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City of Columbus to Honor Black Out and Proud’s Letha Pugh

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City of Columbus to Honor Black Out and Proud’s Letha PughColumbus City Hall lit up for Pride Week.
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Letha Pugh – photo provided by Letha Pugh

Bake Me Happy Co-Owner and Black Out and Proud Co-Founder Letha Pugh will be honored by the City of Columbus with the Steven Shellabarger Illuminator Award, in tandem with the Pride Illumination at City Hall.

“From her work with Black Out and Proud to expand education, social opportunities, the arts, spirituality, and social justice that promotes a sense of pride in the Black LGBTQ+ community to her cofounding of Service! which is helping food service workers during COVID, Letha is truly a treasure to have in our city,” said Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin.

Pugh will be honored tonight, Monday, June 15 at 8:30 p.m. during the city’s virtual illumination event, coinciding with the kick off of Pride Week 2020. You can stream the event here and on Facebook.

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