Dinner and a discussion are planned in Columbus, a community conversation is planned in Cincinnati, and there’s a party tonight in Toledo in honor of Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. First, the party: It’s a Red Party—as in, wear red, because there’s a Best Red Outfit contest—that starts at 9 p.m. at McCune’s Other Side Bistro (5038 Lewis Ave., Toledo, 43612). Entertainers include DJ L Weez, hostess T.T., Nikka Fierce, Fearless, the Fabulous Raven, Destin and Aaron Knowles.

Chris Cicchinelli sat in his car outside the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He had finally accepted his child’s longtime insistence that she was a girl, not a boy. He had finally let her pick out girl’s clothes. But at the door of the place that offers care for transgender kids and support for their families, he was nervous and afraid.