Keynote Presenters: Our Ohio Youth

October 31, 2012 Leave a comment

7th TransOhio Transgender & Ally Symposium will be held on May 29-31, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. Provider’s Day and General Symposium will be held at The Ohio State University Ohio Union in the heart of Columbus’ University District.


Ohio State’s policy requests that all faculty, students, staff, fans, patients, visitors, and contractors not use tobacco products on campus, either inside and out.

Ohio State has adopted a tobacco free policy that supports a healthy environment for all members of the Buckeye Nation. Effective January 1, 2014, the use of all types of tobacco products is prohibited in all university buildings and on all university-owned properties, including parking lots, garages, and all outside areas. (The full policy can be found at

General Symposium Keynote Presenters: Our Ohio Youth










 christian_edited Christian is a freelance fashion stylist and trans advocate. She has worked with dressing several clients in the Tristate area over the past three years. Since age fifteen she presented as gender non-conforming she saw fashion as a way to express her identity as an individual. With the help of fashion she discovered her trans identity at age 21. Since then she has been an active voice in the trans community specifically in the Greater Cincinnati area. She is a member of TWOCC, Trans Women Of Color Collaborative, has led a Die-In for the Trans Community Of Greater Cincinnati, participated on LGBTQ focused panels and has been a guest speaker at local colleges, hospitals, and radio stations. Christian volunteers two days a week at the University of Cincinnati’s LGBTQ center playing many roles that include organizing their twice annual drag show where all the profits go to TransOhio. As of June 2014 she serves on the Light House Advisory Council as the lead for the Safe and Supported sector that focuses on LGBTQ youth; finding support systems and allies and ending homelessness in the LGBTQ community.
leigh_moore Leigh is thirteen years old and is in 7th grade. He’s enjoyed drawing and writing for as long as he can remember. He plans to attend The Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD) to pursue his dream of becoming an animator. Once out of college, he also wants to travel to some of his favorite countries.
bj_edited Bryce is a 25 year old resident of Columbus, Ohio. Bryce graduated from LifeSkills in 2008 and started his transition in January of 2014 with a decision to medically transition in October of 2014. He has been with his loving and very supportive wife for 5 years, married for 2. They have a beautiful son named Bryce Jr. who was born in May of 2014. Bryce is stealth, however, he is very supportive of the trans* community and is very open about his transition when asked.

Em uses they/their/them pronouns; though they use the names Emma or Emmett as the situation demands. Em is am a student, a child, a sibling, a friend, transgender, and am non-binary. Em is 18 and a senior in high school who will be attending University of Cincinnati in the fall to study design. In their free time, they love to blog, spending time with friends, drawing, and being part of their community.