Providing advocacy and support for transgender people within our community.
The items below were added to the website this month.
Know any resources or providers that should be listed? Check out our Contact page and send us the info!
Added to Resources for Providers
Added to Resources for Allies
Don’t forget to check out the TransOhio Trans & Ally Symposium, which is happening from April 26-28!
Did you know that we have a list of local trans-affirming medical providers? Check it out here.
The providers listed below were just added to our list this month:
- The Azalea Institute: Counseling & Wellness Center
- Barbara Hunt
- Erin N. Tomlinson
- Grow Well Cleveland
- Marissa Patsey
- Ohio Center for Relationship & Sexual Health
- Sky Witness Healing Arts
Is there a provider who you think should be on the list? You can submit a provider here. All submissions will be reviewed before being posted.
Our logo is not just a random bird. The bird is a cardinal! There are a few reasons why our logo is a cardinal.
One definition of the word “transcend” is “to go beyond the limits.” The main purpose of TransCEND Canton is to help trans people overcome the limitations that they face. One way we do this is by facilitating a peer support group where transgender people are able to learn about resources available to them, as well as get support from other transgender people and allies. What better representation of overcoming limitations is there, besides a flying bird?
Sometimes cardinals are half-male and half-female. Here’s a recent National Geographic article about one such bird. When this happens, the bird is literally split down the middle. The bright red half of the cardinal contains male chromosomes (ZZ in birds). If you look at the other half of the bird, it has female chromosomes (ZW in birds). Not only do these birds look cool, but these split-sex cardinals are a great visual reminder that sex is not as black-and-white as it may seem on the surface!
Lastly, the cardinal is the state bird of Ohio. We are a group located in Canton, Ohio. This needs no further explanation!