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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.”


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.

The Most Dangerous Game Film Screening

MAR 30 | 11:30AM | Studio 35 | Columbus

Celebrate International Transgender Visibility Day at a Free Screening of
The Most Dangerous Year directed by Vlada Knowlton. The Most Dangerous Year tells the story of a group of Washington State families with transgender kids as they join the fight against the wave of discriminatory anti-transgender legislation sweeping through the nation and into their home state in 2016 (and beyond). Learn more.

Nia & Ness Dance Performance

MAR 30 | 4PM | Dance Tonight Columbus

Celebrate LGBTQ Health Awareness Week with Nia & Ness, a black, lesbian, dancer/poet performance art duo based in Brooklyn, NY. They have performed at multiple venues nationwide, sharing their work that aims at a deeper understanding of their co-reality through intense investigation of their individual identities. Learn more.

Brothers Who Brunch

MAR 31 | 1PM |  The Harmony Project | Columbus

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

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.