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Trans* Participants Needed for Survey

I’m a senior at Otterbein University who is desperately trying to finish my Honors thesis so I can graduate. I’m a Psychology and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies double major (with an Equine minor, but that has no bearing on my study). My study is on sex and gender difference in mental rotation.

This study isn’t the best, but I’m hoping to use it to increase trans awareness at Otterbein. The study consists of a mental rotation task, questions about hormonal medication usage, and Personal Attributes Questionnaire. It takes about 20 minutes to complete.

To complete my study, I need 40 trans* participants (transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, etc). The first 40 trans* participants will receive a $5 Amazon gift certificate. Currently, only three people have signed up for the gift certificates, so there are plenty left.

You can access my study at the link below:

If you could help me by distributing my study to any trans* folks who wouldn’t mind helping me out, I would greatly appreciate it. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

IRB approval number is HS # 11/12-23a.

Participants being sought for Trans Health Research

Ariel Baumwell a graduate student in the Gender and Women’s Studies Department at UW-Madison and a Student Patient Advocate for the Center for Patient Partnerships is looking for participants for a research study.  You are receiving this email because you are an organization which has transgender and LGBT members or are an individual who may be interested in the study.  Your email address was obtained via a google search for transgender related organizations.  If this is something your group may be interested in would you be willing to forward this to your list serve or include this announcement in any monthly newsletter your organization provides?

This study is about transphobia in the health care system and how people who identify somewhere on the transgender spectrum navigate the health care system.  If you take part in this study, you would answer a confidential online questionnaire which would take 10-15 minutes to complete or a 15-20 minute phone interview.  To be able to take part in this study, you must live in the U.S, be 18 years of age or older, identify somewhere along the transgender spectrum, and have visited a health care provider.

If you are interested in participating or have any questions about the study, please email Ariel Baumwell at

To participate in the online questionnaire please go to the following link:

To schedule an interview please email Ariel Baumwell at

Please feel free to distribute this e-mail widely.

Thank you very much for your time and consideration,
Ariel Baumwell

Protocol number SE-2011-0841 at the University of Wisconsin Madison. University’s IRB if it is helpful:

2012 Q-Pid Semi-Formal Extravaganza – Friday, Feb. 17, 2012

The Multicultural Center is proud to announce a partnership with Shades Buckeye Chapter to present the 2012 Q-Pid Semi-Formal Extravaganza and Gender Fluid Showcase in the Performance Hall of the Ohio Union on February 17 at 8pm.

Among the highlights of this fabulous anti-racist, anti-homophobic, gender-inclusive evening of student performances and dancing will be a guest appearance by slam-poet Kit Yan.

Featured in the HBO Documentary Asians Aloud, Kit Yan tells stories through slam poetry from the lens of a queer and transgenderKit Yab Asian American from Hawaii. Kit is dedicated to creating positive social change. In 2010, Kit appeared in a census psa focusing on same-sex couples and people of color. Kit also spoke to over 200,000 from the stage of the 2009 National Equality March, performed on the 2009 San Francisco Pride main stage, and earned a top three spot at the 2010 National Queer Slam. Kit Yan is the first ever Mr. Transman 2010.

The night will be an amazing mix of music, dancing and performances.  Light refreshments will be served. There is no fee for admission, and this event is open to students, staff and faculty as well as other community members throughout Central Ohio.

Come alone, with friends, or your special someone(s)!

Dress to impress, and prepare to have a memorable night from beginning to end. For more information, email Rashida Davison from Shades, or Angie Wellman from the Multicultural Center.The Q-Pid Semi-Formal Extravaganza and Gender Fluid Showcase, presented by Shades Buckeye Chapter and the Multicultural Center,  is made possible by additional sponsorship from Asian American Association, Taiwanese American Student Association, Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, Asian American Studies, GLBT Alumni Society,  Sexuality Studies, New Leaf Columbus and TransOhio.

Kit Yan appears as a performer associated with

Ohio – 2011 Trans* Day of Remembrance Events

The Trans* Day of Remembrance is held in November each year to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. Although not every person represented during the Day of Remembrance self-identified as trans*, each was a victim of violence based on bias or prejudice against transgender people.

Cincinnati – Wednesday, November 16, 2011
St. John UCC third
520 Fairfield Ave.
Bellevue, KY 4107

Columbus – Thursday, November 17, 2011
King Avenue United Methodist Church
299 King Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201

Cleveland – Friday, November 18, 2011
Free Stamp – East 9th Street and Lakeside Avenue
Candlelight vigil at 5:45pm at the Free Stamp, then walking over to Cleveland City Hall where the rest of the program will be held.

Dayton – Friday, November 18, 2011
Sinclair Community College, Main Campus, Building 14, Room 130 (The Forum)
444 West Third Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402

New Trans Therapy Group in Cleveland Forming

Introducing a new Transgender Therapy Group

Saturdays 10am – 11:30am

(Beginning July 16, 2011)

Facilitated by Sue Doerfer, MSW, LISW-S

at Antone Feo, PhD & Associates, Inc.
24500 Center Ridge Road, Suite 100
Westlake, OH  44145

Pre-Registration is Required.  Insurance billing available, $35 per session for self-pay.

For more information and to pre-register call 440-899-1300