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Donors pledge $2.3 million for new Cleveland LGBT center

LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland
CLEVELAND -- The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland has announced $2.3 million in gifts that will pay for a new center and expanded programming. “We are overjoyed!” said Phyllis Harris, executive director of the center, which will celebrate its ...

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America’s Heartland hosts Gay Games, visitors from around the globe

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Participants and spectators from 46 countries are coming to the Heartland for Gay Games 9, a quadrennial event that for the first time is taking place outside one of the world’s gay capitals. In choosing Cleveland and ...

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A perfect day, one year ago: The wedding that could topple Ohio’s gay marriage ban

In this July 11, 2013 file photo, Jim Obergefell, left and John Arthur, right, are married by officiant Paulette Roberts, in a plane on the tarmac at Baltimore/Washington International Airport in Glen Burnie, Md.
“We were together 20 years and 10 months,” Jim Obergefell says, sitting at the dining table of the couple’s condo in Cincinnati’s Over the Rhine neighborhood. Obergefell just tried watching the video of their July 2013 wedding, but he couldn’t ...

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It’s not all unicorns and rainbows at ‘Have a Gay Day’

Michael Knote wants you to have a grand ol’ gay day. And he’s posting plenty of content on his Facebook page to make sure you do. It all started in 2011 with the death of 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer, a high ...

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Ohio public pool denies family passes to same-sex couples

Heise Park pool in Galion, Ohio
GALION, Ohio -- There’s no gum allowed at the Heise Park pool in Galion. And no snorkels, no dunking, no smoking and no rough play. Oh, and apparently, no families headed by gay or lesbian parents. Galion, a city 60 ...

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Body of transgender woman found shot to death, left on a Cincinnati street

Tiffany Edwards
CINCINNATI, Ohio -- A transgender woman was found dead Thursday morning in the middle of a Cincinnati street. Tiffany Edwards, 28, had been shot to death, according to news reports, which said her body was discovered about 8 a.m. Thursday by ...

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HRC endorses Ohio AG candidate who says he’ll stop defending marriage ban

David Pepper
The HRC has endorsed David Pepper for Ohio attorney general, marking just the second time ever that the national LGBT civil rights group has weighed in on a state-level non-gubernatorial race. The clincher, according to HRC: incumbent Mike DeWine’s ongoing ...

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Portman on Ohio ruling: Marriage equality shouldn’t come from the courts

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio)
COLUMBIS, Ohio -- U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), the first GOP senator to support marriage equality for same-sex couples, says he’s not a fan of Monday’s federal court ruling that would force the state to recognize same-sex marriages from other ...

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Cab drivers quit over promotional ads for Cleveland’s Gay Games

Gay Games taxi roof ad.
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- More than a dozen taxi drivers are dropping out of a dedicated cab service at Cleveland’s airport because they don’t want to drive vehicles with signs promoting the upcoming Gay Games. ...

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Ohio Statehouse ban on same-sex ceremonies to get review

Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Overseers of Ohio’s Statehouse will review a seven-year-old policy that forbids same-sex couples from having their weddings and receptions in the state capitol building. ...

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