PRIDE Weekend June 21 and 22 2013
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- March 21, 2013 7:23 pm at 7:23 pm #96420
Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival 2013
is Friday, June 21st & Saturday, June 22nd
at Goodale Park
Parade Saturday, June 22nd – Step-off at Noon
Stonewall Columbus is pleased to announce that Stephen and Joshua Snyder-Hill will be the grand marshals of Pride 2013.
Stonewall honors this recently married couple for their activism and commitment to marriage equality. Stephen is the army officer who submitted a question about Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT) to the Republican debate on September 22, 2011 and was booed as a result. This was an overwhelming experience for the couple and inspired them to fight even harder for full equality.
The couple are also involved in a lawsuit with other service members to gain equal treatment in the military which the so called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) currently prohibits. Both have been active as public speakers and community organizers and have dedicated their lives to fighting for our civil rights.
Just recently, Stephen and Joshua created an event called the CBUS of Love; they will escort twenty-five couples to Washington DC on Friday, June 21 to be married on the US Supreme Court Building steps. The brides and grooms will then be transported to Columbus, Ohio for a honeymoon weekend at the Pride Festival in Columbus, Ohio. They will march or ride on a float and accompany our grand marshals during the parade, share a bite of wedding cake and dance their first dance as married couples near the pride stage. Columbus Ohio becomes the CBUS of Love wedding destination!
“The theme for this year’s pride is ‘Pride Changes Lives’ and so it seems fitting that two gentlemen who have changed the lives of so many in our community are leading our parade,” said Karla Rothan, Executive Director of Stonewall Columbus.May 16, 2013 12:39 am at 12:39 am #537414
related Pride event:
Spinelli’s Deli, in partnership with Stonewall Columbus, will host the third annual Pride Art Show at Spinelli’s Deli in June and July. The show features pieces by painter and multimedia artist Matt Honie, glass blower Jack Pine, and photographer Matt Vant.
The Pride Art Show opening reception takes place on Thursday, June 13 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with free food and beverages. A deejay will spin dance music. The exhibit, which is an official event of Columbus Pride, will be on display through the end of July.
“The Pride Art Show gives gay artists an opportunity to share their creative work in an open and accepting place,” said Joe Spinelli, president/owner of Spinelli’s Deli.
Presented by Stonewall Columbus, the 32nd annual Columbus Pride celebration will be held on June 21 and 22 in Goodale Park. More than 200,000 people are expected to attend the festivities. The Columbus Pride Parade begins at 12:00 p.m. on June 22 and will march through downtown and the Short North. The theme of this year’s Columbus Pride events is “Pride Changes Lives.”
Spinelli’s Deli is located at 767 Neil Avenue in Victorian Village. It’s open Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on weekends from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.June 6, 2013 6:50 pm at 6:50 pm #537415
3rd Annual PrePride Comedy Show
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
For the 3rd year in a row, the broad spectrum of Columbus’s GLBTQ stand up community are sticking together, and kicking off Columbus Pride celebration the only way they know how – with an endless stream of embarrassing stories, double entendres (aka genital references), and about 30 buckets of glitter.
Zachariah Baird hosts with featured performances by Wonder Doug, Carlos Tell, Joseph Ivan, Lindsey Martin, and of course Brooke Cartus.
Show Times: 8pm/10pm
The Garden Theater
1187 North High St, Columbus, Ohio 43201June 6, 2013 8:01 pm at 8:01 pm #537416
Sent by the AIDS Resource Center of Ohio:
DBGM’s “You Are Not Alone” Screening and Panel Discussion – Stonewall Columbus, AIDS Resource Center Ohio/Greater Columbus Mpowerment Center & Columbus Urban Pride are bringing a special screening + panel discussion featuring Producer Antoine B. Craigwell and local community experts to Columbus Urban Pride.
Currently on a critically lauded film festival tour, the 2013 COLUMBUS PRIDE FILM is “You Are Not Alone,” the unprecedented documentary about the high rates of depression among black gay men, written and directed by NAACP Image Award-winning director Stanley Bennett Clay and produced by award-winning journalist Antoine B. Craigwell. The film is produced in collaboration with Columbus Public Health, George Brooks and the following Community Partners: Make It Better Foundation, TransOhio, Hey Girl Hey, Troy Anthony Harris, Terrence Brooks, Diverse Strategies, The Good Life Church of Columbus and The Columbus Film Council
The “You Are Not Alone” Screening + Panel Discussion will be June 12, 2013 at STUDIO 35 located at 3055 Indianola Ave Columbus, OH 43202. The screening itinerary is now as follows:
6:00 P.M. – Pre-reception with free light appetizers and cash bar
7:00 P.M. – “You Are Not Alone” screening
8:00 P.M. – Panel discussion featuring “You Are Not Alone” Producer Antoine B. Craigwell, Goodlife Church of Columbus Sr. Pastor Michael Heard and Columbus Public Health Medical Director Dr. Mysheika Williams Roberts
Free Rapid HIV testing will be available throughout the event beginning at 6pm.
This is an Official Stonewall Columbus Pride 2013 Event. You can order tickets via Eventbrite: http://cmhpridefilm2013-efbevent.eventbrite.com/.Tickets are only $5. You can find a trailer of the film at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ak_UEEJNfj0.June 7, 2013 1:27 pm at 1:27 pm #537417
papyrusJune 7, 2013 2:14 pm at 2:14 pm #537418June 12, 2013 2:28 am at 2:28 am #537419
Friday June 21, 2013 Celebrate Pride at the Garden Theater!
Viva Valezz! Burlesque Productions and Short North Stage presents Boylesque! See performances by the hottest male burlesque dancers in the Midwest: Mr. Gorgeous, Smokin McQueen, & Twinkletoes McGee. Special Appearances by: Viva Valezz! and the Velvet HeartsJune 17, 2013 8:52 pm at 8:52 pm #537420
Start the Pride festivities off with the Libertarian Party, the first political party to support marriage equality, which continues to push for legislation to end marriage discrimination. We will be collecting signatures to put marriage equality on the ballot!
When: Wednesday, June 19th at 7PM
Where: Level Dining Lounge
700 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43201
Cost of admission includes appetizers and two drink tickets. Proceeds will go toward the Franklin County Libertarian Party (FCLP) Pride Festival Float and other FLCP endeavors to secure YOUR civil rights!
Get more details at fclp.tumblr.com/events.htmlJune 21, 2013 6:37 pm at 6:37 pm #537421
Gay Pride Festival Organizers Boost Security
June 21, 2013
by Debbie Holmes
89.7 NPR News Morning Host
Organizers for this weekend’s gay PRIDE parade will have tighter security measures in place this year. Three gay men were attacked and beaten last week in Columbus. Karla Rothan, head of Stonewall Columbus, says the Boston Marathon bombing also figures into the security plan. Rothan says her organization put together a comprehensive safety plan with the police and fire departments.
READ MORE: http://wosu.org/2012/news/2013/06/21/gay-pride-festival-organizers-boost-security/June 22, 2013 2:43 am at 2:43 am #537422
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