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Ohio is No Place for Hate: Our Statement on HB616

Monday, June 6, 2022

June 6, 2022 YWCA Columbus stands with our coalition partners against House Bill 616, colloquially named the “Don’t Say Gay, Don’t Say Race” bill. We believe that Ohio’s schools should be filled with opportunities for gaining an honest education, safety, and the affirmation of all students, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation.… Continue Reading Ohio is No Place for Hate: Our Statement on HB616

Until All of Us Are Safe

Saturday, May 21, 2022

May 21, 2022 In the aftermath of the recent racially motivated massacre in Buffalo, New York, we took a necessary moment to pause and process this trauma. For Black people and other communities of color across our city and nation, the continuous string of lynchings is not just extremely heartbreaking, but also a constant reminder… Continue Reading Until All of Us Are Safe

Acting Against HB454 – Until Gender Justice, Just Is

Thursday, May 19, 2022

YWCA Columbus stands with our partners in support of public health and LGBTQ+ protections for transgender and non-binary youth. As highlighted by Equality Ohio, if passed into law, “HB454 would interfere with healthcare and youth safety by prohibiting: referrals for medicalized treatments for Gender Dysphoria (defined as, ‘clinically significant distress or impairment caused by a… Continue Reading Acting Against HB454 – Until Gender Justice, Just Is

YWCA Statement on Buffalo Shooting

Monday, May 16, 2022

YWCA Statement on Buffalo Shooting May 16, 2022   “Today, Black families in Buffalo woke up without someone they loved, someone they depended on, someone they laughed with, someone they cried on…only because they were Black in America. These horrific shootings are not the result of a lone extremist or an individual suffering from a… Continue Reading YWCA Statement on Buffalo Shooting