Ohio’s statewide LGBTQ+ advocacy and education organization.
Elevate, Push Back and Give to Equality Ohio on GiveOUT Day
Welcome to GiveOUT Day, the largest LGBTQ+ giving day of the year! Today, we invite you to elevate our strengths, push back against adversity, and support LGBTQ+ equality by donating to a statewide organization that empowers and uplifts LGBTQ+ Ohioans.
Facing the Challenges: Anti-LGBTQ+ Bills
This year, the LGBTQ+ community has faced unprecedented challenges with the introduction of anti-LGBTQ+ bills in Ohio, mimicking national trends. These bills aim to undermine our hard-fought work to galvanize lived and legal equality. Discrimination, exclusion, and misinformation have once again reared their heads, reminding us of the importance of our collective efforts.
Your Donation Makes a Difference
Empowering LGBTQ+ Communities: By donating to Equality Ohio on GiveOUT Day, you contribute to elevating LGBTQ+ Ohioans in the face of adversity. We provide crucial resources, support, and advocacy to ensure that the voices of LGBTQ+ Ohioans are heard, their rights are protected, and their well-being is nurtured.
Fighting Discrimination: Our Defenders of Equality community level membership is $5/month. This enables us to actively fight against discriminatory legislation and policies that target the LGBTQ+ community. They work tirelessly to challenge anti-LGBTQ+ bills through legal action, grassroots organizing, and public awareness campaigns. With your support, we can push back against these harmful measures and create an Ohio that celebrates all who live and work here.
Promoting Education and Awareness: We play a vital role in promoting education and awareness about the issues affecting our community. Through workshops, professional training programs, and outreach initiatives, we strive to dismantle misinformation, foster understanding, and build bridges of change. Your donation helps ensure that these essential educational efforts continue, fostering a more inclusive and informed Ohio.
Supporting Legal Well-being: Anti-LGBTQ+ bills and discrimination have a profound impact on the legal well-being of LGBTQ+ individuals, especially the majority of LGBTQ+ Ohioans who live, work or attend school in unprotected areas. Equality Ohio and our Attorney Referral Network provide critical legal services, continuing education courses, and community resources to help LGBTQ+ Ohioans navigate legal issues and cultivate resilience. By donating, you contribute to the creation of safe spaces and the provision of essential legal resources for our community.
Together, We Thrive
On GiveOUT Day, let us come together as a community to show our resilience, determination, and strength. Your donation, no matter the size, will have a profound impact on the lives of LGBTQ+ individuals across Ohio. Together, we can push back against discriminatory legislation, create lasting change, and thrive.
Donate one-time today, or join Defenders of Equality now and be part of the movement for LGBTQ+ equality. Together, we are unstoppable.
(Note that all who join Defenders of Equality on or before June 30th will receive 100% discount codes for our TransJoy 2023 Pride Pack t-shirt and sticker. Thank you for supporting Equality, Ohio.)
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We have a physical presence in Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus and are flexible throughout the state.
The Equality Ohio Legal Clinic provides free legal support to LGBTQ+ Ohioans with incomes at or below 300% of the federal poverty line.
Attorneys are physically located in Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus, and service is available statewide. To begin the intake process, please fill out our online intake form or call 1-855-LGBT-LAW.
Equality Ohio (a 501c4 organization) and Equality Ohio Education Fund (a 501c3 organization) was born in 2005, out of a need to provide life affirming services to LGBTQ+ Ohioans. Our mission is to identify and transform systems and institutions so that LGBTQ+ Ohioans can fully access legal and lived equality. Our vision is an Ohio where people are welcome, affirmed and flourishing.