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Dialogue: LGBTQIA+ Rights Under Assault

Event Date
February 07, 2023
6 - 7 p.m. ET
WOSU Ross Community Studio – 1800 N. Pearl Street

2022 was a difficult year for the LGBTQIA+ population. A U.S. Supreme Court Justice suggested same sex marriage was unconstitutional, and state legislatures in Ohio and around the country introduced hundreds of bills targeting transgender rights. A mass shooting at gay nightclub in Colorado killed five and wounded 19. A planned Drag Storytime in Columbus attracted protesters from a white nationalist organization. Despite acceptance by most Americans, LGBTQIA+ rights are under assault. 

This edition of Dialogue will examine the state of LGBTQIA+ rights and the debate over gender-affirming medical care and will look for ways calm the debate.


Collin Marozzi, Deputy Policy Director, ACLU of Ohio

Densil Porteous, Executive Director, Stonewall Columbus

Z Tenney, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Ohio State College of Pharmacy, and Community Advocate

Moderated by: Ann Fisher, Executive Producer and Host of All Sides with Ann Fisher on 89.7 NPR News


Dialogue, a series of thought-provoking discussions about the most challenging issues facing our community and country, is produced in a unique collaboration between the John Glenn College of Public Affairs and WOSU Public Media.