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Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, September 26:

  • Cuyahoga County passes LGBTQ ordinance;
  • Cedar Point fined for safety violations;
  • Cleveland agrees to pay $3.7 million to family of Euclid man shot by off-duty officer;
  • University of Akron receives grant for sexual misconduct prevention programs;
  • Advocates raise concern over now-closed psychiatric unit Aultman Hospital in Stark;

Cuyahoga County passes LGBTQ ordinance

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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

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AKRON PRIDE FEST

Akron’s second annual Pride Festival takes place this Saturday, and organizers are dealing with a number of challenges connected with the rapidly growing event.

Organizers of this year’s Pride Festival have had to start turning away vendors due to limited space in Hardesty Park. The steering committee is also expecting protestors – something that didn’t happen last year. A flyer has been circulating online asking for “Prayer Warriors” to surround the park.

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Here are your morning headlines for Friday, March 9:

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CORRECTION: An LGBT health care center will be a part of Lakewood Family Health Center. The original article indicated the center will be converted into an LGBT health care center.

Two Cleveland hospitals are taking steps to better care for LGBT patients.

The Cleveland Clinic and MetroHealth created LGBT health care centers within their facilities.

One part of the project asks patients to write down pronouns they prefer to go by, which helps physicians form morerespectful relationships with the patients.

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LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER OF GREATER CLEVELAND

A community center on Cleveland’s east side will be the first in Ohio to receive a LGBT civil rights historical marker.

The LGBT Community Center in Gordon Square has been around since 1975.

Councilman Kerry McCormack says the center has played a major role in the history of LGBT rights in Ohio.

Cleveland Will Have Two Major Gay Pride Events This June

Feb 10, 2017
Quinn Dombrowski

Last year Cleveland almost didn’t have a gay pride celebration for the first time in more than a quarter century. This June it’s going to have two.

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Organizers are calling the "Pride in the CLE" festival over the weekend a success. They say it shows the great working relationship between city leaders and the LGBT community.

The event was put together in less than two weeks, following the cancelation of the annual Cleveland Pride Parade. Its organizers had cited safety concerns.

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QUINN DOMBROWSKI

The new Cleveland pride festival should be a safe event according to the head of the city’s police union. The organizer of the original “Cleveland Pride Festival” cancelled that event last week over unknown safety concerns.  But members of the LGBT community and the city quickly put together a replacement event called “Pride in the C-L-E.” WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier reports on what’s being done to keep it safe.           

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A replacement event is being planned for Cleveland’s 28th annual gay pride festival that was canceled last week over safety concerns. Disappointment over the cancelation has spurred a grassroots effort to put together another festival.

Representatives from Cleveland’s LGBT community and the City of Cleveland met Sunday to start the planning. City Councilman Kerry McCormack was part of the gathering.

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KEVIN NIEDERMIER / WKSU

Legislation giving transgender people the legal right to use the restroom or locker room that fits their gender identity is expected to be passed by Cleveland City Council tonight.            

The measure, introduced in 2013, changes the city’s existing  non-discrimination law, which says private business owners with public accommodations can dictate which restroom or shower a person should use regardless of gender identity.

LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland officials unveil rendering of their new facility
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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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The Human Rights Campaign Foundation

A new report by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation shows that cities across the U.S. are improving the way that members of the LGBT community are included in the places they live.

WKSU’s Michael Bratton has more on the report and how Ohio measures up.

The 2015 Municipal Equality Index examines city policies, laws and services and then rates them on a 100-point scale based on inclusiveness.