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Equitas Health Institute for LGBTQ Health Equity

Education & Training

Culturally competent education and training for the LGBTQ community.


Supporting LGBTQ health research efforts in our region

Community Engagement

Working with community-based organizations and engaging with LGBTQ and HIV+ patients



“I’ve learned to ask open questions to let the client know they can be open about their orientation or identity.”

“I loved the discussion. Our office doesn’t have these kinds of discussions very often.”

“I appreciate the clear, straightforward help to better understand issues facing our LGBTQ neighbors/community.”


Brothers Who Brunch

JAN 27 | 1PM |  The Harmony Project | Columbus

A new monthly gathering that provides a safe space for GBTQ men of color. Learn more

A Community Conversation for Queer Women of Color

JAN 30 | 6-7:30PM | Bake Me Happy | Columbus

This conversation is part of our Lesbian/Queer Women’s Health Needs Assessment. We encourage same gender loving women of color who identify as lesbian, bisexual, trans, gay, or queer to attend. Light dinner provided. Learn more.

50+ Wellness Retreat for People Living with HIV

FEB 23-24 | Hilton Garden Inn | Columbus

A free two-day holistic wellness retreat for individuals age 50+ who are lving with HIV/AIDS. The retreat is free – including a one-night stay at the Hilton Garden Inn – and open to the first 50 people who register. Registration closes at midnight on JAN 27. Register now.

Greater Dayton Transgender Mental Health Summit

MAR 22 | 7:30AM-5PM | Sinclair Community College | Dayton

Join us for the Greater Dayton Transgender Mental Health Summit, featuring  keynote speaker Ashton Colby of Gender Youphoria. Discuss recent academic research for serving the mental health needs of transgender and gender diverse populations. Identify common needs of caregivers and guardians. Learn more and register.

Transforming Care Conference

OCT 17 & 18 | The Fawcett Center | Columbus

We encourage activists, academics, community members, and health & social service professionals to attend this two-day conference that addresses health disparities affecting the LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS community. Learn more.