Meetings and Events

Our regular meetings are held on the second Tuesday and third Wednesday of each month.

Second Tuesday meetings are held at Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church, 103 William Howard Taft Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45219, from 7:00 – 9:30 P.M.  7:00 - 7:30 is social time. Click here for a map of how to get to the parking lot. Enter the church from the parking lot.

Third Wednesday meetings are held at Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church, 6474 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45230 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

All meetings include support discussions, and most meetings feature a program. Meetings are open to parents, family and friends of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, as well as to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons.

Board meetings are held at 6 pm prior to the second Tuesday meetings. Contact any board member for information about attending board meetings.


January 10. Emperor 25 Scot Fromeyer and Empress 25 Molly Mormen of ISQCCBE spoke. At MAPC.

January 18. Desi Benton, co-chair of GLSEN Cincinnati, spoke. Eastside meeting. At MWPC.

February 14. Chapter meeting. At MAPC.

February 15. Chapter meeting. At MWPC.

March 14. Chapter meeting. At MAPC.

March 15. Officer Angela Vance, LGBT Liaison for the Cincinnati Police Department, spoke. At MWPC.

April 11. Cincinnati Public Schools board member Elisa Hoffman and general counsel Daniel Hoying spoke about CPS. At MAPC.

April 19. Eastside meeting. At MWPC.

April 20. Give OUT Day. Donate to your favorite GLBT organizations!

April 21. Playhouse in the Park Pride Night. All the Roads Home by playwright Jen Silverman. PFLAG is a beneficiary! cincyplay.com

May 9. John Boggess will speak about Equality Ohio. At MAPC.

May 17. Chapter meeting. At MWPC.

June 11. Northern Kentucky Pride Parade & Festival. Covington.

June 13. Scholarship awards & potluck supper. 6:30 pm. At MAPC.

June 21. Chapter meeting. At MWPC.

June 24. Cincinnati Pride Parade & Festival. Downtown & Sawyer Point.

July 11. Chapter meeting. At MAPC.

July 19. No Chapter meeting. The church facility is unavailable. At MWPC.

August 12. Chapter meeting. At MAPC.

August 20. Chapter meeting. At MWPC.

August 18-20. Midwest Black Family Reunion at Sawyer Point. PFLAG and GLSEN share a booth.

September 23. GLSEN Greater Cincinnati Youth Summit at NKU.

October 20-22. PFLAG National Convention. Portland Oregon. Early-bird registration fee ends May 15.


April 19, 2018. Give OUT Day. Donate to your favorite GLBT organizations!


January 12. Emily Galey and Caroline Muller talked about the recent PFLAG National Conference which they attended.

February 9. Leland Spencer, assistant professor in the Integrative Studies Department at Miami University spoke about his recently published book Transgender Communication Studies: Histories, Trends, and Trajectories.

March 8. Callie Wright spoke about new media and podcasting.

April 12. Michael Monks spoke on the portrayal of LGBT in the news media and what such portrayals may look like in the future.

April 16. Ohio PFLAG state conference. Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron, 3300 Morewood Rd, Akron, Ohio.

April 20. First Eastside meeting.

May 10. Rachel Dovel and Josh Landon. At MAPC.

May 15. Caracole 5K Run/Walk for AIDS. At Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum. Join the Paul Delph/PFLAG Team.

May 18. Melissa Meyer, Director of Safe and Supported, the Hamilton County Community Plan to Prevent Homelessness for LGBTQ Youth and Dan Stultz, Host Home Outreach Manger at LYS, spoke. At MWPC.

June 14. Potluck and Scholarship Awards. At MAPC.

June 15. Eastside meeting. At MWPC.

June 25. Cincinnati Pride. Downtown & Sawyer Point.

July 12. Dan Stultz, Home Host Outreach Manager at Safe and Supported, spoke about the Home Host program. At MAPC.

July 20. Sean Guifoile spoke about Caracole. Eastside meeting. At MWPC.

August 2. Give OUT Day. Donate to your favorite GLBT organizations!

August 9. Chapter meeting. At MAPC.

August 14. 30+ Anniversary Gala & Scholarship Fund Benefit. At The Metropolitan Club in Covington.

August 17. Eastside meeting. At MWPC.

August 20-21. Midwest Black Family Reunion at Sawyer Point. PFLAG and GLSEN shared a booth.

September 13. Lisa Liston, Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center, discussing risk factors, signs of suicidal thinking and what to do. At MAPC.

September 21. Attorney Scott Knox spoke about the still many legal challenges facing the LGBTQ+ community. At MWPC.

October 11. Chapter meeting and board elections. Scott Knox spoke. At MAPC.

October 19. Viewed the 2013 documentary "How We Got Gay". Eastside meeting. At MWPC.

October 29. GLSEN Greater Cincinnati Youth Summit at NKU.

November 8. Meeting Cancelled - Election Day.

November 16. Eastside meeting. At MWPC.

December 13. Holiday supper at Mt Auburn Presbyterian Church.

December 21. December Eastside meeting cancelled.


January 13. John Boggess, board chair of Equality Ohio and VP of the Greater Cincinnati Gay Chamber of Commerce spoke about the work of Equality Ohio.

February 10. Michelle Bauer from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Tavon Hall from Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio spoke about mental health.

March 10. Lindsey Deaton, founder of the Diverse City Youth Chorus, and Tom Crawford of the Cincinnati Men's Chorus spoke.

April 11. GLSEN Prom and Safe Space Soiree. Click for details

April 14. Adam Gerhardstein, an attorney with the law firm Gerhardstein & Branch, spoke about the two Ohio marriage equality cases to be argued before the US Supreme Court on April 28.

April 18. Ohio PFLAG state conference. Dayton, Ohio.

April 19. Caracole 5K for AIDS. At Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum.

May 12. Poet Philosopher Elizabeth (EM) Hodge spoke.

May 21. Give OUT Day. Donate to your favorite GLBT organizations!

May 30. Northern Kentucky Pride.

June 9. 2015 Scholarship Awards and potluck supper. In the Social Hall.

June 27. Cincinnati PRIDE Parade and Festival. Downtown and Sawyer Point.

July 14. Monthly meeting. Recall Pride highlights.

August 11. Voice therapists Carly Cantor and Erin Donahue spoke.

September 8. Our speaker was Melissa Meyer, Safe and Supported Director, Lighthouse Youth Services.

October 13. Our speaker was Shelly McNamara, Vice President, Corporate Functions and Global Health & Grooming, Human Resources at P&G. Also we elected officers and board members for 2015-16.

October 16-18. PFLAG National Conference in Nashville.

October 18. Out of the Darkness Walk. Sawyer Point. Check-in 5 pm. Walk 6 - 9 pm.

October 24. GLSEN Youth Summit at NKU.

November 10. Monthly meeting.

December 8. Andy Ruffner will speak.


January 14. Paula Ison spoke about changes in the Mormon church.

February 11. John Keuffer, director of the Sheakley Center, a homeless shelter for l8 to 24 year olds - it's part of the Lighthouse system.

March 11. Officer Angela Vance, LGBT Liaison, Cincinnati Police Department.

April 5. Ohio PFLAG state conference. Wooster, Ohio.

April 8. Tom Jenkins talked about National and Ohio PFLAG and their recent conferences.

April 12. GLSEN Greater Cincinnati PROM and Safe Space Soiree.

April 27. AIDS Walk. Join the Paul Lee Delph/PFLAG Team for the Annual 5k run/walk for AIDS - benefiting Caracole. At Spring Grove Cemetery. Registration starts 7:30 am, walk at 9 am. Click here to register or contribute.

May 13. JAC Stringer, the Founding Director of Heartland Trans* Wellness Group led a discussion on how to support greater trans communities, which includes trans people and their partners, families, and friends.

May 15. Second annual national Give OUT Day.

May 31. Cincinnati Pride Parade downtown & Festival at Sawyer Point.

June 10. Scholarship Awards and Potluck supper.

July 8. Attorney Scott Knox on marriage cases currently in the federal courts.

August 12. Pastor Joy Simpson, Pastor at New Spirit MCC & Eternal Joy MCC.

September 9. Monthly meeting.

October 4. ISQCCBE Coronation XXIII. The Westin Hotel - 21 E 5th St.

October 14. Shawn Jeffers spoke about the Youth Summit and about GLSEN's work with schools and student groups. Also we elected officers and board members for 2014-15.

October 25. GLSEN Youth Summit. At NKU.

November 11. Bonnie Meyer, Director of LGBTQ Programs & Services at NKU and Leisan Smith, Director of the LGBTQ Center at UC.

December 9. Andy Ruffner.


January 9, 2013. Ed Green spoke about the "Safer Schools Project" which he is starting to "serve those children most in need--the victims of bullies, the disabled, English learners, and the socio-economically disadvantaged". The project "provides advocacy for these children, counseling services for these children, and training to teachers that serve these groups of kids".

February 12. Brynn Tannehill spoke.

March 12. We watched two videos.

April 9. Where we are & where we want to be.

April 13. PFLAG Cincinnati hosted the Ohio PFLAG state conference.

May 14. GLSEN Youth Group.

June 11. Scholarship Awards & Potluck supper.

June 29. Cincinnati Pride Parade downtown & Festival at Sawyer Point.

July 6. Northern Kentucky Pride. 6th St. near Goebel Park in Covington.

July 9. Recap of Pride Parade & festivals.

August 13. Michelle Minette on PRISM Youth Butler County.

Aug 17-18. Midwest Black Family Reunion. Sawyer Point. 11 am -6 pm.

September 10. Avery Sledge.

September 21. GLSEN Greater Cincinnati Youth Summit. at NKU.

October 8. Michelle Hobbs. Also election of officers & board for 2013-2014.

November 12. Dr. Lee Ann Conard from Children's Hospital.

December 10. Andy Ruffner


January 10, 2012. The Adventures of Raising a Slightly Effeminate, Jewelry Making, Possibly Gay, Rainbow Loving, Fashion Designing, Fabulous Boy!

February 14, 2012. Discussion of Public Displays of Affection.

March 13, 2012. GLSEN Stories Project.

April 10, 2012. Cincinnati City Council Member Chris Seelbach spoke.

April 14, 2012. Ohio PFLAG state meeting in Lima.

May 8, 2012. Adam Hoover spoke.

June 12, 2012. Potluck supper at 6:30, Scholarship awards at 7:30.

July 10, 2012. Our speaker was Matt Parker, the Health Educator/HIV Outreach coordinator for Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio's HIV Prevention program.

August 14, 2012. Our speaker was Derek Hoening from HRC Cincinnati.

September 7, 8 & 9, 2012. Regional PFLAG conference in Cleveland.

September 11, 2012. Rev. Paula Jackson spoke.

October 9, 2012. Election of officers & board for 2012-2013.

November 13, 2012. Susan Quinn Bryan, pastor, Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church, spoke.

December 11, 2012. Matt Parker, Health Educator/HIV Outreach coordinator for Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio's HIV Prevention program. Matt's talk was titled AIDS 101.


January 11, 2011. Potluck supper at 6:30.

February 8, 2011. Steven Baines from Center for Progressive Leadership and Children's Hospital spoke.

March 8, 2011. Attorney Scott Knox spoke.

April 9, 2011. Ohio PFLAG state meeting in Akron. Click here for program and registration information.

April 12, 2011. Doug Meredith spoke on "Secrets".

May 7, 2011. GLSEN Prom at Contemporary Arts Center.

May 10, 2011. Ryan Messer from Ethicon Endo-Surgery and Karen Naugle from Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Both spoke on diversity groups in the workplace.

June 14, 2011. Scholarship Awards.

July 9, 2011. Northern Kentucky Pride Festival. Goebel Park in Covington.

July 8-10, 2011. PRIDE weekend. Sunday July 10 - Pride March & Festival on Fountain Square.

July 12, 2011. C. Edward Green spoke.

August 9, 2011. Dr. Chris Bolling spoke.

September 13, 2011. Retired Cincinnati Police Officer Eric Smoot spoke.

October 11, 2011. Election of officers and board. Teri Stackhouse spoke.

November 8, 2011. Five high school seniors talked about their experiences.

December 13, 2011. Andy Ruffner spoke.


January 12, 2010. Potluck supper at 7:00 followed by small group discussions.

February 9, 2010. Meeting canceled due to weather.

March 9, 2010. Ray Cook spoke about the Care Bears project.

April 13, 2010. George Crawford on plans for PRIDE 2010.

May 11, 2010. Chapter meeting. Jill Benavides on GLSEN and bullying in schools.

May 15, 2010. Comedy Night fund raiser at Below Zero Lounge.

June 8, 2010. Chapter meeting. Scholarship Awards.

July 2-4, 2010. PRIDE weekend in downtown Cincinnati. Festival on Fountain Square.

July 13, 2010. Chapter meeting. Doug Slagle, pastor of The Gathering, spoke.

August 10, 2010. Chapter meeting. Maria Sulcer spoke.

September 14, 2010. Chapter meeting. Celebrated 25th Anniversary of chapter founding.

October 12, 2010. Chapter meeting. Election of officers and board.

November 9, 2010. A group from the GLBTA Alliance at GE talked about the current climate for LGBT employees in the workplace and particularly at GE.

December 14, 2010. Adam Reilly from StopAIDS spoke.


January 13, 2009. Potluck supper at 6:30.

February 10, 2009

March 10, 2009. Speaker on transgender issues.

April 14, 2009. Dr. Steven Nichols on Coming Out.

May 12, 2009. Forming a Cincinnati chapter of COLAGE

June 9, 2009. Scholarship Awards

July 14, 2009. Joan Wyzenbeek shared her experiences.

August 11, 2009

September 8, 2009. Gloria McCauley from BRAVO - Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization spoke.

October 13, 2009. Annual meeting and election of officers and board members.

November 10, 2009. C. Edward Green spoke on how a local school dealt with an immigrant transgender youth.

December 8, 2009. Cheryl Hutchins from StopAIDS spoke.



2016 Events

August 14. 30+ Anniversary Gala & Scholarship Fund Benefit

30+ Anniversary Gala

Individual tickets $50. Table of 10 $450. Purchase tickets here.

Last update: 6/23/17.