2017 TransOhio Transgender and Ally Symposium Speaker and Presenter

This week we begin announcing some of the key presenters and speakers coming to the 2017 Ninth Annual TransOhio Transgender and Ally and Symposium to be held at the Union on the campus of Ohio State University. Our first such presenter/speaker for the Symposium is Chanel Haley.

Chanel Haley has volunteered with various non-profit organizations trying to advance the rights for the LGBT community since 2005.

In 2008, Chanel took a crash course in political campaign training. That training was immediately used in helping to elect the nation’s first African-American OUT lesbian elected to a general assembly, Simone Bell. Chanel became the volunteer coordinator on that campaign, and later office manager and volunteer coordinator for future campaigns. Since 2010, Chanel has been the Senior Legislative Aide to Georgia State Representative Simone Bell.

Chanel also became the first African-American Transgender person hired by the Georgia House of Representatives assigned to four Republicans and three Democrats. In 2014, Chanel Haley was appointed to the City of Atlanta Human Relations Commission by Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell, and became the Chairperson in 2016. Chanel is currently working on her degree in Paralegal Studies and is currently a certified Out & Equal Workplace Advocate Trainer. She has been living in Midtown Atlanta for the past 10 years.

While working with Georgia Equality, Chanel is leading efforts that ensure nondiscrimination legislation and policies in the broad areas of employment, housing, public accommodations, safe schools, and access to health care are inclusive of transgender and gender variant individuals and communities. She also seeks to build relationships in businesses and corporate environments that may have little or no LGBT background and experiences throughout the entire state of Georgia.

Chanel Haley

TransOhio and Equitas Health Greater Columbus Transgender Job Fair

TransOhio and Equitas Health


Greater Columbus Transgender Job Fair

Saturday, March 4, 2017 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

@Columbus Public Health- 240 Parsons Ave. Columbus

10:00- 1:00 PM- Workshops for community members, resume reviews, mock interviews and information on professional development and job seeking skills by experts and HR Managers in the field.

Noon – 1:00 PM Luncheon and refreshments

1:00 – 3:00 PM – Job Fair in Auditorium – Bring copies of your resume and look sharp.

More information regarding the Job Fair can be found at www.transohio.org (click on the tab for Job Fair).

Plenty of free parking and CPH served by COTA bus lines

2017 TransOhio Transgender and Ally Symposium- Call for Presenters

The 2017 Ninth Annual TransOhio Transgender and Ally Symposium is now open for the submission of workshop and presenter proposals. Simply click on the tab above for the 2017 Symposium page and there you will find information and forms for submission of topics and workshop proposals. The Symposium is scheduled for April 28-30, 2017 at the Union on the Campus of Ohio State University. The dates are earlier this year so get your proposals in as soon as possible if you would like to present! Proposals are due by February 28th !!


2017 Ninth Annual TransOhio Transgender and Ally Symposium

There is separate page of the site now devoted to 2017 Symposium. Click on the tab for this page and there you will find out more information on the 2017 TransOhio Transgender and Ally Symposium to held on campus of Ohio State University at the Union on April 28-30, 2017. This page contains forms such as the workshop proposal submission form, request for topic form and the 2017 Sponsorship Packet for those seeking to sponsor the event including advertising and exhibiting at the Symposium and in the Program. Details regarding the host hotel are there and this page will be updated from time to time with speakers, presenters as well as events and activities and eventually the link to online registration and symposium schedules. It will be here before you know it!

TransOhio Holiday Party – Sat. December 17th


No need to let the holidays go by without being with community and friends or being alone during this time if family has left you behind. Come join us this Saturday, December 17th for the TransOhio Holiday Party at Club Diversity, 863 S. High St. in Columbus. The festivities start at 7:00 PM and TransOhio is taking care of the food, appetizers and snacks. Everyone is on their own for beverages. however. Bring your family, friends, partners, special guests and allies. Let’s have some fun!