Medina’s main LGBTQ resource is Out Support Medina, started by 2 moms from different families who happened to have trans kids. Out Support partners with the 4 High Schools in Medina County to support their GSAs (Gender and Sexuality Alliance) and LGBTQ families in addition to the 30-40 individuals who come monthly for support group, some from as far away as Youngstown. The Medina square saw it’s first Pride celebration in 2017 with about 150 people and twice as many rainbows in a march around the city center amid honks of support and little to no negative community feedback. Since that time, they continue to find ways to raise awareness and visibility of LGBTQ people in Medina.
Amberley is a village of 3,500 people nestled in Hamilton County. Recently, some LGBTQ residents and some city council members have begun discussing the possibility of an LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance. This would make Amberley Village the 21st municipality in Ohio to enact that type of ordinance.
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