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!



NCTE U.S. 2015 Transgender Survey Executive Summary Report

Below is the 16 page summary of the 2015 survey of the community and a full ( 302 page report) is available under the NCTE tab of the website.


Financial Assistance Now Available for Legal Name Changes

TransOhio and its community partner Equitas have set up free legal clinics around the state of Ohio in the last part of 2016 and first six months of 2017. Please see previous post regarding same. Many times in our community, individuals lack financial resources to complete this important process in their journey. TransOhio has secured two grants and is seeking a third so that resources are available to such individuals to get this legal hurdle completed even if lacking in all the funds to complete the same. Below is the policy (please read prior to completing the application) and link to the application itself. Please complete the application and email the completed form to melissa@transohio.org.

We hope this development will aid our community in making this process a little easier. Again, if you need assistance in completing your paperwork for such process, contact Carly Edelstein@Equitashealth.com (Carly is legal clinic coordinator for Equitas) for assistance or attend one of the free legal clinics scheduled around the state to meet with counsel to assist you.

TransOhio Legal Documents Financial Assistance Application Policies

  1. Applicant must have completed Application/ Petition for Name Change either individually, through private counsel, through the assistance of pro bono counsel or use of Equitas Legal Clinic Coordinator or at one of the TransOhio / Equitas Legal Clinics and must have all paperwork ready to be filed with Court at the time of completing the application for financial assistance.
  2. Applicants may seek partial or full funding to complete the process.
  3. All such funds awarded by TransOhio must be used for the completion of the filing process for name change in your Ohio county of residence and/or publication of notice of hearing or driver’s license name an gender marker change through Ohio BMV.
  4. All checks issued by TransOhio for this process are made out to the clerk of courts or other similar county governmental entity of the county of residence of the applicant and /or the newspaper of general circulation required by the county for purposes of publication and notice required by the county to complete the application for name change process. No checks can be issued to individuals.
  5. Applicants must utilize the least expensive method of publication if offered a choice of publications in the county they are completing the process.
  6. Applicants must attend their scheduled hearing for name change set by the court.
  7. Applicants can only apply for financial assistance for this process one time.         to-legal-clinics-fa-app

TransOhio Free Legal Clinics

TransOhio and it’s fabulous community partner, Equitas Health, announce the details for their Free Legal Name and Gender Marker Change Clinics to be held around the state of Ohio in the upcoming months. The dates are as follows:

01/05/17- Dayton – Equitas Health, 1222 South Patterson Dr. Suite 230 Dayton OH, 6-8 PM ( NOTE : UPDATED LOCATION)
02/01/17 -Akron/ Canton- Equitas Health 1815 W. Market St. Suite 207, Akron, OH , 6-8 PM
03/01/17- Cleveland- ACLU Office – 4506 Chester Ave. 6-8 PM (Community Partner -ACLU)
03-22-17- Columbus – Equitas Health 4400 N. High St in Clintonville Suite 300 6-8 PM
03/29/17- Cincinnati- Heartland Trans Wellness -103 William Howard Taft Rd. 6- 8 PM (Community Partner- Heartland Trans Wellness)
April 2017 Toledo – 6- 8 PM – Location TBD
05/10/17 – Youngstown- 6- 8 PM (Full Spectrum Community Outreach Community Partner) 323 Wick Ave. Youngstown, OH 44503 ( NOTE DATE AND LOCATION ANNOUNCED)

06/13/17- Dayton- Equitas Health-1222 South Patterson Blvd. Dayton, OH Suite 230, 6-8 PM ( NOTE NEW UPDATED ADDRESS)

TransOhio has received two grants and is in the process of getting these funds as well as applying for an additional grant. These grants are designed to provide financial assistance to community members who need funds to help complete the process of name changes through sponsorship of court filing and publication fees. An application for such funding has been posted to our website and social media as well being available at the clinics set forth above.