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Local Sexual Health Expert Addresses LGBTQ Health Disparities With Some Tips for the New Year

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Local Sexual Health Expert Addresses LGBTQ Health Disparities With Some Tips for the New Year

It’s a straight, cisgendered world, and if anything could make that more clear, it’s the health care system. Mimi Rivard, medical provider for Equitas Health, said the absence of cultural competency within mainstream health care has normalized discriminatory treatment of LGBTQ individuals, leading to a community at disparately high risk for morbidity and mortality. Coming into […]

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Pride Festival Relocating to Riverfront in 2017

Walker Evans Walker Evans Pride Festival Relocating to Riverfront in 2017

After six years of celebration in Goodale Park, the Columbus Pride Festival will be relocating Downtown next year, taking place in Bicentennial and Genoa Parks along the riverfront, with a footprint not unlike the Columbus Arts Festival and Jazz & Ribs Fest. “The Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival and Parade is a testament to the diversity […]

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The Confluence Cast: Equitas Health

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Equitas Health

Formerly known as AIDS Resource Center Ohio, Equitas Health is a state-wide organization that seeks be the gateway to good health for those at risk of or affected by HIV/AIDS, for the LGBTQ community, and for those seeking a welcoming healthcare home. We sat down with Bill Hardy, president and CEO, to discuss the history of the organization, […]

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Photos: 35 Years of PRIDE

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: 35 Years of PRIDE

It could not have been a more gorgeous day to remember, celebrate, and look to the future. Stonewall Columbus celebrated 35 years of PRIDE with today’s PRIDE parade. Thousands lined the streets of Columbus from Downtown through the Short North to come together for a day of love and equality. The festival continues in Goodale […]

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AIDS Resource Center Becomes Equitas Health, Expands Services

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega AIDS Resource Center Becomes Equitas Health, Expands Services

An Ohio non-profit has expanded its commitment to individuals in the LGBTQ community, especially those affected by HIV/AIDs. AIDs Resource Center Ohio (ARC), renamed Equitas Health Monday morning, announced a culturally aware expansion of services and scope with a new logo and the slogan “Care for All.” “We are thrilled to be in a position […]

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