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Join TransOhio at Columbus’ Spirit Day and Candlelight Vigil

Be a Part of Spirit Day in Columbus and Attend the Candlelight Vigil

Stonewall Columbus will hold a candlelight vigil on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Gazebo at Goodale Park, 120 W. Goodale Street, in Columbus, Ohio. This event coincides with the newly created “Spirit Day”
which recognizes the loss of lives to suicide directly related to anti-gay bullying.

Purple in the LGBT rainbow flag represents “Spirit.” Come and join us as we show the spirit of the Columbus LGBT community. We will stand together to encourage people who are being bullied and harassed because they are gay, lesbian, bisexual or
transgender to speak out and get help.

A short program will be held with speakers from our community and performances by Vox from the Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus and Unecc. Resource materials will be on hand for distribution and a limited number of candles and “Spirit Day” purple ribbons will
be available at the park.

“It is very difficult for those who are suffering to reach out,” said Karla Rothan, Executive Director of Stonewall Columbus. “By holding this public event, it is our hope that we will encourage people who are being bullied and harassed because they are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender to speak out and get help.”

Stonewall Columbus serves the Central Ohio LGBT community by providing a community center and offering programming and services that enhance the well-being and visibility of our diverse community through discovery, affirmation and celebration.

For more information, please contact Karla Rothan, Executive Director of Stonewall Columbus, at 614-930-2261 or email her krothan@stonewallcolumbus.org.

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

Senate Dems Push House Bill 176 - Equal Housing and Employment Act

Got Work? Tell Congress You Want a Job!

TransOhio is calling on all transgender people to look for employment–this time, at your member of Congress’ office.

Apply for a job with your members of congress to show them that transgender people need jobs now!

With the rate of unemployment in the transgender community twice the national average, we need Congress to act now to pass the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). We’ve included a sample cover letter (this opens as a Word document, courtesy the National Center for Transgender Equality) to send to your Congressional office that calls on your member of Congress to support your job search by supporting ENDA.

Personalize the cover letter as you see fit, print out a copy of your cover letter and resume, and visit the office for your representative that is closest to your home and hand them in.

You can find out who your representative is and where their offices are located at http://www.house.gov.

Take your letter to your Representative’s office to demonstrate the need for jobs for transgender and other LGBT people.

Hey, you never know and it never hurts to try, right!

If you are able to visit in-person, wear the best business clothes that you have. If you are not able to visit the office, fax or email your letter and resume.

Good Luck, and remember, keep your head up, walk tall and don’t let anybody ever tell you you can’t do something!

In Community,
TransOhio Board of Directors

Calling All Athens (Ohio) County LGBT Residents and Allies – We Need You!

There will be a community meeting to discuss working with the Athens City Council to include:

  • Hate crimes
  • Domestic partner registry
  • Domestic partner benefits to their policies
  • Adding gender identity to their non-discrimination policy

This meeting is being held this Thursday, May 6, 2010 on Ohio University’s campus at Baker University Center in room #302 at 8:00 pm following the Action Team Training for Lobby Day.

Directions and parking information can be found at http://www.ohio.edu/athens/bldgs/newbaker.html

For further information or details please contact TransOhio board member, Sarah: sarah@transohio.org

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
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!