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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]