GOHI Projects

GOHI is a multi-part project designed to educate Ohioans and raise awareness about GLBT citizens and our place in the fabric of our state.  Some of these projects GOHI has established include:


GOHI has been working to establish an archive of GLBT- related collections is continuously adding items.  You can view the GOHI collection at the Ohio Historical Society and on Ohio Memory.

Historical Markers

We are seeking public input to identify the people, places, events and organizations important to the history of Ohio’s GLBT community so that our history across Ohio can be commemorated with permanent historical markers.   Visit Remarkable Ohio to view the Natalie Clifford Barney marker in Dayton, OH.

Informative Banners

Two sets of banners have been created to celebrate GLBT Ohioans and gay rights activism within the state and to educate both GLBT and straight Ohioans.  These traveling banners can be seen at the various festivals and events that GOHI attends around the state.

 ·       Pride of Ohio is a set of three banners that showcase eighteen GLBT Ohioans.  These banners illustrate the contributions, achievements, and accomplishments made by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Ohioans.

·         A Brief History traces the emergence and evolution of GLBT pride parades in Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, and Toledo. These banners provide a timeline as well as information about attendance and speakers. The banners also illustrate how these parades impacted and were impacted by local and national events.