Tag Archives: dayton

TransOhio: October & November Events in Ohio

Join TransOhio @ We All Belong – A Rally for Inclusion
Sunday, October 31st, 2:30 pm
All are welcome!

First Congregational Church, 444 E Broad St. Columbus, OH 43215
4:30 pm – March to the Ohio Statehouse (0.5 mile)
We are people of all colors, ages, colors, religions, abilities, economic classes and orientations, religions, abilities, We are native-born and immigrant, and native-immigrant, We are all created equal.
Ohio Transgender Day of Remembrance Events
Cincinnati – Thursday, November 18, 2010
Hebrew Union College
3101 Clifton Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45223
Columbus – Thursday, November 18, 2010
King Avenue United Methodist Church
299 King Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201
Cleveland – Friday, November 19, 2010
Justice Center
1200 Ontario Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44113-1664
5:45pm @ The Justice Center, then a short march to City Hall.
Program begins at 6pm
5th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Thursday, November 25, 1:00pm
The Center on High (Stonewall Columbus), 1st floor
1160 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43201
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.
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!

TransOhio June 2010 Newsletter Now Available!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Dear TransOhio Family, Friends and Allies!

The June 2010 issue of the TransOhio newsletter is now available! You can download the newsletter at: http://www.transohio.org/news/June2010TransOhio.pdf .

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

Registration is now open for the 3rd Annual TransOhio Transgender and Ally Symposium!

Upcoming Notables:

  • TG Support Group, Wednesday, June 2nd
  • Partners’ Discussion Group, Wednesday, June 9th
  • 4th Annual Unity Picnic, Saturday, June 5, Goodale Park, Columbus – Open to Everybody!
  • 3rd Annual TransOhio Transgender & Ally SymposiumAugust 13-15, 2010 in Columbus — Registration is now open!

Check out the 3rd Annual TransOhio Transgender & Ally Symposium webpage for more info!

Email TransOhio@gmail.com for information.

We need Volunteers!
Interested in meeting new people? Can you help us at the Unity Picnic? Columbus Pride? Symposium?
Sign-up online!

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!

TransOhio Board of Directors
Shane, Milo, Tara, Jake, Sarah and Melissa

Job Opportunity: IT Specialist in Dayton

The IT Specialist is a part-time non-exempt position, responsible to the President/CEO or his designee. This person will serve as a web and database developer assisting the IT Coordinator with continuing development, modification and support of the Center’s web-enabled database and of web-enabled databases provided by the Center to other fair housing agencies. The IT Specialist will also assist in providing computer software and hardware user support to MVFHC staff.

The IT Specialist is expected to maintain a high level of knowledge about web and database development; to be able to work with diverse people of varying abilities; and to work effectively both independently and as a team member. The IT Coordinator is expected to possess strong coding, analytical and organizational skills. The IT Specialist is expected to maintain the highest standards of confidentiality, care and integrity in the provision of services and to deliver a high level of productivity with minimal supervision.

Additional Qualifications:

The successful applicant must be experienced with or be enrolled in a course of study in which he or she is learning web and database development skills including those related to PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, Javascript and AJAX. If the applicant does not already have experience in one or more of these areas, he or she must be willing and able to studiously apply him- or herself to the task of learning these skills and will be aided in this endeavor by the IT Coordinator. In addition, the candidate must have experience working with computers in general, in particular with Microsoft Windows and with Microsoft Office. The candidate must have excellent verbal, written, communication, and analytical skills. Also, the successful candidate must be able to work with a diverse community and be able to exhibit patience, tact and respect when dealing with MVFHC staff members, with staff of MVFHC partner/client agencies and with MVFHC clients and the general public. She or he must be a self-starter and able to function with minimum supervision to perform tasks and must also be able to function as a team player and to work closely with the IT Coordinator.

How to Apply:

Please send cover letter explaining your interest in this position, send resume, and a sample of professional writing skills via regular mail, email, or facsimile transmission to:

Jim McCarthy, President/CEO
Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, Inc.
21-23 East Babbitt Street
Dayton, OH 45405
FAX: (937) 223-6279
Email: career@mvfairhousing.com

Job Opportunity: Fair Lending Specialist in Dayton

The Fair Lending Specialist is directly responsible for: (a) planning, coordinating, and conducting tests and other investigations of abusive mortgage practices and mortgage rescue scams; (b) the successful development, documentation, and completion of the MVFHC’s obligations under this grant; (c) providing essential administrative and managements skills and support for all aspects of investigations being implemented by MVFHC on this project; and (d) participating and assisting in the promotion, distribution and conduct of anti- mortgage fraud outreach and education activities for consumers, as well as community and faith-based organizations.

Additional Qualifications:

Associates Degree, B.S. or B.A. in appropriate discipline (Liberal Arts, Sociology, Psychology, Urban Studies, Law, etc.), or and/or equivalent work experience preferred. Experience in a social service or public entity desirable.

Candidate must have a desire to work on behalf of civil rights protections; have a desire to work and interact with, as well as demonstrate respect for, individuals and groups without regard to race, religion, sex, color, national origin, sexual orientation, familial status, or disability.

How to Apply:

Complete position description available at http://mvfairhousing.com/hiring.php.

Please send cover letter explaining your interest in this position, send resume, and a sample of professional writing skills via regular mail, email, or facsimile transmission to:

Jim McCarthy, President/CEO
Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, Inc.
21-23 East Babbitt Street
Dayton, OH 45405
FAX: (937) 223-6279
Email: career@mvfairhousing.com

TransOhio March Updates: Events, Training, Groups and More!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Dear TransOhio friends, family and allies!
We’re half-way through March and there’s still tons of activities happening around Ohio! So, if you missed some of the earlier events, don’t fret, there’s more you can attend!

We’ve been getting lots of requests for information on volunteer opportunities with TransOhio.  On Saturday, April 3, 3:30pm – 5:30pm, we’ll be holding a volunteers meeting (and we’ll also have a call in number if you’re not able to get to Columbus). Everybody is welcome to attend or call in.

TransOhio Volunteers Meeting: Saturday, April 3, 3:30pm – 5:30pm at The Center on High, 1160 N. High Street, Columbus, 43201.

Call for Presenters: 3rd Annual TransOhio Transgender & Ally Symposium

Interested in submitting a proposal for a workshop, presentation, discussion or performance?  Submit your proposal online: Call for Presenters


This year we are expanding our symposium this year to include:

Friday, August 13th: Provider’s Day
Explicitly for medical, legal, and social work professionals (CLEs/CLUs)

Saturday, August 14th and Sunday, August 15th: General Conference
Covering a broad range of interests throughout the community

Proposals can be for a seminar, presentation, panel, workshop, discussion group, activity and/or performance space, fellowship activity, arts and crafts, etc.  All proposals should be submitted online. Symposium Proposals (https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?key=puHuRpiFcPX-Utic6CRFmXw)

Have any questions, comments, or concerns? Please direct them to Milo Primeaux at milo@transohio.org!

Medical & Legal Provider Survey
Have a Transgender-friendly provider you’d like us to know about? Fill out our Medical & Legal Provider survey.

TransOhio Partners’ Discussion Group
Saturday, March 20th, 2010. 2pm-4pm. Center on High. 1160 N. High St, Columbus, 43201.

TransOhio Monthly Meeting
Sunday, March 21st, 2010. 3pm- 5pm. Center on High. 1160 N. High St, Columbus, 43201. All are welcome.

Akron TG Support Group facilitated by Jacob Nash
Tuesday, March 23rd, 6pm–9:30pm at Emmanuel Fellowship Church, 60 North Arlington St, Akron, OH 44305.

The Toledo Transgender Support Group will be held on Sunday, March 28, 2010 @ 2PM. All meetings run from 2pm-4pm. The Village Church, 3992 Monroe Street, Toledo, OH 43606 The Village Church is at the corner of West Central Avenue & Monroe Street in Toledo, Ohio. Drop-ins welcome! Email TransOhio at TransOhio@gmail.com if you have questions or need additional information.

34th Cleveland International Film Festival & TransOhio: City of Borders
City of Borders will screen on Friday, March 26 at 5:00 pm and Sunday, March 28 at 7:40 pm.

Tickets sale now. Discounts available!

City of Borders
They are Israeli. They are Palestinian. They are gay. They are lesbian. And they come to the Shushan Pub in Jerusalem to discuss love, politics, and religion. This documentary follows the daily lives of pub owner Sa’ar Netanel and four young people, Israeli and Palestinian, whose interwoven personal stories show the intricacies and challenges of living a gay lifestyle in the Middle East, within a very complex CITY OF BORDERS. Shushan, says pub owner Netanel, is the one place in the city where they can be themselves. Netanel opened the pub in 2003, the same year he was elected to the city council as its first openly gay member. Adam, a former Israeli soldier who was stabbed by an Orthodox Jew while marching in a gay pride parade, proudly shows off his scar. Reva, a Jewish doctor, wants a baby while her Palestinian lover Samira, a nurse, does not. Their relationship breaks two taboos: same sex relations and relations between Arabs and Jews. And there is Boody, a devout Muslim Palestinian who performs as a drag queen. When his life is threatened, he unwillingly leaves Jerusalem for the United States where he eventually settles in the Cleveland area. (In English, Hebrew, and Arabic with subtitles) — C.K.

$2.00 off a ticket purchase for the 34th Cleveland International Film Festival @ Tower City Cinemas

Use the code “TOHIO” when purchasing tickets at www.clevelandfilm.org, by phone or at the Cleveland International Film Festival Store in the lobby of Tower City Cinemas. This coupon is good for any Festival film screening. Additional restrictions may apply. Visit www.clevelandfilm.org for Film Festival program updates and comprehensive information about the 34th Cleveland International Film Festival.

Upcoming Lobby Day Training with Equality Ohio
Lobby Day will be held on May 19, 2010
Note:  Although recommended, attendance at Local Action Training for Lobby Day is not mandatory for Lobby Day participation.

Northwest Ohio-Findlay
March 26, 2010, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Brown Mackie College, Room # 123
1700 Fostoria Avenue; Suite 100, Findlay 45840, (419) 834 0544

Northwest Ohio-Bowling Green
March 27, 2010, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian (in the Fellowship Hall)
126 S. Church St, Bowling Green 43402, (419) 352 5176

Northwest Ohio-Toledo
March 27, 2010 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2272 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo 43620, (419) 244 3707

Phonebank with Equality Ohio & TransOhio to Support ENDA!
It’s 2010, and in most of the country, it’s legal to be fired for being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender!
Protect LGBT workers and their families by helping to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), a federal bill that will ban job discrimination nationwide on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Upcoming phone banks:
Thursday, March 18 (6pm-8pm) TONIGHT!!
Tuesday, March 23 (6pm-8pm)
Wednesday, March 24 (6pm-8pm)

Equality Ohio, 50 W. Broad St., Suite 1970, Columbus, OH  43215
We’ll provide scripts and training, it’s easy, fun and you’ll help us move ENDA! Questions? Contact Kim Welter at kim@equalityohio.org for more information!

4th Annual Unity Picnic: Saturday, June 5, 2010. Goodale Park, Columbus, Ohio.
3rd Annual TransOhio Transgender & Ally Symposium: August 13-15, 2010, Columbus, Ohio.

As you can see, there’s a lot going on around our state right now. It’s going to continue to be that way.
NOW is the time to GET ACTIVE. GET INSPIRED. GET INVOLVED. It takes work from each and every one of us. All of us. Change cannot happen without you.

Interested in being part of the change that is happening in our community, in our state? Contact Shane Morgan for information on how you can get involved.

In community,
TransOhio Board of Directors
Shane, Milo, Melissa, Sarah, Jacob and Tara