gay rights

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P&G

Michael Chanak Jr. is a gay rights activist who started working for Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble (P&G) in the mid-1980s. He worked for years to get the company to add a clause to the equal employment opportunity (EEO) policy that protected the rights of gay people against discrimination at the workplace.

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Backers of gender equality legislation that’s been proposed again in Ohio say they are making slow headway in getting the civil rights protection they think the bill would afford them.

Alana Jochum with Equality Ohio says civil rights protections for LGBTQ Ohioans are being passed in Ohio’s cities, including recently in Cleveland.

“We have gone from 14 percent of Ohioans from having access to a remedy to 27 percent.”  

LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland officials unveil rendering of their new facility
KEVIN NIEDERMIER / WKSU

The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland has announced plans to greatly expand its presence in the Gordon Square Arts District on the city’s westside. As WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier reports, it will give the nation’s third oldest LGBT organization the ability to offer more to the community.

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Summit County Executive Russ Pry’s office is joining efforts to ban official business travel to North Carolina.

The move comes after that state passed a law  that prohibits cities in North Carolina from passing their own anti-discrimination laws, including those based on sexuality.