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Safety Alert Issued For Columbus Gay Community

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    Josh Lapp
    Josh Lapp
    Participant

    Perhaps a little cliché, but it would be nice to see the SN Arches go pink on Friday. Can’t wait for the rainbow ones for Pride, my favorite of the year.

    #544476

    bastardsuperstar
    Participant

    no, I think that’s a great idea. anybody here able to get that idea to someone who make it so?

    #544477

    Coy
    Participant

    News said:
    Safety Alert Issued For Central Ohio’s Gay Community
    Tuesday June 11, 2013 2:51 AM

    A safety alert issued for Central Ohio’s gay community, after two incidents of possible anti-gay violence. The first incident happened Thursday in South Columbus, the second early Monday morning in North Columbus. Friends of the most recent victim say he and his ex-boyfriend were walking to their separate homes, both near 5th and Indianola early Monday morning.

    Can anyone point me in the direction of the actual safety alert that was issued?
    I can only find proof of it’s existence on 10tv, but nothing from CPD or the City…
    READ MORE: http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2013/06/14/safety-alert-issued-for-central-ohio-gay-community_.html

    #544478

    leftovers
    Member

    I don’t believe it was issued by the CPD:

    http://www.bravo-ohio.org/communityalert061013

    #544479

    Coy
    Participant

    THX!

    #544480
    Anne Evans
    Anne Evans
    Keymaster

    Wholly Craft
    Wear pink to Wholly Craft Friday June 14 and we’ll match your purchase in a donation to BRAVO! And give you a free handmade gift for being awesome! #realequalitywearspink
    http://wearpinkfriday.com/

    #544481
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    We’ve got a decent amount of pink in the office today. ;)

    #544482
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    I gotta say… the comments on the 10tv stories covering all of this have been pretty disappointing to see.

    http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2013/06/14/columbus-many-wear-pink-in-reponse-to-recent-attacks-targeting-gay-ment.html

    #544483

    Graybeak
    Participant

    While the comments on 10tv and Dispatch are close to on par to when they used Topix, and they are disappointing, I sadly cannot say I am surprised.
    And the comments are generally from the same slugs and their anonymous aliases.

    No irony intended. While I do use an alias here, I don’t really think of it as being anonymous.

    #544484

    RellekOTE
    Participant

    I agree, Walker. But it’s NOTHING compared to the sea of pink that has been streaming across my Facebook wall all day! Gay, straight, black, white, etc. etc. etc. have been showing their support. It sucks that it’s a fact of life that violence exists and always will, but I’m proud of the gay community in Columbus for taking a stand and raising awareness. We’re a strong and determined bunch! I’m so proud to call Columbus my home.

    #544485
    Anne Evans
    Anne Evans
    Keymaster

    Short North Arches will be pink!

    press release:
    Short North Arts District Arches Go Pink
    Supporting LGBT Community

    To make a unified statement across the city in support of taking a stand against violence directed at the LGBT community, the Short North Arts District arches will shine pink throughout this weekend in a show of solidarity.

    The Short North and Columbus are among the most acclaimed communities in the country for LGBT quality of life and the community will not tolerate any hostile actions that threaten that quality of life. Businesses throughout the District are joining in support of the anti-violence initiative with many displays and promotions in support of the pink theme. Proceeds from many of these promotions benefit Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO).

    Short North residents and visitors are invited to share via Instagram (tag @ShortNorthArtsDistrict) images of themselves with the pink arches in the background as a show of solidarity and support of Columbus’ LGBT community.

    For more information about the initiative visit http://www.bravo-ohio.org or http://www.wearpinkfriday.com.

    #544486

    bastardsuperstar
    Participant

    kick.
    ass.

    #544487

    catnfiddle
    Participant

    I have to meet Nina West and give her a gigantic hug for spearheading and figure-heading such an amazing public response to a terrible set of events. It will be like climbing a gorgeous tree considering the height difference (I’m very short), but worth it.

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