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Again We Pause

We pause once again, this time to honor the lives of Daunte Wright and Miles Jackson, two young Black men whose lives faced too many unnecessary risks. We grieve the […]

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Here’s what white LGBTQ people can do right now.

Columbus is one of many cities across Ohio and across the country trying to resolve its ambitions of character with the behavior of its police––on Friday, June 6 2020, Black […]

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Rent, Escrow, and Eviction

Despite the news and social media rumors, there is no statewide moratorium on rent in Ohio. There are some protections, but they vary widely by area and court––if you would […]

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Columbus LGBTQ+ COVID-19 Response (local resources)

The LGBTQ+ community is no stranger to adversity. From hateful and deadly homophobic laws, to the Stonewall riots, and throughout the fight for equal rights that continues to this day, […]

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In-person voting postponed. Here’s how to be counted.

Ohio has “no-excuse” absentee voting. This means anybody can vote by mail without special circumstances. First, you need to request a ballot with this form (or in Spanish). We encourage you to do this as soon as possible in light of the changing and dynamic circumstances. Once you receive your official ballot, complete it and get it back in the mail as soon as possible. The situation has already changed more than once, and the sooner you get it in, the sooner your vote counts.

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Restore: Columbus and talking LGBTQ Christianity

LOVEboldly exists to empower willing Christians and LGBTQ+ individuals to step towards loving one another more boldly. They recently held a conversation in Columbus during Restore: Columbus 2019. Arguably one […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Rep. Nino Vitale isn’t happy about getting an F

Earlier this month, Equality Ohio introduced our first Elected Official Scorecard. There were some As, some Bs, quite a bit of Cs, and even some Ds and Fs. One Ohio […]

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HB658: Anti-Trans, Absurd, and Unnecessary

Ohio’s HB658 is the latest attempt by anti-LGBTQ extremists in Ohio to codify explicit second-class citizenship for LGBTQ people, only this time, they are targeting transgender youth. HB658 (1) requires […]

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