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Photos: 2017 Pride Parade

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: 2017 Pride Parade

Thousands crowded into Downtown Columbus during a very hot day for the annual Pride Parade this afternoon. This year’s festivities mark the return of the festival to the Riverfront, so the parade’s route was reversed to travel south on High Street, starting off in the Short North. — Editor’s Note by Walker Evans. For more […]

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Four Arrested During Protest at PRIDE Parade

Walker Evans Walker Evans Four Arrested During Protest at PRIDE Parade

Protestors at the annual PRIDE Parade and Festival are not an uncommon sight, and are typically present to showcase anti-LGBTQ sentiment. But one group today took to the street to protest for different reasons, and the event resulted in police intervention and the arrest of four protestors. According to a post published on the International […]

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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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Stonewall Pride Festival Celebrates 35th Anniversary

Hannah Herner Hannah Herner Stonewall Pride Festival Celebrates 35th Anniversary

The 35th Annual Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival is set to kick off Friday afternoon in Goodale Park. Karla Rothan, Executive Director of Stonewall Columbus, has been involved for 19 of the festival’s 35 years. She said that when she started getting involved as a volunteer, they had about 15,000 people in attendance and it was a […]

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Stonewall Columbus Calls on Community for Rainy Day Funding

Walker Evans Walker Evans Stonewall Columbus Calls on Community for Rainy Day Funding

Last weekend, the Columbus Pride festival was cancelled due to heavy rains. The cancellation was disappointing news for attendees at the event, but the news was even worse for Stonewall Columbus, the festival’s organizer and main beneficiary of funding generated by the event. “The Pride Festival generates about 25% of our operating budget,” explained Stonewall […]

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Photos: Columbus Pride Parade 2014

Sally Wenxin Xia Sally Wenxin Xia Photos: Columbus Pride Parade 2014

The 2014 Columbus Pride Parade took place yesterday morning and early afternoon with over 150 floats that traversed Downtown and The Short North while thousands of onlookers cheered in excitement. Actor and activist George Takei was the grand marshall of the event this year, bringing even more excitement to the highly anticipated annual event. Photos […]

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Photos: Columbus Pride Parade 2014

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Columbus Pride Parade 2014

The 2014 Columbus Pride Parade took place this morning and early afternoon with over 150 floats that traversed Downtown and The Short North while thousands of onlookers cheered in excitement. Actor and activist George Takei was the grand marshall of the event this year, bringing even more excitement to the highly anticipated annual event. Photos […]

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