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Decades of Resistance: Community Pride Ditches Police, Rainbow Capitalism

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Decades of Resistance: Community Pride Ditches Police, Rainbow Capitalism

Columbus Community Pride, a grassroots pride festival, is back for its second year, themed “Decades of Resistance.” Fifty years since the Stonewall riots, this year intends to serve as a reminder of the injustices, struggles, wins and losses that have formed the movement for LGBTQ rights today. “I think that that point in time in […]

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Stonewall Releases Video Calling for Unity in LGBTQ Community

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Stonewall Releases Video Calling for Unity in LGBTQ Community

Stonewall Columbus (SWC) is “on a path forward,” says Executive Director AJ Casey in a video released by the organization on Monday, Feb. 4.  The four minute video, posted on SWC’s Facebook page, seemed aimed at addressing the arrests of four black queer and trans individuals — the BlackPride4 — during Stonewall’s pride parade in […]

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Black Pride 4 Members Sentenced with Community Service, Probation

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Black Pride 4 Members Sentenced with Community Service, Probation

Members of the Black Pride 4 (BP4), the group of black trans individuals who were arrested after protesting last year’s Pride Parade, were handed their sentences on Monday, March 13. Wriply Bennet, Ashley Braxton, and Kendall Denton were sentenced with fines, community service and probationary periods but received no jail time. Deandre Miles, who has […]

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Stonewall Columbus Director Announces Retirement

Walker Evans Walker Evans Stonewall Columbus Director Announces Retirement

After 11 years in the position, Karla Rothan announced yesterday afternoon that she would be retiring from service as the Executive Director of Stonewall Columbus. The announcement comes on the heels of the February 12 guilty sentencing of members of the Black Pride 4 — Wriply Bennet, Kendall Denton, Ashley Braxton and Deandre Miles — […]

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