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Ohio licensing board: conversion therapy “harmful,” can discipline licensees

Equality Ohio has been involved with The Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board (“CSWMFT Board”) for over three years on issues relating to conversion “therapy.” Today, the CSWMFT Board took its clearest stance yet on the dangerous practice by voting through a strong statement acknowledging in explicit terms that the practice is […]

Ohio civil rights champion Lana Moore inducted to Columbus Hall of Fame

This week, Mayor Andrew Ginther swore in Captain Lana Moore into the City of Columbus Hall of Fame. Equality Ohio is proud to have nominated her and supported her nomination. Lana has been a longtime friend and partner to Equality Ohio and has worked relentlessly for an Ohio we can all call home, regardless of sexual […]

The Ohio House of Representatives: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Voters in Ohio have huge decisions to make this election season, but some of the most important decisions are made by individuals at the bottom of the ballot. Members of the Ohio House of Representatives have the opportunity to pass legislation that can greatly help or greatly hurt the LGBTQ community here in Ohio. Some […]

Equality Ohio Endorses Issue 1

Issue 1 reclassifies certain drug offenses that disproportionately impact LGBTQ people. Addiction is a serious and growing problem in Ohio, and the LGBTQ community is not immune. In fact, as a result of stigma, family rejection, chronic stress, and the other impacts of homophobia and transphobia, the LGBTQ community is more acutely impacted by substance […]