Hello all!
As I write this, the monarch butterflies are passing through our region on their way to their destinies. I love to think of them as a metaphor of the many in our group who are transitioning to move toward greater destinies…you all inspire me so!
Here’s the latest from the area for your interest:
First, a special reminder from Deb Esty, who is a professor at Baldwin Wallace, who is conducting a research project about transwomen and body image. The Medina program will be here in Medina on Sept. 30. There are currently 4 signed up, but she would really like 2 more to sign up to participate. Please consider participating by contacting Deb at  desty@bw.edu
Also, on Sept. 30 is a fun “Down on the Farm Day!” this fun, family friendly social event will be for any LGBTQ person, family or friends. Come on down for free,good old-fashioned fall fun, with activities and food. 2-6 pm  10388 Spencer Lake Road  Spencer   For more details, contact Denise Webb at 216-509-9241.
Tuesday, October 3, On The Table Greater Akron will be happening at Unity of  Medina, sponsored by OutSupport and the Medina Diversity Project! We would be very happy to have any friends of OutSupport to any of the 4 sessions throughout the day.  Times are :
9:00am,  11:30am   5:00pm   7:30pm
Each will have light refreshments, and the 11:30 is a brin g your own brown bag lunch. RSVP to Sandy @330-241-1281 by Sept. 28
This is a great time to give your ideas to make the Medina area a better place for all, and your voice matters!! I hope to see you there!
Wednesday, Oct. 4 the Medina GSA is hosting it’s annual Ally Coffee Break! This is a great way to get to know teens, let them know they are supported by adults in the community and learn how to build a safe community for all students! Medina High School Media Center  2:40-4:00pm
Monday, October 9   The 4th Annual Game Change Conference will be held at Kent State University Student Center. This conference will offer dynamic workshops and lectures for students, educators, social workers, and healthcare providers. Keynote speaker will be Sarah McBride, National Press Secretary for the Human Rights Campaign and the first openly transgender person to address a major political party at the 2016 DNC. For additional details, visit
As always, keep checking our website for upcoming events that you may want to know about, and resources are regularly being updated!  Our next meeting is Monday, Sept. 25 at 7:00pm at Unity of Medina. Hope to see you there!!
With kind regards,