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Need an idea for the perfect holiday gift?

This holiday season, consider making a donation to TransOhio in someone else’s honor as your holiday gift. Is there someone in your life who would prefer a donation in his or her name to an organization that works day and night to educate, advocate, support and build the Ohio trans/gender non-conforming/intersex community, rather than an item that will soon go out of style or disappear to sock purgatory?

During 2010, we logged over 5,000 miles on the road, 450 phone calls, provided over 20,000 copies of TransOhio’s Transgender 101 educational pamphlet to schools, businesses (large & small, private and public), hosted the 4th Annual Unity Picnic in June and the 3rd Annual TransOhio Transgender & Ally Symposium in August 2010, and our 1st Provider’s Day also in August. We started a monthly Trans support group in Toledo and a Partners’ Discussion Group that meets monthly in Columbus. We also launched the first ever Trans Needs Assessment in Ohio, as well as an assessment for Partners and Allies of Trans individuals.

TransOhio is 110% volunteer run. We have NO paid staff and operate on donations and grants. Your end of the year donation is vital and assists us in operating expenses, printing costs, and hosting educational and social events throughout the year. Additionally, your donation allows us to continue to work on pressing issues such as changing the gender marker on the Ohio birth certificate, advocacy for those who aren’t in positions to advocate for themself, provide emergency medical expense grants, and more.

If you donate to TransOhio in someone else’s honor between now and the end of 2010, we will send a card to your designee that you made a holiday gift in the person’s name.

It involves two easy steps:

First, donate online, using Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Card at: Donate Online –  There you can make a tax-deductible donation to TransOhio through our fiscal sponsor, Stonewall Columbus.

Secondly, after you make the donation, email your name(s), as well as the gift honoree’s name(s), email, address and phone number to: transohio@transohio.org.

If you don’t have someone in mind you’d like to honor with a donation to TransOhio, here’s a gentle reminder:

December is your last opportunity to make charitable donations
which you can deduct on your 2010 taxes due April 15, 2011.

Please consider donating now. Donating to TransOhio between now and December 31 is the perfect way not only to take a deduction, but also to donate to the cause so deeply personal to your life right in your own home state or where somebody you care about resides.

Again, you may donate online, using Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Card at: Donate Online

Within a week of your tax-deductible donation, whether or not you make it in someone else’s honor, TransOhio will provide you a receipt in accordance with IRS and state regulations.

Thank you for your continued support of TransOhio.  As always, all of us at TransOhio appreciate you more than we could ever express.

On behalf of the Board of Directors at TransOhio, we wish all of you a happy and healthy holiday season, and a wonderful end to 2010, and a fantastic start to 2011.

In community,
Shane Morgan
Melissa Alexander
Sarah Wagner
Jacob Nash

Friday, November 19, 2010: TransOhio Events in Cleveland

Please join TranOhio and Board Member, Jacob Nash, on Friday, November 19, 2010 at 3pm at the LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland for an open community conversation about about hate crimes and the Transgender community. Guests include Sharon M. McGowan, Attorney with the Appellate Section of the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice, as well as other local attorney’s and individuals from the Cleveland-area FBI office.

All are welcome to attend, including family and friends.

After the community conversation, please join us at the Justice Center as we march to City Hall for Cleveland’s Transgender Day of Remembrance vigil and rally. TransOhio’s Transgender pride flag will be proudly flying over Cleveland City Hall in honor of those who’ve been lost to remember and honor those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. Not every person represented during the Day of Remembrance self-identified as transgender, but each was a victim of violence based on bias or prejudice against transgender people.

The LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland is located at 6600 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44102.

The Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil begins at the Justice Center, 1200 Ontario Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44113-1664 at 5:45pm, followed by a short march to City Hall. Program begins at 6pm.

For additional event information, please email Jacob Nash, TransOhio Board of Directors member: jacob@transohio.org.

Gender & Social Justice Reading/Discussion Group Forming in Cincinnati!

NEW CINCINNATI GENDER AND SOCIAL JUSTICE reading/discussion group.

The group will meet every other week on Sundays at Baba Budan’s, 2pm, starting THIS Sunday, November 14, 2010.

For the first meeting we will read the Introduction to Sherry Wolf’s new book ‘Sexuality and Socialism’ and the article “Stonewall: the
birth of gay power.’ Here is the link: www.isreview.org/issues/63/feat-stonewall.shtml

The Introduction will soon be available on the Cincinnati ISO google group. Copies of ‘Sexuality and Socialism’ will be available for
purchase at the meeting on Sunday.

For more information email iso.cincinnati@gmail.com or call Mark at 513-461-9325.

Now Accepting Applications to Join TransOhio Board of Directors!

Over the next several months, TransOhio will be appointing new members to its Board of Directors.
Diversity & Geographical Representation
Our mission is to serve the Ohio transgender and ally communities by providing services, education, support and advocacy which promotes and improves the health, safety and life experience of the Ohio transgender individual and community.
The future for TransOhio and its community promises to be exciting. The organization will continue to have a positive impact on the Ohio Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming communities, and the Board of Directors plays a critical role in this invaluable work.
Our goals with Board of Directors recruitment is to:
  • Be representative of our community’s diversity
  • Geographically represent Ohio and those TransOhio serves (See geographic breakdown)
  • Recruit potential allies
  • Recruit experienced/seasoned in non-profit board, social or other political organizations (including student governments)
  • Recruit board members with work experience in the following fields:
    • Human Resources
    • Marketing
    • Finance
    • Legal
    • Fundraising / Special Events
    • Grant Writing
Board Responsibilities
A primary responsibility of a Board of Director is to participate in the development of policy and major decision-making at board meetings held the 1st Sunday of each month at 3:00 pm at Stonewall Columbus – The Center on High.  Board of Directors who reside outside of Central Ohio will be able to attend board meetings by conference call or skype.  The full TransOhio Board of Directors will meet in person three times a year.  Additional responsibilities include participation in various TransOhio initiatives and activities.  We also expect Board members to promote TransOhio passionately, ethically, respectfully and with integrity in your interactions with members and allies of our community as well as with members and individuals in the general Ohio community.

Since its founding in 2005, TransOhio has become recognized nationally as an effective statewide resource for the Ohio Transgender, gender non-conforming and Partner and Ally communities. We are making a difference and we cordially invite you to apply to become a part of this growing organization!

If you wish to be considered as a candidate for the Board of Directors, please click on the link below to submit your application electronically.  Additionally after you complete the online form, please forward a current resume to nominate@transohio.org. Board recruitment will take place on a rolling basis.

To submit your application, please fill out this online application: TO Board of Directors Application

https://spreadsheets0.google.com/viewform?hl=en&formkey=dGQ3WUkwWUh6bk91Q3kxZDktaDd4ZHc6MQ#gid=0 )

To forward your resume:  nominate@transohio.org

If you have any questions or would like to discuss roles and responsibilities of board members, please contact TransOhio at nominate@transohio.org, or by phone at: 614-441-8167.

Sincerely,

TransOhio Board of Directors & the Nominating Committee

TransOhio: October & November Events in Ohio

Join TransOhio @ We All Belong – A Rally for Inclusion
Sunday, October 31st, 2:30 pm
All are welcome!

First Congregational Church, 444 E Broad St. Columbus, OH 43215
4:30 pm – March to the Ohio Statehouse (0.5 mile)
We are people of all colors, ages, colors, religions, abilities, economic classes and orientations, religions, abilities, We are native-born and immigrant, and native-immigrant, We are all created equal.
Ohio Transgender Day of Remembrance Events
Cincinnati – Thursday, November 18, 2010
Hebrew Union College
3101 Clifton Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45223
7pm-9pm
Columbus – Thursday, November 18, 2010
King Avenue United Methodist Church
299 King Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201
7pm-9pm
Cleveland – Friday, November 19, 2010
Justice Center
1200 Ontario Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44113-1664
5:45pm @ The Justice Center, then a short march to City Hall.
Program begins at 6pm
5th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Thursday, November 25, 1:00pm
The Center on High (Stonewall Columbus), 1st floor
1160 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43201
614-441-8167
Fall is here and the cold weather is starting to arrive and that must mean that Thanksgiving is approaching! That’s right, here come the holidays… What better way to spend them then with your friends and family of TransOhio!
TransOhio will once again be hosting a Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanksgiving day.
This dinner is open to the entire Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay and Ally community. There are no excuses to spend the day alone! Come early and stay late!  This is open to the entire GLBTQI and Ally community (kids are welcome!).  RSVP’s are not required, but it will help us in our planning. TransOhio will provide the turkey & and necessary paper plate-ware.
Please bring a dish to share with others (and a serving spoon, fork or knife) and something to drink.
Volunteers are needed to setup, decorate and clean up at the end of the evening.
If you can volunteer, please let us know – send an email to transohio@transohio.org or call us (614) 441-8167 (this is a voicemail only number, please leave a message).
Please join your TransOhio family on Thanksgiving!