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Opinion: Stonewall’s “100 Days of Listening” is an Empty Gesture

BQIC BQIC Opinion: Stonewall’s “100 Days of Listening” is an Empty Gesture

It has almost been two years of negligent behavior and relative silence from Stonewall Columbus (SWC) since Columbus police officers used excessive force against queer and trans people of color (QTPOC) at the 2017 Stonewall Pride Parade. Stonewall’s silence is in response to QTPOC asking, since the incident, to ensure that we would not endure […]

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Pride Aerial and Pole Show

  Pride Aerial and Pole Show

Join us for a weekend celebration of pride! Every year we attend and perform in Columbus Pride Parade but this we’ve decided to take our support in our LGBTQ community to the next level and make a weekend celebration. Saturday the 16th we’ll have a showcase to celebrate our diversity and 2 incredible headliners, Brandon […]

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No Police Invited: Community Pride Promises Safe Space for Queer & Trans People of Color

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega No Police Invited: Community Pride Promises Safe Space for Queer & Trans People of Color

Pride 2018 is officially here, and for many (roughly 500,000 people according to last year’s numbers), the usual parade and festival at Bicentennial Park, hosted by Stonewall Columbus, will be the main event. For an estimated 500 others, the Community Pride: Back to Our Roots Festival, run by Black, Queer & Intersectional Columbus (BQIC), will […]

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Black Pride 4 Members Sentenced with Community Service, Probation

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Black Pride 4 Members Sentenced with Community Service, Probation

Members of the Black Pride 4 (BP4), the group of black trans individuals who were arrested after protesting last year’s Pride Parade, were handed their sentences on Monday, March 13. Wriply Bennet, Ashley Braxton, and Kendall Denton were sentenced with fines, community service and probationary periods but received no jail time. Deandre Miles, who has […]

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Stonewall Columbus Director Announces Retirement

Walker Evans Walker Evans Stonewall Columbus Director Announces Retirement

After 11 years in the position, Karla Rothan announced yesterday afternoon that she would be retiring from service as the Executive Director of Stonewall Columbus. The announcement comes on the heels of the February 12 guilty sentencing of members of the Black Pride 4 — Wriply Bennet, Kendall Denton, Ashley Braxton and Deandre Miles — […]

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Protest, Arrests at Pride Parade Highlight Racism, Transphobia in LGBTQ Community

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Protest, Arrests at Pride Parade Highlight Racism, Transphobia in LGBTQ Community

As the LGBTQ liberation movement continues to celebrate progress, black and brown members within the community are left behind. Trans women of color are assaulted and murdered at more than four times the rate of cis women in this country. There have been 14 murders this year to date. Simultaneously, stories and updates on police […]

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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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