Spirit Day Vigil 2012 Speakers
The CIF+VF and Brothers Drake Fine Meads present an evening of Animation 4 Adults, a night of movies and mead. Join us for an evening of animation, experimental films, an awards ceremony for visiting filmmakers from around the world and one of Columbus’ best parties.
Cartoons (including the Ohio premiere of Bill Plympton’s “The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger”), movies, live music, food, beer (from Stella Artois) and the Brothers Drake Fine Mead! All for only $10 (free for CIF+VF members), a fantastic deal.
Gay short films that we are screening for this event:
toward the blue
Director Randi Caspersen
Looking back at film footage of his West Hollywood neighborhood, a filmmaker wonders how his dreams fit into the world of gay porn stars.
Director Paul Neudorf
Animated strands of fingerprints interact with and manipulate dancer Jonathan Turcotte in this film about consciousness, desire and the awareness we have of the marks we leave behind.
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 gro.oihosnart@oihosnart or call us (614) 441-8167 (this is a voicemail only number, please leave a message).
Please join your TransOhio family on Thanksgiving!
The Transgender Day of Remembrance is held in November each year to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. Although not every person represented during the Day of Remembrance self-identified as transgender, each was a victim of violence based on bias or prejudice against transgender people.
The list of deaths available at http://www.rememberingourdead.org only contains those deaths known to the transgender community or that have been reported to the media. The Day of Remembrance is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Rita Hester’s murder â€” like most anti-transgender murder cases â€” has yet to be solved.
This year’s vigil will take place on Thursday, November 18, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at King Avenue United Methodist Church, located at 299 King Avenue, Columbus, 43201. King Avenue United Methodist Church is handicap accessible. The vigil will be ASL interpreted.
Remember. Honor. Empower.
The Transgender Day of Remembrance is intended to raise public awareness of hate crimes against transgender people, an action that current media does not perform. Day of Remembrance publicly mourns and honors the lives of transgender people who might otherwise be forgotten. Through the vigil, we express love and respect in the face of national indifference and hatred. Day of Remembrance gives transgender people and their allies a chance to step forward and stand in vigil, memorializing those who have died by anti-transgender violence.
Community Partners include: TransOhio, Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO), King Avenue United Methodist Church, North Congregational United Church of Christs’ Gender Fold Action Alliance, New Leaf Columbus, Stonewall Columbus, The Ohio State University GLBT Alumni Society, Equality Ohio, HRC-Columbus, Columbus AIDS Task Force, The Ohio State University Multicultual Center.
Visit http://www.transohio.org for more information.
Patriots’ Pride is a Veterans Day celebration in honor of all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender individuals, (LGBT) and other sexual minorities that have served their country honorably and have never, throughout the history of the United States of America, been treated equally.
We seek to remember our proud tradition across America, in small towns and big cities alike. Now, more than ever, it is important that each of us take a stand to end the horrific discrimination that has been on-going, and in fact encouraged by the very existence of the prejudiced legislation that governs our Armed Forces. As patriots we know our America can do better!
“On November 11 every State, district, and territory of the USA will have the opportunity to brag about how wonderful the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) employees of the Department of Defense, both past and present, really are,” said Lisa Kove, Executive Director of DOD FED GLOBE, who organized the event. “We need to let the world know we are as good as anyone they let serve as openly straight.”
Find out more about LGBT Veterans here http://www.mypatriotspride.org/Patriots_Pride.php