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Ohio Representatives Target Health Care Providers in New Anti-trans Bill

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Representatives Target Health Care Providers in New Anti-trans Bill

BY: NICK EVANS Ohio House lawmakers are running back a fight over trans youth in the state. But this time, instead of focusing on school sports, the proposal would prohibit offering minors any kind of gender affirming treatment — from hormones to surgery. The measure, H.B. 454, puts the onus on health care providers by defining that […]

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Ohio Attorney General Joins National Lawsuit to Overturn LGBTQ Protections

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Attorney General Joins National Lawsuit to Overturn LGBTQ Protections

BY: SUSAN TEBBEN Joining 19 other state attorneys general, Ohio’s Dave Yost has jumped in on a lawsuit demanding that sexual orientation and gender identity not be included in discrimination protections. The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, argues “administrative agencies,” in this case the Biden administration, don’t have the […]

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Kaleidoscope’s Erin Upchurch on Threats from Legislature, Standing With LGBTQ Youth

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Kaleidoscope’s Erin Upchurch on Threats from Legislature, Standing With LGBTQ Youth

With a mission to serve LGBTQIA+ youth and young adults, Kaleidoscope Youth Center is one of Columbus’ premiere LGBTQ+ community advocates. Every day, their priorities consisted of providing safe spaces, basic needs, a sense of belonging and access to a supportive community. But over the pandemic, the way Kaleidoscope met those needs changed. Instead of […]

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Ohio Republicans Push Bill to Ban Transgender Athletes from Women’s Sports

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Republicans Push Bill to Ban Transgender Athletes from Women’s Sports

By Jake Zuckerman Of about 400,000 Ohio high school athletes, five transgender girls opted this school year to follow their gender identity and compete in women’s sports. Ohio High School Athletic Association policy, developed with experts from Nationwide Children’s Hospital, allows transgender girls to compete if they have either undergone a year of hormone therapy, or obtained […]

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LGBTQ Anti-Discrimination Legislation Back With More GOP Support

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal LGBTQ Anti-Discrimination Legislation Back With More GOP Support

A bill to add LGBTQ people to the list of those protected from discrimination in the state of Ohio is once again coming to the legislature, this time with more bipartisan support. As she has done in every General Assembly since she became a senator in 2011, State Sen. Nickie Antonio, D-Lakewood, is sponsoring the […]

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Transgender Ohioans Win Birth Certificate Lawsuit

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Transgender Ohioans Win Birth Certificate Lawsuit

By Susan Tebben Four transgender Ohioans who sued the state after it refused to change their birth certificates to reflect their identities have won their lawsuit. A judge in the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Ohio Eastern Division ruled in favor of Stacie Ray, Basil Argento, Jane Doe, and Ashley Breda, saying an […]

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Video: Pride, Criminal Justice, and How they Connect

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Video: Pride, Criminal Justice, and How they Connect

Though the festivities have come to an end, Pride month is still in full swing. To commemorate, CU invited Black Queer and Intersectional Collective (BQIC) co-founder Dkèama Alexis to discuss issues affecting the LGBTQIA+ community, black communities and communities at the intersection. Learn the story of CeCe McDonald, the violence that queer and trans women […]

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