transgender rights

Riley Gaines testifies in support of Ohio bill blocking trans athletes and gender-affirming care

BY: - November 29, 2023

A former University of Kentucky swimmer who has been very outspoken against competing and sharing a locker room with transgender athlete Lia Thomas testified in support of a bill that would prevent trans athletes from participating in Ohio women’s sports.  Riley Gaines told the Ohio Senate Government Oversight Committee how her and Thomas both had […]

Catholic Diocese of Cleveland’s new policy rejects transgender people, same sex couples

BY: - September 12, 2023

The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland created a new policy around gender identity and sexuality, and more than 80 schools around Northeast Ohio will have to follow what the Diocese calls “God’s Intentional Design.” The Catholic church was the first real community Eliana Turan had. She was forced out at age 12, she said. “While I […]

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 […]

“An attack on all trans people,” transgender youth speak out against Ohio legislation

BY: - July 3, 2023

Nathan Alvarez is used to people laughing or snickering at him when he uses the men’s bathroom.  Despite that, the 15-year-old says his high school is one place he doesn’t have to worry about that happening because they have a couple of gender neutral bathrooms and anyone can use the men and women’s restroom.  But […]

New bill would ban transgender students from using bathroom that matches gender identity

BY: - May 26, 2023

A bill banning transgender students from being able to use the bathroom and locker room that aligns with their gender identity was recently introduced by a pair of Ohio Republican legislators.  House Bill 183 — introduced by state Rep. Beth Lear, R-Galena, and state Rep. Adam Bird, R-New Richmond — would require K-12 schools and […]


Fighting anti-trans legislation is suicide prevention

BY: - March 24, 2022

I’m trans. This year I turn 30, and my teenage self would be beyond surprised — not just at the joys that fill my life, but the fact that I’m alive at all.  I’m part of the last generation that didn’t quite have the language for the feelings that flooded us as kids. I didn’t […]

Ohio representatives file new anti-trans bill, targeting health care providers

BY: - October 21, 2021

Ohio House lawmakers are running back a fight over trans youth in the state. But this time, instead of focusing on school sports, the proposal would prohibit offering minors any kind of gender affirming treatment — from hormones to surgery. The measure, H.B. 454, puts the onus on health care providers by defining that treatment […]

Supreme Court affirms transgender rights in declining to hear Virginia school bathroom case

BY: - June 29, 2021

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that it will not hear a case of a transgender student in Virginia who was barred from using the boys’ bathroom, a decision that affirms lower-court rulings that said treating transgender students differently violates federal law. Justices on the top court offered no comment in declining to take […]