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Athens Pride Rally Addresses Queer Justice, Racial Justice And Immigration

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — “Stop killing us. Stop killing Black folks. Stop killing Brown folks. Stop killing Queer folks. Stop killing Trans folks. It’s simple, yet people have a hard time understanding that. Stop killing us, period,” were the opening remarks to crowd by delfin bautista, a long know activist and one of the rally… Read More

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Merry Dragmas!


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Join Kazma Knights and The Uncorked Dolls for a Dragmas extravaganza! Featuring special guests Kari O’Knife and current reigning Miss Athens Uncorked, Kar Kar O’Daniels. Come for a night of giving and FUN! This will be our third annual toy drive for Athens Children’s Services. Bring a new children’s toy for $1 off at the… Read More

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Lawmakers Introduce Bill Prohibiting LGBTQ Discrimination

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio lawmakers have introduced a bill to forbid employment and housing discrimination against members of the LGBTQ community. The latest iteration of the Ohio Fairness Act was introduced by Democratic Rep. Michael Skindell and Republican Rep. Brett Hillyer on Wednesday. The Columbus Dispatch reports the bill’s unveiling comes about two weeks after a… Read More

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Craft Beer, Drag Queens Used to Boost Ohio LGBTQ Turnout

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A nonpartisan coalition seeking to boost turnout among Ohio’s LGBTQ voters in 2020 is launching a campaign that pairs voter registration with drag queens and craft beer. Craft the Vote kicks off Thursday at Land-Grant Brewing Company. Similar events will follow at craft breweries around the state. Organizer Brad Henry said… Read More

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Why Ohio House Leader Dropped Protection For LGBTQ Employees

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The leader of minority Democrats in the Ohio House says when the new human resources handbook came out last month, it was missing the clause that provided job protection for LGBTQ employees. She wanted to know why that clause, which was in previous handbooks, had been removed. Democratic Minority Leader Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) says the… Read More

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W.Va. Lawsuit: School Official Harassed Trans Teen in Bathroom

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a West Virginia transgender male who said an assistant principal harassed him when he tried to use the boys’ bathroom, the latest in a string of court challenges to school policies for transgender students nationwide. The lawsuit filed in state court accuses the… Read More

Catholic School Sues Ohio City Over LGBTQ Protections

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The Lyceum, a Catholic college preparatory school, is suing the city of South Euclid for its anti-discrimination laws protecting LGBTQ people. The school’s attorney says, making sexual orientation and gender identity protected classes, threatens The Lyceum’s religious freedom. Christiana Holcomb with the Alliance Defending Freedom represents The Lyceum. She says the law counters some of the school’s… Read More

Lawmakers Call For LGBTQ Protections In Ohio’s Anti-Discrimination Policy

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A group of Ohio legislators are trying to add sexual orientation and gender identity or expression into the state’s anti-discrimination law. The bill known as the “Ohio Fairness Act” would make those additions a protected class in employment, housing and other public accommodations. Right now, a person in Ohio could be fired from their job,… Read More

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W.Va. Delegate Compares Gay Community to Ku Klux Klan

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia delegate told a reporter on Friday that he thinks “the LGBTQ is a modern day version of the Ku Klux Klan.” The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports Del. Eric Porterfield made the comments after calling to discuss a story on controversial earlier comments. The Mercer Republican also told the reporter the gay… Read More

June YAP Pride Happy Hour


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Come to the June YAP Happy Hour to celebrate the unofficial wrap-up of Athens Pride Week, enjoy some delicious food and locally crafted beers, and engage in quality networking with local young professionals!  Jackie O’s Taproom (located behind Sonic on Stimson Avenue) will be hosting and catering the event.  More information on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/104326640408871/) The Southeastern… Read More

Zanesville LGBTQ Pride Night


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A Variety show with organizations tabling, guest speakers and drag entertainers celebrating Pride in Zanesville.  Message us with questions or board@seorainbow.org Speakers Nate Cole from the You Will Rise Project and Marshall Troxell from Equality Ohio  Performers include…  Boston Michaels  Xavier Monroe  Destiny Diamond  London Desmond Asia  Nicholas Halm  Dorothy Gerard-Stepp  Brady Manns  Harley Monroe  Mimi Sharp AKA Randall Scott Boylen Jr. Organizations & Merchants… TransOhio… Read More

Athens Pride Fest Dance Party with DJ Zteffen


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Athens Pride Fest is being organized by Ohio University LGBT Center, Southeast Ohio LGBTQ+ Center, Southeastern Ohio LGBT Coalition.  Athens Pride Fest is a week long celebration of solidarity, diversity, unity, and activism. Join us in celebration! We are bringing you a dance party at Casa Nueva Restaurant & Cantina with DJ Zteffen Abikanile! Doors open at 9:30PM. Dancing the… Read More