Conferences & Training

National LGBTIQ Health Week 2011 
Clergy Call for Equality
This May 22-24, we encourage you to join HRC’s Religion and Faith Program and hundreds of fellow religious leaders from across the country to build the faithful movement for LGBT justice.  Now more than ever we need religious leaders like you to keep equality at the forefront of our nation’s conscience.  Sign up now for the 2011 Clergy Call for Justice and Equality in Washington, DC and  gather with colleagues from Ohio and beyond to organize, learn, worship and bring your witness for justice to Capitol Hill.  Learn more at

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Local Action Team Trainings for Lobby Day for Equality 2011

Sixth Annual Lobby Day for Equality is May 18, 2011
Make your voice heard at the Statehouse. Over forty new legislators need to hear your story!Register by contacting Equality Ohio
Local Action Team Leaders and Members needed - Equality Ohio's Local Action Teams' goal is to expand our education efforts, create better relationships between LGBT and allied people and their communities, media and officials, and create a better educated body of media representatives and elected officials in Ohio who will support equality for all their constituents. (Click here for more on this program). Since the inception of our Local Action Team Program, the team from Senate District 6 in 2009 was successful in gaining the support of Rep. Terry Blair (R) and then Rep. Peggy Lehner for EHEA. Work from citizen lobbyists like yourselves in Findlay, Ohio helped secure the support of then Rep. Cliff Hite and the on-going support of Rep. Ross McGregor is the work of the team out of Springfield, Ohio.

To pass pro-equality legislation, we have to engage legislators from both major parties and hearing one-on-one from their own constituents is the most effective way to educate our legislators. Where we have strong teams and a dedicated leader, the Local Action Team's are very successful. We still need leaders and teams from parts of the state, however. We still need volunteers from Senate District 5 (Miami and parts of Darke and Montgomery Counties), Senate District 7 (Warren and eastern Hamilton Counties), Senate District 12 (Allen, Mercer, Shelby, Champaign, Prebel and parts of Darke Counties), Senate District 14 (Clermont, Brown, Adams, Scioto and the western part of Lawrence Counties), Senate District 17 (Western Pickaway, Fayette, Clinton, Ross, Vinton, Highland, Pike, Jackson, Gallia and Eastern Lawrence), Senate District 19 (Richland, Morrow, Delaware and Knox Counties), Senate District 23 (West Cleveland area), Senate District 25 (far east Cleveland Area), Senate District 26 (Sandusky, Seneca, Wyandot, Crawford, Marion, Logan and Union Counties), Senate District 28 (Portage and parts of southeast Summit Counties), Senate District 30 (Columbiana, most of Tuscarawas, Harrison, Jefferson and Belmont Counties), Senate District 32 (Ashtabula and Trumbell Counties) and Senate District 33 (Mahoning, far eastern Stark, Carroll and far northeastern Tuscarawas Counties). Want to make a difference? Consider being a Local Action Team Leader.

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Join us for a Local Action Team Training and get information about the EHEA, the Comprehensive Safe Schools Act (CSSA) and other legislative priorities for this year, learn what progress has been made in the past year with your legislator, and practice and prepare with others from your area in advance of meeting with your representative.

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4th Annual TransOhio Transgender & Ally Conference will be held the weekend of
August 5-7, 2011 in Columbus, Ohio!

Call for Presenters
Interested in submitting a proposal for a workshop, presentation, discussion or performance? For information, visit the Submission Page.
This year we are expanding our Conference this year to include:
Friday, August 5th: Provider’s Day
Explicitly for medical, legal, and social work professionals
Continuing Education Units (CEU)
More information coming soon.
Continuing Legal Education (CLE)
More information coming soon.
Interested in submitting a proposal for a class, seminar or workshop? For information, visit Submission Page.
Submit your proposal online! Submissions are due Friday March 18, 2011
Saturday, August 6: General Conference
Covering a broad range of interests throughout the community
Sunday, August 7: General Conference
Continuation of programs with a diversity of topics
As with any event, it takes people-power to make events such as the Conference happen. Volunteers will be
needed for Friday at the Provider’s Day and throughout the General Conference:
* Registration/Check-In
* Setup/Break-down
* Session proctors
* Information table
* Meet & Greet
* Saturday evening socials
* And more!
Interested in volunteering? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Sarah (
Sponsorship Opportunities
Do you work for a company or are you involved in an organization that you think might like to be a sponsor of
this event? If so, visit our Sponsorship Opportunities page!
For more conference info, visit