Equality Ohio

May 1, 2013

Cleveland Plain Dealer to meet with local trans advocates after GLAAD outreach

Following a series of stories that mis-gendered and dehumanized a transgender murder victim in Cleveland, the Plain Dealer newspaper has agreed to meet with local transgender advocates.

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April 30, 2013

GLAAD and local advocates addressing horrific coverage of transgender murder victim

GLAAD, Equality Ohio, TransOhio and Cleveland's LGBT Community Center are working to address anti-transgender local coverage of the story of a Cleveland transgender woman, Cemia Acoff, who was found dead earlier this month.

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UPDATED: Ohio Teen Sues School District for Prohibiting "Jesus Is Not a Homophobe" T-Shirt

An openly gay Ohio teen has filed a lawsuit against his high school for refusing to allow him to wear a t-shirt featuring a rainbow-colored fish and the words “Jesus is Not a Homophobe.” Maverick Couch first wore the t-shirt, and was told to remove it, during last year’s Day of Silence, a campaign organized by GLSEN to bring awareness to the silencing of LGBT students through bullying and harassment.
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November 7, 2011

Snapshots of Our Work

Wonder what we're up to at GLAAD? Find out inside!

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Equality Ohio Addresses Videotaped Beating of Gay Student

"Ohio must have the courage to confront bullying," said Ed Mullen, the executive director of Equality Ohio. "Until our state's laws and school policies specifically address this problem, bullying will continue unabated and schools will remain unsafe."

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