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Public News Service - OH: LGBTQIA Issues

Hyper-masculine attitudes and behaviors contribute to the idea that men must be strong and in control. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- "Boys will be boys." "Nice guys finish last." And "Man-up" are just some of the expressions that men may be told throughout their lifetime. While they may seem harmless, research shows such stereotypes can actually support violence. Glenn Harris is the coordinator of the En

Some 25 states, including Ohio, have athletic inclusion policies that allow transgender youth athletes to compete alongside their peers. (Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Defenders of LGBTQ rights contend new legislation in Ohio is part of a broader effort across the country to undermine equality. The bill would exclude transgender students from participating in sports that match their gender identity. HB 527 would apply to all public schools and

Supporters of the Pastor Protection Act contend it's needed to prevent tension and lawsuits regarding same-sex marriage. (qimono/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Controversial legislation in Ohio known as the Pastor Protection Act is making its way closer to the governor's desk. A Senate committee could schedule a vote this week on House Bill 36, which would protect the right of clergy members to refuse to perform weddings that viol

Fear of stigma and discrimination can make LGBT Ohioans less likely to seek medical care. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ending the fear of discrimination and creating an inclusive medical environment - those are among the goals of National LGBT Health Awareness Week, which runs through Friday. At Equitas Health in Columbus, education manager, Karen Nicosia, says there are social determinants

Pre-Exposure prophylaxis can be up to 98 percent effective at preventing HIV infections. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Health care advocates in Ohio are excited about a promising treatment to prevent the spread of HIV. Pre-Exposure prophylaxis, called PrEP, is a medication regimen that includes an anti-viral medication commonly used to treat those already diagnosed with HIV. Lindsay Marcus

In Ohio, 3.4 percent of residents identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, but support groups predict the number actually is much higher. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – June is National LGBTQ Pride Month, and health care advocates in Ohio are promoting the importance of both pride and prevention within the LGBTQ community. In Ohio, 3.4 percent of residents identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, but support groups predict the num

Experts say stigma and discrimination can contribute to poor health outcomes for LGBT individuals. (Guillaume Paumier/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- LGBTQ Ohioans have the same heath needs as anyone else but are said to be at greater risk for certain poor health outcomes. And experts say these disparities are not biological in nature. It is National LGBT Health Awareness Week, and Julie Applegate, director of Equitas Health,

Opponents of the Pastor Protection Act are convinced it would make Ohio unwelcoming to members of the LGBT community. (mensatic/morguefile)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A fast-moving religious liberties bill in Ohio is spurring concern among some advocates for the state's LGBT residents. The Pastor Protection Act, House Bill 36, received its third committee hearing Tuesday, just two weeks after it was introduced. The bill says ministers or r

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