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Ohio’s Mark of Shame In just three states—Ohio, Kansas and Tennessee— transgender people are not allowed to change the gender markers on their birth certificates, a rule that outs them against their wishes and subjects them to humiliation, discrimination and danger. A federal lawsuit aims to change that.


PRIDE 2018 Pride isn’t just celebrated in the gayborhood these days. LGBTQ people and our allies in 16 Ohio cities have events planned between now and August.


Dayton Pride

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Pride Across Ohio


Cleveland’s Pride in the CLE Columbus Pride Columbus Community Pride Cincinnati Pride … or at least it can be with our health and safety tips.

POLITICS Richard Cordray spoke out for LGBTQ civil rights long before most other politicians. He’s sharing a pro-equality message this year as he seeks to become Ohio’s next governor.


Sherrod Brown wants you to know: He’s got your back. Also, Nickie Antonio, Rick Neal and other LGBTQ winners in the May primary.



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LGBTQ musicians—and LGBTQ favorites—are on the summer concert bill all across Ohio.


Big Freedia twerks her way to Ohio with a June 16 performance in Cleveland.


LGBTQ YOUTH A conversation with three transgender teens in Cincinnati gives us hope for all trans kids.


In just six months, Cincinnati’s Living With Change Foundation already has had a positive effect for trans youth and their families.


FASHION Happy Birthday, Torso! The Columbus shop that has kept queer customers happy for 20 years is featured in our June fashion shoot.


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