EXPLAINER: What did the Department of Justice just do and how does it affect trans people?

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  What Happened On Friday, The Department of Justice––ran by newly appointed Attorney General Jeff Sessions––dropped an appeal in a court case that challenged President Obama’s Department of Justice and Department of Education’s Dear Colleague letter regarding accommodating transgender students. … Continued

Cleveland Officials Vote Unanimously to Extend Protections to the Transgender Community

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Cleveland City Council passed Ordinance 1446—a measure that removes discriminatory language in Cleveland’s code that allowed employers to tell transgender employees and business owners to tell patrons which restrooms they could or could not use.  Now, transgender Clevelanders and visitors … Continued

Nickie Antonio introduces Fairness Act

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Today, Representative Nickie Antonio (D-Lakewood) announced her intention to introduce legislation that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression in employment, housing or public accommodations. Watch a video of the announcement here. Alana Jochum, managing director … Continued

Equality Ohio Endorses Ohio Issue 1

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COLUMBUS–In a unanimous vote, Equality Ohio’s board of directors has endorsed Ohio Issue 1. “Every ten years, Ohio politicians sit in a room and carve out legislative districts on a map,” said John Boggess, Equality Ohio board chair. “Voting yes on … Continued

Equality Ohio leader to step down

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“I’m an advocate, an attorney, and a businessperson but, much more importantly, I’m a woman in love. My fiancée lives in California where I grew up. Now, in so many ways, I’m planning to go home” said Equality Ohio executive … Continued

A note from Alana

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I was truly sad when my friend, my boss, and my mentor confessed that she had fallen in love and needed to relocate to California to be with her future wife. But how can I be sad? I know the … Continued

Equality Ohio announces full support of the Equality Act

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This morning national advocates and legislators announced the introduction of the Equality Act which is a new and comprehensive federal nondiscrimination legislation incorporating fully inclusive protections for the LGBT community. “The Equality Act is an important step forward in our ongoing … Continued

6 months after Leelah – reparative therapy in Ohio

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In December of 2014, the story of Leelah Alcorn went viral. Leelah was a young transgender girl from Cincinnati, Ohio who took her life after being subjected to reparative therapy. Since her death, conversations about reparative therapy have spread throughout … Continued

Bring Back Brian!

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It’s time for the Simon Kenton Council to reinstate Brian Peffly as Assistant Scout Master… now! Ohioans and supporters around the country spoke and Dr. Robert Gates, President of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), heard us. Reading from prepared … Continued

#StandWithBrian campaign to support ousted Assistant Scoutmaster Brian Peffly

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Action Center Go to StandWithBrian.org Sign the Change.org Petition Listen to the voicemail Brian received from the BSA View the letter Brian received from the BSA View the Simon Kenton Council’s Statement on Diversity Press Release Scouts for Equality, Equality … Continued

Reflections of a Founder: Tom Grote

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Celebrate our 10 year anniversary! Sign up for a monthly donation of $10 and receive an Equality Ohio bumper sticker! I will never forget how I felt on November 2nd, 2004. We lost and we lost big. Even some of my … Continued

Reflections From A Founder: Bill Brownson

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Guest post by Bill Brownson In early 2005, a room full of individuals experienced in LGBT advocacy met in the basement of King Avenue Methodist Church in Columbus to form a new statewide organization to advocate for equal rights for … Continued

Progress in accountability for police in Northeast Ohio – #BlackLivesMatter

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On January 8th, Equality Ohio participated in a community listening session held by the Department of Justice about their findings of fact that the Cleveland police department engages in an unconstitutional pattern or practice of using unreasonable force. We joined … Continued

Talking about nondiscrimination

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Equality Ohio and Movement Advancement Project (MAP) have released a guide to help you have conversations with your friends, family and coworkers about the importance of nondiscrimination protections. It’s called An Ally’s Guide to Talking About Nondiscrimination Protections for LGBT People. From MAP’s site: … Continued

Register to vote!

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If you’re not registered to vote, now is the time. Your voter registration must be postmarked today, Monday, October 6th. You can check your Ohio voter registration status right here. If you need to register for the first time, just click the button below.

New report details financial penalty for being LGBT

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MAP’s new report,  Paying an Unfair Price: The Financial Penalty for Being LGBT in America offers a groundbreaking analysis of the added financial burdens faced by LGBT Americans because of anti-LGBT laws. These laws contribute to devastating cycle of poverty and create unfair financial … Continued

Equality Ohio Announces Efforts to Strengthen Northeast Ohio LGBT Community

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Statewide Organization Will Also Open Cleveland-based Regional Office CLEVELAND–Today, Equality Ohio announced that its educational affiliate, the Equality Ohio Education Fund, has received a grant from the Cleveland Foundation to fund a newly-created regional coordinator position. The role will focus … Continued

March or volunteer with us at Pride!

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It’s Pride Season 2014, and we need your help. Do you want to march in your local Pride Parade or be a booth ambassador? We’d love for you to volunteer with Equality Ohio. Sign up below and an organizer will contact you … Continued

Justice for incarcerated trans woman

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This morning, US District Judge Algenon Marbley granted a motion for temporary restraining order to restore hormone treatment to Whitney Lee, a transgender woman currently incarcerated by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (“ODRC”). Ms. Lee had received hormone … Continued

Northeast Ohio Internship Open

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Northeast Ohio Internship Equality Ohio advocates and educates to achieve fair treatment and equal opportunity for all Ohioans regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Our field team works to organize our community and allies to increase … Continued

Giving Tuesday

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You’ve heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Now it’s time for Giving Tuesday – where you can take a stand and help the cause Helpful highlighter don’t? I’m where to buy doxycycline for dogs Israel used after finger using … Continued

Annual Holiday Fundraiser

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CLEVELAND, OH–Join Equality Ohio Education Fund board chair Wally Lanci, board member Gretchen Snediker, executive director Elyzabeth Holford, Senator Frank LaRose, Senator Nina Turner, Representative Nickie Antonio, Representative John Patrick Carney and Councilman Joe Cimperman for an unforgettable holiday event presented by … Continued

Help pass ENDA!

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Ohio is yet again in the center of it all. Our work and voices will be critical to ENDA making movement in Washington.

Why Marriage Matters Ohio

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COLUMBUS-OH—Why Marriage Matters Ohio, a marriage equality education campaign supporting the right for any loving, committed Ohio couple to marry, launched today. The launch announcement was held in Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Columbus simultaneously. The launch introduced the campaign and its … Continued

Majority of Ohioans oppose Ohio’s “Super DOMA”

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9/4/13FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Majority of Ohioans oppose Ohio’s “Super DOMA”But achieving marriage equality will take time COLUMBUS-OH—According to a values survey released by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), a majority of Ohioans support the legalization of either marriage or … Continued

Jim & John: Thanks.

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Update: John Arthur passed away today, October 22nd 2013. Equality Ohio expresses it’s sympathy to Jim Obergefell and the entire family of John Arthur. We will continue to work for marriage equality in John’s honor. Thank you, Jim Obergefell and John … Continued

Two big wins for marriage equality

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DOMA has been struck down. The Supreme Court affirmed that the federal government cannot discriminate against committed couples of the same sex. Same-sex couples in Ohio legally married in other jurisdictions should now be eligible for more than 1000 federal … Continued

Windsor

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There are many questions about what today’s decision was and what it means. We’ve summarized the highlights of today’s decision and it’s impact here in Ohio.

We still need the Voting Rights Act

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Our community has been waiting – pensively – for the Supreme Court to rule on marriage equality. We’ve been refreshing SCOTUSblog like everybody else. We’ve still got our fingers crossed, but these aren’t the only cases we’re watching.

The Supreme Court and Ohio

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Community Update

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Representatives from Equality Ohio and FreedomOhio met this weekend to talk about how we can reach full equality in Ohio. We discussed the points of intersection in our work as well as those junctures where we may be Awhile recommend … Continued

Help us thank Senator Rob Portman

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Equality Ohio, Human Rights Campaign, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Form Coalition

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Coalition will bring unprecedented effort for equality Join us. Sign our equality petition. Today, Equality Ohio joined with the Human Rights Campaign and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force to announce the start of a new statewide coalition. Ohioans … Continued

Illinois + marriage equality

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Illinois moves marriage equality forward: one step at a time. Illinois Equality Illinois activists have a history of passing inclusive laws that fully reflect and protect all the residents of Illinois. Over the years, they have been building a strong … Continued

Upcoming Equality Ohio Event

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Holiday with us!

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Please join Equality Ohio to celebrate the holidays and welcome our new Executive Director Elyzabeth Holford. It’s all happening at Union Cafe (782 N, High Street in Columbus) Thursday, December 20th from 6pm until 8pm. Donations appreciated, but not required. … Continued

Come to Our Family Fun Event!

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Equality Ohio is working to create an Ohio where all loving families are recognized, respected, protected and celebrated. Please join us to celebrate families at our Family Fun Event. The event will take place on Sunday, September 9th, 2012 from … Continued

The Path Forward

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Equality. It’s not won overnight. LGBT people around the globe have been fighting for it even before Stonewall. Equality Ohio and the Equality Express are working overtime to continue this work. The Equality Express tour has travelled to over eight cities in our … Continued

What is Voters First?

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Recently, you may have seen or heard us talking about Voters First. You might be asking yourself what it is and why we are involved. Voters first is a grassroots campaign dedicated to changing the way we draw our congressional … Continued

Ohio House Reps Urge Passage of EHEA

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Yesterday, State Representatives Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) and Ross McGregor (R-Springfield) announced that they had signed on to a letter to Speaker Batchelder and the Chair of the Commerce and Labor Really, out graduated as dostinex for men felt lasts … Continued

Homeless Youth

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Of the estimated 1.6 million homeless American youth, between 20 and 40 percent identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). Why do LGBT youth become homeless? In one study, 26 percent of gay teens who came out to their … Continued

Support for Municipal Ordinances Grows

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Cincinnati and Dayton. These are two Ohio cities that have recently succeeded in passing Equal Partner Benefits and a Domestic Partner Registry respectively. Support is growing across Ohio to provide basic domestic partner for city employees and domestic partner registries … Continued

Toledo Considers Benefits

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From the Toledo Blade: City of Toledo employees who live with a partner but are not married could soon receive health care and other benefits under legislation to be introduced by Mayor Mike Bell. Bell’s office announced the measure late … Continued

Combating Bullying

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Now Is Our Time

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Happy New Year! A lot happened in Ohio and around the country in 2011 socially, legislatively and politically for the LGBT community. And there is no doubt 2012 will be a very interesting year.

Volunteering

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Equality Ohio was founded in 2005 by approximately 65 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and ally activists after the Ohio Constitutional amendment banning marriage equality and civil unions was passed. Equality Ohio envisions an Ohio where everyone feels at home, and … Continued