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5th Annual TransOhio Community Thanksgiving Dinner

TransOhio Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Can you believe how fast the year has gone?

Fall is here and the cold weather is starting to arrive and that must mean that Thanksgiving is approaching!

That’s right, here come the holidays…

What better way to spend them then with your friends and family of TransOhio!

TransOhio will once again be hosting a Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanksgiving day:

Thursday, November 25, 2010
1:00pm
The Center on High (Stonewall Columbus)
1160 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43201
614-441-8167

This dinner is open to the entire Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay and Ally community. There are no excuses to spend the day alone! Come early and stay late!  This is open to the entire GLBTQI and Ally community (kids are welcome!).  RSVP’s are not required, but it will help us in our planning. TransOhio will provide the turkey & and necessary paper plate-ware.

Please bring a dish to share with others (and a serving spoon, fork or knife) and something to drink.

Volunteers are needed to setup, decorate and clean up at the end of the evening.

If you can volunteer, please let us know – send an email to transohio@transohio.org or call us (614) 441-8167 (this is a voicemail only number, please leave a message).

Please join your TransOhio family on Thanksgiving!

OSU Study:: IDENTIFY ON THE TRANSGENDER SPECTRUM?

Researchers at The Ohio State University are conducting a study concerning thoughts, attitudes,
and feelings regarding individualsʼ gender identity and transition process.

If you are 18+ and identify on the transgender spectrum you are eligible to participate.

The study is an online survey, and can be completed wherever you have internet access. All participants will have the option to enter a drawing for 1 of 8 $25 gift cards.

If you are interested, please e-mail Kayden Healy at healy.70@osu.edu.

All information associated with this study will remain strictly confidential.

This study has been approved by The Ohio State University’s Institutional Review Board for the Use of Human Subjects in Research (IRB APPROVAL # 2010B0244).

Summary Sheet

Title of Project:
Global Self‐Esteem, Collective Self‐Esteem, and Transition Trajectory in Transgender Individuals

Investigators:
Dr. Lisa Cravens‐Brown, Principal Investigator, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at The Ohio State University

Kayden Healy, Co‐Principal Investigator; Undergraduate Honors Thesis student in Psychology at The Ohio State University

Purpose & Structure:
This study is interested in the thoughts, attitudes, and feelings regarding an individuals’ gender identity and transition process. We hope to use the knowledge gained from this study to help improve the lives of individuals on the transgender spectrum through education of law‐makers and mental health professionals.

Eligibility:

  • Identify on the transgender spectrum (i.e. gender variant, transgender, gender queer)
  • Age 18+

What will be required:
If interested please write your e‐mail on the adjacent sheet OR e‐mail healy.70@osu.edu to get information on how to access the survey. Complete the online survey, which will take no more than one hour. Participation is completely voluntary and you may exit at anytime.

Compensation:
As a thank you for your time, you have the option to enter a drawing for 1 of 8
$25 gift cards when you finish participating. The drawing will occur when data collection
is completed in Spring 2011.

Contact:
Please email Kayden at healy.70@osu.edu or Lisa at cravens‐brown.1@osu.edu should
you have any concerns about your participation.

Special note:
All information associated with this study will remain strictly confidential with access to the data collected from this project limited to the PI, Dr. Cravens‐Brown and co‐PI, Kayden Healy.

Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil Announced for Columbus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts:
Gloria McCauley, BRAVO
(614) 294-7867
1-866-86-BRAVO

Shane Morgan, TransOhio
(614) 441-8167
TransOhio@transohio.org

Columbus, Ohio – October 4, 2010 – Local and statewide organizations announce the 12th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil.

The Transgender 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 transgender, each was a victim of violence based on bias or prejudice against transgender people.

The list of deaths available at http://www.rememberingourdead.org only contains those deaths known to the transgender community or that have been reported to the media. The Day of Remembrance is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Rita Hester’s murder — like most anti-transgender murder cases — has yet to be solved.

This year’s vigil will take place on Thursday, November 18, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at King Avenue United Methodist Church, located at 299 King Avenue, Columbus, 43201. King Avenue United Methodist Church is handicap accessible. The vigil will be ASL interpreted.

Remember. Honor. Empower.

The Transgender Day of Remembrance is intended to raise public awareness of hate crimes against transgender people, an action that current media does not perform. Day of Remembrance publicly mourns and honors the lives of transgender people who might otherwise be forgotten. Through the vigil, we express love and respect in the face of national indifference and hatred. Day of Remembrance gives transgender people and their allies a chance to step forward and stand in vigil, memorializing those who have died by anti-transgender violence.

Community Partners include: TransOhio, Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO), King Avenue United Methodist Church, North Congregational United Church of Christs’ Gender Fold Action Alliance, New Leaf Columbus, Stonewall Columbus, The Ohio State University GLBT Alumni Society, Equality Ohio, HRC-Columbus, Columbus AIDS Task Force, The Ohio State University Multicultual Center.

If your organization or community group would like to become a community partner, please contact TDOR Co-Chair Karen at karenp@transohio.org.

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TransOhio October 2010 Newsletter Now Available!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Dear TransOhio Family, Friends and Allies!

The October 2010 issue of the TransOhio newsletter is now available! You can download the newsletter at: http://www.transohio.org/news/October2010TransOhio.pdf .

There are tons of events & activities happening during the Fall, so, make sure you take a look at the calendar and the other events noted throughout the newsletter!

Upcoming Notables:

  • Monday, October 4, 2010 is the LAST day to register for the Ohio General Election (November 2)
  • Columbus TG Support Group, Wednesday, October 6 at Stonewall Columbus, 7pm
  • Planning Committee Meeting, Columbus Transgender Day of Remembrance, October 6 (contact Karen at karenp@transohio.org for meeting details)
  • Partners’ Discussion Group, Wednesday, October 13
  • Toledo TG Support Group, Sunday, October 24, 3pm
  • Ally Week at The Ohio State University – Columbus
  • And more!

Questions?

Email TransOhio@transohio.org for information.

We need Volunteers! Interested in meeting new people? Can you help us at the Transgender Day of Remembrance? TransOhio Community Thanksgiving? Email us at TransOhio@transohio.org for details!

We’ll see you soon!

Don’t forget to check out www.transohio.org for a full calendar of events, workshops and other fantastic community gatherings!

In Community,
TransOhio Board of Directors
Shane, Melissa, Jacob and Sarah

Planning Committee Members Needed: Transgender Day of Remembrance (Columbus)

Memorial Candles at 2009 Transgender Day of Remembrance

UPDATED: Monday, September 20, 2010. 6:30PM – Location & Date Updated.

TransOhio and Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) Planning Committee members will hold their first meeting on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 6:30PM — Stonewall Columbus, 1160 N. High Street, Columbus, 43201.

If you or your organization or group would like to be a part of this year’s vigil, please plan to attend. Committee members are welcome regardless of gender identity or expression and sexual orientation.  All are welcome.

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

The remembrance vigil was started in 1999 after the brutal murder of Rita Hester.  She was murdered on November 28, 1998.  Twelve years later, Rita’s murder remains unsolved.

The Transgender Day of Remembrance is intended to raise public awareness of hate crimes against Transgender people, an action that current media doesn’t perform. Day of Remembrance publicly mourns and honors the lives of Transgender people who might otherwise be forgotten. Through the vigil, we express our love and our respect in the face of national indifference and hatred. Day of Remembrance gives Transgender people and their allies a chance to step forward and stand in vigil, memorializing those who have died by anti-Transgender violence.

1st Transgender Day of Remembrance Planning Meeting

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Stonewall Columbus (1st Floor)
1160 N. High Street
Columbus 43201

If you have any questions or would like to be a part of the Planning Committee, please email Karen at karenp@transohio.org.  If you are outside of Columbus and are interested in hosting a local Transgender Day of Remembrance, please contact us.