I hope this finds you all safe and well, as fall is upon us! We have a lot of events and information to share…see if any of them fit your schedule and join in!
First of all, November is the traditional month for the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. There are 2 events that you may wish to attend in our area to remember the lives of transgender people who have been lost to violence. The first one is in Westfield Center (southern Medina County) this Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 7:30pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on the Westfield Circle. I will forward a flyer for this event under separate cover.
The second opportunity to join in a TDoR service will be in Cleveland on November 17 at Trinity Cathedral. Flyer attached, with info about the service itself, and a special movie presentation the day before.
Dates for your calendar! The Annual Sugar Plum Tour is on Sunday, Dec 3!! Also, check out the online auction that takes place from Nov. 6-13! Lots of great items and experiences to purchase to help support the Gay Community Endowment Fund, which funds many LGBTQ organizations throughout NEOhio, including OutSupport! Find all the details at: www.sugarplumtour.org
Students! Listen up! If you are a high school with a GSA, check out GLSEN’s Grant Application! You need to submit an application, and receive up to $250!! What would your group do with that kind of scratch!!? Check it out! Attachment below!
Also Students!! College bound? Check out the Point Foundation Scholarship application! Application attached below. Additionally, check out OutSupport‘s website…there are several scholarship opportunities under Resources…check them out!!
Another date for your calendar is Dec. 9 for a concert from the Cleveland Transgender Choir, who will be performing at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ohio City…more details to come…They wowed us at our 4th Anniversary meeting, so if you missed them, mark your calendars for this event!
And finally, some news about OutSupport! We are still distributing the donations to the Medina County high schools with GSA groups…looking forward to meeting with all the groups to get your $$ and items! We had a resource table on Oct. 31 at the Domestic and Sexual Abuse Coalition’s Social Services collaborative in Medina, and we’ll have a table at the Brunswick University Center on Nov. 29. Stop by and say hi if you are in the neighborhood! One additional thing to make note of: The church that has supported OutSupport from the beginning is having it’s annual auction…this year online! November 5-19…lots of great items to bid on! Check it out at www.unityofmedina.org
Our next 2 meetings will be on the following dates: Monday, November 27 and Monday, December 18. We hope that all of you have peaceful holidays, and we hope to see you at the meetings. Sometimes, holidays are a challenge, and are meetings are a good place to talk about things that are difficult in other settings. We hope you know that our OutSupport circles are here for you.
Wishing you well!