LGBTQ+ youth


Vouchers awards public Ohio tax dollars to discriminatory private religious schools

BY: - September 19, 2023

Public financing of parochial school prejudice is the law in Ohio. Take a minute to process, I’ll wait. The state has opened its coffers to Catholic schools that discriminate. The overwhelming amount of Ohio’s voucher money — free taxpayer money to offset private and religious school tuition — goes to Catholic schools.  The Catholic Diocese […]

Federal judge allows Ohio school policy on transgender bathroom use

BY: - August 8, 2023

A federal judge has ruled that an Ohio school district can go forward with a policy allowing trans students to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity. “Not every contentious debate, concerning matters of public importance, presents a cognizable federal lawsuit,” U.S. District Judge Michael J. Newman wrote in his decision. A group of […]

LGBTQ+ youth would be put at greater risk of homelessness under Ohio forced outing bill

BY: - July 10, 2023

The Ohio State University campus area is a home many teens choose as they transition to their burgeoning adulthood. For MD Sitzes, it wasn’t a choice. In the late 1990s, Sitzes came out as queer, and with a parent who couldn’t handle the situation, they were forced out and lived on the streets of Columbus. […]