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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.  

If you are a reporter seeking up to the minute information about measures in Ohio, please email press@hrc.org and/or subscribe to our daily tipsheet, AM Equality.

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2020 Election

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

See HRC in Ohio's list of endorsed candidates

LGBTQ voters turning out in historic numbers at the polls and our numbers are growing. 

Local Issues

LGBTQ Prizm News Permanently Closes Due to Coronavirus

2020 Census

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.

Bi+ Health: 

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: 

For more information visit hrc.org/Bisexual

Non-Discrimination Protections 

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.

Email Your Leader! 


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Health care 

HRC & Ohio's anti-equality lawmakers introduce harmful anti-trans bills

Ohio's Elected Leaders

HRC spotlights Ohio state legislators Nickie Antonio and Mary Lightbody for Women's History Month on their work for LGBTQ protection bills

See How Your Elected Leaders Rank on Equality

Local Events

HRC to post pone all events due to Corona Virus. 

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. 

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