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Many people are surprised to hear that sexual violence occurs in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community. Sadly, not only does sexual violence take place, it is happening at the same rate as in heterosexual relationships: 25% to 33% of all LGBT relationships are affected by domestic violence.
The Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO) exists to help by offering the LGBTQI community comprehensive programs for survivor advocacy and assistance caused by hate crimes, discrimination, domestic violence, and/or sexual assault.
If you or someone you know has experienced violence, threats, or intimidation BRAVO can work with you to help ensure your safety and provide the support you need.
Jul 07, 2015
Aaron Eckhardt, MSW, BRAVO Training & Technical Assistance Director
I know it can be very confusing when trying to navigate the Ohio Civil Justice System especially when trying to obtain protection from another person. During a scary and potentially dangerous time, the system can seem like a series of closed doors leading to empty hallways. There is a light at the end of those hallways and a system of protection: this article will outline the different kinds of Civil Protection Orders Ohio has to offer and when someone can request them. Also I will discuss some myths regarding the world of Protection Orders and why, if enforced, they do work.
Jul 01, 2015
Love Wins! Celebrations continue all around Ohio and the nation in the wake of the landmark Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges granting nationwide marriage equality.
As we must honor and celebrate our communities with this huge win, it is also important to know that here in Ohio LGBTQI people can still be fired, not hired, evicted, denied housing, and/or denied access to public accommodations. These forms of hate and bias violence and discrimination are still legal in Ohio.