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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

TransOhio: November 2010 Newsletter Now Available!

Thursday November 4, 2010
Dear TransOhio Family, Friends and Allies!
The November 2010 issue of the TransOhio newsletter is now available! You can download the newsletter at: http://www.transohio.org/news/November2010TransOhio.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:
  • Columbus Transgender Day of Remembrance: Thursday, November 18, 2010, 7PM – King Avenue United Church of Christ, Columbus, Ohio, 43201.
  • Cincinnati Transgender Day of Remembrance: Thursday, November 18, 2010, 7PM – Hebrew Union College, 3101 Clifton Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45223
  • Cleveland Transgender Day of Remembrance: Friday, November 19, 2010, 5:45PM – Justice Center, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Partners’ Discussion Group, Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 7PM.
  • Toledo TG Support Group, Sunday, November 21, 2010, 3PM.
  • 5th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Thursday, November 25, 2010 @ 1PM
  • 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

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Formation of National Organization to Link State and Local Transgender Advocacy Groups is Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 23, 2010

Formation of National Organization to Link State and Local Transgender Advocacy Groups is Announced

Columbus, OH – 07/23/2010:  A group of state and local transgender leaders are pleased to announce the formation of the Trans Advocacy Network. The Trans Advocacy Network held their first meeting in Memphis, Tennessee on July 10, 2010 with the purpose of defining their mission and goals for the upcoming year.  Their mission statement is as follows:

“The Trans Advocacy Network is an alliance of transgender organizations that work at the state and local level, coming together to build a stronger trans movement by facilitating the sharing of resources, best practices, and organizing strategies.”

The Trans Advocacy Network will serve local and state level trans advocacy groups that are both established and newly forming as well as support groups, college-based groups, and other organizations that are doing advocacy and policy work for transgender rights and protections. The Trans Advocacy Network will assist these groups by sharing policy, training materials, resources, tools, and best advocacy practices. It hopes to foster leadership development, sustainability, and to make the movement for trans rights stronger and more effective.

The Trans Advocacy Network will operate with a steering committee made up of leaders from state and local trans organizations from across the country. There will be a limited number of spaces on the steering committee for advisers from national organizations.

Plans for the first year of the Trans Advocacy Network include expanding the steering committee to include people who are not yet well-represented, connecting more state and local trans advocacy groups across the country, creating guiding principles, starting a list serve that all trans advocacy organizations will have access to, outreaching to other groups by region, creating a more cohesive communication network, creating a organizational survey to understand the needs, resources, and get a realistic view of where trans community organizations are across the country, and holding conference calls and webinars to share best practices and strategies.

The Trans Advocacy Network Steering Committee currently includes Gunner Scott of the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition, Masen Davis of the Transgender Law Center, Marisa Richmond of the Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition, Lisa Scheps of the Transgender Education Network of Texas, Sadie-Ryanne Baker of the DC Trans Coalition, and Shane Morgan of TransOhio.  Advisers to the Steering Committee include Lisa Mottet of the Transgender Civil Rights Project of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and Jaan Williams of the National Center for Lesbian Rights. The steering committee is interested in additional members who represent predominantly people of color trans organizations and low-income trans organizations.

Contact Gunner Scott for more information or how to become involved at transadvocacynetwork@gmail.com.

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.