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Today is 151st anniversary of the U.S. Civil War (and reasons why that matters)

Today is 151st anniversary of the U.S. Civil War (and reasons why that matters)

Today is the 151st anniversary of the beginning of U.S. Civil War. The war between the states redefined our nation and still has an enormous effect on our lives today. And some incredibly important legislation, the Reconstruction amendments, was born out of the conflict. The 13th Amendment officially outlaws slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime. Then-President Abraham Lincoln and … Continue reading

Ohio voters oust Rep. Schmidt, yet people continue to degrade “Mean Jean”

Ohio voters oust Rep. Schmidt, yet people continue to degrade “Mean Jean”

In a surprising upset, incumbent Rep. Jean Schmidt lost the Republican primary for the Ohio 2nd Congressional district to political newbie Brad Wenstrup, who took home 49 percent of the vote. Wenstrup’s first political campaign was in 2009, when he unsuccessfully challenged Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory. The second district spans the Ohio River from the east side of Cincinnati … Continue reading

LGBT racial minority hit hard by social and financial inequality

LGBT racial minority hit hard by social and financial inequality

Black* members of the LGBT community experience stark social, economic and health disparities compared to the general population and their straight black and white LGBT counterparts, according to a Center for American Progress report. Data in the report emphasized the intersections of the black racial identity with sexual orientation and gender identity, revealing: Families headed by … Continue reading

It’s my three year blogiversary!

It’s my three year blogiversary!

Today, I’m toasting to Stuff Queer People Need To Know. It’s been three years since my first post, which was pretty much a repost of an article on a gay man attacked in Dayton. My first original piece on the University of Cincinnati’s LGBT center opening went up a few days later. Quite a bit has changed … Continue reading