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Updated: Apr 4, 2022

The Transgender Day of Visibility Celebration, in partnership with Inclusive Resilient Yellow Springs Coalition, and the Coretta Scott King Center Antioch, was realized because of your support.

Thank you for your support and for finding value in connecting in such a powerful and intentional way. The goal of this event was not only to celebrate our Trans family, but to increase the possibilities of community connection surrounding LGBTQ+ resources & supporting organizations.

The support, sponsorship, and attendance of this event enables continued programming and partnerships in efforts of creating intentional space for members of the LGBTQ+ community to know that they matter, that they are valued, that they are seen, that they are supported, and that they BELONG!

Thank you to the guest speakers courageous enough to be visible, and share their stories:


KEYNOTE ADDRESS Feat. Shelby Chestnut, Antioch Board of Trustees, Chair


The community of Yellow Springs continues to demonstrate its resolve surrounding inclusivity, equality, and diversity. By supporting programs aligned with these values, more and more people are reminded and made aware of intentional spaces that are safe, welcoming, and supportive of the LGBTQ+ community. The outspoken support of our local businesses and community members reaffirms the message, specifically to our Trans family, that in this community, "WE SEE YOU!"




  • Serenity Recovery Network - It is important because all humans deserve to be supported and loved.

  • The PHILLIP Show - Everyone deserves the opportunity to live their best life!

  • Yellow Springs Home Inc. - Yellow Springs Home, Inc. believes in the power and necessity of a community enriched by diversity in all forms. Yellow Springs is our beloved community, and we seek to make our shared home beautiful and life-affirming. The essence of a community is people caring about each other and the social, economic, and physical environment in which they live together. By advancing inclusion, visibility, and equality, we strengthen our community and our individual lives as a whole. Our mission is to cultivate a tangibly felt sense of belonging for all.

  • Holihan's Healing - Everyone deserves to be respected & celebrated for their unique differences. We all need love & we all want to be truly seen for who we are inside & out. I want to contribute to holding a safe space for others to be themselves.

  • Yellow Springs Toy Company - Our differences are what make this world a rich, beautiful, interesting place. And we all have a right to be who we are in this world.

  • The Emporium & Underdog Cafe - It makes me happy to see trans people feeling at home in Yellow Springs.

  • Moriel Rothman-Zecher - Love and support for my trans siblings.

  • Rev. Daria and Mrs. Jeannene Schaffnit - It is important to spread love and scatter joy in the world.

  • Calypso Grill - We believe that all people regardless of race, ethnicity, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and other diverse backgrounds deserve to be heard and seen. It is our absolute pride to stand up and support Transgender Day of Visibility.

  • Sunrise Cafe - We support everyone's right to be heard and feel safe from oppression.

  • Turning Wheel Management - Transphobia has resulted in violence and murder against transgender people. Also, depression, substance abuse, self-harm, and suicide have been a direct effect of transphobia in the transgender community. If I can help alleviate that suffering in any way, I will.

  • Yvette “Diva”Williams -Singer, Writer, Philanthropist - No one should ever feel like their existence is worthless.


Special thanks to the Event Committee & Presenting Sponsor Representatives:

  • Emily Seibel: Executive Director, Yellow Springs Home, Inc.; Steering Committee Member/Co-Founder, Inclusive & Resilient Yellow Springs Coalition; and Co-Founder, YS Pride

  • Alex Scott: Lead Convener, Inclusive & Resilient Yellow Springs Coalition

  • Shadia Alverez: Executive Director of the Coretta Scott King Center for Cultural and Intellectual Freedom

  • Bob Partida: Vice President, Yellow Springs Pride, Inc.

  • Phillip O’Rourke: President, Yellow Springs Pride, Inc.


Donate today and help to provide needed resources, education, and support for the LGBTQ+ community.

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