The Aubrey Wertheim Institute is back with a new format. Instead of clustering dozens of events into fall and spring semesters, we're offering programs year-round! Bookmark this site to get in the know about our arts, wellness and activism programs. Don't miss out!
Weekly Reiki Treatments at the Center
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Wild Plum Productions
Chick Flicks Women's Movie Night
Guys Night Out Men's Movie Night
Aubrey Wertheim passed away at age 49 on January 9, 2003 due to complications from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The AWI is our tribute to him.
Aubrey served as the Center’s Director of Services from 1989 to 1994. He established PRYSM, the Center’s youth support group, and often shared his story of growing up gay in nearby Sagamore Hills with the participants of the group’s early sessions. He also was instrumental in creating the Living Room, the first drop-in space for people living with HIV/AIDS in the Midwest, and the Maryanne Finegan Anti-Violence Project, which provides advocacy and support to the victims of hate crimes, discrimination and domestic violence.
began his activism career in New York, while also pursuing a career as
a playwright. He developed Circles, an empowerment program for gay men,
which is taught to this day at venues all over the world. His plays include
Make Way for Dyklings
, which was broadcast on the public television series
(c) 2005. The Lesbian/Gay Community Center of Greater Cleveland.
Serving the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Communities Since 1975