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Press Release: LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland Awarded Transformational Grant from The George Gund Foundatio

The foundation’s $300,000 gift supports The Center’s goal to serve Cleveland’s thriving LGBTQ+ community in new and innovative ways for years to come.   Press Contact: Eric Hayes EHayes@LGBTCleveland.org (216)651-5428 x 108   11.21.18 – (PRESS RELEASE) – This week, The George Gund Foundation awarded more than $14 million in grants to community partners including …

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Rainbow Wave? History Made in the 2018 Midterm Elections

By Eric Hayes & Greg Lukach The election on November 6th was charged with speculation about “blue waves,” “red walls,” and other predictions about which way the balance of power would lean. Regardless of what expectations were set for political parties, one thing is for sure: LGBTQ+ candidates made waves this year at the local, …

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Actor Daniel Fisher-Golden Discusses His Titular Role in Huckleberry, a New Film About the Moral Dilemmas Faced by a Trans Teen in Late-90s Rural Ohio

Ohio native Roger Hill started to write Huckleberry 20 years ago when he was just a senior in high school in Youngstown, Ohio. The film centers around Huckleberry, an 18-year-old transgender male from a poor Ohio community, who’s navigating a particularly intense year in his life. But even though the film is set in the …

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Dangerous, Oppressive, and Impossible: Redefining Sex to Erase Trans People

Eric Hayes, Communications and Development Coordinator The Memo In mid-October, the New York Times discovered a leaked memo from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  The memo contained a proposal to adopt a strict, unified definition of gender as an unchangeable male or female based on the genitals a person is born …

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Update: New Building Progress

So much has happened since our last construction update! We’ve poured a new driveway apron at the site. Footers have been poured and the masonry foundation has been laid. Electrical conduits have been installed. The elevator shaft and stairway walls have been built 2 stories high. In the coming week we expect to see a …

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Take Control of the Narrative: VOTE

Eric Hayes, Communications and Development Coordinator The LGBTQ+ community comes together to celebrate, remember, and support each other in a multitude of ways throughout the year. Each October we honor the rich history of the LGBTQ+ movement, the individuals who have inspired us, and milestones we have reached as a community as we celebrate LGBTQ+ …

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Victory in Cuyahoga County!

Eric Hayes, Communications and Development Coordinator On Tuesday, September 25th, the Cuyahoga County Council made history with the passage of Ordinance 02018-0009, a county-wide measure barring discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations that includes protections for sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. This ordinance also creates a Human Rights Commission—a three-person body to adjudicate complaints …

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Meet Kevin Schmotzer, LGBTQ+ Liaison to the City of Cleveland

Kevin Schmotzer has been working for the city of Cleveland for 20 years. He currently works for the Department of Economic Development, helping the city get funding for small business entrepreneurs and to attract businesses to Downtown and into the neighborhoods. He lives in the Ohio City neighborhood with his husband, Lawrence, and their pugs. …

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UPDATE: New Building Progress

A lot of progress has been made since our last update: The basement has been waterproofed, backfilled, and the ground re-leveled. Plumbing lines have been completed for the basement. Slabs and foundation pieces left from prior building have been demolished and removed from the site. We’ve cut into Detroit Avenue to begin excavating and replacing …

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Support Protections for LGBTQ+ People in Cuyahoga County

In the state of Ohio, it is legal to be fired from a job, denied housing, or refused service in a public business because of your sexual orientation or gender identity. This year, the Ohio General Assembly granted a hearing for the first time in 9 years to the Ohio Fairness Act, a law that …

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