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NEWS RELEASE: Ohio Competes praises bi-partisan introduction of Ohio Fairness Act into Ohio’s 133nd Senate

The Ohio Fairness Act does a simple thing. It adds “sexual orientation” and “gender identity or expression” to the laws that make discrimination illegal in Ohio, and it would bring Ohio in line with 21 other states with a similar law. On Monday, Senator Nickie Antonio announced the bill would be back in the Ohio’s […]

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Update on Ohio Fairness Act from Gwen, Equality Ohio’s new Statewide Civic Engagement Director

Hi, I’m Gwen. I’m Equality Ohio’s new Statewide Civic Engagement Director. I want to give an important update to you on the Ohio Fairness Act––which was just introduced by Sen. Nickie Antonio––but first, I need to introduce myself, especially if you don’t live in Northeast Ohio.  I’m Equality Ohio’s new Statewide Civic Engagement Director. It’s […]

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Amber Evans Support Fund

Amber Evans went missing on Monday, January 28th. Ambers work enriched central Ohio, and her work with the Juvenile Justice Coalition is very important in our efforts to help LGBTQ youth that are involved in Ohio’s juvenile justice system. There is a GoFundMe for expenses the family may incur as more information becomes public. According […]

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The Midterms and LGBTQ Ohioans

Tuesday’s election results brought a flood of emotions for LGBTQ people and their allies across the country. We’ve taken the last few days to process, analyze, and strategize. Our conclusion: Ohio is ready for equality and we are more dedicated and prepared than ever to make that happen. Equality Ohio was more engaged in this […]

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Ohio Civil Rights Commission Often Powerless to Address LGBTQ Discrimination

The Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC) is tasked with responding to and resolving complaints of discrimination. People submit complaints for a variety of different types of discrimination, such as race, disability, sex, military status, religion and more. Equality Ohio has obtained a number of complaints from the past several years and will be sharing them […]

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