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Transgender Ohioan: “I Decided to Live My Truth. Because of That, I Lost My Job.”
April 26, 2019, 2:33 pm
Emerson Thoenen, a transgender man living in Ohio, explains the stressful experience of losing his job simply because of who he is, and why nondiscrimination protections are needed in the Buckeye State.
Republican Governor Mike DeWine Signs Pro-LGBTQ Executive Order
January 14, 2019, 11:21 am
On his first day in office, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed an executive order which prohibits discrimination against LGBTQ people in state employment.
Executive Orders: One Step Closer to Winning Nondiscrimination
By Shane Stahl • January 11, 2019, 10:28 am
In just the past few weeks, four governors have issued executive orders implementing statewide nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people in state and local public employment.
Freedom for All Americans’ LGBTQ Legislative Outlook for 2019
By Hannah Willard • December 21, 2018, 12:38 pm
The 2019 legislative session will offer opportunities to advance statewide nondiscrimination protections and create movement for a federal law, but also set up potential fights against anti-LGBTQ legislation.
Midterms Preview: 6 Big Election Stories to Watch That Could Impact LGBTQ Equality
By Adam Polaski • November 5, 2018, 11:12 am
The 2018 midterm elections could yield historic results for LGBTQ Americans – both in terms of pro-LGBTQ policies affirmed and LGBTQ representation in government at the local, state, and federal levels.
Flurry of Local Ordinances Builds Momentum for Nationwide Nondiscrimination Protections
By Shane Stahl • October 2, 2018, 5:19 pm
The trend in passage of local nondiscrimination protections continues momentum for a federal bill.
VICTORY: Cuyahoga County, Ohio’s Largest Municipality, Passes Nondiscrimination Ordinance
By Shane Stahl • September 26, 2018, 9:27 am
Cuyahoga County is now Ohio’s largest municipality to offer such protections.
Local Steps Forward: Big Moves for LGBTQ Protections in Cities, Counties, School Districts and More
By Shane Stahl • July 20, 2018, 10:03 am
LGBTQ nondiscrimination news at the local level for the months of June and July.
This Week in Nondiscrimination: Important Anniversaries, Movement in the Courts, Another Bad Bill in OH, and a Maryland Candidate Makes History
By Shane Stahl • June 29, 2018, 4:06 pm
Stories from OH, TX, NY, MD, WA and CO are featured this week.
This Week in Nondiscrimination: Anti-LGBTQ Moves in TX and OH, a Show of Support in MA and GA, and Positive Rulings in PA and OR
By Shane Stahl • June 22, 2018, 5:00 pm
Victories in the courts, protections enacted in GA, but anti-LGBTQ moves in OH and TX.
Local Steps Forward: Policies Updated, Protections Passed, and Pending Progress
By Shane Stahl • June 8, 2018, 6:07 pm
The latest in nondiscrimination news at the local level for April and May of 2018.
Highs and Lows of the 2018 Legislative Session for LGBTQ Nondiscrimination
By Shane Stahl • June 2, 2018, 4:44 pm
A look at the Highs and Lows of the 2018 Legislative Session – and how everything that happened this year builds momentum toward future gains and fuels the LGBTQ movement for the months and years to come.
Ohio Business Owners on Small Business Week: “Everyone Who Enters is Part of Our Story”
May 2, 2018, 1:57 pm
Small business owner Jennie Doran of Ohio speaks about the store she and her husband Andrew have successfully run for 10 years, and explains how discriminating against potential customers is disgraceful and dangerous.
Ohio Couple Bakes With Pride – Inclusivity is Icing on the Cake
April 30, 2018, 3:27 pm
Ohio entrepreneurs Letha and Wendy Pugh, owners of Bake Me Happy gluten-free bakery, talk about what being inclusive means to them, and how their artistic expression isn't compromised by catering to people from all walks of life.
Local Steps Forward: Momentum for LGBTQ Equal Treatment Nationwide Builds in Cities & Towns This Spring
By Shane Stahl • April 12, 2018, 2:04 pm
A roundup of steps taken toward LGBTQ equal treatment in cities, towns, and municipalities during the month of March, 2018.