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Tracy Maxwell Heard Joins Zach Scott Mayoral Campaign

Walker Evans Walker Evans Tracy Maxwell Heard Joins Zach Scott Mayoral Campaign

The Zach Scott Mayoral Campaign announced today that Tracy Maxwell Heard, former Democratic Leader in the Ohio House of Representatives, would be joining as both the Campaign Manager and Director of Communications. “I’m supporting Zach Scott for simple and obvious reasons — I believe he is the right man at the right time,” said Heard. ”I see him […]

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Equality Ohio Supports Equality Act

Walker Evans Walker Evans Equality Ohio Supports Equality Act

The Equality Act was introduced yesterday by US House and Senate Democrats, intended to serve as a comprehensive civil rights bill for the LGBTQ community. Locally, representatives at Equality Ohio were quick to show their support of the movement. “The Equality Act is an important step forward in our ongoing work,” said Grant Stancliff, communications […]

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John Kasich Announcing Presidential Candidacy Today

Walker Evans Walker Evans John Kasich Announcing Presidential Candidacy Today

Ohio Governor John Kasich is scheduled to announce his entry into the race for President of the United States this morning at a special event being held at Ohio State’s Ohio Union. Kasich is the 16th GOP candidate for the race, following many others who have already thrown their hats in the ring, including Jeb […]

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City of Columbus Ends Contract with Redflex

Walker Evans Walker Evans City of Columbus Ends Contract with Redflex

A representative at the Office of Mayor Michael B. Coleman issued a release today notifying the public that the City of Columbus is officially terminating its contract with Redflex, the company that operated the red light traffic cameras in the city. The termination of the contract comes as a recommendation by City Attorney Rick Pfeffier. […]

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Activists Want Nondiscrimination Ordinance in New Albany

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Activists Want Nondiscrimination Ordinance in New Albany

On Tuesday evening, two LGBT activists encouraged New Albany’s City Council to consider an anti-discrimination ordinance in the same vein as legislation recently passed by the Bexley City Council. Omar Faruk, founder of the LGBT organization Wenited, told the Council he knows New Albany to be a welcoming community, but the city would be advised […]

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LGBT Activists, Allies and Families Celebrate Victory

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea LGBT Activists, Allies and Families Celebrate Victory

Just after 10 a.m. Friday morning, the announcement went out to the entire nation; the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage for every state in the Union. It wasn’t surprising then that the Union Café was where gay men and women and their straight allies, young and old, gathered to celebrate the decision. The crowd […]

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Marriage Equality Comes to Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans Marriage Equality Comes to Ohio

The US Supreme Court reached the long-awaited verdict today that removes all state bans of same-sex marriage, which includes the ban that the State of Ohio enacted in 2004. The decision was reached in a 5-4 verdict. “Today the Supreme Court affirmed what we have always known: we are equal,” said Equality Ohio executive director Elyzabeth […]

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