Dayton's LGBTQ Community 

Dayton, Ohio is a nationally recognized leader in supporting equality on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.  There are approximately 27,000 LGBTQ people of all ages in Dayton and Montgomery County, Ohio.  For the past two years, the City of Dayton has received a perfect score on the Municipal Equality Index.  This annual index is compiled by the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest LGBTQ advocacy organization. Dayton's perfect score reflects its anti-discrimination ordinance, inclusive employment policies, law enforcement practices, municipal services and equality leadership.

 

Dayton was also named an All-Star City for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. The All-Star status results from earning a score higher than 80 despite being located in a state without protections for LGBTQ people.

 

The Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau can assist you with your event!  Contact our dedicated Senior Sales Manager, Crystal Walker, at cwalker@daytoncvb.net or 937-226-3162.  We look forward to serving you!

 

Please take a moment to learn more about Dayton's LGBTQ Community:

LGBT Center Film Fest RubiGirls
The Greater Dayton LGBT Center creates programs that enhance the lives of sexual minorities in the Miami Valley. The Center is an association run entirely by volunteers and receives support from individual donors, area business, other non-profit organizations and from annual memberships. The Dayton LGBT Film Festival has been bringing the best and newest of LGBT cinema to the Miami Valley for well over a decade. The organization has brought close to 200 feature length and short films to Dayton since its inception, and hosted over 20 guest artists. Dayton, Ohio is home to The Rubi Girls, a dynamic, close-knit troupe of professionals who have been performing since the late 1980’s. The Rubi Girls are proud to announce that they have now helped to raise over $1,000,000 for HIV/AIDS and Gay-related causes!
     
DGMC Masquerage PHDMC
The Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus is committed to continually reaching for excellence in choral music. DGMC offers a broad repertoire in a variety of visible and accessible venues, forges community partnerships, and educates the community at large about the value of diversity. Dayton’s Masquerage is an annual event which raises money for the life-saving working of Equitas Health (formerly AIDS Resource Center Ohio). Since Masquerage’s inception in 2002, this “Party of Parties for a Cause” has helped raise awareness and now more than $1,250,000. Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County has launched a new program called LGBTQ Health Initiatives to inform, educate and empower people to understand the impact of health disparities in the LGBTQ community.
     
Municipality Index Advocate PFLAG
For the past two years, the City of Dayton has received a perfect score on the Municipal Equality Index.  This annual index is compiled by the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest LGBTQ advocacy organization. “Advocate” magazine listed Dayton No. 1 on its “Queerest Cities in America” in 2015.

PFLAG Dayton is proud to offer a strong group of Friends and Families to support the LGBT community at large.

 

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