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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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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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Local Equality Groups Respond to Trump Ban on Trans People in the Military

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Local Equality Groups Respond to Trump Ban on Trans People in the Military

Local LGBTQ equality groups have responded to President Donald Trump’s Twitter announcement this morning that “the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.” Along with obvious opposition, the tweet was received with confusion as to what would happen to trans individuals currently on […]

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BlackPride4 Moves Forward after Community Dialogue: “We Must Disrupt”

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega BlackPride4 Moves Forward after Community Dialogue: “We Must Disrupt”

The conversation isn’t about Stonewall Columbus (SWC) anymore. The BlackPride4 (BP4) and their supporters made that clear at their community dialogue on Monday night. It came a week after SWC attempted a discussion of their own, meant to address racism and transphobia in the LGBTQ+ community as well as their delayed response to the arrests […]

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Grassroots: Black Queer & Intersectional Columbus Redefines Liberation

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Grassroots: Black Queer & Intersectional Columbus Redefines Liberation

For such a young organization, Black Queer & Intersectional Columbus (BQIC) has already managed to push itself to the forefront of issues at the intersection of race and gender identity. Joining other community organizations with common ideals and goals, BQIC confronts injustices as they affect queer and trans people of color, a population that’s been […]

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BlackPride4 Take Over Stonewall Community Conversation, Reject Organization Leadership

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega BlackPride4 Take Over Stonewall Community Conversation, Reject Organization Leadership

Editor’s note: This article was updated to include a more accurate estimate of the number of protesters present, as well as additional input from Stonewall Board Member Joshua Snyder-Hill. When Stonewall Columbus planned their community dialogue, it didn’t include a BlackPride4 hijack. They didn’t expect 100 protesters to filter in and disrupt it. And they […]

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Protest, Arrests at Pride Parade Highlight Racism, Transphobia in LGBTQ Community

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Protest, Arrests at Pride Parade Highlight Racism, Transphobia in LGBTQ Community

As the LGBTQ liberation movement continues to celebrate progress, black and brown members within the community are left behind. Trans women of color are assaulted and murdered at more than four times the rate of cis women in this country. There have been 14 murders this year to date. Simultaneously, stories and updates on police […]

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