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All relevant news and information regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination in The Buckeye State.


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“People need to know that the H in HIV stands for human.” HIV prevention specialist Carter Cantrell on discrimination and other barriers to care.

By Communications Team • January 27, 2021, 10:21 am It’s been nearly 40 years since this country saw the first reported cases of HIV. Unfortunately, we still have work to do to make sure that people living with HIV can get the care we need. 
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What to Expect When You’re Electing: 2020

By Shane Stahl • November 2, 2020, 9:51 am Not only is the highest office in the land up for grabs, but newly elected officials could consider and pass federal and state legislation to protect LGBTQ people in key areas of everyday life including housing, employment, and public spaces.
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“Without Hope, What Do We Have?”: Travis Scheadler on the Importance of Allowing Transgender Athletes to Participate in Youth Sports

September 30, 2020, 10:58 am Travis Scheadler, a doctoral student at The Ohio State University specializing in sport-based positive youth development, explains the importance of allowing transgender athletes to compete in sports alongside their non-transgender peers.
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Transgender Ohioan: “I Decided to Live My Truth. Because of That, I Lost My Job.”

April 26, 2019, 2:33 pm Emerson Thoenen, a transgender man living in Ohio, explains the stressful experience of losing his job simply because of who he is, and why nondiscrimination protections are needed in the Buckeye State.
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Republican Governor Mike DeWine Signs Pro-LGBTQ Executive Order

January 14, 2019, 11:21 am On his first day in office, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed an executive order which prohibits discrimination against LGBTQ people in state employment.
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Executive Orders: One Step Closer to Winning Nondiscrimination

By Shane Stahl • January 11, 2019, 10:28 am In just the past few weeks, four governors have issued executive orders implementing statewide nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people in state and local public employment.
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Freedom for All Americans’ LGBTQ Legislative Outlook for 2019

By Hannah Willard • December 21, 2018, 12:38 pm The 2019 legislative session will offer opportunities to advance statewide nondiscrimination protections and create movement for a federal law, but also set up potential fights against anti-LGBTQ legislation.
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Midterms Preview: 6 Big Election Stories to Watch That Could Impact LGBTQ Equality

By Adam Polaski • November 5, 2018, 11:12 am The 2018 midterm elections could yield historic results for LGBTQ Americans – both in terms of pro-LGBTQ policies affirmed and LGBTQ representation in government at the local, state, and federal levels.
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Flurry of Local Ordinances Builds Momentum for Nationwide Nondiscrimination Protections

By Shane Stahl • October 2, 2018, 5:19 pm The trend in passage of local nondiscrimination protections continues momentum for a federal bill.
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VICTORY: Cuyahoga County, Ohio’s Largest Municipality, Passes Nondiscrimination Ordinance

By Shane Stahl • September 26, 2018, 9:27 am Cuyahoga County is now Ohio’s largest municipality to offer such protections.
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Local Steps Forward: Big Moves for LGBTQ Protections in Cities, Counties, School Districts and More

By Shane Stahl • July 20, 2018, 10:03 am LGBTQ nondiscrimination news at the local level for the months of June and July.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: Important Anniversaries, Movement in the Courts, Another Bad Bill in OH, and a Maryland Candidate Makes History

By Shane Stahl • June 29, 2018, 4:06 pm Stories from OH, TX, NY, MD, WA and CO are featured this week.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: Anti-LGBTQ Moves in TX and OH, a Show of Support in MA and GA, and Positive Rulings in PA and OR

By Shane Stahl • June 22, 2018, 5:00 pm Victories in the courts, protections enacted in GA, but anti-LGBTQ moves in OH and TX.
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Local Steps Forward: Policies Updated, Protections Passed, and Pending Progress

By Shane Stahl • June 8, 2018, 6:07 pm The latest in nondiscrimination news at the local level for April and May of 2018.
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Highs and Lows of the 2018 Legislative Session for LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

By Shane Stahl • June 2, 2018, 4:44 pm A look at the Highs and Lows of the 2018 Legislative Session – and how everything that happened this year builds momentum toward future gains and fuels the LGBTQ movement for the months and years to come.