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Pride Festival at Goodale Park Pride Park Street Patio

Friday & Saturday, June 21-22

Friday, June 21 • 4pm-11pm Saturday, June 22 • 11am-8pm

Vendors, Music, Dancing, Food, Drinks, MORE!

DJ Tony C & Chris X present local DJs and Dance Floor

Pride Parade

Saturday, June 22

Floats, Marchers, Drag Queens, Band! Step-off at Noon on Broad & Front

Wear Your Pride

Entrance Donation Dog Tags and Wristbands NOW ON SALE!

Pride Brunch

Sunday, June 23 • 11am-1pm Honorees, Food, Entertainer! Columbus Athenaeum

View the complete Pride Festival Schedule on Your Phone or Computer Here

For the full schedule of events visit

Sunday 6.2 - Pride Interfaith Service at Summit UMC

Wednesday 6.19 - Pride Evolution eatre Night at the Van Fleet eatre - Andrew Christian Pride Underwear Dance Party at Wall St.

ursday 6.6 - Hedwig and the Angry Inch Pride Night at the Short North Stage Friday 6.21 - Jaeger Run for Pride 5K at Goodale Park Friday 6.7 - Pride Festival Day 1 - Dance for Pride at Goodale Park at Wall St. - Pride Swimwear Fashion Show at Axis Wednesday 6.12 - Perfect Sequel Live - Pride Film Night at Slammers w/ Columbus Urban Pride and ARC Ohio Saturday 6.22 at Studio 35 - Pride Parade Step-off - Out with our Elected at Broad and High Officials at La Fogata - Pride Festival Day 2 ursday 6.13 - Pride Art Show at Spinelli’s Deli Saturday 6.15 - Pride Poker Run and Bicycle Ride at Club Diversity

Featured Performers

Friday, June 21 De’Borah from e Voice

Saturday, June 22 Diana King

at Goodale Park - Dragapolooza at Axis

Sunday 6.23 - Pride Brunch at the Columbus Athenaeum - Fortune Feimster at Wall St. - CLGSA’s Bat n’ Rouge at Dodge Park

Aiden Leslie

Fortune Feimster

Jennifer Knapp

Eric Himan & e Soultre’ Singers

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Index A Letter from the Executive Director to the Community It is with great excitement that I write to you about a subject that is very dear to me, Stonewall Columbus Pride. I began volunteering for Stonewall Columbus when I moved to Columbus in 1994. In 1998 my life partner, Linda Schuler, and I were asked to join the Pride Committee as the Chairs of the Parade. That year, the March and Festival combined had approximately 15,000 people in attendance. It is hard to believe that it was fifteen years ago that we began working on the team that produces Pride. Now in 2013, Stonewall will probably host 300,000 people and touch the lives of countless others who believe in and hope for fairness and equality for all.

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• Welcome from Karla Rothan

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• Welcome from Jay Poroda • Dog Tags and Merch

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• Mayor’s Citation of Recognition

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• Pride Changes Lives

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• Family Area • Teen Village

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• Relaxation Station • Trailblazers

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• GenderLife! • Network Columbus • Get Committed at Pride

• Go Green • Fusion at Pride • Latino Group at Pride • Bike Corral

Linda and I always worked together as a family and volunteering for this event was always part of our yearly plans. We also invited many of our friends and family members to help us share in the fun and excitement of the day. It is a wonderful feeling to know that you work very hard for a cause which gives so many people happiness and hope. I can’t think of a better way to spend the weekend with my family and, in turn, with all of you who will be joining us June 21-23.

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• Grand Marshals

Our Pride committee, board and staff consists of thirty-three of the most highly professional and skilled individuals that I have ever met. Each of them brings a unique skill set to their area of responsibility and they work hundreds of hours to produce Pride 2013. They make this event a success and do so with a mix of grace, precision and humor.

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I want to encourage all of you to come out, bring your families, volunteer, have fun and raise money for a good cause. Stonewall Columbus serves the Central Ohio LGBT community by providing a community center and offering programming and services that enhance the well-being and visibility of our diverse community through discovery, affirmation and celebration. Happy Pride, Columbus!

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Page 23 • Parade Map & Judges Pages 24-25 • Festival Map Pages 26-27 • Entertainment Line-up Pages 28-29 • Pride Park Street Patio Pages 34-35 • CBUS of Love Page 37

• Be Safe Be Neighborly • $5 for Pride

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• Parking Info

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• Volunteer Spotlight

Page 41 • Become a Volunteer • Volunteer Tent • Leadership Lounge Page 42

Karla Rothan Executive Director Stonewall Columbus, Inc.

• Human Hamster Balls • Vendors

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• SWC Programs and Services

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• Banner Project • Pride Committee • Stonewall Board • Stonewall Staff

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• Pride Circle Donors

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Since January, the staff of Stonewall Columbus, along with a multitude of community volunteers, have spent countless hours preparing for the Midwest’s biggest and best Pride celebration. Their hard work will come to fruition on June 21-23 when nearly 250,000 people will gather to celebrate the strength, vibrancy and richness of Central Ohio’s LGBT Community. Thanks to each of you for all of your hard work! This year marks the 31st Anniversary of Pride. Throughout these 31 years, lives have been changed as a result of the hundreds of thousands of individuals who attended Pride and marched in solidarity to improve funding for AIDS research, to end discriminatory practices like “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” to fight for Marriage Equality, and to raise awareness regarding countless other equity and social justice issues. More importantly, lives have been changed because these same individuals made the conscious decision to live openly and authentically and chose to create a community celebration where all are supported and nurtured, regardless of where they are in life’s journey. With this in mind, we chose this year’s Pride theme to be “Pride Changes Lives.” Please keep this theme in mind as you reflect on the holiday and celebrate with your friends and family. While Columbus Pride is Stonewall’s largest community outreach program, each of the Center’s initiatives works to change lives. When our community became painfully aware of the impact bullying has on students, Stonewall responded and developed the Central Ohio LGBT Anti-Bullying Summit where nearly 100 educators were trained how to create Safe Spaces for LGBT youth. When Stonewall recognized that older LGBT adults were being underserved within the community, it responded and created Trailblazers, a program providing support and social programming for Columbus’ LGBT senior population. These two programs are just examples of the many ways in which Stonewall Columbus works to ensure that Central Ohio’s LGBT Community is DISCOVERED, SUPPORTED and CELEBRATED. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for celebrating Pride with Stonewall Columbus. I would also like to take this opportunity to invite you to become more deeply involved with the organization. Become a Volunteer, a Member of the Center on High, or a Sustaining Donor to the organization. When you do, our success is ensured and you become an integral part of the change that is Stonewall Columbus! Please visit where you can learn how to become a part of this amazing organization. Wishing you a Pride Holiday filled with much joy and happiness!

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Sunday, June 23, 2013 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The Columbus Athenaeum 32 North 4th Street Columbus, OH 43215


Reserved Table of 10 $450 per table Non-Members of The Center on High $45 per person Members of The Center on High $40 per person

Featured Entertainer Sean Carney

Presented by

Please Reserve Early! Seating is Limited Valet Parking Available


Marriage Equality Activists Stephen and Joshua Snyder-Hill Presented by

Additional Support by

Purchase Tickets by visiting or contact us at (614) 930-2262

Join us on Friday June 21st for the Tenth Annual Run for Pride 5k. Get your fitness on and enjoy a beautiful route through Columbus at this fabulously fit event in Goodale Park and cross the finish line to kick off your Pride weekend! Registration is at 6:00pm in the park, and the race is at 7:00pm. See you there! Runners and Walkers are welcome. For more information go to,

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PRIDE Over the last few weeks, we have asked members of our local and national community to share stories of how Pride changed their lives. From stories of tearful triumph to exuberant jubilation, the outpouring of experiences has been remarkably touching. Take a moment to read the stories of some of our community leaders in the LGBT community, and check out our website to read more thoughts on how Pride Changes lives. shareyourstory

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CHANGES LIVES Sile “Pride saved my life! If I had not come across Pride, I believe that someone else would be telling the story of my death.”

Malaina Hicks “Pride has changed my life through showing me that everyone should be proud of who they are, no matter their race, sexual orientation, weight, or age.”

Josh Spencer “When marching, I felt such love from the people. It meant so much to me to be surrounded by people who loved and supported me that I came out to everyone a few months later and I moved to Columbus.”

Stand With Us! TyMarie Cunningham Maury Portillo

Stefan Luebekmann

“I love this celebration because it is beautiful how all of my gay brothers and sisters are so happy and… I am so proud of who they are.”

“The celebration of our parade, the festival and the way our community comes together are some of my favorite things.”

“I am bisexual, but my boyfriend is VERY straight, so it meant all the more to me that he marched in the gay pride parade in support of me.”

J. Lee Cooper-Giles

“Pride has strengthened the bond of friendship that I have with my best friend of 25 years, Rob Berger, and has gotten me more involved in the LGBT community.”

Judy Callendar Rupert Twink Starr

Jack Wheeler

“What a wonderful thing to see so many people…young and old. I am so happy that Stonewall has made this possible.”

“I remember stepping in the middle of High Street and seeing an ocean of people…LGBT and allies. At that moment, the #1 emotion I felt was one of belonging to something bigger.”

“My husband Bill and I have been attending the Pride Celebration for Life for many years…we are allies. Being embraced by the LGBT community has enriched our lives, blessing us with friendships and relationships with people we love and who love us unconditionally.”

Douglas Whaley “In 1976, I came to Columbus as a Visiting Professor at the Ohio State University Law School… I also moved to the city to explore the gay world for the first time in my life. In 1981, I joined a fledgling gay activist movement in Columbus at its very start. It was then called “Stonewall Union,” and now, almost thirty years later is still the largest gay rights group in mid-Ohio… Stonewall Columbus.”

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Family Area

Fun For Families & Teens!

Presented by:

Additional Support Provided by:

Teen Village Sponsored by:

Stop by the family area on Friday night for fun and exciting activities. We will have bounce houses, a craft booth, musical chairs, and more! Bring a t-shirt to decorate, and then wear it Saturday morning in the parade. Meet at the corner of of W. Broad St and Marconi Blvd at 11:30am on Saturday so you can march in the parade with your family. And don’t forget to head to the family area after the parade where Local Matters will be providing healthy snacks. You can participate in crafts, live music, games, face painting, dress-up, and more... run, jump, and play all day with us while we celebrate with family fun!

Saturday only from 2-8pm! Pride goers 13-19 years old are invited to enjoy Teen Village: a safe and welcoming space to experience Pride!

This tent will rock out with a teen performance space booked with a variety of performers, live music by teens, and more! Jewelry making, tie-dying, and painting canvases are just a few of the activities that you can get involved in all day! Don’t forget to pick up a paintbrush, and add a design to one of the white benches stocked in the tent! Take advantage of a community resource center, with information about suicide prevention, gender identity, safe sex, and more. Don’t miss out on this great chance to hang out with your friends in a safe and entertaining space.

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Relax and Hangout Relaxation Station Presented by:

Trailblazers Tent for LGBT Adults 50+ Presented by:

Saturday only from 1-7pm! Join Stonewall Columbus’ Central Ohio Group for LGBT Adults 50+ in a tent with plenty of seating right in the middle of the park! This tent boasts plenty of shade and seating so you can enjoy the weather all weekend and help us show Columbus how Pride Changes Lives! The Stonewall Columbus Trailblazer Program is made possible by a generous grant from the Legacy Fund of The Columbus Foundation.

Feeling a little overwhelmed by all the fun? Then stop by one of our relaxation stations. Have a seat in the shade and enjoy some people watching as you catch your breath. Hang out as long as you’d like! Tables and chairs are available to eat all of the great festival food.

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GenderLife! Meetup

Friday, June 21 5:30-6pm at the Community Tent - Stonewall GenderLife! Social Group Mixer - Just because we’re gender variant doesn’t mean we can’t have a social life!

Network Columbus

Friday, June 21 6-7pm at the Community Tent - Mixer with other LGBTA business professionals at Pride

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Get Committed at Pride! Saturday, June 22 3pm

As a part of the Pride Festival this year we will hold a symbolic LGBT commitment ceremony, open to all interested couples. The ceremony will be held at the Stonewall Fusion Tent next to the Goodale Park Shelter House and will be officiated by Pride Grand Marshal and co-founder of Marriage Evolved, Joshua Snyder-Hill. Volunteer photographers will be on hand to capture your commitment and couples who register by June 17 will also receive a commemorative certificate to mark the occasion!

Sign-up at

Go Green! Pride is thrilled to have AEP as a sponsor this year! As part of a Go Green initiative, we are working with AEP to place recycling containers around the park so that we can stay green while we celebrate the community! Thank you for all that you do to support our Go Green initiative by being responsible and eco-friendly patrons of Pride 2013!

Presented by:

The Stonewall Columbus Fusion program is supported in part by

Fusion at Pride Saturday, June 22 3pm Stonewall ¡Juntos! is a new group forming at Stonewall Columbus for LGBT Latinos/as and their allies. The Juntos group will meet monthly and will consist of networking, social outings and seminars that will allow us to grow as LGBT and Latino/a . . . ¡JUNTOS! Join us in the Community Tent at 3pm Saturday to learn more about this group.

Friday, June 21 7-10pm Join Fusion at Pride this year in a special Fusion Tent! This tent is designed for college-aged members of the LGBTQ community, and will include free pizza, soda, and ice breaker activities so community youth can hang out and meet new friends! Information about year-round Fusion events will also be available. See you at the Fusion tent!

Latino/a Group at Pride

SWC ¡Juntos! es un programa nuevo de Stonewall Columbus para los latinos/as LGBT. El Grupo Juntos se reunirá mensualmente y consistirá de salidas sociales y seminarios para que nos permita crecer como latinos y miembros de la comunidad LGBT. . . ¡JUNTOS! Únete a nosotros en la “Community Tent” a las 3:00pm para obtener más información acerca de este grupo nuevo.

Bike Corral Presented by:

Stay green this year with us and take advantage of the Bike Corral, at the corner of Park and Buttles right by the fountain!! Drop your bike off with one of our volunteers who will park it for you, and avoid having to worry about parking. Just pick it up when you’re heading out of the park... let’s make this festival the greenest one yet!

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Embracing unique perspectives

At Cardinal Health, we know that the diverse experiences, ideas and backgrounds our employees bring to work every day are key to innovation. These unique perspectives help us make healthcare on their patients. Cardinal Health is proud to be a sponsor of the 2013 Stonewall Columbus Pride Celebration. We recognize and thank Stonewall Columbus for its outstanding efforts to acheive lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality.

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Stonewall honors this recently married couple for their activism and commitment to marriage equality. Stephen is the army officer who submitted a question about Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT) to the Republican debate on September 22, 2011 and was booed as a result. This was an overwhelming experience for the couple and inspired them to fight even harder for full equality. The couple are also involved in a lawsuit with other service members to gain equal treatment in the military which the so called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) currently prohibits. Both have been active as public speakers and community organizers and have dedicated their lives to fighting for our civil rights. Just recently, Stephen and Joshua created an event called the CBUS of Love; they will escort twenty-five couples to Washington DC on Friday, June 21 to be married on the US Supreme Court Building steps. The brides and grooms will then be transported to Columbus, Ohio for a honeymoon weekend at the Pride Festival in Columbus, Ohio. They will march or ride on a float and accompany our grand marshals during the parade, share a bite of wedding cake and dance their first dance as married couples near the pride stage. Columbus Ohio becomes the CBUS of Love wedding destination! “The theme for this year’s pride is ‘Pride Changes Lives’ and so it seems fitting that two gentlemen who have changed the lives of so many in our community are leading our parade,” said Karla Rothan, Executive Director of Stonewall Columbus.

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Saturday from 3:30-5pm Meet the Grand Marshals at the Fusion Tent!

Goodale Park



Saturday, June 22 Line-up: S. Front & W. Broad @ 10am Parade Step Off @ Noon



Main Entrance


Line Up Parade Route Family Area Line up Parade Judges Step Off


Parade Judges: Don’t forget to check out our Judges Table right in front of Eleven Bar!



Kristyn Hartman Self-described as a “Midwest girl to the core,”Kristyn is involved in many local and national charitable organizations and we are thrilled to have her back as a judge this year!





City Hall


State House LIN E UP





Rob Pettit A leader in the business community, Rob has been a judge at the Pride Parade for two years, and we hope he will keep coming back for many years to come! Marilyn Epstein Brown Pride is thrilled to have County Commissioner Marilyn Epstein Brown judging the Pride parade again this year. ank you, Marilyn!



Xenia Palus Xenia Palus is the Director Communications & Constituency Relations at the Franklin County Clerk of Courts, and we are so excited that she is back at the judging table once again! 2013 Pride Guide | 23







Bicycle Corral

Human Hamster Balls

Gazebo Stage

During the Festival


Beer Truck






Beverage Ticket Sales

s Leadegre Loun



Relaxation Station

Millay Shelterhouse Stage Family Area

Teen Area

Food Vendors



Phone Charging Station Lamda Cars and Art Cars

GOODALE Food Vendors

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Community Tent




Buy Beverage Tickets with your credit card at the Stonewall Tent

Family Area

First Aid Assistance available at Information Booths


Relaxation Station

Bike Corral

Get T-shirts at the Stonewall tent

Teen Village


Pride Park Street Patio

Leadership Lounge

Volunteer Tent

Trailblazers Lounge Volunteer Tent


PARK Food Vendors


Relaxation Station Ticket

Phone Charging Station

Beverage Ticket Sales

Liquor Stonewall Tent


Dance Floor




LGBT Adults 50+

Beverage Ticket Sales


Beer Trucks

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Entertainment Friday, June 21 Gazebo Stage 5:30-8:45 Cher-e-Oke with Wayne Smith as Cher 9:00

My Beloved Tragedy



De’Borah from The Voice

Shelterhouse Stage

Emcee Brooke Cartus & David Emerson


Anne E. DeChant Trio


Jennifer Knapp Brooke Cartus


Aiden Leslie


Wonder Twin Powers


De’Borah from The Voice

Aiden Leslie

Wonder Twin Powers


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Jennifer Knapp

Wayne Smith as Cher

Annie E. DeChant Trio

Artists subject to change

Schedule 2013 Saturday, June 22 Gazebo Stage Diana King

Fortune Feimster

Eric Himan & The Soultre’ Singers

1:00 Pink Flamingos 2:15 Columbus Women’s Chorus 2:35 Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus 3:00 Columbus Stompers 3:15 *Park St - Capital Pride Band 3:30 *Park St - Flaggots Ohio 3:50 Dana Goldberg 4:15 Wednesday Wine 5:15 HIT M ENT

Shelterhouse Stage The Pink Flamingos

Dana Goldberg

Katie Todd Band

Teen Fiction

The Regrettes Wednesday Wine

Illicit Kitty

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Pride Park Street Patio Presented by

The Village Dr


Dance the night away with our Pride DJs all night Friday night starting at 7:30pm, with favorites like DJ Tony C, Village Druids, and DJ Chris X! And stop by the Pride Patio all day on Saturday until 8pm with DJ Moxy, DJ Dandy, DJ Venus, DJ Chubby Chub and more! Stop by before you hit the bars Friday and Saturday... and take a look at some of the details that make these DJs worth a listen!

DJ Tony C started spinning when he was 14 years old, and he found his calling in house music playing Rainbow Mountain Resort in the Poconos and Stonewall in Allentown. He even dipped into track dates with recording artists Jomanda, Sabrina Johnston and Adeva. In 2000, Tony brought his talent to Columbus, and has been DJing Pride events since 2008. He programmed this year’s DJ line-up and will be performing all weekend! We are thrilled to have him as part of Pride 2013: Pride Changes Lives! The Village Druids will put you under a spell with their chants, incantations, and audio-wizardry! Village Druids is an American electronic concept-band formed in 2011 inspired by the underground dance music spawned during the last three decades. Originating from the heartlands of Ohio, the Village Druids are Chuck Blackwell (chants, spells, & keyboards) and Jamos (tech wizardry, keyboards, & guitar). Get entranced by the Village Druids on Friday night! DJ Chris X performs throughout the Midwest, and is the former resident DJ at the Vault in Memphis, Tennessee. A former DJ for Express and Exile, DJ Chris has over 14 years on the scene. His blend of house, trance, breaks, and dubstep will make you bounce and will have you wanting more. Check out DJ Chris X both days on the Pride Patio! DJ Moxy is an emerging electronic music producer, remixer, and spin artist. Moxie is Moxy’s life agenda. DJ Moxy’s goal is to build upon the positive energy “soul” of the sounds she’s producing, and to reflect it back to herself and her audience. DJ Moxy specifically intends to spin a perfect set of uniquely mixed dance music that sonically connects herself and her audience to the positive energy flow of the universe itself. Check out DJ Moxy Saturday afternoon on the Pride Patio.

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Friday, June 21

Saturday, June 22

7:30-10:30p Village Druids, DJ Tony C, and DJ Chris X

Dance the night away with music celebs DJ Tony C and DJ Chris X on Friday night starting at 8:30!

Noon-1p DJ Tony C and Chris X

Kick off your Pride Saturday in style at noon with DJ Tony C and DJ Chris X at the Pride Patio!

1-2p DJs Dan Spurlock and Matt Garwood DJs Dan Spulock and Matt Garwood will have you begging for more jams!

2-3p DJ Moxy

Rock out to the positive energy of DJ Moxy as she transforms the dancefloor into a positive, energetic space that will leave you feeling refreshed and ready for more!


3-4p DJ Dandy

Drink Tickets $5 each

DJ Dandy has worked the scene all over Ohio and the US, and specializes in progressive house, deep house and tech house- don’t miss it!

Blue Berry Lemonade The Crowd Surfer Cranberry Delight Red Bull Mixers

4-5p DJ Venus

DJ Venus has been DJing for over a decade, and it shows in his eclectic beats that have earned him awards throughout the gay dance scene!

5-5:45p DJ Tony C

DJing in Columbus since 2004, DJ Tony C is no stranger to big venues and even bigger parties!! ®®


5:45-6:15p DJ Chubby Chub

DJ Chubby Chub is a scene veteran who specializes in club and house music as well as oldies!

6:15-7:15p DJ Chris X

DJ Chris X will have you jamming out to close out the night on the Pride Patio- what a perfect way to kick off your Pride Saturday night!

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Community Tent

Stop by the community tent on Friday night, or all day Saturday to hear from community leaders and allies as they discuss the issues facing the LGBT community in Columbus and throughout the nation. ARC Ohio, Equality Ohio Education Fund, ComFest, and SBB are just a few of the organizations that will be speaking throughout the weekend about issues affecting us all. Grab a drink, stop by, and have a seat as you hear from our inspiring community leaders!

Friday, June 21 5:30 GenderLife!

Learn about a new discussion & social group for transgender, gender queer, intersex, & questioning people, their partners & allies.

6:00 Network Columbus

Network Columbus is a chamber of commerce for LGBT-owned and allied companies as well as business professionals offering networking events, educational programs, business advocacy and linkages with other business and professional organizations to lead and support economic growth within the central Ohio LGBT community.

7:00 Your Recorder’s Office

Property Records, Living Wills, Medical Powers of Attorney, and Military Discharges. Franklin County Recorder Terry J (TJ) Brown will discuss the services his office provides. There will be a special focus on Living Wills, Medical Powers of Attorney, and Military Discharges including the new United States Veteran Document ID card his office is producing.

7:30 Foster Care and Adoption

A Child For Every Family. Youth Advocate Services is a GLBT-friendly foster care and adoption agency. Our presentation will introduce our agency and services, explore the training and homestudy process for foster and adoptive parents.

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8:00 Why marriage equality matters!

Marriage equality across the state of Ohio. How can you get involved to make this happen in your community. Freedom Ohio.

8:30 LGBT Parenting and the Law

Rights, Protection, and Documentation. Speakers Carol Ann Fey, and LeeAnn Massucci will discuss the following: • Legally protected shared custody agreements • Adoption by a member of a same-sex couple • Donor agreements • General family law as it concerns LGBT families • Legal and binding personal/family documentation

Saturday, June 22 2:00 Full Equality in Ohio

Presentation by Elyzabeth Holford, Executive Director of Equality Ohio on the organizations mission to achieve full equality in Ohio for all Ohioans.

2:30 ARC Ohio and the Community

We Take PRIDE in Ohio Services offered by ARC Ohio including our medical center and pharmacy as well as opportunities for community involvement.

3:00 Stonewall ¡Juntos!

(A Social and Networking group for LGBT Latino/as and Allies). Stonewall ¡Juntos! Is a new group forming at Stonewall Columbus for LGBT Latinos/as and their allies. The Juntos group will meet monthly and will consist of networking, social outings and seminars that will allow us to grow as LGBT and Latino/a . . . ¡JUNTOS! Join us at the Community Tent to learn more about this group. SWC ¡Juntos! es un programa nuevo de Stonewall Columbus para los latinos/as LGBT. El Grupo Juntos se reunirá mensualmente y consistirá de salidas sociales y seminarios para que nos permita crecer como latinos y miembros de la comunidad LGBT. . . ¡JUNTOS! Únete a nosotros en la “Community Tent” para obtener más información acerca de este grupo nuevo.

4:30 Until We Have Faces by Traveling Muse Pictures

Learn about this documentary which reveals the hostility and brutal violence against the LGBT community in the world’s number one destination for paradise, Jamaica. The presentation will give background of how the film is being made and the concept. Also will present the current status there and why it’s so important for us here in the states to get involved.

5:00 Hello from ComFest!

Shout out of love and support for Pride. Info about Comfest & why volunteers are so important.

5:30 Spiritual but not religious was OK with Jesus

Religious traditions are meant to help people find, develop, maintain and find fulfillment in spiritual connections to the Divine, other people and even the natural world. Many of Jesus’ greatest arguments were with religious leaders about how their rules, rituals and regulations prevented true spiritual connection and growth. This presentation will explore this idea and look at Jesus’ spiritual practices as a guide for our own spiritual relationships. Hosted by New Creation MCC.

3:30 Think Columbus First with the Small Business Beanstalk

6:00 Suicide Prevention

4:00 Selections from 9 to 5, the Musical

6:30 United Church of Christ Love and Acceptance

The SBB is a local-first company that leverages connections of all types to support business and community growth. We use problem solving, networking, and relationship-building techniques to grow small businesses through a unique combination of matchmaking and concierge services. The SBB makes this easier with The SBB card, which provides discounts at independent retailers, restaurants and bars in neighborhoods throughout central Ohio. We will give out SBB community cards and other local goodies while discussing the benefits of a community shopping local.

Imagine Productions presents 9 to 5, the Musical. Celebrate the music of Dolly Parton and the story of the 1980 movie by the same title with highlights from this award winning show! Cast will perform several top song and dance numbers from the production which runs August 7-18 at Wall Street Nightclub.

A general overview of Netcare’s services with a focus on suicide prevention in the GLBTQ community. Individuals who identify as LGBTQ are at greater risk, not necessarily due to sexual orientation itself but because of family members’ attitudes and lack of a positive support system. Research also indicates that individuals who feel their sexual identity conflicts with religious beliefs or values are at greater risk of suicide. I would like to highlight that it is important for individuals to seek support and help and equally important for family and friends of an individual who is LGBTQ to know how to recognize warning signs and help someone in need of help.

Testimonials and discussions about the Open and Affirming congregations of the Central and Southeast Ohio United Church of Christ.

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C-Bus of Love On June 21, 2013, 25 couples will be making history by participating in the C-Bus of Love sponsored by MarriageEvolved. These LGBT couples come from Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia and they will get married at the Supreme Court in Washington D.C. The C-Bus of Love will be leaving from Columbus, OH and traveling to our Nation’s capital, where true marriage equality exists today. These amazing couples will be making a lifelong commitment in front of the building where DOMA’s, the so called Defense of Marriage Act, fate will be decided. Once the couples have made history in Washington D.C., they will travel back to Columbus, OH and celebrate pride weekend (Pride Changes Lives) as newlyweds! The C-Bus of Love is being led by LGBT activist couple, Joshua & Steve Snyder-Hill. Joshua and Steve are currently fighting DOMA on the national level to establish equality for LGBT military spouses. MarriageEvolved is committed to promoting marriage equality for ALL couples. Couples should be permitted to marry when they feel the time is right, not when outside parties feel they should get married. The couples participating in C-Bus of Love have decided that they will not wait for their state to tell them they are allowed to get married. Showing their support and commitment to marriage equality, businesses from Columbus to Washington, D.C. have donated their goods and services to help make this an amazing and memorable journey for our couples. Help us prepare and celebrate this amazing event. You can sign up for updates, donate to help this initiative going forward, spread the stories of our amazing couples or join us in 2014 C-Bus of Love. 34 | 2013 Pride Guide

Get to Know the Facts:

The test of time: Our couples are in a combined 189 years of committed relationships. That’s an average of 7.5 years together without being married. Our longest relationship spans 31 years! The ages range from the age of 18 to 61 years old.

Home sweet home:

Our couples are not only from Ohio, we have couples from Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia. The distance: Round trip our couples will have traveled a combined 28,248 miles!!! That’s enough to circle the earth once PLUS another 600 miles!!! On average these couples will have traveled over 1,100 miles just to marry the person they love.

Financial Impact:

Based on average spending, the states these couples come from are losing a combined potential revenue of over $500,000.00 dollars! $351,340 from Ohio $21,786 from West Virginia $90,350 from Michigan $45,495 from Tennessee $22,748 from South Carolina $25,118 from Pennsylvania $23,068 from Illinois

The C-Bus of Love Couples will be sharing their first dance at the Columbus Pride Festival on Saturday at 2pm at the Shelterhouse Stage. After that, they will share a beautiful rainbow cake with festival-goers during a meet and greet. Cake Provided by

April & Cour

Tom & Robb

Jenna & Jo



Erika & Kris

Dennis & Paul

The Couples

Dolly & Miche


Jack & Bill

Todd & Bill Misty & Kristin


Angela & Ch

James & Davi


Kelly & Bree Nicole & Rosie Sharon & Liberty Laura & Krystal

Nancy & Beth

Jo & Brooke

Kelly & Ann Malania & Noelle


Frank & Cenc

Heather & Jackie

Cassie & Tori

Alana & Patt


Emilia & Jessi

Monica & Jeanette

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Be Safe, Be Neighborly As we celebrate over 30 years of community pride, please remember to stay safe this weekend! Read the safety tips below: Listen to Pride Security, an incredible group of volunteers who are there to keep you safe. Unfortunately, every Pride festival in the world has to deal with protesters. Do not engage with these individuals, as it will only please them more. Ignore the protesters and keep on marching! Don’t give ‘em the satisfaction. Please stay aware of your surroundings and make sure you pace yourself and stay hydrated, so that you can enjoy what the festival has to offer all weekend! Remember to stay with a friend and do not leave your drink unattended. Keep in mind that our furry friends (dog & cats) can’t stand the heat of Pride weekend. We recommend you leave your pets at home so they can enjoy your air conditioning while you’re out getting a suntan in the park. Just a reminder, our allies and friends include the neighborhood of Goodale Park! Please keep the neighborhood clean and respect those who own houses around the park. We will have recycling and trash receptacles throughout the park. Please take advantage of them and Go Green with us! Make sure you park legally and safely, and stay aware of your surroundings when walking around town.

$5 for Pride Every year, you count on Stonewall Columbus to bring you one of the biggest, best Prides of the nation with events, entertainers, an incredible parade, and more! And your community contributions help support the incredible Stonewall staff to ensure that your weekend is just plain awesome. Our 5 for Pride Team will be marching in the parade as well as stationed at festival entrances, available to collect your donations to keep Pride fabulous, safe, and spectacular. Pride wristbands and dog tags can be yours for a donation of $10. Please donate whatever you can to continue to make Columbus Pride the best in the Midwest!

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Reserve a Parking Place online at

Downtown Columbus h St N Hig


The Cap at Union Station

Spruce St

Huntington Park

The King Arts Complex Lincoln Theatre

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

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Ohio Judicial Center

Topiary Park

Columbus Commons


Schiller Park

Jaeger St

W Whittier St

Mohawk Ave

Scioto Audubon Metro Park

S Third St

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Shadowbox Live



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Volunteer Spotlight

Linda Blount-Jacobs

Hope Hindrichs

First year as a Volunteer: Pride 2008

First year as a Volunteer: In Columbus 2008, but I have been volunteering for Pride festivals for over 30 years.

Current Pride Job: I help with set up and sign placement. How has Pride changed your life? It has taught me to appreciate how much hard work goes into organizing a festival. Why do you volunteer? As an ally to the LGBT community, I want to be supportive. I enjoy seeing people celebrate and take pride in who they are. I like being a part of the many months of planning and organizing, and then seeing it all come to fruition. And finally, I volunteer in honor of my mother who taught me the many rewards to embracing diversity.

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Current Pride Job: Communications/ Dispatcher How has Pride changed your life? Pride has allowed me to accept me as me and to be proud of the path my life has taken. Why do you volunteer? Through the years, the LGBT community has opened many doors, but there are a great many more doors to be opened. I believe I can help to open those doors by sharing what I have learned about activism with those who will carry the torch in the future. I have learned one of best ways to reach out to those who carry “our” banner was through Pride.

Nicole “UNECC” Williams

Barry Bassetti and Ken Perdue

First Year as a Volunteer: Pride 2007

First year as a Volunteer: 2001

Current Pride Job: I run an event on the Gazebo Stage

Current Pride Job: Entertainment Assistants

How has Pride changed your life? Pride showed me that there are many people out here just like me. I was never afraid to stand up and be who I am, but it’s very refreshing to look back and see many people standing with you. It’s a great way to show the youth that you can be yourself, and I’m happy to bring my camp along (HIT M ENT) to share these wonderful experiences with me.

How has Pride changed you life? It has given us a foundation and a family of support to live our lives without fear. It gives us a reason to be proud of who we are.

Why do you volunteer? I love standing up for my community! I love Stonewall- they have given me so much... it’s only right I give back to them as much as I possibly can.

Why do you volunteer? We volunteer to give back to the supportive community.

Become a Volunteer Volunteer Tent

Pride happens every year because of volunteers like YOU! Take a couple hours out of celebrating this weekend and give back to our community by picking up a volunteer shift. Shifts are just a few hours, and your time goes such a long way in making Pride Change Lives. Sign up at and help us make a difference this Pride weekend.

Sponsored by:

This tent serves as a haven for volunteers just before their shifts, but after their shifts and during breaks as well. Sit in the shade and enjoy complimentary food, soda and water. This check-in point is conveniently located at the southeast corner of the park, near the corner of Park and Buttles. The Volunteer tent also houses a gender neutral changing area, available for volunteers as well as park patrons who need a safe and secure changing environment.

Leadership Lounge Sponsored by:

Are you a Pride VIP?

Why not consider becoming a Pride VIP this year? Enjoy complimentary food and open bar service in our exclusive, air-conditioned Pride Leadership Lounge on Friday and Saturday, sponsored by Key Bank, and PrimeLending. You also get 2 free tickets to the Pride Brunch on Sunday, June 23. A one-time payment of $600 gets you in. Go to or call 614-930-2262.

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Human Hamster Balls!

Vendors We have the most vendors ever this year, so don’t forget to hit up those ATMs and buy some fantastic products from LGBT-friendly companies and organizations! Shop over 150 vendors that support the LGBT community and support them right back!

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New This Year!

Try out your balancing skills in the giant, human-sized hamster balls, available for fun by the Gazebo Stage!

SWC Programs & Services History

Stonewall Columbus was created out of the need for a full-time gay advocacy organization in Central Ohio. For over 30 years, Stonewall Columbus has grown in order to meet the needs of both the LGBT and the greater Columbus community on our issues of advocacy, education, and community building.

Center on High Stonewall Columbus serves the community year round, not just on Pride weekend! We provide a community center that offers programming and services to enhance the well-being of our diverse community.

The Center on High is located in the heart of the Short North Arts District and is the first community center in Central Ohio. Hosting classes, art exhibits, community events and meetings, counseling, and more, the center is a great place to stop by anytime for information about our constantly growing list of services.

Visit and take a look at some of the amazing services and programs available so close to home!

Stonewall Columbus continually expands programming for community members seeking a variety of services and activities. In addition to ongoing support groups, we also offer services to connect others in a safe and comfortable environment.

We’re Here for You

Here are just a few of the programs and services we offer: • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Coming Out Support Groups LGBTA Grief Support Group Alcohol & Drug Addiction Meetings Health & Wellness Groups, Classes, and Expo Social Clubs and Groups On-Site Counselor Transgender Support Network & Referral Trailblazer Program for LGBTA adults 50+ Bicycle Club Running Club Grief and Loss Support Groups (change) GenderLife! Transgender Social and Support Group Trailblazers LGBT Adults 50+ Social Group

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Banner Project

Each year, Stonewall Columbus hangs banners that line the streets of Columbus promoting the annual Pride Celebration. This year our generous banner donors led by Malcom Riggle have donated funds to hang over 100 banners throughout the city. The purpose of the banners is to advertise Stonewall Columbus Pride and enhance the visibility of our LGBT community in Columbus.

Special thanks to all of the Generous Banner Project Donors as of 6/4/13 Steven Abernathy & Tim Huntsman Artz, Dewhirst & Wheeler, LLP William Baker Bret Bolyard Phil Borkow Douglas & Kimberly Borror Weldon Cartwright & Mario Pinardi Shauna Chrisman Clark Insurance Creative Cuisine Tom Demko Doucet & Associates, LLC Lauren Dupuis Paul Feeney & Chad Braun Debra Fleming Richard Gore & Peter Yockel Lynn Greer & Stephanie Walton Scott Harbin & Phil Corrigan Larry Hayes & Paul Williams James Hodnett & Joseph Heimlich

David Hoover Clyde Huffman & James Moore Joe Jadick Gary Lackey & Michael Lord James Landauer Michael Leonard Alex Macke Sue Mayer Gregg McConnell & Dan Smith Kevin McLain Tammie & Brian Mirgon Modern Medical Brad Myers & Steve Rowlands Xenia Palus Terry Penrod Letha Pugh & Wendy Miller Malcolm Riggle & Chris Balas Phillip & Kim Robinson Salons at High & Hubbard

Bruce Shalter Skylight Financial Group Jeff Slesnick & Terry Wilmink Robert Tidwell Jay Trainer & Jay Poroda Kent Trofholz Deborah Weaver Michele Winship

Pride Committee & Staff Pride Committee Kevin Brammer Bridget Callaghan Gina Christo Laura Colbert Phil Davison Michele Fregonas Tommy Good Lori Gum Jenna Haaser Dee Heritage John Herman Hope Hindrichs Kelly Jaeger Julie Kleski Chelsea Komula Kelly Martin Adam Miller Elizabeth Minot Mark Moore Lisa Odierna

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Patrick Paulus Tessa Petrocco Jay Poroda Cindy Quick Karla Rothan Dora Rowland Colleen Schambach Scott Schopper Linda Schuler Kara Sexton Suzie Simpson Rashmi Singh Sile Singleton John Sowers Alicia Szempruch Jeff Tilley Marshall Troxell Kerry Wasson Elizabeth Well Branden Wright Megan Vela

Stonewall Columbus Board of Trustees

Jay Poroda, President Brian Shinn, Vice President Terrence T. Wheeler, Treasurer Letha Pugh, Secretary Polett Cahue Vicki Crombie Phil Davison Andy DeVore Lauren Dupuis Deittra Heritage Lee Ann Williams Willa Young

Stonewall Columbus Staff

Karla Rothan, Executive Director Michele Fregonas, Office Manager Lori Gum, Program Coordinator John Herman, Marketing Coordinator Suzie Simpson, Center Coordinator Elizabeth Minot, Volunteer Coordinator Emily Clark, In-House Clinical Counselor, North Central MHS

A community-minded collaborative publication reflecting the diverse scope of the LGBTQA experience in Columbus and beyond.




Don’t forget to check out Lori and Brooke’s podcasts on Dykes on Mics, featuring some of this year’s most dynamic Pride performers, including Aiden Leslie, Fortune Feimster, and Dana Goldberg! Check out their link at or like them on Facebook at D*kes on Mics. Thanks for listening! 2013 Pride Guide | 45

Regular Business Hours

Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

The Center is open on many evenings and weekends for special events. 1160 N. High St, Columbus, Ohio 43201


• Over 30 programs offered at the Center • 50 organizations use the Center on a regular basis • Over 30,000 people connect with the Center for help each year Find ways to help at

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Pride Circle Donors Thank you to our generous Pride Circle Donors! Sandra Anderson & Mary Readey Melinda Billingham Bret Bowers Sharon Deevey Justin Flowers & Corey Robinson Brad Gifford & Al Umali Lynn Greer & Stevie Walton Clyde Huffman & James Moore Dr. Connie Jenkins & Candace Johnson Perry Kent Katherine Kriedermann Lyman Leathers George Lenhart James Moser

as of 5/29/13

Paul Sachs Robert Sansom Linda Schuler & Karla Rothan Brian Shinn Tom Smith John Sowers & Rob McDougal Warren Stephenson James Stewart Daniel Strasser David Tomola Terry Wheeler & Dr. Rolando Martinez B.J. White & Kari Engen Elizabeth Wydallis

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