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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, state, and federal levels. According ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Stolen Moments: An Intergenerational Conversation with Cleveland’s LGBTQ+ Community

The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland (The Center) is proud to partner with the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage to present Stolen Moments, a theatrical, multi-media storytelling event featuring ...

Meet the LGBTQ+ Representative on Cleveland’s Community Relations Board, Sherry Bowman

Sherry Bowman is a native Clevelander who has been a longstanding activist and organizer for the LGBTQ+ and African American community. In 2006, Sherry noted an absence of information regarding ...