To have your organization or resource included in the LGBT Center’s resources directory submit a paragraph describing the organization and services or resources it provides. LGBT Center staff will review submissions for relevance.
For information or submission, contact email@example.com.
Updating Systems Information
- Student Information System (SIS) - Update your Chosen Name, Gender Identity, and Personal Pronouns
- Legal Name Update
- Change your firstname.lastname@example.org - Email email@example.com
- Add Alternate Email Aliases
- Go to Gmail
- Click the gear > Click "See all Settings"
- Click the "Accounts" tab
- Under "Send mail as" click "edit info"
- A pop up window will appear. Select the circle next to the text box and enter in the display name you want to see
- Click "Save changes"
- Google Account
- Using Chrome, open a new tab
- Click on your profile picture > Click "Manage your Google Account"
- Click the "Personal Info" tab on the left side of the screen
- Under "Basic Info", click on your name
- Click on the pencil icon to change your first and last name
- Click "Save"
- CaseID Card - Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The LGBT Center will cover the cost of a new ID.
- Click on profile picture > Click "Edit Profile"
- Enter chosen name in "First Name" field
- Transact Mobile
- Open the app and tap the icon with three lines titled "More" at the bottom of the screen
- Tap on your name to open the profile page
- Tap on your name. This is directly under the line with "Case Western Reserve University"
- Edit the first and last name fields
- Tap the "update" button
- Update Gender Marker Policy & Form
Learn more about Gender Inclusive Housing options at CWRU.
Name Change Resources
- TransOhio Resources for Name & Gender Marker Changes
- Name Change Guide for Ohio Residents
- Getting a Court Order for a Name Change
- Cuyahoga County Name Change Application
- ID Documents Center, National Center for Transgender Equality
A crisis line for transgender people currently in need of support and assistance.
Trans Lifeline - 877.565.8860
This helpline is staffed by transgender people for transgender people, and is supported by donors.
Name change funding is available through microgrants on a monthly basis, visit translifeline.org/microgrants.
Transgender Health Care Benefits for Students
Gender affirmation care is covered by Aetna for students.
Transgender Benefits: In-Network: 80% of eligible charges are paid for by The Plan, the remaining 20% of charges are the responsibility of the student. There is no cost limit to surgeries per Plan year. Hormone Therapy is covered under the prescription benefit. Please contact the LGBT Center with questions or concerns about navigating insurance policies.
- Aetna Student Health Benefits Summary
- Medical Coverage
- Aetna Gender Affirmation Care Information
- Call 1.877.850.6038 for Aetna Student Health Pre-approval
Transgender Health Benefits for Employees
Gender affirmation care is provided by MMO Supermed, Anthem, and CLE-Care HMO for employees. Please contact your provider for detailed coverage information. Please contact the LGBT Center with questions or concerns about navigating insurance policies.
- Anthem (HD & PPO) – 1.800.552.9159
- Medical Mutual SuperMed – 1.800.822.1152
- CLE-Care HMO – 1.877.330.6664
MetroHealth's Pride Clinic at the McCafferty Health Center is the first clinic in the region and one of only 12 health centers in the country devoted to serving the health needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.
Note: MetroHealth will ask for a legal name before they will enter a preferred name to make an appointment. Appointments are often only available months in advance
Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Care opened at the Chagrin Falls Family Health Center and Lakewood Family Health Center. Embedded in a primary care practice, the center provides care for all patients in a safe and welcoming environment. It includes providers who understand the health needs of LGBT patients, and access to specialists with expertise in LGBT care.
James Hekman, MD specializes in LGBT health and co-chairs Cleveland Clinic’s Gay and Lesbian Employee Resource Group. Dr. Hekman helped design the center and has moved his internal medicine practice to Lakewood.
To make things a bit easier, Hims researched and compiled their own guide to trans-friendly clinics across the United States by region.
The AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland provides a compassionate and collaborative response to the needs of people infected, affected by, and at risk of HIV/AIDS. This is accomplished through leadership in prevention, education, supportive services, and advocacy. 3210 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio, 44115. Call 216.621.0766.
Learn more about the work of the CRCC. The CRCC's 24-Hour Hotline number is 216.619.6192.
From physical check-ups to counseling and psychiatry, The Centers offer integrated care that tends to the whole you. The Centers serves everyone—regardless of their ability to pay. They have a flexible sliding fee scale for most offerings, and also accept private insurance. At five convenient healthcare locations, The Centers offer: flexible hours, family appointments, urgent care, same-day appointments, and walk-in hours for some services. Uptown Office: 12201 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH.
The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland is proud to offer a wide range of services for Northeast Ohio's LGBTQ+ Community. Together, we strive to continue making our city a more diverse, inclusive and unified place to live.
Frontline Service, LGBTQ+ Specialist
A resource for LGBTQ+ individuals experiencing homelessness/are worried about becoming homeless. Contact a specialist via (leave name/number for them to reach you) email: LGBTQI@frontlineservice.org or 216.621.1919 ext. 6805
To receive a shelter referral, contact a Coordinated Intake Specialist: 216.674.6000 , and press #1
- Trans Justice Funding Project
- A community-led funding initiative to support trans justice groups run by and for trans people
- Trans Women of Color Collective
- "Trans Women of Color Collective (TWOCC) is a national organizing collective led by trans women of color created to uplift the narratives, leadership, and lived experience of trans folks of color. Historically, we [Trans Women of Color] have been the catalyst of change for social justice movements. TWOCC works to empower our community and allies to create and sustain revolutionary change!"
- National Center for Transgender Equality
- "The National Center for Transgender Equality advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people. In the nation’s capital and throughout the country, NCTE works to replace disrespect, discrimination, and violence with empathy, opportunity, and justice."
- National LGBTQ Task Force
- "The National LGBTQ Task Force advances full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people."
- Sylvia Rivera Law Project
- "The Sylvia Rivera Law Project works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination or violence."
- Trans 101 from Sylvia Rivera Law Project
- A basic primer about transgender people and identities
- Transgender Rights Toolkit for College Students
- A legal guide for trans people and their advocates
- Trans Student Educational Resources (TSER)
- Links to educational, legal, and informational resources for trans students.
- Information about trans health, including transition-related and general healthcare.
- National Coalition for LGBT Health
- "The Coalition is committed to improving the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals through federal and local advocacy, education, and research."
- The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction
- "For 75 years, the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University has been the trusted source for scientific knowledge and research on critical issues in sexuality, gender, and reproduction."
- Healthy Bodies, Safer Sex
- A comprehensive guide to safer sex, relationships, and reproductive health for trans or non-binary people and their partners.
- TG Forum
- Blogs, news, editorials, and more by and for the trans community.