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You’re Invited: Final Full-Dress Rehearsal of I AM MY OWN WIFE Presented by CATCO & TransOhio

You’re Invited…

Join TransOhio & CATCO for the final full dress rehearsal of the Tony Award winning play:

I Am My Own Wife

Charlotte von Mahlsdorf was a transgender person, who lived through the horrors of pre- and post-World War II Germany. How did she survive the harsh regimes of both Nazi Germany and the post-war East German Communists? How did she create a respected museum that also served as a safe haven for Berlin’s homosexual community? This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play illuminates the sacrifices and betrayals of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf through the artistry of a single actor playing more than 30 characters.

Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Time: 7:00pm
Doors open at 6:30pm
RSVP’S Required!

Riffe Center Studio Two Theatre
77 S High Street
Columbus, Ohio

RSVP’s ARE REQUIRED and suggested donation of $10 at the door.
(All Donations go DIRECTLY back to TransOhio).

For more information about CATCO and I Am My Own Wife, visit
http://www.catco.org/seasons/2010-2011-season/i-am-my-own-wife

Registration now open for Third Annual TransOhio Transgender and Ally Symposium

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Shane Morgan
TransOhio
(614) 441-8167
TransOhio@gmail.com
www.transohio.org

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.

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Senate Democrats Push Action on Discrimination Bill – Equal Housing and Employment Act (H.B. 176)

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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
11am-6pm.
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!

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