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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.

A federal judge has ordered the state to let trans residents correct the gender on their birth certificates.

December 17 2020 4:39 PM

"It's an act of violence, it's a threat," said Michele Fitzpatric.

December 07 2020 5:06 PM

Charmaine McGuffey makes history in the county, which includes Cincinnati.

November 04 2020 1:21 AM

Ohio's Charmaine McGuffey, running to be one of the few out sheriffs in the nation, highlights her experiences in a new campaign ad.

2:49 PM

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