Equality Ohio is your statewide organization working for legal and lived equality for all LGBTQ Ohioans. Locally and statewide, we train and coordinate the efforts of thousands of volunteers and experts to move the needle of change forward across Ohio.
Because Ohio's legislature has failed to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination, we're going city-by-city.
And we're making tremendous progress.
In June 2016, 17.91% of Ohioans lived in areas where it is illegal to discriminate against someone just because they are LGBTQ.
Since last June, we've educated communities and leaders in 5 cities across Ohio. In those 5 cities, it is no longer legal to discriminate against LGBTQ people.
Today that number is 21.14%. Because of Equality Ohio Education Fund's work, 2.45m Ohioans live in areas with protections for LGBTQ people, up from 2.07m last June.
And we'll keep going until we are at 100%.