Ohio Youth Advocates Stand Up for LGBTQIA+ Rights

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Youth Advocates Stand Up for LGBTQIA+ Rights

We The People coalition sponsors grassroots community townhall to address ongoing rise in discriminatory legislation in Ohio and nationwide


Cleveland, OH (February 2, 2024) – Young advocates from across the metropolitan Cleveland area will lead a grassroots townhall Saturday to address ongoing attacks on the LGBTQIA+ community and the rise of discriminatory legislation in Ohio and nationwide. The event is part of the We The People National March campaign.


In 2023, more than 530 anti-LGBTQIA+ bills were introduced in statehouses across the country, including Ohio, according to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). HRC adds 74 pieces of discriminatory legislation against the LGBTQIA+ community have been signed into law. Locally, the Ohio House of Representatives passed HB 8, a bill modeled after Florida’s “Don’t Say LGBTQ+” bill, and HB 68, which, as amended, would prohibit gender affirming care for transgender youth as well as ban transgender students from participating in school sports consistent with their gender identity.


WHAT:             Youth-led Community Townhall Addressing Attacks on the LGBTQIA+ Community


WHEN:             Saturday, February 3, 2024

2:00pm EST


WHERE:           AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland

2829 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH



Launched in 2023 in response to the hateful legislation spreading across the U.S. that seeks to criminalize immigrants, sexuality, gender expression, Blackness, homelessness, religious freedom, and the teaching of vital history, the We the People coalition is comprised of advocates, mobilizers and community leaders fighting for fundamental constitutional rights.  To learn more, go to wtpmarch.org.



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