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Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil Announced for Columbus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts:
Gloria McCauley, BRAVO
(614) 294-7867
1-866-86-BRAVO

Shane Morgan, TransOhio
(614) 441-8167
TransOhio@transohio.org

Columbus, Ohio – October 4, 2010 – Local and statewide organizations announce the 12th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil.

The Transgender Day of Remembrance is held in November each year to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. Although not every person represented during the Day of Remembrance self-identified as transgender, each was a victim of violence based on bias or prejudice against transgender people.

The list of deaths available at http://www.rememberingourdead.org only contains those deaths known to the transgender community or that have been reported to the media. The Day of Remembrance is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Rita Hester’s murder — like most anti-transgender murder cases — has yet to be solved.

This year’s vigil will take place on Thursday, November 18, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at King Avenue United Methodist Church, located at 299 King Avenue, Columbus, 43201. King Avenue United Methodist Church is handicap accessible. The vigil will be ASL interpreted.

Remember. Honor. Empower.

The Transgender Day of Remembrance is intended to raise public awareness of hate crimes against transgender people, an action that current media does not perform. Day of Remembrance publicly mourns and honors the lives of transgender people who might otherwise be forgotten. Through the vigil, we express love and respect in the face of national indifference and hatred. Day of Remembrance gives transgender people and their allies a chance to step forward and stand in vigil, memorializing those who have died by anti-transgender violence.

Community Partners include: TransOhio, Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO), King Avenue United Methodist Church, North Congregational United Church of Christs’ Gender Fold Action Alliance, New Leaf Columbus, Stonewall Columbus, The Ohio State University GLBT Alumni Society, Equality Ohio, HRC-Columbus, Columbus AIDS Task Force, The Ohio State University Multicultual Center.

If your organization or community group would like to become a community partner, please contact TDOR Co-Chair Karen at karenp@transohio.org.

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TransOhio October 2010 Newsletter Now Available!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Dear TransOhio Family, Friends and Allies!

The October 2010 issue of the TransOhio newsletter is now available! You can download the newsletter at: http://www.transohio.org/news/October2010TransOhio.pdf .

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

Upcoming Notables:

  • Monday, October 4, 2010 is the LAST day to register for the Ohio General Election (November 2)
  • Columbus TG Support Group, Wednesday, October 6 at Stonewall Columbus, 7pm
  • Planning Committee Meeting, Columbus Transgender Day of Remembrance, October 6 (contact Karen at karenp@transohio.org for meeting details)
  • Partners’ Discussion Group, Wednesday, October 13
  • Toledo TG Support Group, Sunday, October 24, 3pm
  • Ally Week at The Ohio State University – Columbus
  • And more!

Questions?

Email TransOhio@transohio.org for information.

We need Volunteers! Interested in meeting new people? Can you help us at the Transgender Day of Remembrance? TransOhio Community Thanksgiving? Email us at TransOhio@transohio.org for details!

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!

In Community,
TransOhio Board of Directors
Shane, Melissa, Jacob and Sarah

Planning Committee Members Needed: Transgender Day of Remembrance (Columbus)

Memorial Candles at 2009 Transgender Day of Remembrance

UPDATED: Monday, September 20, 2010. 6:30PM – Location & Date Updated.

TransOhio and Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) Planning Committee members will hold their first meeting on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 6:30PM – Stonewall Columbus, 1160 N. High Street, Columbus, 43201.

If you or your organization or group would like to be a part of this year’s vigil, please plan to attend. Committee members are welcome regardless of gender identity or expression and sexual orientation.  All are welcome.

The Transgender Day of Remembrance is held in November each year to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-Transgender hatred or prejudice.  Even though not every person represented during the Day of Remembrance self-identified as Transgender, each was a victim of violence based on bias or prejudice against Transgender people.

The remembrance vigil was started in 1999 after the brutal murder of Rita Hester.  She was murdered on November 28, 1998.  Twelve years later, Rita’s murder remains unsolved.

The Transgender Day of Remembrance is intended to raise public awareness of hate crimes against Transgender people, an action that current media doesn’t perform. Day of Remembrance publicly mourns and honors the lives of Transgender people who might otherwise be forgotten. Through the vigil, we express our love and our respect in the face of national indifference and hatred. Day of Remembrance gives Transgender people and their allies a chance to step forward and stand in vigil, memorializing those who have died by anti-Transgender violence.

1st Transgender Day of Remembrance Planning Meeting

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Stonewall Columbus (1st Floor)
1160 N. High Street
Columbus 43201

If you have any questions or would like to be a part of the Planning Committee, please email Karen at karenp@transohio.org.  If you are outside of Columbus and are interested in hosting a local Transgender Day of Remembrance, please contact us.

Ohio House of Representative, Dan Stewart, Issues Resolution for Transgender Day of Remembrance

TDOR-Resolution

Radio Interview w/ WOSU – All Sides with Ann Fisher – Transgender Day of Remembrance

This Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 11am EST, please tune-in to WOSU’s All Sides with Ann Fisher as we discuss Transgender community issues and Transgender Day of Remembrance.

11:00 AM – Trangender Community Issues
Issues affecting the transgender community in Central Ohio and the Transgender Day of Remembrance to mourn and honor victims of hate crimes, with TransOhio Founder & Director Shane Morgan, transgender advocate Gwen Andrix, and Ohio State University Office of Student Life Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Student Initiatives Interim Intercultural Specialist Lexie Beer.

http://www.wosu.org/allsides/

Listen live at Windows Media WOSU 820: http://streaming.osu.edu/WOSU-NPRnews-wm.htm or Real Player WOSU 820: http://streaming.service.ohio-state.edu/WOSU-NPRnews.htm

Weekdays, 10am to 12noon, 7pm to 9 pm

All Sides with Ann Fisher is a two-hour, daily public-affairs talk show designed to – over time – touch upon all sides of the issues and events that shape life in central Ohio. Listeners participate via telephone, e-mail and, very soon, Twitter and text messaging, to add to the conversations. As always at WOSU, the coverage is fair and balanced with a civil tone.

Topics are driven by the top news stories of the day – local, regional, national and international — and the trends in what we read and what we like to eat, where we worship and play, and more. Local issues and news-related topics will tend to dominate the first hour with larger issues and authors saved for the second.

Guests will include leaders in their fields, the vanguard of their movements, the hearts and souls of the central Ohio community, the authors that make us think.