March 28, 2024

Ohio’s Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming History

For Transgender Day of Visibility 2024, explore GOHI's collection of transgender and gender non-conforming history.

October 12, 2023

Call for Participants: Marking Diverse Ohio Community of Practice (CoP)

The Gay Ohio History Initiative (GOHI) at the Ohio History Connection is recruiting members for our upcoming Community of Practice (CoP)!

October 10, 2023

Remembering Dolly Divine’s Annual Halloween Drag Ball

In 1964, David Zimmer and Orn Huntington started a Halloween tradition. The Berwick Ball celebrated and supported Central Ohio's LGBTQ+ community for three decades.

October 3, 2023

The Ohio Origins of National Coming Out Day (October 11th)

Did you know one of the founders of National Coming Out Day (October 11th) is an Ohioan? Read her story and about the origins of NCOD!

June 15, 2023

Celebrating Pride by Marking Diverse Ohio

The Gay Ohio History Initiative (GOHI) is celebrating Pride by publicly announcing the launch of a 3-year project, Marking Diverse Ohio (MDO).

April 17, 2023

Oral Histories of LGBTQ+ Ohioans: A Place for Us

By Matthew Belak. LGBTQ+ Ohioans share their stories as part of Ohio History Connection's GOHI Project.

October 28, 2022

Oral Histories of LGBTQ+ Veterans

May 2, 2022

Raising the Bar: The Columbus Pacesetters

Women have played football in Ohio for decades. In 1965, women’s football teams from Akron and Cleveland began playing games across the Midwest.

February 22, 2022

Lesbian Bars in Ohio and Beyond

November 29, 2021

The Bryan Knedler Collection

Recently the Gay Ohio History Initiative received a new collection from former Ohio native, Bryan Knedler. There is a lot to learn from Knedler’s documentation of his life.