EqualityToledo Volunteer Meetings, 2nd Tuesdays EqualityToledo will have monthly volunteer meetings this year. These monthly meetings will keep volunteers involved in helping with office duties, assisting with event planning, staffing display tables and assisting with fundraisers. Volunteer Meetings will be held the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at the Pride Center 419 located in the Collingwood Art Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd. in Toledo. Contact ET at info@equalitytoledo.org if you have any questions.





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Whether your interest is civil rights, marriage equality, HIV/AIDS support, religious support, coming out, bars and local entertainment, counseling, allied supporters or purely social, we hope you find what you are looking for here at TAGALA.


Nick Komives is New Equality Toledo Executive Director    Equality Toledo has appointed Mr. Nick Komives as their new Executive Director. Komives experience includes work for several non-profits including America Votes and Why Marriage Matters Ohio. Currently he is serving as a Development Officer at United Way of Toledo. Mr. Komives began his studies at Owens Community College as an Honors Students in the General AA concentration program where he developed his skills as a community activist. While attending Owens, he worked closely with administration to add gender identity and sexual orientation to the non-discrimination policies in the student handbook and other LGBT inclusion initiatives. After his time at Owens, Nick continued his studies at the University of Toledo in the Law and Social Thought Program.

LBGT Historic Archives launches Facebook Page The Toledo Area LGBT Historical Archives launched a Facebook page on January 1st of this year. The page already has 950 followers and growing daily. Toledo Area LGBT Historical Archive organizer Rich Cornett said “Archive members are encouraged to donate items to the local archives, post pictures, share memories and information, reconnect with old friends and make new ones and learn about the history of the Toledo LGBT community.” For more info call Rick Cornett (419) 470-3937.


Toledo Mpowerment is excited to announce the launch of its new website: www.ToledoMpowerment.com

The website has been a long term goal of the program and thanks to funding from the John Domrose Foundation, we were finally able to see it come to life. While the program has always had a presence on Facebook, which has afforded us access to our target demographic, this website allows us to engage them on a much deeper level.

Participants will be provided a full spectrum of prevention resources on the site. Those resources include HIV/STI testing information, safe-sex strategies, links to community resources, and information about the Toledo Mpowerment program and its offerings. The website also provides the ability for us to reach out in new and exciting ways with member-driven blog content, an easy to navigate photo album, and direct news-feeds tied in that highlight the activity of our Facebook page and Instagram account.

The website will allow us to reach out to more people and engage them in more ways than we have ever previously had the ability to. I want to thank the John Domrose Foundation again for believing in our project and helping us make the website a reality.

Toledo Domestic Partner Declaration  For Toledo Domestic Partner Declaration forms, go to www.equalitytoledo.org.  These must be notarized and taken to the Clerk of Council's office or mailed in with a $25 check or cash.

One Government Center
640 Jackson
Suite 2120
Toledo, Ohio 43604

Office hours are M-F 8:00 a.m - 4:45 p.m.


Ohio Changes Driver's License Gender Marker Policy   Effective Monday, September 14, 2009, transgender Ohioans can change the gender marker on their driver's license without having full sex reassignment surgery. The Ohio Department of Public Safety plans to update its online access to the new form. Until then the Department asks interested parties to contact them at 1-614-752-7500 for more information. This policy change is the direct result of grassroots activism with support from statewide organizations including Equality Ohio, TransOhio and TransFamily.


Resource Updates:

New Names for Downtown Bars - Rip Cord and Blush bars on Erie St. have been sold and are under new ownership by Ray Henderson. Both bars will remain gay establishments as they undergo major renovations and name changes. The new name for the Rip Cord will be Mojo. Blush at 117 N. Erie is now Legends Showclub and has been totally remolded. Legends will be open Thursday through Saturdays with shows starting at 11 pm. On Sundays shows start at 8:00 pm with national, regional and local drag entertainers.



Pride Multi-faith Service, Aug 28

There will a Toledo Pride 2015 Multifaith Service on Friday, August 28, 7:30 pm, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 316 Adams St, downtown


Toledo Pride 2015, August 28-30

The weekend of August 28, and 30 is Toledo Pride 2015! In 2014, the annual event welcomed nearly 18,000 people to Promenade Park for Toledo Pride. This year the Toledo Pride will once again be holding:

  • Toledo Pride Nite Glo 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run KISS ‘N’ Drag

  • Toledo Pride Parade

  • Toledo Pride Festival with over 100 vendors and entertainment all day and night

  • Sunday FUNday.

For more information will be posted soon on www.toledopride.com


BG Pride Picnic, Sept 5

    The 3rd Annual Bowling Green Ohio Pride Picnic Rescheduled Date is Saturday, September 5 at 11:00am at Bowling Green City Park in Bowling Green, Ohio.

    The Bowling Green Ohio Pride Picnic is a celebration of diversity in our community. Everyone is invited so please bring your family and friends and a dish to share. The Kiwanis Shelter & Martin Shelter Bowling Green City Park From 11am-3pm.

    Due to being in a public park we ask PLEASE no alcohol! The Picnic is partnering with The Brown Bag Food Project Wood County Ohio and they are asking people to bring non perishable items or toiletries to donate to help feed families in Wood County.




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