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In a tiny Ohio village, 97% of a rural church just voted to welcome & affirm LGBTQ+ members
The Open and Affirming movement has seen great progress for LGBTQ+ inclusion in rural Ohio.
How a 19-year-old LGBTQ+ Ohioan is transforming her university…one restroom at a time
“I don’t want the next generation of trans youth to have to go through what I went through,” said Danielle Thrasher.
How an LGBTQ+ auditor just (literally) saved an Ohio city
The story of a community at the foothills of Appalachia, a census gone wrong, and the auditor who made sure every voice was counted.
Sparking hope in central Ohio, a PFLAG Chapter was just formed in Mount Vernon
In early October, supporters gathered to discuss forming a PFLAG chapter. Although they were met by protestors, they forged ahead.
Galion, Ohio becomes latest municipality to pass LGBTQ+ protections
“This speaks to who we are. People can come here and be safe and comfortable and live the life that they want.”
In a tiny Ohio village, Pride planning has revealed a hidden – but excited! – LGBTQ+ community
Pride planning started with a simple question in a local Facebook group: Are any local businesses celebrating Pride Month?
Overcoming Tragic Obstacles, Mansfield Pride Festival is Set to Be Celebrated
The Mansfield Gay Pride Association’s board of directors has pushed through unimaginable challenges this year.
First LGBTQ+ Nonprofit Launches in Knox County, Ohio
The Knox County Pride Alliance is now working in pursuit of a more equitable community in this central Ohio locale.
Rainbows Shine Over Dublin, Ohio With a New LGBTQ+ Community Alliance
Rainbow Dublin’s biggest goal is to advocate for city officials to pass an LGBTQ+ nondiscrimination ordinance.