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Cleveland VA hospital opens nation’s first clinic for transgender veterans

Saturday, November 14, 2015
Cleveland VA Medical Center
Thee "GIVE Clinic" for Gender Identity Veteran Experience, will provide transgender veterans with primary care, hormonal therapy, mental health care and other services. ...

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Report: Gay Games added $52 million to Northeast Ohio economy

Saturday, December 6, 2014
Gay Games 9 organizers march in June's Cleveland Pride parade.
The 2014 Gay Games, which attracted nearly 8,000 athletes to Northeast Ohio in August, added $52 million to the local economy during the eight-day event. ...

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Cleveland city council mulls changing gender identity ordinance

Saturday, November 8, 2014
Cleveland, Ohio
CLEVELAND -- Jacob Nash remembers being forced to use the women's room at City Hall in 2009 when he was part of a coalition of LGBT groups working with City Council on passing anti-discrimination laws. The resulting ordinance outlawed housing ...

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Ohio man sentenced to 18 years to life for murder of transgender woman

Friday, October 3, 2014
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- An Ohio man was sentenced Friday to 18 years to life after he admitted to gunning down a transgender woman last December. Prosecutors said Delshawn Carroll, 20, shot and killed Brittany Stergis, 22, on Dec. 6 as ...

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Gay Games athletes heartened by Cleveland welcome

Thursday, August 14, 2014
Todd Roark, of Detroit, crashes during the beach volleyball competition at the ninth Gay Games in Cleveland, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Participants at the event on a Lake Erie beach gave the city high marks as host of the games.
CLEVELAND -- Nick Gill says he was warned by a teammate on his indoor volleyball team about what Cleveland might be like before they left Portland, Maine, for the Gay Games this week. "He was telling us horror stories about ...

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Donors pledge $2.3 million for new Cleveland LGBT center

Monday, August 11, 2014
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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Obama opens international Gay Games with surprise video message

Sunday, August 10, 2014
CLEVELAND -- President Barack Obama has helped kick off the international Gay Games in Cleveland with a surprise video message shown at the opening ceremonies. Obama welcomed athletes, coaches, families and spectators from around the world to Ohio and the ...

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

Thursday, August 7, 2014
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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Cleveland man charged in fatal shooting of transgender woman

Sunday, June 8, 2014
Brittany Stergis (left) and Delshawn Carroll
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Police have charged a Cleveland man with murder in connection with the fatal December shooting of a 22-year-old transgender woman. Delshawn Carroll, 19, was charged with one count of aggravated murder for shooting and killing Brittany Stergis ...

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Cleveland developing registry of LGBT businesses in time for Gay Games

Sunday, April 27, 2014
Cleveland, Ohio
CLEVELAND — A registry of businesses owned by members of the LGBT community is being developed in time for the 2014 Gay Games scheduled for the Cleveland area in August. ...

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