Interested in sharing YOUR story with us? Let us know!
I AM TRANS is a series of personal narratives highlighting trans* residents and their allies throughout Ohio. This series will tie into our larger educational campaign for the Equal Housing and Employment Act (EHEA). The Equal Housing and Employment Act adds “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the categories of people protected by Ohio’s laws prohibiting discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations, as race, gender, religion, and other categories have long been protected.
(Left – Ashton sharing his story. Right – videographer Amber DuPree)
We’ve started filming! Nervous? Not sure what to talk about? Not sure what to share? No worries! We’ve got you covered!
I AM TRANS talent release (required prior to filming)
I AM TRANS prompts (topics to spark your story telling fire)
Filming dates include:
- Saturday, September 6 in Dayton
- Toledo – TBA
- Cleveland – TBA
- Cincinnati – TBA
- Other Ohio areas – TBA
If you are interested in participating in participating in our I AM TRANS project, please fill out our online information request form.
Improving Transgender Healthcare: A community discussion
Hosted by Columbus Public Health and TransOhio
Thursday, August 28, 6pm-8pm
Columbus Public Health Auditorium
240 Parsons Ave, Columbus
Free to attend. Refreshments provided.
Trans-Friendly Business Canvas -Athens
Friday, August 22, 2014 (this Friday!)
9am - Ohio University LGBT Center
354 Baker Center, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701
Join TransOhio and volunteers to canvas businesses in Athens.
What’s a canvas?
We’ll be walking in to small businesses and explaining the importance of a nondiscrimination law to protect against discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations because of sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
That’s right – you can be fired from your job in Ohio just because you are trans!
We will be holding a training before the canvas to teach you everything you need to know, including information about our business owner safe zone training which we will be asking businesses to participate in.
Haven’t canvassed before? Don’t fret, we’ll teach you!
Email Rashida (email@example.com
) for details!
Saturday, August 23, 11am-midnight, Promenade Park, Water St, Toledo
Join TransOhio and Toledo Area Transgender Support (TATS) at Toledo Pride. Both groups will have booths with resources and swag. Volunteers are needed. Visit transohio.org
for Toledo Pride volunteer sign-up info
Coming soon to Cleveland…
Trans* Job Fair
October 24-26, 2014
More details coming soon.
Coming Soon to Ohio…
Community Empowerment Retreat for Trans* & Gender Non-Conforming Youth (ages 7-17)
September 26-27, 2014
More details coming soon.
Presented by TransOhio, Kaleidoscope Youth Center and First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus