Found Families

LGBT Events

Found Families exists to bring together people in the LGBTQ+ community of many ages, religions, socioeconomic statuses, races – everything you can think of. We want people to be able to be their whole selves while learning with and from each other, offering support through everyday life.

The program helps members of the LGBTQ+ community branch out and expand their social networks by hosting “Family Reunions,” where everyone is invited to share a meal and discuss the topic of the month. Found Families engages in at least one volunteer/service project per month. Movie Nights happen once a month and go along with that months theme. The next movie night will be Thursday, April 25, 7-9pm in the CWRU LGBT Center, Tinkham Veale University Center, 11038 Bellflower Road. 

After leaving a Family Reunion, participants are connected to at least one other person to get to know over the course of the following month. These pairings or small groups are referred to as “families.” You can get involved by coming to a Found Families event, which can be found on the LGBT Center’s calendar linked on this webpage. For more information and/or to join the email list, contact or

Once a month, there is a family reunion, where all of the small families get together to hang out, eat, and discuss an educational topic. We are having our next family reunion Saturday, April 27, 6-8pm in the Thwing Center Cleveland Room, 11111 Euclid Avenue on CWRU’s campus. Street parking is available at the meters on Bellflower Road ($.25/15 minutes) or in the Campus Center Garage Lot-29 on East Boulevard ($5/2 hours).