Greater Cleveland LGBT Community Center

A collection of Northeast Ohio transgender and LGBT advocacy groups on Friday discussed the death of Lea Rayshon Daye, a Black transgender woman, in the Cuyahoga County Jail.

Daye was found unresponsive by corrections officers at the jail Sunday morning, according to a press release from the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless. She had been in custody for 105 days, according to the release.

photo of Daniel Hamilton

MetroHealth is opening a permanent clinic Tuesday at the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland – specifically to treat LGBTQ patients.

After nearly two decades in a basement, the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland on Friday will officially be out in its new home.

The spacious 15,000 sq. ft, two-story building with lots of windows in the Gordon Square Arts District is a far cry from that basement.

The center will still offer outreach, education and training programs, as well as new programs taking advantage of more space and amenities like a state-of-the-art kitchen.

The center is for the LGBT community, but also for the greater community, Executive Director Phyllis Harris says.

LGBTQ pride flag

Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, September 19:

  • Cuyahoga County considers making LGBT discrimination illegal;
  • Summa Health's emergency program gets denied;
  • Ohio Statehouse Museum to showcase the state's earliest constitutions;
  • Quicken Loans Arena to receive $185M upgrades;
  • Indians Corey Kluber stikes out 11 in win over White Sox;

Cuyahoga County considers making LGBT discrimination illegal