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CAUSE Conference - this weekend!

posted Mar 31, 2011, 8:20 AM by Michael Chanak

Contact: Kim Welter
Director of Programs and Outreach

For Immediate Release
March 31, 2011

The annual College and University Students for Equality (C.A.U.S.E.) Conference – the only one of its kind in Ohio – kicks off this weekend in Columbus. It’s critical for Ohio’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) youth to learn to advocate on their own behalf.

Ohio’s colleges have come a long way. 12 of 13 public universities now offer non-discrimination polices for LGBT employees. Two now offer gender-neutral housing options. But there’s still work to be accomplished.

The two-day conference will focus on issues of inclusion, diversity, burnout, better health, and how to become an activist, all within the LGBT framework. Workshop sessions include Relationship Violence, More Than Makeup: The Art of Drag, Organizing an On Campus Group, Taking Your First Steps Toward Equality, to name just a few.

Students from all over Ohio will be attending. The first session begins Saturday, April 2 at 9:00 a.m. Closing comments are set for Sunday at 11:45 a.m.

Hosted by the Columbus College of Art & Design, the conference will be held on the campus of nearby Columbus State Community College. All sessions will be held on the fourth floor of the Columbus State Conference Center at the Center for Workforce Development, 315 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus.

Equality Ohio advocates and educates to achieve fair treatment and equal opportunity for all Ohioans regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Equality Ohio envisions an Ohio where everyone feels at home.

Note to editors: More information and a brochure can be found at

Equality Ohio | 57 Jefferson Ave | Columbus, OH 43215 | 614.224.0400