LGBT

Gay rights
12:29 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Five local companies get high marks from HRC

Human Rights Campaign
Credit Provided / HRC

A week after releasing its ranking of cities, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has graded American corporations on how friendly they are to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender employees.  The HRC looked at 26 employers in Ohio and gave a perfect score to half of them, including three in Cincinnati.

Search corporations' rankings at the HRC website.

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Cincinnati Edition - 513-419-7100
2:30 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Cincinnati pilots HUD program to assist homeless LGBTQ youth

  LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning) youth are dramatically over-represented in the homeless youth population. Across the country, from 25 to 40% of homeless youth identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. A program designed to educate the public, reduce the problem and help these severely at-risk kids stay off the streets was recently introduced in Cincinnati. The National LGBTQ Youth Homelessness Prevention Initiative, led by the U.S.

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Cincinnati Edition
1:30 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Judge Issues TRO in Gay Marriage Case

Attorney Al Gerhardstein represented the same-sex couple
Holly Yurchison / WVXU

  A Federal Judge in Cincinnati issued a temporary restraining order which will allow a Cincinnati gay couple who were married in Maryland to have their marriage recognized in Ohio. Maryanne Zeleznik talks with the couple’s attorney, Al Gehardstein, about  what the case could mean for other gay couples in the state.

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St. Patrick's Day Parade
3:12 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Several council members withdraw from St. Patrick's Day Parade protesting exclusion of LGBT group

Credit www.cincystpatsparade.com

Several council members are refusing to march in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade this weekend because a gay rights group was not allowed to participate.

Josh Wagoner with The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) says the group was notified Thursday that it was prohibited from marching in the parade.

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Cincinnati Police
4:43 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Chief Craig appoints LGBT liaison

Cincinnati Police Chief James Craig at an earlier news conference

The Cincinnati Police Chief is appointing the city's first ever liaison with the gay and lesbian community.

Equality Cincinnati Board President Matt Murray says it is extremely encouraging that Chief James Craig is appointing an officer as the police liaison for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

"It's to build a comfort level with the LGBT community to know that if they need these safety departments they can do it without discrimination and feel comfortable that they're going to be treated fairly and equally."

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