Hello, all!
Well, spring really is around the corner!!  YAY!!  Just a little more time, and it’ll be PRIDE season!!
In the meantime, here are some events to keep you busy, in a rainbow of events!!
1) A Last minute event from the Medina High School GSA: Wednesday, March 20 from 2:35-4:00pm  MHS GSA has hosted a fall Ally Coffee Break, and it’s so successful, they want to offer a Spring Ally Coffee! Stop by to get to know the LGBTQ teens in Medina, have a hot beverage and snacks, and show the teens that our community supports them!
RSVP to Jen Oehler (GSA Advisor) oehlerj@medinabees.org  or 330-636-3422
2) Stonewall + 50: The Riots Continue   Sponsered by the Center for Gender and Sexuality at Kent State University in the African Community Theatre in Oscar Ritchie Hall.
Wed. March 20 and Thursday, March 21 8:00pm FREE w/ Donations taken for the LGBTQ Emergency Fund  www.kent.edu/pas/act
3) Medina G2H2 LGBTQ Happy Hour  has 2 upcoming events!
    Thursday, March 21 5:30-7:30pm  Sully’s Irish Pub  117 W. Liberty St.
    Thursday, April 18    5:30-7:30pm   PJ Marley’s  119 Public Square
 For more details, contact Matt   mwiederhold@hotmail.com
4) Human Library Saturday, March 23  10am-1:00pm   Brunswick Library
     Aaron with and A: Growing Up Transgender
     A Human Library is a very cool concept about being able to “check out” a human that is
     experiencing life in a somewhat different way than the majority of people. You can “check
     out” Aaron for 20 minutes to learn more about his life as a transgender person. Aaron has
     been a part of the Human Library for a couple of years now…so happy that he is helping
     people understand about how it feels to be transgender…thank you Aaron, if you are reading
5) Our friends in Tuscarawas County are starting up a new social group for 21 and over!  Let
     your friends in southern Stark County, Wayne, Carroll and other neighboring counties be
     aware of this new group!   email:  pridezonetv@gmail.com  I believe events will be starting in
6)  Our friends over in Ashland and Richland counties (Love on a Mission) are hosting a gala
      Fundraiser for the fantastic activities that they offer teens in that area!
      Saturday, April 27    6-7 Cocktail Hour   7-10pm Dinner and Dancing
      For more information, check out their Facebook page:
      Love on a Mission LGBTQ Youth
7)  OutSupport Special Teen Meeting in BRUNSWICK!
      Tuesday, May 7   7:00-8:30pm     Brunswick Library
     The amazing librarians at the Medina County District Library have asked OutSupport to host
     special Teen and Parent meeting!  Teens and Parents are welcome to come as we have our
     first “road trip” meeting! As in our regular monthly support group meetings, participants will
     learn about resources available in NeOhio, apply for a free binder or gaff, pick up rainbow
     and trans flags and stickers, and be in a supportive space. If you live in northern Medina or
     southern Cuyahoga County (or anywhere, for that matter!) join us!!
8)  TransOhio Trans & Ally Symposium: Voices & Visibility    11th Annual TransOhio Program
      April 26-28, 2019   Ohio State University Student Union
      Also, TransOhio Transgender & Legal Ally Legal Symposium on Friday, April 26
      from 9:00am-4:45pm  hosted by Columbus Bar Association
      Details for both events at    www.TransOhio.org
9) GIVE OUT DAY 2019!  Mark your calendars for April 18, 2019 for Give OUT Day! this is an
     online giving day, specifically for LGBTQ groups, and OutSupport is participating this year!
     Please consider giving to your local area group…there are many groups who sign on to this
     campaign all over the country! I can guarantee you that most groups like ours run on a
     shoestring budget, and we make every dime go as far as we can! In our area, consider
     Akron or Cleveland PFLAG, Love on a Mission(Ashland/Mansfield), TZPrideZone
     (Tuscarawas County), Meta Center (Akron Trans Youth Drop In Center), Margie’s
     Pride (Transgender support, all ages), CANAPI (HIV Programming/Homeless LGBTQ)
     Rainbow Prism (Wayne County), Lorain County LGBTQ+ & Allies Adult Community).
     I know there are many more and I apologize if I’ve left groups out! Or give to a larger group
     works to benefit us all, like Equality Ohio, HRC, or TransOhio. Your donations will make a
We’d like to give a HUGE THANK YOU to the Gay Community Endowment Fund, to include OutSupport in their incredibly generous grant to our organization. We are so grateful for your ongoing support to offer support, information and advocate for equality in the Medina County area. THANK YOU!!!
Our next support group meeting is next Monday, March 25 at 7:00. Amy D and Kathy S will be setting up and putting things away after the meeting. If anyone can come early to assist, or stay to help at the end, it would be very much appreciated! I can’t make this meeting, but will be thinking of you all! If you are planning ahead, please note that our May meeting will be help on
MONDAY, MAY 20 at 7:00pm…Please enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend!!
Kindest regards,