Church and Society
Working from its headquarters in the only non-governmental building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., USA, the General Board of Church and Society uses Scripture, The Social Principles and The Book of Resolutions as its core documents. Through statements and articles, seminars, forums, internships and collaboration, Church and Society leads and challenges United Methodists to pray, study and work in areas of social concern. Its resources inform, motivate and train United Methodists on issues of social justice in the society.

Equality Ohio
Equality Ohio defends the rights of LGBTQ Ohioans. We are Ohio’s only organization dedicated solely to the civil rights of LGBTQ Ohioans. We work with partners across the wide landscape of the Ohio social justice movement.

We work in communities across the state to ensure that local laws reflect and protect LGBTQ residents. We work at the Ohio Statehouse to make sure that our state laws are fair to LGBTQ people, and that Ohio does not take a step backwards. And Equality Ohio is a voice at the federal level that represents the interest of LGBTQ Ohioans.

We hold elected leaders accountable for decisions they make that impact the LGBTQ community. In addition, we work on policy issues with healthcare facilities, corporations, service providers, and more.

Equality Ohio works on the issues affecting LGBTQ people and our communities through education, advocacy and mobilization efforts to achieve our vision: an Ohio where everyone feels at home and where equality, diversity and inclusiveness are universally valued.

Trans Ohio
TransOhio serves the Ohio transgender and ally communities by providing services, education, support, and advocacy, which promotes and improves the health, safety and life experience of the Ohio transgender individual and community. 

TransOhio is Ohio’s first and largest trans equality organization. Founded in 2005, TransOhio is dedicated to providing education, advocacy, support, and community to the Ohio greater transgender and ally communities.

From legal information to medical providers to educational resources, we can answer all your questions. Our goal is to create a safe, supportive, and healthy community for all LGBTQ+ by ensuring that important information is easily accessible and available.

Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights Campaign envisions a world where every member of the LGBTQ+ family has the freedom to live their truth without fear, and with equality under the law. We empower our 3 million members and supporters to mobilize against attacks on the most marginalized people in our community. We are more powerful together than apart, and we’ve never been more energized or more focused. Our work centers on three pillars of action to end discrimination and fight for change at every level — and for every single one of us.

Make Your Voice Heard
Do you have concerns about legislation in Ohio or at the Federal Level? Make your voice heard by making a phone call, sending an email, or writing a letter. Here are resources to help you search for your Congresspersons.

King Avenue Response

Response to Respect for Marriage Act

Respect for Marriage King Avenue United Methodist Church celebrates the Senate passage of the Respect for Marriage Act. By requiring federal recognition of and guaranteeing federal protections to same-sex and interracial …Read More

Statement on Anti-Trans Board of Education Legislation

Board of Education Anti-Trans Resolution The state's Board of Education has before them a "Resolution to Oppose the Proposed Changes to Title IX and to Affirm Parental Rights and Local Control of Ohio K-12 …Read More

Anti-LGBTQIA+ School Board Resolution

Anti-LGBTQIA+ School Board Resolution The state's Board of Education has before them a "Resolution to Support Parents, Schools, and Districts in Rejecting Harmful, Coercive, and Burdensome Gender Identity …Read More

Anti LGBTQI+ Title IX Legislation

Anti-LGBTQI+ Title IX Legislation - Information and Actions The state's Board of Education will soon be voting on a "Resolution to Support Parents, Schools, and Districts in Rejecting Harmful, Coercive, and …Read More

ALL are Welcome - A Letter to Newman Center LGBTQIA+ Persons

All Are Welcome. These three simple words change everything. At King Avenue Church we continue to do our very best to live by these three words. They are reminders to us of the love that Christ offers to the entire world, the …Read More

Response to Supreme Court Decision Regarding Roe v. Wade

Dear Ones, We would like to take a few moments with you as you are processing the recent Supreme Court ruling regarding Roe vs Wade.  We are very aware of the pain, anger, fear and anxiety that this ruling has brought …Read More

King Avenue UMC Responds to Anti-Gay & Trans Legislation

In light of the the directive by Texas Governor Greg Abbott that denigrates the lives of the LGBTQIA+ community and threatens the lives of transgender children and their families, the pastors, staff, and …Read More