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NEWS RELEASE: Ohio Competes praises bi-partisan introduction of Ohio Fairness Act into Ohio’s 133nd Senate

The Ohio Fairness Act does a simple thing. It adds “sexual orientation” and “gender identity or expression” to the laws that make discrimination illegal in Ohio, and it would bring Ohio in line with 21 other states with a similar law. On Monday, Senator Nickie Antonio announced the bill would be back in the Ohio’s […]

Update on Ohio Fairness Act from Gwen, Equality Ohio’s new Statewide Civic Engagement Director

Hi, I’m Gwen. I’m Equality Ohio’s new Statewide Civic Engagement Director. I want to give an important update to you on the Ohio Fairness Act––which was just introduced by Sen. Nickie Antonio––but first, I need to introduce myself, especially if you don’t live in Northeast Ohio.  I’m Equality Ohio’s new Statewide Civic Engagement Director. It’s […]

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 youth that are involved in Ohio’s juvenile justice system. There is a GoFundMe for expenses the family may incur as more information becomes public. According […]

Governor DeWine extends trans-inclusive nondiscrimination for state employees

Today, Governor Mike DeWine issued an executive order that prohibits discrimination against LGBTQ state employees. This executive order was among the first six that Governor DeWine signed, underscoring his recognition of the need for respectful and fair treatment of all state employees, including LGBTQ workers. Donate $5 now and we’ll split it 50/50 with TransOhio, […]