Toledo Domestic Partnership Registry
To register, Click Here for the Domestic Partner Registry form, fill it out, have it notarized, and take or mail it with $25.00 to the Clerk of Council's office at:
One Government Center, Suite 2120
Toledo, OH 43604
Office open: Weekdays 8:00am - 4:45pm
Interested in Volunteering for Equality Toledo?
Just fill out the volunteer application on the website or email us at email@example.com. Volunteer meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Pride Center 419 located in the Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd.
We have a lot of exciting projects coming up and look forward to working with you. If you have any ideas for projects or events, don't be shy send us an email and share.
EqualityToledo is collaborating with RAY (Rainbow Area Youth, a support group for LGBTQ youth), to help with donations for their meetings. To learn more and how you can help please click here!
DOMA Overturned, Now What?
4/14/14 - Federal Judge Timothy Black struck down a portion Ohio’s
harmful marriage ban—ruling that Ohio must respect marriages of same-sex
couples who have legally wed in other states.
The ruling will be stayed for now, however, this is amazing news for our state and a step in the direction towards marriage equality.
Why Marriage Matters Ohio
EqualityToledo believes that Ohio, like
the rest of the country, is well on its way to achieving full marriage
equality. However, the campaign for marriage equality must be
strategic, responsible and in partnership with state
and national organizations that have been at the forefront of the LGBT
movement. That is why Equality Toledo supports the campaign of Why Marriage Matters Ohio.
Why Marriage Matters Ohio was launched
in September, 2013 by the Equality Ohio Education Fund, the American
Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Ohio, and national organizations
Freedom to Marry and the Human Rights Campaign
Foundation, as a grassroots public education campaign to build support
for marriage equality in Ohio.
On Sunday, October 20, 2013 before EqualityToledo's annual meeting Mark
Mockensturm, Attorney at Law, gave an informative presentation
titled DOMA Overturned, Now What? The presentation included a discussion
on what the Supreme Court decision means for Ohio couples. Mark's
presentation helped to clarify some issues for couples, although the
patchwork state laws leave many unanswered questions. To learn more, read Mark's handout from the presentation.
The 2014 Gay Games
One of the biggest sports and cultural festivals in the world comes to Ohio
August 9-16, 2014.
Cleveland+Akron, Ohio, expects to welcome more than 10,000 participants from more than 65 countries.
The 2014 Gay Games is about fun, games and culture too.
To learn more, click here.
KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS
Kroger has created a fundraising program for non-profits called Community Rewards. Last fiscal year, EqualityToledo earned $1,581.81. Please assist us with continuing this earning. To participate, just register your Kroger Rewards Card online at www.krogercommunityrewards.com using EqualityToledo's organization name and/or ET's NPO number 81859.
Members must also re-enroll every April so if you did not re-enroll this year, please do so. The Kroger Rewards Program allows Kroger shoppers to donate money to EqualityToledo just by swiping their Kroger card each time they shop. That means that you do not actually donate the money, but Kroger does it for you when you shop at their store and swipe your Kroger card. We need you, so please consider enrolling today.
To register online: Visit www.krogercommunityrewards.com
Thank you for your continued support!
If you missed the show "8" below is a YouTube recording. Enjoy!
Does Your School have a GSA? Would you like one? EqualityToledo, Rainbow Area Youth (RAY) and AIDS Resource Center Ohio have teamed up and want to help you!
Did you know...
• 9 out of 10 students hear homophobic remarks regularly in their schools?
• Nearly two out of three students feel unsafe in schools because of their sexual orientation, and one out of three feel unsafe because of their gender expression?
• Schools with GSAs reported less homophobic remarks, and less victimization related to sexual orientation and/or gender identity (GLSEN, 2010)
Gay Straight Alliances are student-initiated and student-run clubs in public and private schools. GSAs seek to provide safe and affirming environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and ally youth to meet and discuss sexual orientation and gender identity issues.
For more information on starting a GSA, contact Gay Straight Alliance Toledo at 419-241-9444 ext 406.
EqualityToledo is a member
of the Community Shares
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received a grant from the
Foundation to implement
A Caring Response:
Learning to Give Care to
LGBT Older Adults. This
project will educate our
community about the needs
of the LGBT elder population
and train providers working
with our elders to be fair and competent.
According to Outing Age 2010:
• Four out of five LGBT elders
say they don't trust the
• Fifty percent of nursing
home workers said their
fellow workers would be
intolerant of LGBT people.
• Fifty percent of LGBT elders
live alone, compared to
33% of the general
If you are interested in
learning more about how to
host a training on the
important topic of LGBT
aging, please contact us
To learn more about LGBT
aging issues go to:
Caring and Aging With Pride: http://caringandaging.org/
The Joint Commission Field
Guide on Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence and Patient-
and Family-Centered Care
for the Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community : http://www.jointcommission.