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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.

Ohio Trans Care Ban Sponsor Caught on Video Backing Conversion Therapy

State Rep. Gary Click also connected LGBTQ+ identity to Nazi ideology.

Ohio Transgender Woman Not Guilty for Using Women’s Locker Room

Rachel Glines, 31, was found not guilty of three misdemeanor counts of public indecency.

Ohio Man Arrested After Threatening LGBTQ+ High School Students

Police officials were able to trace his location quickly.

Armed Ohio Neo-Nazis Waving Swastika Flags Target Drag Event Again

The same Ohio neo-Nazi group that attacked a Drag Queen Story Hour event in March menaced a drag brunch in the state on Saturday.

An LGBTQ+ 'Unity Prom' at Ohio's State House Is a Resounding Success

The queer community had itself a kiki at the Ohio State House and it was a blast.

Ohio Supreme Court Reviews Trans Woman's Request to Adjust Birth Certificate

It’s already legal to do, but a procedural grey-area makes it so each county’s probate court can decide differently unless the justices make a decision.

Neo-Nazi Arrested for Firebombing Church Hosting Drag Queen Story Hour

He also attended a massive protest by right-wing extremists at a drag event in a public park in Wadsworth, Ohio in early March.

Neo-Nazis Chanting ‘Sieg Heil’ Target Drag Queen Story Event

Hundreds of white supremacists converged with Christian groups to protest drag queens reading to children.

Pete Buttigieg Opens Up About the Ohio Train Disaster

While the criticism of his actions is fair, he says, the critics are mostly not.

Buttigieg Welcomes Trump's Support During Visit to Ohio Derailment Site

Responding to the former president's comments the day prior, the transportation secretary invited his support for reversing the former administration's deregulations.

Charges Against Gay Journalist Arrested at Press Conference Dropped

NewsNation reporter Evan Lambert was covering the train derailment in Ohio.

Cop Video Shows Military General Confront TV Reporter Before Journalist's Arrest

Body-worn camera video reveals discrepancies between what was caught on tape and what police officials claim happened when NewsNation's Evan Lambert was arrested in Ohio on Wednesday.

A Few Minutes With LGBTQ+ Ally and Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown

He’s supported our community for decades, he's the only Democratic statewide official left in Ohio, and he's happy about the state having the first drag queen food truck.

Ohio Rejects Transgender Sports Ban

The Ohio House nixed a new version of the bill after the Senate OK'd it, meaning it most likely won't pass this year.

'Jeopardy!' Champ Amy Schneider Testifies Against Ohio Anti-Trans Bill

Schneider returned to her native state to speak out against legislation that would ban gender-affirming health care for minors.

LGBTQ+ Rights Icon Jim Obergefell Loses Election

The marriage equality activist came up short in his bid to get elected to Ohio's legislature.

GOP Senate Hopeful Says Dems Want to Turn Immigrants Transgender

Ohio Senate candidate J.D. Vance, the author of Hillbilly Elegy, says that Democrats are bringing "illegal immigrants" to the U.S. to turn them trans.

Medical Associations Request Probe Into Gender-Affirming Care Threats

After far-right online influencers aimed their thinly veiled bigotry at hospitals across the country, trolls directed attacks at those facilities.

Trans Girl Elected Homecoming Princess as 'Joke' Takes a Proud Stand

Cassie Steiner decided to use the title to promote acceptance, and her Ohio community responded with support.

WWII Vet, LGBTQ+ Activist Rupert 'Twink' Starr Turns 100 in Style

The decorated veteran and "don't ask, don't tell" activist described the centennial birthday celebration as "overwhelming" and fun.