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When the Archdiocese of Cincinnati presented a new employment contract for educators, it included a morality clause forbidding public support of the "homosexual lifestyle." The move sparked online petitions and protests from teachers and students. Amid the controversy, the Archdiocese updated the language of the contract, changing "public support" to "advocacy," but Archdiocese officials maintain that the changes were not in response to the backlash.

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.

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Over 110,000 people are expected to attend Cincinnati's 45th annual Pride Parade and festival this Saturday, June 23. The parade will kick off at 11 a.m. followed by a festival at Sawyer Point at noon. 

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The Cincinnati Pride parade takes place Saturday, June 23, and organizers tell WVXU they expect more than 100,000 people to attend the 45th year of the Queen City's parade and festival. 

Vice President Mike Pence is set to visit Columbus on Friday, June 15, to tout the new federal tax reform plan. He’ll be met outside the Columbus Renaissance hotel with what protesters are calling the “Big LGBTQ Dance Party.”

New Study Highlights Issues Facing LGBTQ Youth

Jun 7, 2018
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As LGBTQ awareness month gets under way this June, advocates are working to bring light to issues affecting LGBTQ youth. The Human Rights Campaign today released a study in conjunction with the University of Connecticut showing that over 12,000 LGBTQ youth participants -- more than 600 of them from Ohio -- face high levels of stress, bullying, exclusion, sexual harassment and assault. 

Business groups are calling on lawmakers to pass a bill that would add sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes in discrimination laws. The coalition of companies sees added benefits going beyond civil rights.

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GLSEN Greater Cincinnati is a local chapter of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network. The organization works for safe, respectful K-12 schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

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