Photos: Snapshots of Community Pride in Its Second Year
Grassroots LGBTQ pride festival Columbus Community Pride celebrated its second year on June 15 at Mayme Moore Park in King-Lincoln Bronzeville, as an alternative to the pride festival Downtown put on by Stonewall Columbus.
The theme of the festival, “Decades of Resilience” was apparent throughout, as well as the main purpose for the festival — providing a police-free space to celebrate pride and intersectionality. The day’s events featured accessible and diverse performances by LGBTQ artists and DJs, a community resource fair and POC-owned food trucks.
Organizers spoke of some of the difficulties in making the event happen, and how the truly community-driven festival came together in just two months. They also spoke of their frustrations with Stonewall Columbus’ event, with someone in the crowd shouting out, “[Expletive] Stonewall!”
For more information on Columbus Community Pride, visit columbuscommunitypride.org.