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Athens Area Resources

Athens and Appalachian Queertasticness

The City of Athens, Athens County, and SE Ohio are home to various LGBTQ inclusive resources.  Below is a list of these resources.  As with other lists provided by the center, this is not an exhaustive list and is a starting point for connecting with the rainbow awesomeness in our area.  Hyperlinks for organizations coming soon.

We are currently working on creating a resource booklet/directory, stay tune for more information.   We are creating a survey that organizations can fill out to be listed; however, in the meantime if you would like to be listed send an email with responses to the following questions: 

  • What type of organization are you (medical, dental, mental health, legal, food, retail, other, etc)? 
  • Do you provide any services specific to the LGBT community; if so, what are they? 
  • How would you rate your knowledge of the LGBT community (very good, good, average, some, little to no)?  Please explain.  
  • Are you willing to provide information and/or host activities such as workshops, discussions, dances, etc that are specific to or inclusive of LGBT people? 

The LGBT Center is a proud supporter and collaborator with the Southeastern Ohio Rainbow Alliance (SEORA)

Community Allies  

Spiritual/Religious Resources


  • Office of Off-Campus Living
  • Capstone Properties
  • Carriage Hill

Eateries, libations, shopping, and entertainment

  • Jackie O’s
  • Casa Nueva
  • Sol
  • Fluff
  • Insomnia Cookies
  • Athens Uncorked
  • Donkey Coffee
  • O’Bettys
  • Import House
  • Athens Underground
  • Beads and Things
  • The Other Place
  • Phoenix Nest
  • Salaam
  • Wizards Guild 
  • Lulu's El Camino
  • Cider House 
  • Stuart's Opera House 
  • Athena Cinema 
  • Brennen's Coffee
  • Little Professor