Come Out Orlando will be participating in an event known as The Label Me Movement. In a sort of social experiment, participants will don blank shirts which will become filled with labels that passersby write on them throughout the day. Afterwards, participants will be able to physically cast off those labels.
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Come Out Orlando will be holding bimonthly movie nights to benefit both The Center and Come Out Orlando starting this Friday, March 18th. We will be screening To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar. Admission is free.
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Monday Nov 15th - A Night of Appreciation 7PM @ the GLBT Center.

     While TDOR is about remembering those we have lost to hate and discrimination, it is also about celebrating the people we have in our community who are making a positive impact. That is the reason for this event, presented by The Center, Come Out Orlando and Passage. We are now accepting nominations for appreciation. If you know someone making a difference in the Central Florida Transgender Community, please go to the "Contact Us" tab and send us:
Your name and contact info
The name and contact info of the person you are nominating
Why you want to nominate this person
Whether or not you would like to speak on behalf of this person/present them with a certificate on the day of the event.
THERE WILL BE REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED

Tuesday Nov 16th - Transgender Panel 8PM @ UCF HPA112
     
     As a part of the regular Equal at UCF meeting, Come Out Orlando along with a few transgender and allied individuals from the community will be participating in a panel on transgender issues.

Wednesday Nov 17th - Movie Night 6PM @ Valencia East

     Come Out Orlando in conjunction with the Valencia East GSA will be presenting Boys Don't Cry, FREE FOOD, a panel of local transgender people, and a candlelight vigil in remembrance of those we have lost.

Friday Nov 19th - Educational Outreach 12PM @ UCF Student Union

     
     Equal along with Come Out Orlando will be in front of the Student Union on Friday afternoon to try to reach out beyond just UCF's gay community to raise awareness about TDOR and our community. There will also be a staged event happening which requires as many volunteers as possible! If you are interested, please go to the "Contact Us" tab and let us know. Or attend the next regular Come Out Orlando meeting, Sundays 3:30PM at the GLBT Center. 

Saturday Nov 20th - Candlelight Vigil 8PM @ Lake Eola


    November 20th marks the recognized Transgender Day of Remembrance. After a week of educational events regarding transgender issues, we will remember those we have lost due to hate and ignorance by lighting a candle in their honor. May our candles light the way to a future where everyone can be themselves regardless of how they identify.
 
 
2 vigils will be held next week in honor of the youth recently lost due to bullying and suicide. 

Wed Oct 20th, 7PM Lake Eola
Thurs Oct 21st, 8PM UCF Reflection Pond

Participants are encouraged to wear purple, the color which represents spirit on the rainbow flag.
 
 
Orlando Pride is around the corner! Join us and thousands more for Orlando's most fabulous parade and festival at Come Out With Pride.

When: 10/10/10, 12-6PM
Where: Lake Eola

Visit www.comeoutwithpride.com for more information
 
 
:::::Paint YO SIGN PARTY/ Protest Briefing:::

WHEN: August 8th 11:00AM-1:00PM

WHERE: The GLBT Center in Orlando, 946 North Mills Ave.

WHY: Sign-making, and painting T-shirts, a short meeting regarding the protest, followed by assigned carpooling to winter park. Supplies for the signs, financial donations for gas money, supplies, etc, would be greatly appreciated.

If you are planning on meeting us at the protest, please read below for the address.

:::PROTEST:::

WHEN: August 8th 2010 at 1:45pm

WHERE:  First Christian Church, 1140 S. Lakemont Ave., Winter Park, FL 32792.

 DETAILS: Once at the protest, guest speakers will speak words of wisdom from their hearts. We have a great host of speakers attending this counter protest and the Angels from the Angel Action Network will also appear to block the N.O.M. protesters from our counter protest. We will be working in conjunction with a group, Stand Up Florida.

 We also will be offering candles for a vigil and for those who would like to kneel down and pray with us in a silent prayer for N.O.M.

We will finish the counter protest, with our backs facing N.O.M., singing "Amazing Grace."

WE ASK THAT EVERYONE KEEP THIS A PEACEFUL PROTEST.

This means:
     No stepping on church property, no throwing anything, no running through the anti gay crowds, no threats, and especially no verbal or physical violence of any kind, even if provoked.

We are showing them who we are, and we are all an example for the community.
Also remember, PROPOSITION 8 was recently struck down as it was declared "UNCONSTITUTIONAL"
August 4, 2010.


:::TIPS:::


 We ask that everyone dress casually according to the weather conditions and please bring your signs and a small cooler for water as the afternoon temperatures rise.
 
 
The transgender community of Orlando deserves better than what its hospitals are offering them. Help us to help our trans friends! Come Out Orlando is working to educate the public about the lack of protections based on gender identity at Florida Hospital, Health Central, and Orlando Health. We will be at Lake Eola 12PM Sunday, June 27th to spread the word. Join us!