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Columbus Responds to Orlando Shooting

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Responds to Orlando Shooting

In the early hours of Sunday morning, a terrorist mass shooting took place at a gay nightclub in Orlando, and fifty people were killed. News coverage has focused on the tragedy throughout the day, and local leaders and organizations have offered their condolences and support in the wake of the news. Stonewall Columbus organized a […]

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Ugandan LGBTQ Refugees Seek a Better Life in Columbus

Amber Hage-Ali Amber Hage-Ali Ugandan LGBTQ Refugees Seek a Better Life in Columbus

Stonewall Columbus and Community Refugee and Immigration Services (CRIS), are collaborating to create a new program for LGBT immigrants fleeing Uganda. “We are working on a partnership with SWC (Stonewall Columbus) to help get the story of the experiences of the LGBTQ from Uganda to the public,” said Angie Plummer, executive director of CRIS. In […]

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Union Cafe Celebrates 20 Years in The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Union Cafe Celebrates 20 Years in The Short North

“The only thing that is constant is change.” That quote could easily be applied to The Short North neighborhood, where businesses regularly come and go, with only a couple of exceptions that have managed to stand the test of time. One of those exceptions is the Union Cafe, which is celebrating 20 years in business […]

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Some Same-Sex Couples Receiving Overdue Tax Notices by Accident

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Some Same-Sex Couples Receiving Overdue Tax Notices by Accident

Tax season this year started out with late penalties for unpaid taxes for a lot of same-sex couples that filed jointly federally in 2013. People started receiving the letters on the 14th this month from the Department of Taxation, billing them by mistake. “The letter made them feel like they were being accused of fraud,” […]

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Wall Street Nightclub Closing Doors

Walker Evans Walker Evans Wall Street Nightclub Closing Doors

After 28 years in business, Wall Street Nightclub will be closing its doors at the end of the year. Co-owner Amber Myers took to social media late Sunday night to announce the news. “Financial stress from declining business and deteriorating building conditions were compounded by the loss of parking with condo development in the neighborhood and […]

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Equality Ohio Supports Equality Act

Walker Evans Walker Evans Equality Ohio Supports Equality Act

The Equality Act was introduced yesterday by US House and Senate Democrats, intended to serve as a comprehensive civil rights bill for the LGBTQ community. Locally, representatives at Equality Ohio were quick to show their support of the movement. “The Equality Act is an important step forward in our ongoing work,” said Grant Stancliff, communications […]

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Activists Want Nondiscrimination Ordinance in New Albany

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Activists Want Nondiscrimination Ordinance in New Albany

On Tuesday evening, two LGBT activists encouraged New Albany’s City Council to consider an anti-discrimination ordinance in the same vein as legislation recently passed by the Bexley City Council. Omar Faruk, founder of the LGBT organization Wenited, told the Council he knows New Albany to be a welcoming community, but the city would be advised […]

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