In Central Ohio, there are groups for being LGBTIQA and groups for being a nonbeliever, but not one for being both. Central Ohio Gay Atheists (COGA) is a group for LGBTIQA who are nonbelievers; note the ‘A’ indicates straight allies are welcome. The group tackles issues of being gay and atheist in our personal lives and the Midwest. The format is that of a support group that features a discussion mainly because many of us have not one, but two skeletons in the closet which can make things a lot worse in our own personal lives. The group incorporates a social aspect following the discussion portion of the meeting so members are able to get to know one another.

Central Ohio Gay Atheists (COGA) is a member of the Columbus Coalition of Reason (

To contribute to the operation of COGA, you can send a few dollars via PayPal to

Questions? Contact Avery Winston through Meetup, his facebook or email at We encourage group members to join us for discussions on our facebook group.

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Founded May 3, 2013


ColumbusCoR Organizer, Avery Winston

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