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The Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO) provides comprehensive individual and community programs for survivor advocacy and support to LGBTQI survivors of hate and bias violence, discrimination, intimate partner violence, stalking, and/or sexual assault.

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Mar 29, 2018

Advocates for Transgender Equality Filed a Lawsuit to Challenge Ohio’s Birth Certificate Policy

March 29, 2018

Media contact:
Aaron Eckhardt, Interim Executive Director
(614) 294-7867 |

COLUMBUS — Today the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, American Civil Liberties Union, and Lambda Legal announced a lawsuit challenging Ohio’s refusal to allow transgender individuals to correct the gender marker on their birth certificates, for any reason, at any time.


“It is unconscionable that Ohio continues to deny this basic right to transgender people. Without a birth certificate that aligns with who they are, our transgender citizens from Ohio are at risk of being outed and are more vulnerable to violence. It is time for Ohio to join the vast majority of states that recognize the cruelty of withholding something so vital to a person’s identity. I believe the people of Ohio are better than this and will support this change in the law.”, Says Debé Turnbull, Board president for BRAVO.


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