HRC in Ohio
Human Rights Campaign fights for LGBTQ equality in Ohio alongside state and local groups and lawmakers. Join our team in Ohio as we work to defend the rights of LGBTQ people, immigrants, women, people of color and more.
Ohio’s primaries has been rescheduled ballots must be postmarked by 4/27 and limited in-person voting will take place on 4/28. Find more infomation here.
Key Deadlines this April
- Absentee ballot requests must be submitted by noon on April 25
- Absentee ballots must be postmarked by April 27
- Voters with disabilities and voters who are unable to receive mail can cast ballots in person at their county voting center on April 28. Find yours here.
LGBTQ voters turning out in historic numbers at the polls and our numbers are growing.
So far this primary season, LGBTQ voters have turned out in record numbers. Ohio voters are geared up to elect pro-equality candidates in next Tuesday’s primaries. Make a plan to vote. pic.twitter.com/zDQAxwsDz0— HRC in Ohio (@HRC_OH) March 12, 2020
Ohio is losing a critical resource and a vital voice for the LGBTQ community. Thank you @PrizmNews for bringing visibility to our community, and our thoughts are with your staff. https://t.co/IuM8kGACJF— HRC in Ohio (@HRC_OH) April 2, 2020
The 2020 Census determines critical funding for programs that support our communities, and LGBTQ people specifically. Moreover, this count ensures our elected leaders at all levels of government are representing roughly the same number of people. Even though the Census does not explicitly ask about our sexual orientation and gender identity, it is still vital for LGBTQ people to be counted. Please pledge to be counted and encourage others in our community are too.
Ensure you're counted at hrc.im/2020Census
Trans Day of Visibility
Transgender people come from all walks of life. We are your coworkers, family and neighbors. We are 7-year-old children and we are 70-year-old grandparents. We are a diverse community representing all racial and ethnic backgrounds, as well as faith backgrounds.
International Transgender Day of Visibility is honored every year on March 31 and is a time to celebrate transgender people around the globe and the courage it takes to live openly and authentically, while also raising awareness around the discrimination trans people still face.
The bi+ community experiences startling social, economic and health disparities, including higher rates of:— HRC in Ohio (@HRC_OH) March 26, 2020
➡️ mood disorders
➡️ substance abuse
➡️ eating disorders
➡️ and more #BiHealthMonth https://t.co/uJKZtYMHWl
Bisexual, pansexual, fluid and queer people comprise the largest group in the LGBTQ community. However, bi+ people also experience greater health disparities and a lack of research on those disparities, as well as biphobia in medical settings.
HRC is working to support our Bi+ community by:
- Offering resources on coming out to your doctor
- Raising awarenesss for the health disparities facing Bi+ people here
- Providing tips for doctors to better treat Bi patients
For more information visit hrc.org/Bisexual
We mobilized, phone banked and held our legislators accountable -- causing the Ohio Fairness Act to receive its first hearing in the Ohio State House. Now, we need to urge our leaders to for a second hearing.
We need 150 more emails to local leaders to make a difference. Join us to protect countless LGBTQ Ohioans in employment, housing and public services.
��“Having an adult tell you that she will not protect you and that you are not safe is horrifying."— HRC in Ohio (@HRC_OH) March 3, 2020
Sean, an 11-year-old trans student, told legislators about a teacher refusing to protect her from bullying and discrimination. https://t.co/VwfqOT2eQg
HRC & Ohio's anti-equality lawmakers introduce harmful anti-trans bills
Ohio is 1 of 2 states that doesn’t allow corrections on birth certificates to reflect gender identity.— HRC in Ohio (@HRC_OH) March 10, 2020
The state should fix this rather than waste taxpayers’ money to fund their effort to deny trans Ohioans the ability to correct their birth certificate. https://t.co/gZsEeSKMM9
Ohio’s @MaryLightbody and @NickieAntonio are leading the way for full LGBTQ equality, and as we mark #WomensHistoryMonth, we thank them for working to pass the #OHFairnessAct and protections against so-called “conversion therapy.” https://t.co/oSfLACaizd— HRC in Ohio (@HRC_OH) March 27, 2020
- HRC endorses Reps. Jocye Beatty, Tim Ryan, Marcy Kaptur and Marcia Fudge for reelection to the US House.
Our #1 priority is the health and safety of our members, supporters & staff. For that reason, we have decided to cancel or postpone all of our public events through the weekend of April 28. Remote or virtual events are available.
Remote or Virtual Events
- April 2: Turn Out the Absentee Vote