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News from within the borders of Ohio and the fight for LGBT equality there. Learn more about past and present obstacles toward achieving equality in Ohio, including hate crimes law, transgender rights, adoption, and other rights denied to same-sex couples and LGBT people. Learn about individuals—activists, politicians, and allies—who have helped us make strides toward equality. We also cover the campaigns of groups opposed to marriage equality and explore how gay marriage is covered in mainstream media. We stay on top of developments so that you can stay informed about this issue.

Two trans women were killed this week, and the death of a trans man a month ago is still under investigation.

July 28 2020 5:15 PM

Charmaine McGuffey defeated her former boss in the Democratic primary, and now she's ready to take on a Republican in November.

May 22 2020 6:39 PM

The law mirrors the Ohio Fairness Act, which bans discrimnation in work, housing, and public accomodations based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. 

May 05 2020 1:23 PM

Charmaine McGuffey, who sued Sheriff Jim Neil over her firing, will succeed him in the office if she wins the November general election.

April 29 2020 4:50 PM

The teacher's contract was not renewed for the next school year after someone complained to the archdiocese that oversees the school.

April 29 2020 2:17 PM

A day after South Dakota rejected a similar bill, Ohio lawmakers are ready to introduce theirs.

February 11 2020 7:16 PM

Candice Keller pinned shootings on drag queens, marriage equality and President Obama.

August 06 2019 7:30 AM