We’ll see you in Athens tomorrow: Trans-friendly business canvas!

Join TransOhio and volunteers to canvas businesses in Athens.

Friday, August 22, 2014 (this Friday!)
9am – Ohio University LGBT Center
354 Baker Center, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701

Facebook event.

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 (rashida@transohio.org) for details!

Upcoming events around Ohio

I AM TRANS filming

 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 (rashida@transohio.org) for details!

Toledo Pride

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

Upcoming Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization Legal Clinics

BRAVO-LegalClinic

2014 – Unity Picnic – Blendon Woods, Shadblow Shelter – It’s Our 9th Year!

4th Annual TransOhio Unity Picnic

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unity Picnic – Blendon Woods – Shadblow Shelter

http://www.metroparks.net/ParksBlendonWoods.aspx

We provide a main option for meat-lovers, vegetarians and vegans.

Please bring a picnic style dish to share, and your own non-booze drinks!

Sunday, August 10, 2014
Blendon Woods, Shadblow Shelter
10am-6pm
4265 E. Dublin-Granville Road
Westerville, OH 43081

Shelter has a large double-grill, electricity, drinking water, a small grassy playfield, children’s play set and swings, horseshoe pit and ADA accessible restrooms.

Bring your friends and your family! This is open to the ENTIRE community regardless of gender identity and sexual orientation. EVERYBODY IS WELCOME!

Kids encouraged to come – and bring your hula hoops again!

TransOhio serves the Ohio trans, gender non-conforming and ally communities by providing services, education, support and advocacy which promotes and improves the health, safety and life experience of the Ohio trans individual and community.

Educate. Advocate. Support. Community.

TransOhio Monthly Newsletter Is Back!

We’re pleased to announce the return of the TransOhio monthly newsletter.  It’s been a while and over the last several months (over the last 2 years really) we’ve been asked to bring it back!  So, we’re bringing it back!

June 2014 TransOhio Newsletter

The calendar of events will being in July 2014, so, if you have an event you’d like us to include that’s happening, please send us the relevant information and contact details.

As usual, TransOhio is always accepting contributions for our monthly newsletter.  Advertising is available as we’ve done in the past.  Please contact us for details.

We’re interested in the following:

  • poetry & short stories (fiction & non-fiction)
  • reviews and narratives about workshops & conferences
  • opinion essays
  • coming out letters to family & friends
  • photos & artwork (drawings, paintings, etc.)
  • local and national workshops and events
  • book and movie reviews or recommendations
  • online resources
  • trans-friendly doctors, services, support groups, counselors, etc
  • GLBTQI identities in the Trans-world
  • Partner/SO/SOFFA/Family/Ally experiences and observations

You retain your copyrights to your own work.   Send your contributions by email to TransOhio at: TransOhio@transohio.org