Stories of Discrimination
This is Why We Fight

OCRC gets LGBTQ discrimination complaints; cannot act

Ohio Civil Rights Commission 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. LGBTQ people submit complaints as well, and have for years. Unfortunately, due to Ohio’s nondiscrimination laws being silent on LGBTQ […]

Jessica experience discrimination. Now, she’s an activist.

Jessica lives in Ohio and experienced discrimination because she is transgender. Now, she’s speaking out.

Ohio Writer and Activist Uses Discrimination Experience in His Fight For Other Transgender People

Théo is a transgender man, and that day he was committed to sharing his story before lawmakers in Ohio, who were considering HB160, a bill to secure comprehensive non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ Ohioans. He sat as person after person stood up, approached the podium, and delivered their testimony in favor of the bill.

Rev. Virginia Lohmann Bauman: we are all children of God

Rev. Virginia Lohmann Bauman (J.D., M.Div.) explains why she supports HB160, The Ohio Fairness Act, which would add LGBTQ people to the laws that make discrimination illegal in Ohio.