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These are the people, efforts, call to actions, and  issues on the front lines of the gender equality struggle. Be victorious where you stand.  Just the cause, get informed, make a difference.

Transgender Employment Protection for Transgenders

 The Employment Non -Discrimination Act (ENDA) has been proposed in congress to focus on gender identity discrimination in the private as well as public sector. While the Americans with Disabilities Act within the US explicitly exclude transgender people, many advocates have been able to successfully win cases on behalf of their transgender clients.


Call For Submissions

The Call for Presenters for the Ninth Annual TransOhio Transgender and Ally Symposium has gone out and workshop proposals are due by March 1, 2017. The Symposium which will be held on the campus of Ohio State University at the Union on April 28-30, is built on the theme: Trans Activism: Reaching Underserved Communities” Please go to the TransOhio website ( and click on the 2017 Symposium tab and there you will find information and forms related to Symposium including the workshop submission form. As information is released including registration link it will be found here! Friday, April 28th is Providers Day focused on professionals (counselors, social workers, psychologists, health care providers and attorneys) who provide services to the community!

TransOhio and our wonderful community partner Equitas Health will be hosting a Transgender Job Fair on Saturday, March 4th at Columbus Public Health. If you are interested in attending or you work for a employer who might be interested in taking part in this job fair and to get all the details regarding the same, please go to the TransOhio website and click on the Transgender Job Fair tab and there you will also find more information and forms pertaining to this event.


Transgender Archives Establishes New Scholarships

There is exciting news from The Chair in Transgender Studies!  They are establishing a set of brand new scholarships and fellowships to be awarded in 2017. Undergraduate and graduate students, and visiting community and university-based scholars and professionals, both trans and cis (non-trans) will be able to benefit from these awards.


Transgender Employment and Job Seeking

Transgender people comprise 0.3 % of American adults, or about 700,000 people, according to a 2011 study by the Williams Institute.  And their unemployment is 2X the rate of the general population, with  athema also 4X more likely to live in poverty (according to the 2011 National Transgender Discrimination Survey, (n=6,450.)  The challenge then is how do we get our community employed and above the poverty line? 


A New Workplace Summit on Oct 5th - 8th 2015

While progressive employers like Netflix and Facebook continue to implement transgender-inclusive policies, such as adding gender reassignment surgery to their lists of staff benefits, many companies lag behind, hindering their gender-diverse and transgender employees from being their authentic selves in the workplace.

In time for its 2015 Workplace Summit, Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, a nonprofit dedicated to achieving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workplace equality, will debut its Workplace Gender Identity and Transition Guidelines, outlining best practices for creating safe, welcoming and inclusive workplaces for gender-diverse and transgender employees.


NCTE Launches U.S. Transgender Survey

On August 19, 2015, NCTE launched the 2015 U.S. Trans Survey. NCTE has seen an overwhelming amount of enthusiasm since they first announced the survey, with nearly 14,000 people pledging to complete it. And now we must ensure that everyone who pledged to take the survey completes it. Be counted and complete the 2015 U.S. Trans Survey today.


Support for Sandra Bland as MovingOn Pushes for Investigation

The official story is that "Sandra Bland was found dead in her cell at the Waller County Jail in Houston, Texas, just days after she was detained by police during a routine traffic stop for assaulting a public servant." But how did a routine traffic stop escalate to arrest and then death?


BRAVO Alert the LGBTQI Community of Central Ohio

BRAVO has recently received multiple reports of anti-LGBTQI pick-up related bias crimes. The incidents have occurred while meeting people using the website Adam4Adam and potentially other dating service websites/apps (i.e. Grindr, Scruff, Growlr, etc.). At this point it appears that assailant(s) are contacting individuals online and upon meeting, are robbing them and/or burglarizing their home. BRAVO has good reason to believe that these attacks are anti-LGBTQI motivated.

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