Tag Archive | Ohio

US: HRC Releases Annual ‘LGBTQ’ inclusion HEI

US: HRC Releases Annual ‘LGBTQ’ inclusion HEI

On Friday last (16th), the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) released its 12th annual Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), which scores health care facilities on policies and practices dedicated to the equitable treatment and inclusion of their LGBTQ patients, visitors and employees. A record 680 health care facilities actively participated in this year’s survey, and, even […]

US: HRC Endorses Pro-equality Candidates for Ohio

US: HRC Endorses Pro-equality Candidates for Ohio

Yesterday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) in the US announced its endorsement of eight pro-equality candidates in the Ohio State Legislature. “For too long, anti-equality politicians have held our state back, failing the majority of Ohioans who support fairness, equality and protections for the LGBTQ community. It is critical that we invest in fair-minded, pro-equality […]

US: Transgender equality battle front line moves to Ohio

US: Transgender equality battle front line moves to Ohio

The front line in the battle for transgender equality in the United States has moved to Ohio, where campaigners are leading a push for change, after Puerto Rico allowed people to alter their gender on birth certificates. Ohio, Kansas, and Tennessee are the only three US states that do not allow people to determine their […]

Ohio: Transgender may continue use of girl’s restroom – court rules

Ohio: Transgender may continue use of girl’s restroom – court rules

An 11-year-old transgender Ohio child must be allowed to continue to use the girls’ restroom while her school district appeals a court ruling in her favor, a U.S. appeals court ruled Thursday. The child, a biological male who identifies as female, has been using the girl’s restroom at a school in the Highland Local School […]

Leelah Alcorn’s Mother Speaks To CNN

Leelah Alcorn’s Mother Speaks To CNN

Leelah Alcorn, the transgender teen (17 years old) from Ohio, left a suicide note cued on tumbler, and then walked into traffic, where she was hit by a tractor-trailer just after Christmas. In her note, she criticises her parents, who would not accept her as transgender, and would not let her transition on her 16th […]

The need for a rethink of the Gender Recognition Bill?

The need for a rethink of the Gender Recognition Bill?

The sad case of Ohio transgender girl, Leelah Alcorn (17) has highlighted the need for a rethink in Ireland of the Gender Recognition Bill, in regard to 16 and 17 year-olds. Leelah was refused permission by her parents to transition on her 16th birthday, and wrote in her tumbler suicide note: “I feel like a girl […]

US: Obama Sends Video Message To Gay Games Opening

US: Obama Sends Video Message To Gay Games Opening

In a surprise message to the opening of the Gay Games by video yesterday, starting with “Hello everybody, welcome to the 2014 Gay Games”, President Obama told the athletes, families and supporters at Gay Games 9, held in Cleveland this year, that he was proud of his administration’s record on equal rights for the LGBT […]

Ohio: International Gay Games 9 Opening Today In Cleveland

  The 9th International Gay Games opening ceremonies are being held today, Saturday, 9th August, in Ohio. The games this year are being hosted by Cleveland and Akron, and continue until 16th of this month.

Saturday Sounds: Indigo Girls – Closer To Fine

Saturday Sounds: Indigo Girls – Closer To Fine

We hope you like our Saturday Sounds this week. It’s the Indigo Girls (Amy Ray and Emily Saliers), with their single Closer To Fine, from their 1989 album, Indigo Girls. The girls will be performing in August at Akron, Ohio, during the Gay Games this year (see our piece about the rodeo section here).You can […]

Athletes Encouraged to Try Rodeo at Ohio Gay Games 9

Athletes Encouraged to Try Rodeo at Ohio Gay Games 9

Amateur euro-athletes are invited to try several beginner events in a real rodeo at the upcoming Gay Games 9 near Akron, Ohio, USA. The International Gay Rodeo Association (IGRA) will be hosting a rodeo on August 10-11, 2014. Both experienced and new rodeo contestants are invited to participate in the “IGRA Rodeo at the Gay […]