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Columbus Makes Art Presents Mark Phillips Schwamberger, The Visionary Responsible for Ohio’s Only LGBTQ+ Theater Company

David Vargo David Vargo Columbus Makes Art Presents Mark Phillips Schwamberger, The Visionary Responsible for Ohio’s Only LGBTQ+ Theater Company

When Executive Artistic Director Mark Phillips Schwamberger envisioned recrafting Evolution Theatre into Central Ohio’s only professional LGBTQ+ theater company in 2015, he did it with the sure knowledge that both the need and the audience existed. He imagined it dedicated exclusively to presenting works that celebrate the community’s past, present and future. And with an […]

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Photos: LGBTQ+ Unity March On Columbus For Black Lives

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: LGBTQ+ Unity March On Columbus For Black Lives

Editor’s Note: On Sunday, June 21, members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies marched in Columbus in support of Black Lives Matter to protest racism and police brutality. The protestors marched on High Street earlier in the day. All photos by Matt Ellis.

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LGBTQ+ Venture Capital Fund Names CEO

Susan Post Susan Post LGBTQ+ Venture Capital Fund Names CEO

Local venture firm LOUD Capital has found the leader of its LGBTQ+ community-focused venture fund the Pride Fund 1. Densil R. Porteous was named CEO of the $10 million fund that invests in early-stage and growth companies led by LGBTQ+ people. “From the inception of the fund, we realized we needed a dynamic representative of […]

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LGBTQ+ Social Services Continuing Work in Virtual Space

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal LGBTQ+ Social Services Continuing Work in Virtual Space

By Susan Tebben Many social services throughout the state are continuing their work in whatever way they can during social distancing, including those helping the LGBTQ+ community. For Columbus’ Kaleidoscope Youth Center, the changes brought on by school closures and stay-at-home orders weren’t unexpected, and through the use of social media, they’ve been able to stay […]

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Ohio’s Problematic Track Record on LGBTQ+ Rights

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio’s Problematic Track Record on LGBTQ+ Rights

By Jocelyn Rosnick When most of us are little, we learn about the “Golden Rule.” This is the basic principle that you should treat others the way you’d like to be treated. This maxim is taught across different religions and cultures, and usually, it’s used to help children learn about empathy. Unfortunately, Ohio’s children are learning […]

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Is Porn a Public Health Hazard? Proposed Ohio Laws Tackle That Topic & More

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Is Porn a Public Health Hazard? Proposed Ohio Laws Tackle That Topic & More

By Susan Tebben Several bills regarding sex and gender issues are being considered in the Ohio legislature, including a bill to prohibit transition-related medicine for transgender youth, a bill to make pornography a public health hazard, and one that aims to cease conversion therapy. Transgender-related medicine A bill still being drafted by state Rep. Ron […]

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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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