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Registration now open for Third Annual TransOhio Transgender and Ally Symposium


Shane Morgan
(614) 441-8167

Registration now open for Third Annual TransOhio Transgender and Ally Symposium

Columbus, Ohio — May 22, 2010 — The 3rd Annual TransOhio Transgender and Ally Symposium, which will be held on the campus of Ohio State University from August 13-15, 2010, will feature over 70 workshops and seminars by local and nationally recognized presenters. Registration for this year’s Transgender and Ally Symposium is now open.

TransOhio, Ohio’s only statewide Transgender advocacy and community organization, has expanded this conference, which originally consisted of a single day just three years ago, to three full days of workshops, seminars and social events, including a day that is specifically set aside for medical, social service and legal providers. “This is the first year we will be hosting a Provider’s Day at our Symposium. We’re going to be able to offer continuing education units (CEUs) as we’ve partnered with The Ohio State University’s College of Social Work. Additionally, the GLBT Alumni Society – Scarlet & Gay and The Longaberger Alumni House have also been key partners in making this day come together,” said Shane Morgan, Founder and Chair of TransOhio. The General Symposium sessions, held both Saturday and Sunday, will occur onsite at the Ohio State University Multicultural Center at the Ohio Union.

“Recently, we’ve seen several established as well as new medical and legal providers stepping up to learn about the Transgender community and their needs and the issues that are specific to the community. Part of TransOhio’s mission is to provide opportunities to continue to develop qualified professionals that the Transgender community can seek out for services,” according to TransOhio Board Member Jacob Nash.  “People need to know that they have options and need to be able to select a professional who best fits an individual’s needs and works for them.”

Presentations, workshops and seminars will cover topics such as Health & Safety, Partners, Spouses & Family, Sex & Sexuality, Legal Issues & Employment, Religion and Spirituality, Education & Advocacy and Culture, Media and Arts.  Friday night events include a Meet & Greet and the Fabulously Fluid! gender-bending performance showcase. Saturday evening, TransOhio will host a special performance of local performer Sile P. Singleton’s – PAINT! A Transformative Project at the Columbus Performing Arts Center’s Shedd Theatre in Columbus.  PAINT! is set against the backdrop of a socially constructed notion that communities of color are “more homophobic than white communities,” Singleton, chases the metaphor of the rainbow from her earliest childhood memories in the church to today’s rainbow clad “twirly” boys and “dykes on bikes.” Singleton guides the audience through the very personal journey of an American Black Midwest Queer Trans-person and her quest for the symbol of hope and ‘everlasting inclusion.’

For more information about TransOhio or the 3rd Annual TransOhio Transgender and Ally Symposium, visit www.transohio.org or transohio2010.wordpress.com to register.


4th Annual TransOhio Unity Picnic – Saturday, June 5, 2010

4th Annual TransOhio Unity Picnic

4th Annual TransOhio Unity Picnic
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Goodale Park, Columbus
All are welcome (kids & pets too!)!

This is our annual Unity Picnic which is open to the ENTIRE GLBTQI & Allied Community!

Saturday, June 5, 2010 — RAIN OR SHINE!

Food. Games. Conversation. Community. Prizes. And more!

The Unity Picnic is open to everybody, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity.

It’s a wonderful opportunity to hang out, relax,
enjoy some great bbq and picnic-style food, friends and conversation!

Please bring a picnic-style dish to share, and your own drinks**
**alcohol is not permitted in the park
(bring a chair, sun block and your family and friends)!

TransOhio provides hotdogs/hamburgers/chicken.
If you’re vegetarian or vegan (please bring your own ‘main’ entrée), we’ll make sure that grill space is available for you!

Volunteers needed for setup, end of day cleanup and general picnic stuff!

Email TransOhio@gmail.com and let us know!

(Ohio) Lobby Day for Equality 2010 – Registration Now Open!

Lobby Day for Equality 2010 – May 19, 2010
Registration Now Open

For the last four years, HUNDREDS of Ohioans have visited their elected officials to talk with them about equal rights for ALL Ohioans regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. Mothers, fathers, families, clergy members, students – straight and gay, young and old – they took a day off from school or work to come to Columbus for Lobby Day.

The Equal Housing and Employment Act (EHEA) will be heard in the Ohio Senate soon and this is the best chance ever for it to pass.  When it passes, this will be the first pro-equality bill ever enacted at the state level in Ohio.

But make no mistake, the EHEA will not pass if we don’t work for it.

Bring your story to the statehouse on May 19th to make a difference.

It is sometimes tempting to think we don’t need to work as hard for equality anymore. However, it is more important than ever that you tell your legislator that discrimination will not be tolerated in Ohio.

Discrimination is an all-too-unpleasant reality for many LGBT people in our state. We need every one who supports equality to join us in Columbus and speak up – regardless of your legislators’ current position. Legislators who are not supportive of LGBT rights need to keep hearing about our lives and our issues.  Legislators who are supportive of LGBT equality need to know that we support them as they have supported us.

Ohioans should not fear losing their livelihood because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.  It’s time Ohio’s laws matched Ohioan’s values.
As always, we’ll help you prepare and get you important information and facts to make sure you’re comfortable and ready.  You’ll get tips and training, and be assigned to a team on Lobby Day to support one another and share the lobbying experience.

Don’t wait! Click here to register now for Lobby Day 2010 – your story is a very important asset to make the day a success!

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

We’re pleased to announce that our 3rd Annual TransOhio Transgender & Ally Symposium will be held the weekend of August 13-15, 2010 in Columbus, Ohio!

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

We are currently accepting program proposals to be presented at the 3rd Annual TransOhio Transgender & Ally Symposium to be held August 13-15, 2010!

All proposals should be submitted online. Symposium Proposals (https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?key=puHuRpiFcPX-Utic6CRFmXw)

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

** We will be able to offer CEUs and currently working to get CLE approval as well.**

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

Sunday, August 15th: General Conference
Continuation of programs with a diversity of topics

Proposals can be for

  • seminars
  • presentations
  • panels
  • workshops
  • discussion groups
  • activities and/or performance spaces
  • fellowship activities
  • etc!

All submissions considered and will give preference to fresh ideas. So don’t be shy, and think outside the box! Please fill out this form as it will appear for publication. The information that you submit will be used on the conference website, in advance publicity, and in the program book.

Keep in mind that Friday’s program is geared toward the continued education of service providers. Please indicate in the space provided whether you have presented the topic before, and if CEUs/CLEs were offered with attendance.

Depending on scheduling, we may request that you present both Friday and Saturday if the topic will also benefit the larger community, and we will consider this as space allows.

All proposals should be submitted online. Symposium Proposals ( https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?key=puHuRpiFcPX-Utic6CRFmXw)


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

Interested in being a Sponsor of this year’s Symposium? Email Shane Morgan for Sponsorship packets (shane@transohio.org)!

Good luck!

TransOhio Board of Directors & Symposium Planning Committee
Educate. Advocate. Support. Community.

February 2010 TransOhio Newsletter Now Available!

February 11, 2010

Dear TransOhio Family, Friends and Allies!

The February 2010 issue of the TransOhio newsletter is now available!

You can download the newsletter at: http://www.transohio.org/news/TransOhioFebruary2010.pdf.

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

Upcoming Notables:

3rd Annual TransOhio Transgender & Ally Symposium!
August 13-15, 2010 in Columbus
Keynote Presenter: Queer Author & Performer Bear Bergman

Interested in submitting a proposal? Submit a workshop online!

Saturday, February 13, 2010: North Church’s Annual Valentine’s Day Dance. North Congregational UCC in Columbus.

Saturday, February 27, 2010: SPUDFEST! A fundraiser for TransOhio! 12pm-4pm. $7 gets you a baked potato (load it with your favorite toppings), soda/water, raffle ticket and entertainment! Fun for the entire family! North Congregational UCC in Columbus.

Sunday, February, 28, 2010: Toledo Transgender Support Meeting. 2pm. The Village Church in Toledo. Facilitated by TransOhio. This will be the first meeting of this Toledo group. Email TransOhio@gmail.com for information.

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
Shane, Karen, Tara, Milo, Jake, Sarah and Melissa