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 treatments for fifteen years prior to her current incarceration in ODRC facilities. In February 2012, prison officials abruptly discontinued treatment. Ms. Lee experienced severe withdrawal symptoms and deep depression. After filing a pro se case, Ms. Lee requested the assistance of the Ohio Justice & Policy Center (“OJPC”). OJPC agreed to represent her and filed the motion for temporary restraining order that was granted today.
- 17 February 2014
“It is clear to me that people of faith are essential in securing human rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities in the state of Ohio,” Ujvagi said. “For those who believe in the dignity and worth of all people, it is our responsibility to not only support LGBTQ individuals, families and communities, but to put these beliefs into action.”
- 04 February 2014
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 engagement with our government, elected officials and political candidates; in particular, our goal is to empower minority, faith, and allied communities to be strong advocates.
The Northeast Ohio Intern will be based in Cleveland and will assist with recruitment, event planning and legislative efforts.
Applicants should be enrolled at least part time at an area college or university and should have completed at least 24 hours of coursework. Candidates should have achieved a minimum GPA of 2.5.
Fellowship Length: March 1 – December 15 2014
Reports to: Nicole Thomas, Northeast Organizer
Time commitment: 10-15 hours per week
- 19 December 2013
Types of Grants. Equality Ohio Education Fund seeks to provide financial resources to individuals and organizations that celebrate diversity and dignity, justice, and promote acceptance and compassion. Proposals will be considered which address the following priorities:
- Provide public educational campaigns or events that support the mission of Equality Ohio;
- Support infrastructure and capacity to create new education efforts on behalf of Ohio’s LGBT residents, to help stabilize and support Ohio LGBT institutions and coalition individuals and organizations;
- and/or Encourage collaboration among existing or new coalition individuals and organizations, thereby increasing synergies and maximizing impact of education.