sexual lifestyles.
For information on Domestic Violence, including prevention & education information and statewide resources
The Ohio Men's Action Network (OH-MAN) is a network of men and women, as individuals and as representatives of local and state organizations, working to engage men and boys in efforts to prevent sexual violence; sexual exploitation; domestic, intimate partner, family and relationship violence and to promote equitable, nonviolent relationships and a culture free of oppression... They seek to create and support communities where all people can live free of violence within their relationships, and share in their commitment to respect, safety, and equality.
The Unfinished Lives Project website is a place of public discourse which remembers and honors LGBT hate crime victims, while also revealing the reality of unseen violence perpetrated against people whose only "offense" is their sexual orientation.
TransOhio 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.