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TransOhio April Newsletter Now Available!

April 1, 2010

Dear TransOhio Family, Friends and Allies!

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

You can download the newsletter at: http://www.transohio.org/news/AprilTO2010.pdf.

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

Upcoming Notables:

  • Soulforce Equality Ride
  • Toledo Transgender Support Group
  • Emerging LGBT Legal Issues: What You Should Know To Protect Your Client lecture
  • Partners’ Discussion Group
  • Lobby Day training
  • Fusion Friday
  • OSU GLBT Awareness Week
  • Equality Federation—Program Intern—Summer 2010
  • 3rd Annual TransOhio Transgender & Ally Symposium!
    August 13-15, 2010 in Columbus
    Keynote Presenter:  Queer Author & Performer Bear Bergman
  • And more!

Interested in submitting a proposal for the 3rd Annual TransOhio Transgender & Ally Symposium?   Submit a workshop online!  Questions? 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, Milo, Tara, Jake, Sarah and Melissa

TransOhio: 2009 in Review

2009 has been a busy year for TransOhio. It never ceases to amaze us how fast time flies and how much can happen within 12 months.  

Here’s a quick overview of some of the work TransOhio has done as an organization and the work the TransOhio board has done individually: 

Have you made your end-of-the-year donation?
Remember, TransOhio is supported by grants and donations. The work we’ve done and continue to do cannot be done without YOUR support!  All donations made to TransOhio are tax-deductible! So, make your end-of-the-year donation now! Donations can be made online at: https://npo.networkforgood.org/Donate/Donate.aspx?npoSubscriptionId=4837 

In 2009, TransOhio…

  • received over 300 calls to our office for resources, support and information
  • distributed over 8,000 copies of our Transgender 101 publication
  • published another year of our monthly TransOhio newsletter
  • tabled at the Columbus and Cincinnati Pride events
  • hosted “Blurring the Lines of Gender” art work by Briden Cole Schueren
  • hosted the 2nd Annual TransOhio Transgender & Ally Symposium (Keynote Speaker, Helen Boyd)
  • hosted Fabulously Fluid: A Evening of Performance, Music, Comedy and Spoken Word
  • sponsored and had attendance at Equality Ohio’s Lobby for Equality Day
  • sponsored and had attendance at the Candidates Night for the Central Ohio GLBT Community
  • hosted the 3rd Annual Unity Picnic in June
  • hosted the 3rd Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner
  • hosted the 3rd Annual Christmas Day Gathering
  • hosted the 11th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance in Columbus
  • joined as a member organization of the Equality Federation
  • sponsored a TransOhio booth at Ohio Lesbian Festival
  • facilitated the weekly TransFusion group at Kaleidoscope Youth Center
  • particpated in a Fireside Chat with Ohio’s First Lady, Francis Strickland
  • hosted the Midsummer (and Midwinter) Night’s ‘T’: Transgender Panel for Community Leaders
  • worked with Equality Ohio and Central Ohio transgender advocates to create a state-wide policy  “Declaration of Gender Change” for the Ohio BMV
  • hosted monthly support groups & meetings
  • took a field trip to The Apothecary Shops to see how testosterone and forms of estrogen are compounded
  • started a new program: Partners’ Discussion Group facilitated by Sarah, Ellen and Ariel

Shane, our Co-chair…

  • presented at Equality Ohio’s C.A.U.S.E. Conference
  • attended and presented at the Equality Federation Summer Meeting
  • attended 2009 NCAVP Regional Training Academy
  • attended Equality Ohio’s Lobby for Equality Day
  • spoke to students at The Ohio State University, Dennison University and the Columbus Alternative High School
  • presented “Why Diversity Matters to AFSCMEA – Diversity awareness and application: The Gender Continuum to AFL-CIO / AFSCME Ohio Council 8
  • provided written Proponent Testimony for Ohio legislators in support of (EHEA) Equal Housing and Employment Act (H.B. 176)
  • provided proponent testimony for Columbus City Council and Civil Rights Commission for adding “gender identity and expression” to Columbus Civil Rights Code
  • attended and spoke at state-wide screenings of Call Me Malcom
  • wrote “Chaz Bono’s Transition: How Can You Be an Ally to Transgender People?” for DiversityInc.com
  • continued UnitedENDA Committee work
  • joined the Equality Ohio Public Policy Committee as a committee member
  • joined the United Way of Central Ohio Affinity Steering Committee as a committee member
  • spoke about being transgender and a resident of Ohio at the TransOhio Fireside Chat with the First Lady of Ohio, Francis Strickland
  • spoke at Midsummer (and Midwinter) Night’s ‘T’: Transgender Panel for Community Leaders
  • attended Equality Ohio’s Statewide Leadership Summit

Tara, our legal counsel and board member…

  • spoke to students at Ohio Northern University, Ohio State University, Dennison University, and Columbus Alternative High School
  • spoke on TV “Columbus CRC TV” about Pride
  • participated in the Equality Ohio Lobby Day
  • presented at the 2nd Annual TransOhio Transgender and Ally Symposium
  • spoke about being transgender and a resident of Ohio at the TransOhio Fireside Chat with the First Lady of Ohio, Francis Strickland
  • provided legal counsel to numerous people in the Ohio transgender community
  • spoke at Midsummer (and Midwinter) Night’s ‘T’: Transgender Panel for Community Leaders

Milo, our treasurer…

  • created our new series “Midsummer (and Midwinter) Night’s ‘T’: Transgender Panel for Community Leaders”
  • spoke at the Columbus Alternative High School Gay Straight Alliance, The Ohio State University Social Work programs
  • attended the 2nd Annual TransOhio Transgender & Ally Symposium
  • graduated from the Pride Leadership program (cycle 2) of the United Way of Central Ohio
  • presented to the OhioHealth Corporate Diversity Council – Transgender and Healthcare
  • spoke about being transgender and a resident of Ohio at the TransOhio Fireside Chat with the First Lady of Ohio, Francis Strickland
  • presented to the OhioHealth Preserve, Diversity & Inclusion Committee – Transgender and Healthcare
  • graduation speaker at Pride Leadership (cycle 2)
  • keynote speaker at Bowling Green State University – Transcendence Gender Awareness Days – Transgender and Identities
  • spoke at Midsummer (and Midwinter) Night’s ‘T’: Transgender Panel for Community Leaders

Karen, our Co-Chair…

  • attended The Task Forces’ Creating Change Conference in Denver, Colorado
  • spoke to students at The Ohio State University, Dennison University, and Columbus Alternative High School
  • spoke about being transgender and a resident of Ohio at the TransOhio Fireside Chat with the First Lady of Ohio, Francis Strickland
  • spoke at Midsummer (and Midwinter) Night’s ‘T’: Transgender Panel for Community Leaders

Jacob, one of our new board members…

  • spoke about being transgender and a resident of Ohio at the TransOhio Fireside Chat with the First Lady of Ohio, Francis Strickland
  • attended Equality Ohio’s Lobby for Equality Day
  • attended Equality Ohio’s Statewide Leadership Summit

Sarah, one of our new board members… 

  • spoke at Midwinter Night’s ‘T’: Transgender Panel for Community Leaders
  • facilitated the TransOhio Partners’ Discussion Group

Melissa, one of our new board members… 

  • attended Equality Ohio’s Lobby for Equality Day
  • spoke to students at Dennison University
  • attended Equality Ohio’s Statewide Leadership Summit

While this list isn’t complete, it does give you a great overview of what we’ve been doing during 2009! And, if you think we’ve done a lot in 2009, wait until you see what we’re working on for 2010 and beyond!
 

Have you made your end-of-the-year donation?
Remember, TransOhio is supported by grants and donations. The work we’ve done and continue to do cannot be done without YOUR support!  

All donations made to TransOhio are tax-deductible! So, make your end-of-the-year donation now! Donations can be made online at: https://npo.networkforgood.org/Donate/Donate.aspx?npoSubscriptionId=4837

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

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Governor Strickland of Ohio Issues Proclamation on Transgender Day of Remembrance

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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.