Advocating Equality For All Ohioans

Equality Ohio defends the rights of LGBTQ Ohioans. We are Ohio’s only organization dedicated solely to the civil rights of LGBTQ Ohioans. We work with partners across the wide landscape of the Ohio social justice movement.

We work in communities across the state to ensure that local laws reflect and protect LGBTQ residents. We work at the Ohio Statehouse to make sure that our state laws are fair to LGBTQ people, and that Ohio does not take a step backwards. And Equality Ohio is a voice at the federal level that represents the interest of LGBTQ Ohioans.

We hold elected leaders accountable for decisions they make that impact the LGBTQ community. In addition, we work on policy issues with healthcare facilities, corporations, service providers, and more.

Equality Ohio works on the issues affecting LGBTQ people and our communities through education, advocacy and mobilization efforts to achieve our vision: an Ohio where everyone feels at home and where equality, diversity and inclusiveness are universally valued.


Equality Ohio’s legislation tracker is a database of laws that directly or indirectly impact the LGBTQ community.


Equality Ohio works to support initiatives across our state, advocating for meaningful change.


Equality Ohio works across the state on a variety of issues that affects the LGBTQ community.

Ending Conversion Therapy

The goal of the practice is to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity, and is particularly harmful to youth.

Action Center

Real change starts with you. Take action today to advocate on behalf of the LGBTQ community.


If you support LGBTQ equality, you’re a part of the Equality Ohio family. Come see us at an event near you.


Find a welcoming and affirming faith community close to you, or learn more about how you can make your house of worship more inclusive.


Resources for companies that want to create a culture of inclusion for all employees regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.