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BQIC Holding Columbus March for Black Trans Women

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman BQIC Holding Columbus March for Black Trans Women

On Saturday, November 2, community activists Black Queer & Intersectional Collective (BQIC) will hold a march of solidarity through the Short North for Black trans women who have lost their lives this year due to violence. Activists and community members will gather at North High Street and West Poplar Avenue at 5:30 p.m., and march […]

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Photos: Snapshots of Community Pride in Its Second Year

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman 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 — […]

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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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New Stonewall Executive Director AJ Casey Hopes to Mend a Broken Community

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega New Stonewall Executive Director AJ Casey Hopes to Mend a Broken Community

AJ Casey is inheriting a bit of a mess. Come January, she’ll take over Stonewall Columbus as the organization’s newest executive director, succeeding Karla Rothan. Rothan was the Person In Charge for Pride 2017, during which four black trans individuals were arrested after a peaceful protest, and after which the local LGBTQ+ community was left […]

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Local Artist Spotlight: Illustrator & Designer Christian Cimoroni

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Local Artist Spotlight: Illustrator & Designer Christian Cimoroni

Illustrator and designer Christian Cimoroni is keen on representation. He himself represents a host of identities as an LGBTQ artist and Columbus College of Art and Design alum, while his work sets out to give everyone a voice, or rather, an image. Cimoroni’s day job is at PrintSyndicate, a local t-shirt company where he designs trendy items […]

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