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For the full schedule of events and more details, visit Saturday, May 28 • Pink Party: A Benefit for Stonewall Columbus Saturday, June 4th • Pride Poker Run


Friday, June 17 4PM - 11PM

Saturday, June 18 at Goodale Park 11AM - 8PM


Saturday, June 18 Step-Off at 10:30AM on Broad & Front


Saturday, June 18

Jeffery Austin

Evelyn Champagne King

Sunday, June 5th • Ride for Pride - Bicycle Ride Monday, June 6th • Wild for Pride - Official Pride Launch Party

Everyday Sunday


Thursday, June 16th • Axis Pride Kick-Off Show Friday, June 17th • Jaeger Run for Pride 5k • Pride Festival Day 1 at Goodale Park • Swimwear Fashion Show Saturday, June 18th • Pride Parade Step-Off at Front and Broad St • Pride Festival Day 2 at Goodale Park • Dragapolooza Sunday, June 19th • Pride Brunch at Columbus Athenaeum • CLGSA’s Bat n’ Rouge





Entrance Donation Dog Tags & Wristbands


For the full Pride Festival schedule please visit: #CBusPRIDE

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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 this city in 1994. In 1998 my fiancĂŠ, Linda Schuler, and I were asked to join the Pride Committee as the Chairs of the Parade. That year, the Parade and Festival combined had approximately 15,000 people in attendance. It is hard to believe that it was eighteen years ago that we began working on the team that produces this amazing event. Now in 2016, Stonewall will most likely host 450,000 people and touch the lives of countless others who believe in and hope for fairness and equality for all. In recent months, the wind has been in our face with regards to transgender equality. Every single day it seems there is news that another state is trying to legislate discrimination. We will not stand for it and we are encouraging everyone to come out and march with us in solidarity. This year we honor retired Columbus firefighter and transgender activist, Captain Lana Moore. Lana will lead the 2016 Columbus Pride Parade as our Grand Marshal on Saturday, June 18th accompanied by members of her firefighter family and transgender youth. Our Pride committee, board and staff consists of 42 of the most highly skilled and professional 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 2016. They and another 500 volunteers make this event a success and do so with a mix of grace, precision and humor. Thank you VOLUNTEERS! We could not do it without you. 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 LGBTQ 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. Dollars raised at the annual Pride Celebration go right back into the community center to support individuals and families all year long.


Welcome from Karla Rothan


Welcome from Dr. Tom McCartney


Pride Events

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Lana Moore


Parade Route

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Pride Patio


A Tribute to Hope


Stonewall Spotlight & Become a Volunteer

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Alternative Transportation


How to Give Back


Fun for Families & Teens


Hangout & Go Green


Testing Pavilion


Be Safe, Be Neighborly


Stonewall Columbus Programs & Services


Pride Committee/ P.I.T. Crew & Stonewall Board/Staff


Leadership Circle


Banner Project Donors


Founders Club Donors & Pride Circle Donors

Happy Pride, Columbus!

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Did you Know Pride Costs over $360,000 to Produce? We request a $5 donation at the entrance for each day you attend. A limited number of dog tags and wristbands will be available to those who donate at the entrance.

On behalf of the Stonewall Board of Trustees, I would like to welcome you to Stonewall Columbus Pride 2016 and Columbus, Ohio! We are excited to have you here to celebrate with us. Each year have welcomed over 400,000 people to our city to celebrate, and we know that number continues to increase. This year is even more special for us, as we are celebrating our 35th Pride in Columbus! 35 years of celebrating being true to ourselves and the community that has become home to many. There is much to enjoy this weekend, and much to be celebrated. We offer a truly family inclusive weekend and welcome all community members and allies to join in on the celebration. Our events range from the Jaeger Run to the Pride Parade, the Pride Festival to the Pride Brunch, and many things in between. Please see our website,, for a full list of activities. We host these events to help us celebrate the amazing LGBTQ community here in Columbus, and in Ohio. Columbus is a city that is home to a vibrant LGBTQ community, and that supports us every step of the way in our journey to full and equal rights and being able to live openly, and honestly, as our true selves. It is hard to believe, but this is the 35th Pride here in Columbus. We have come a long way, have made many strides, and had many victories for our community along the way. One of the people that have helped with fighting for our community is our Grand Marshal, Lana Moore. Lana was a firefighter with 35 years of service here in Columbus. That in itself is bravery at its finest, and should be celebrated with our deepest gratitude. Lana retired earlier this year, in 2008 Lana came out as transgender and transitioned on the job. After her transition, Lana traveled the country speaking on behalf of the transgender community and leading the fight for transgender rights, and against violence in the community. She currently serves as Vice Chair of the Executive Board of Directors for GLAAD. Our community is proud to have Lana as a member, and we are honored that she agreed to be our Grand Marshal this year. Pride wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of our sponsors and the tireless hours worked by our volunteers and Stonewall staff. All of their hard work has been spent on making this a truly remarkable weekend. If you see volunteers walking around this weekend, please take a chance to thank them for making this weekend a success. I would also like to personally thank them for all they do. Thanks volunteers! While Pride is a celebration of, and for our community, it also serves as the largest fundraiser for Stonewall Columbus. Stonewall is the local community organization that plans and implements Pride every year, as well as continuing the ever evolving work towards LGBTQ rights, activism, and outreach programming in central Ohio. We welcome everyone to join Stonewall as a member and encourage you to seek out the Stonewall tent while at the festival to join! Your donations and support allow us to continue our programming and outreach that are vital to our community. Thank you in advance for your support. As we look back on the year since the 2015 Pride we have so much to be thankful for, and proud of. Marriage equality is now the law of the land and the national discussion on LGBTQ rights continues to progress. We also now all have the ability to adopt in all 50 states, and I would be remiss if I did not take the chance to celebrate the new addition that Kyle and I welcomed to our family in March. Our little girl, Regan, came into our lives on March 18th and has been the most amazing addition to our family. She makes me proud to be one of her two dads and proud to celebrate the amazing steps we have made as a community to ensure that we have the same rights to a family as our straight counterparts. I’m sure that the individuals who were marching 35 years ago would be in awe of where we have come since then. Thank you again for coming to Stonewall Columbus Pride 2016. Now go show your pride! And as a new father, I have to tell you to go make good decisions too!

Dr. Thomas J McCartney President Stonewall Board of Trustees

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Columbus Urban Pride was started in 2012 by a small group of local community leaders to plan events that celebrate LGBTQ people of color during the annual Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival & Parade.

Sunday, June 19th Service at 10:30am The Columbus Urban Pride Gospel service will be held on Pride Sunday and hosted by Move United Church. The event will be held at the Gateway Film Center. For more information, contact:

Summit United Methodist Church Pride June 5th, 2016 Service at 10:30am Lunch at noon Performances at 12:30pm

Interfaith Pride Sunday Worship Service & Potluck All positive empowering enegetic and emhracing pieces welcomed. Family groups Friend Circles “Collaborations� encouraged Email: for more info

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PRIDE WILD FOR PRIDE Official Pride Kick-Off Party

Thursday, June 16th

Monday, June 6, 2016

Doors & Drinks at 8:00pm Show Begins at 9:00pm

6pm-9pm Join us for your official start to the Columbus Pride Season as Stonewall Columbus Pride turns 35. This year we are kicking off our season with a roaring-good time in partnership with the Hollywood Casino Columbus! ADVANCE TICKETS SALES ONLY. NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR.


Join MARY ANN BRANDT and company for a celebration of the music you love. If you enjoyed last year’s show…we’ve got even (More) SONGS GAYS LIKE! Get your PRIDE started Thursday night. Emceed by June Bugg with performances from Betty Cracker, DeMonica Hunter, Ashley O’Shea, Tula Tubesucker & the one-and-only MARY ANN BRANDT. General Admission at the door or call LEVEL for reserved tickets and VIP seating with bottle service @ 614-754-7111.

LOCATION Level Dining Lounge 700 N High St

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SATURDAY, MAY 28th Doors 8:00PM Show 9:00PM

SUNDAY JUNE 5th Check-In 9:30AM Ride Departs 10:00AM Grab some friends and join us for a fun and scenic ride followed by food and a drink at The Pint House! $20 Registration covers the ride, a FREE cookie from Pattycake Bakery, FREE brunch after the ride and entry to the Pride 2016 Festival! This is an all skill levels 2 hour ride with leaders for different levels of riders.

Join Nina West as she hosts PINK, an evening of special entertainment and standing against LGBTQIA bullying and harassment. Benefiting B.R.A.V.O and Stonewall Columbus. All money raised will go to Stonewall Columbus and B.R.A.V.O. in the name of Joey LaBute. Special performances from Chutny Sinclair, Helena Troy, Eris Grey, Indica, Valerie Taylor, Anita Snatch, Candi Panties, Jamz Dean, Krystal Something Something, Plenty O’Smiles, Barbie Roberts, Roxy Nikole, Boyonce, Amanda Sue, Stelle Boheme, Chuck Sparrow, and more!

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To register, please visit: events/pride-bicycle-ride LOCATION Paradise Garage 921 N High St

SATURDAY JUNE 4th, 2016 Check-In @ 10AM Bikes Out @ 12:15PM Bring your friends, everyone is welcome! Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place! Check in and lunch (on your own) at Slammers from 10:30am– 12pm. The Poker Run will end at Club Diversity for a cookout! $25 Registration covers the ride, FREE cookout at Club Diversity (with vegetarian options!) and entry to the Columbus Pride 2016 Festival. *Lunch at Slammers is not included.

To register, please visit: pride-poker-run

LOCATION Slammers 202 E Long St

Run For Pride 5K 2016 Stonewall


2016 FRIDAY, JUNE 17TH, 2016 The 13th Annual Run For Pride 5k 7PM in Goodale Park Benefitting Stonewall Columbus Youth Programming Get your fitness on and enjoy a beautiful run (or walk) through Columbus at this fabulously fit event in Goodale Park and cross the finish line to kick-off your PRIDE weekend.


Sunday, June 19 11 AM – 1 PM Columbus Athenaeum 32 N 4th St, Columbus, OH 43215

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LGBT Hiking Club Join our Stonewall Columbus Hiking Club and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature as we visit some of Central Ohio’s most scenic trails. Hikes occur the 3rd Saturday of the month throughout the year (June excluded). There will be hikes for all levels of experience and fitness so sign up now! Have fun and get fit!

Join the Group on Facebook Sign-up for Email Updates at Lori Gum (614) 930-2265

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From Left to Right: Parade marchers carry a banner past Goodale Park (1981), LGBT and Allies march with Stonewall Union, 1st Stonewall Union Pride March (1981), Don’t tread on us (1981), Duo on a motorcycle get ready to join the parade (1981), Lesbians united (1981), Pride Parade passes Lazarus (1981), Boombox and sunglasses, ready for Pride (1981), Stonewall Union banner and marchers (1981), Crowd gathers under balloons (1981). 30 | 1981-2016


From Left to Right: Craig Covey addresses the crowd (1983), “Ohio Gays” (1983), Bob Roehm with camera and crowd (1983), Stonewall Union Pride March (1982), Stonewall Union founding member Val Thogmartin (1982), Spectators at the March (1983), “Lesbian Mothers Rights” (1984), Early Pride March (1982), Covey speaks at rally (1983), Walkers (1987), “In Amerika They Call Us Dykes” (1983). 1981-2016 | 31


From Left to Right: “Andy” with police in riot gear (1984), Gay Pride Parade Guide (1983), Protesters (1984), June 26, 1983 600 Pride Marchers take to the streets, Anti-gay Protesters (1984), Ad for Lesbian Bar in Gay Pride Parade Guide (1983), Dykes on Bikes block protesters (1989), Stonewall Union Pride Guide (1988), June 25, 1989 Rally at Bicentennial Park, 1st Annual “Gayfest” (1989), “...Now Look” (1988), Craig Covey with family and friends (1989). 32 | 1981-2016


From Left to Right: Columbus Dispatch reports 5,000 marchers and 10 anti-gay protesters (1990), Stonewall Union banner and members (1990), 10th Anniversary Pride Guide (1991), Clownin’ Around (1991), Festival in the rain (1991), Crowd gathers around stage (1991), Pride Guide (1992), Pride Guide (1993).

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From Left to Right, Left Page: Stonewall Union Pride Guide (1995), United for the Nineties (1991), Columbus Deaf Gay & Lesbian Alliance (1990), Bat N’ Rouge Lineup (1990), Pride Parade Participants (1990) From Left to Right, Right Page: 10,000 people turn out for Pride (1991), Friends gather at the festival (1991), Taking a break by the fountain (1991), Bat N’ Rouge batter on deck (1990), Sisters of Lavender (1991), Pride Guide (1996), Rainbow banners at the State House (1995). 34 | 1981-2016


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From Right to Left, Left Page: Official Pride Guide (2001), Dykes on Bikes lead the parade (2002), Pride Holiday Attendance (2004), Pride Guide (2003), Dykes on Bikes Security Team (2002), Wall Street wishes Stonewall a ‘Happy 25th’ (2006), Flaggots (2006), Capital Pride Band (2006), Wall Street float (2008), Pride Guide (2011), Pride Guide (2012). From Right to Left, Right Page: Stonewall Columbus leads the Parade (2004), Stonewall Volunteers (2004), Grand Marshals - Stonewall Columbus Executive Director Karla Rothan and partner Linda Schuler (2004), Soaking up the sunshine at Pride (2004), $5 for Pride Team members (2015), Parade viewers flood the streets (2006), Runners take their marks (2015), “It can rain on our parade but it will never sink our spirit!” (2015) 1981-2016 | 37

LANA MOORE Our Pride Grand Marshal "As an emergency first responder, I have spent my life serving the diverse citizenry of Columbus. I know first-hand the importance of inclusion within our community. The Columbus Stonewall Center on High provides safe space where everyone can experience not only a sense of belonging, but receive a variety of life saving services."

Lana Moore, a third-generation firefighter, EMT-B with the Columbus Division of Fire retired earlier this year with 35 years of service. She participated from 1982-2002 on the Division Honor Guard marching and firing squad, and as an Honor Guard Commander for which she received the Fire Distinguished Service Award. Captain Moore has served for the past 16 years on the Division Awards Committee Review Board. In 2008 Captain Moore came out as openly transgender and transitioned on the job. October 2011, she received the Fire Service Award of Merit for work she did in 2009 on a special project as Project Manager on the development and implementation of an inventory tracking system for the Quartermaster.

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In 2011, Lana served as Moderator (Chairperson) of her Church Board of Trustees and also the Senior Pastoral Committee at North Congregational United Church of Christ. The first trans person to hold those positions. Lana has traveled throughout Ohio sharing her story and speaking on transgender issues within the LGBTQI movement in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Dayton. Lana has also presented trans workshops in Boston, Atlanta, and Denver. Last October, Lana worked closely with Stonewall Columbus to bring GLAAD and the Columbus Division of Fire together for an Anti-Bullying Public Service announcement and to turn the Short North & City Hall purple, raising awareness for Spirit Day.

Currently, Ms. Moore is a member of Columbus’ Roundtable of Local LGBT Leaders. She is a Vice Chair on the Executive Board of Directors for GLAAD (an international media advocacy organization) and she volunteers locally for Franklin County’s “CATCH Court” as a mentor for women who are survivors of human trafficking. Lana is the parent of two grown children, ages 21 and 24, and resides in Westerville, OH. We are thrilled to celebrate Captain Lana Moore’s advocacy and honor her as the 2016 Columbus Pride Grand Marshal.

SATURDAY, JUN 18th Parade Step Off @ 10:30am Main Entrance Line Up Parade Route Parade Judges Step Off Bleachers

PARADE JUDGES Don’t forget to check out our Judges Table on the Cap at Blackpoint Restaurant & Goodale 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! MARILYN EPSTEIN BROWN Pride is thrilled to have County Commissioner Marilyn Epstein Brown judging the Pride parade again this year. Thank you, Marilyn! GREGG DODD Director of Marketing & Development for Columbus Metropolitan Library and “GreggsList” creator, Gregg Dodd will be returning this year as a member of our panel! XENIA PALUS Xenia is the Director of 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!

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Testing ion Pavilion


Disability Placard REQUIRED!

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Pride Tees

Drag Stage

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Jeffery Austin

Everyday Sunday

GAZEBO STAGE 5:00 Sarah Cooperider Presents: Singer Songwriter Showcase with Carole Walker, Alexis Antes, Tracy Walker, Eli Conley & Kelly Zullo 9:00 Codex with Sam Tolson 10:00 Perfect Storm SHELTERHOUSE STAGE 5:00 Highlighting our Youth! Jupiter Gray Drag: Auda Beaux Di & disGrace Bree the Rapper Studious Reflexxx Dasan Valentine Emcee David Emerson 7:00 Liberty Deep Down 7:45 Jeffery Austin Bree the Rapper 8:45 Everyday Sunday 9:45 Mojoflo

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Carole Walker

Alexis Antes


Liberty Deep Down

Dasan Valentine

Codex with Sam Tolson

Perfect Storm

Auda Beaux Di

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Eli Conley


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GAZEBO STAGE 12:00 DJ K-Wild plus Phlex Fitness 1:30 Columbus Women’s Chorus 1:50 Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus 2:10 Columbus Stompers 2:30 *Park St - Capital Pride Band 2:50 *Park St – Flaggots Ohio 3:10 Tom Goss 4:00 The Jeff's 5:00 HIT M ENT

DJ K-Wild

Tom Goss

Evelyn Champagne King

SHELTERHOUSE STAGE 12:30 Clubhouse 1:30 Cherry Chrome 2:30 Jordan Alexander 3:30 SayReal 4:30 Rayvon 5:30 Evelyn Champagne King 6:15 Samwell 6:45 The Fabulous Johnson Brothers

The Jeff's


Cherry Chrome


Jordan Alexander Brooke Cartus


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Drinks, dancing, DJ’s and Drag! Join us on the Patio and check out the all NEW Drag Stage! Located at the entrance of the Festival at Goodale and Park.

FRIDAY, JUNE 17 Emcee Brooke Cartus

SATURDAY, JUNE 18 11:00am-12:00pm 1:00pm-3:00pm

5:30pm-10:45pm DJ Michele Chaney Jordan Alexander 8:00pm & 9:45pm Royal Renegades Drag Show "Like A Boss"

4:00pm-6:00pm Fabulous Local & Regional Drag Performances 12:00pm-1:00pm 3:00pm-4:00pm 6:00pm-7:30pm Dance to Local & Regional DJ's

DJ Michele Chaney

Royal Renegades

Jordan Alexander

DRINK TICKETS $5 EACH Blueberry Lemonade Rum & Coke Red Bull & Vodka Mixers


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A TRIBUTE TO HOPE FAITH "HOPE" HINDRICHS It was with great sadness and heartfelt sorrow that we heard of the passing our good friend, Hope Hindrichs. Faith/Hope Hindrichs, age 69, slipped away peacefully October 1, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. Her adopted parents Frank and Ruth Hagedorn, mother Ruth Tetzloff, sisters Felicite Wise and Freda Buyer, and brother William Johnson preceded her in death. She is survived by her sisters, Lillian (Nancy) DeCola and Julie (Wayne) Allen; and brothers, Russell Tetzloff, James (Clau-dette) Johnson and Jack (Clara) Johnson; as well as numerous very beloved nieces and nephews and special friends. As President of the Rainbow Sisters of Central Ohio and a long-time member of the Pride Committee and as the Dispatch and Communications Coordinator, she was such an integral part of Columbus Pride, the very anchor that held us all together in the chaos. And even through many illnesses, she still always showed up every year to help pull us through… no matter her own personal pain and difficulties. She devoted years of living, promoting and celebrating Pride in Columbus, as well as in Long Beach, Santa Monica and Los Angeles, CA. Her compassion for those around her, her selflessness in giving, and her constant fight against injustice has changed our world for the better. By the bravery demonstrated in her own life's journey, she gave hope to countless individuals in the LGBTQ community that one day everyone could live their life truthfully and fearlessly. "Thank you for being the best grandma and role model a girl can have. I love and miss you dearly." -Samantha Heller

In Hope's own words...(from the 2013 Pride Guide) First year as a Volunteer: In Columbus 2008, but I have been volunteering for Pride festivals for over 30 years. 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.

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SHANE McCLELLAND First year at Stonewall Columbus: 2015 What’s your title at Stonewall: Development Associate Describe what you do at Stonewall: I am responsible for raising funds for the many programs and services provided at Stonewall throughout the year. I also help plan and organize the Stonewall Columbus Queer Ghosthunters investigations. Best Pride memory/moment: In 2012, my law partner Elizabeth Well and I marched in the Parade. As we approached the Short North, we saw High Street flooded with thousands of people celebrating our community. It was an overwhelming feeling and I will never forget it! What does the 35th Anniversary of Pride in Columbus mean to you? I think it is important to remember the history of the LGBTQ movement in general, as well as the history of Stonewall Columbus. 35 years ago we were protesting the arrival of Jerry Fallwell in Columbus and now we live in one of the most open and inclusive cities in the world.

​ very year, volunteers help to E make PRIDE the best weekend in Columbus! Take a couple hours out of celebrating this weekend and give back to the community by picking up a volunteer shift. Shifts are just a few hours, and your time goes a long way in making PRIDE so spectacular. Sign up at and help us make a difference this PRIDE weekend. We can't do it without the help of our hard-working volunteers!​

VOLUNTEER TENT This tent serves as a haven not only for volunteers just before their shifts, but after their shifts and during breaks as well. Registered volunteers are able to sit in the shade and enjoy complimentary food and water. This check-in point is conveniently located at the southeast portion of the park, near the corner of Park and Goodale. 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.



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The Cap at Union Station

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Ohio Judicial Center

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CBUS CIRCULATOR Park Downtown and ride the CBUS Circulator to Pride FREE! Get more information at

Stay green! 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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HOW TO GIVE BACK More than 117,000 commuters drive through downtown Columbus every day and more than 44.3 million visitors come to Columbus on an annual basis. The “Downtown Banner Program”, administered under the auspices of “Experience Columbus,” allows local organizations to promote their annual events via banners that are hung throughout the city which bring attention to these organizations in a highly visible manner. This urban banner program celebrates the diversity of the city while promoting community spirit. In the late 90’s, Stonewall Columbus participated in this program, with fifteen bold, bright banners lining the streets of Columbus, promoting and celebrating our annual Pride Festival and Parade during the month of June. In 2011, Stonewall Columbus donor, Malcolm Riggle, generously gifted us the funds to cover the costs for creating and hanging fifteen new banners, consequently allowing us to fly a total of thirty Pride banners along High Street in the downtown area during our Thirtieth Anniversary Pride Festival. This was a compelling and historic statement for our community and served to visibly remind all the residents of Columbus, that we, as LGBTQ citizens, are a vital component in making this city dynamic, productive, authentic and so welcoming to its visitors. In 2012, Malcolm led the fundraising effort and we were able to fly 60 banners for Pride. In 2013, we hung a total of 100 banners. In 2014 and 2015, we presented a total of 125 banners throughout downtown Columbus! This year, with the help of our generous donors we have hung a total of 135 banners - A NEW RECORD!!! We don’t want to stop there. Help us to increase the number of our banners again in 2017, even more importantly, extend our participation to other times of the year to promote other important Central Ohio LGBTQ events. We believe it is very important for our LGBTQ community to be more prominently acknowledged all year round. After all… we aren’t just LGBTQ in June!



Every year, you count on Stonewall Columbus to bring you one of the biggest, best Prides in the nation with events, entertainers, an incredible parade, and more! Contributions help the staff at Stonewall 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. We ask that parade and festival attendees donate $5 a day during the Stonewall Columbus Pride 2016 festivities. Please donate whatever you can to continue our Columbus Pride legacy as the best Pride in the Midwest!

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Pride goers 13-20 years old are invited to enjoy Teen Village: a safe and welcoming space to experience Pride! Check out available community resources, with information about community involvement, suicide prevention, gender identity, safe sex, and more.

Relaxation Station 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 enjoy all of the great festival food.


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LEADERSHIP LOUNGE VIP 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 (with convenient restroom facilities) Saturday from 12-6pm and VIP Parade Viewing Area during the Parade. You also get 2 free tickets to the Pride Brunch honoring Lana Moore on Sunday, June 19th. A one-time payment of $600 gets you in! or call 614-299-7764. SPONSORED BY:

TRAILBLAZERS TENT for LGBT ADULTS 50+ Friday 4:30pm-7:30pm Saturday 11:00am-4:00pm 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 Festival and keep cool! The Stonewall Columbus Trailblazer Program is made possible by a generous grant from the Legacy Fund of The Columbus Foundation.

GO GREEN! As part of our Go Green initiative, we are working with our sponsors 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 2016! SPONSORED BY: SPONSORED BY:

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TESTING PAVILION PRIDE TESTING PAVILION Stonewall Columbus is Proud to host the Pride Testing Pavilion at the Pride Festival on Saturday from 12pm-6pm. This pavilion offers private, easy one-stop access to HIV and STI testing. See the Pride Festival map for location. Equitas Health will offer free rapid HIV testing. We use the OraQuick ELISA test that looks for antibodies to the virus that would be present in the oral fluids 3-6 months after infection (this will be explained during the process). Results take 20 minutes and this testing can be done completely anonymously or confidentially. Columbus Public Health will offer free gonorrhea/chlamydia and syphilis testing. All results take 5-7 business days and clients will only be informed by phone if they test positive. These tests are processed by Columbus Public Health labs and if a client tests positive, they can receive treatment at CPH (240 Parsons Ave) or with their own doctor. Gonorrhea/ chlamydia testing is done through a urine sample and syphilis testing is a blood draw. All STI testing is confidential because if a client tests positive, CPH will need testing participants contact information and be able to verify their identity for results. Also, Columbus Public Health's Strategic Nursing Team will be offering blood pressure and blood glucose (sugar) screenings and Columbus Public Health Alcohol and Drug Program will be providing free rapid Hepatitis C testing with a finger stick. The results take 20 minutes and the testing is confidential.

Grab a Bag. Pitch In.



The Pride Festival and Parade generate an enormous amount of trash each year and although Stonewall Columbus spends thousands of dollars to make sure that trash is collected efficiently and quickly, the sheer number of participants can make that difficult during peak hours. On Saturday, in order to assist in the cleanup efforts, Pride Volunteers will be handing out brightly colored trash bags (a rainbow... if you will) at the parade line-up area, on the parade route and at the festival grounds. We are asking participants and attendees to use those bags to pick up any trash they see in their area and then deposit the bag beside any nearby trash receptacle. This is just one more way for you to show your PRIDE to our neighbors, our businesses and our city! We need your help! So...Please grab a bag and help us succeed with this new community effort. 2016 PRIDE GUIDE | 59

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VENDORS AND FESTIVAL FUN! Don’t miss the unique and welcoming marketplace! Get out there and buy some fantastic products from LGBTQ-friendly companies and organizations!

Shop hundreds of vendors and sponsors that support the LGBTQ community & support them back!

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We are asking festival attendees to externally TAG YOUR BAG in an effort to lessen the number of lost or unattended belongings and to keep the Festival safe. Bag identification tags will be available at the Stonewall Tent. Make sure the tag is visible on the outside of your bag. These tags will help ensure that if you forget your bag, it will be returned safely and swiftly to you. If you see an unattended bag, please notify the closest volunteer or security officer.


Stonewall Columbus has partnered with the Columbus Fire Department and the Columbus Police Department to make this the safest Pride ever!


In an effort to keep our children safe, tags will be available to parents to indicate emergency contacts. Please note all emergency contacts and meeting spots on identification tags. Identification tags will be available at the Stonewall Tent. Make sure the tag is secured around your child’s wrist or placed in a visible location on their clothing. These labels will help ensure the swift return of your child should you become separated.

PRIDE SAFETY TIPS Please read and follow the safety tips below:

• Listen to Police and Pride Security. They are there to keep you safe. • Ignore any protesters and keep on marching! • Pace yourself • Stay hydrated • Do not leave your drink unattended • Leave your pets at home • Keep the neighborhood clean • Respect those who own houses around Goodale Park • Use the trash and recycling receptacles • Park legally • Stay aware of your surroundings when walking around town • Tag your bag with your emergency contact information (Bag Tags available at the Stonewall Tent) • Tag your child with an emergency contact wristband (Wristbands available at the Stonewall Tent) • Quickly vacate park when the festival closes each day • Outside alcohol and coolers are NOT permitted • Be respectful

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Columbus Pride


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Stonewall Columbus was created out of the need for a full-time gay advocacy organization in Central Ohio. For 35 years, Stonewall Columbus has grown in order to meet the needs of both the LGBTQ 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. Visit and take a look at some of the amazing services and programs available so close to home!

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.


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

FREE LGBTQ Counseling Services Individual • Couples • Family Therapy • Youth Counseling offered for youth, adults and families including an expansion of transgender services and groups. Priority is given to persons with no ability to pay and/or to persons who would qualify for sliding fee services. A limited number of Medicaid clients may also be accepted for services. Additional information is available at Counseling provided by

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Stonewall Columbus counseling services are subsidized by funding from

• Coming Out Support Groups • Alcohol & Drug Addiction Meetings • Health & Wellness Groups and Classes • Social Clubs and Groups • Speaker’s Bureau • On-Site Counselors • InsideOUT - Support for LGBTQ inmates and formerly incarcerated individuals • Transgender Support Network & Referral • Transgender Social Group • Trailblazer Program for 50+ LGBTQA adults • Hiking Club • Grief and Loss Support Groups • LGBTQ Veterans Support Group


STONEWALL COLUMBUS STAFF KARLA ROTHAN Executive Director 2006-Present RIANA BREWER Administrative Assistant KATHY CROWE Marketing and PR Manager MICHELE FREGONAS Business Manager

2016 PRIDE COMMITTEE Matthew Boyd Janie Boykin Riana Brewer Laura Colbert Sara Colton Kathy Crowe Lauren Dupuis Michele Fregonas Liam Gallagher Tommy Good Lori Gum Rick Harrison Molly Marie Hough Rahmeen Ingram Kelly Jaeger Sharon Kellum Joe Matessa Mark Miller Mark Moore Bob Moraine Autumn Odierna Karla Rothan Scott Schopper Linda Schuler Kara Sexton Suzie Simpson Victoria Tovar Elizabeth Well

PRIDE IN TRAINING (P.I.T.) CREW Mea Anderson Kenisha Baldeo Starla Bible Sabrina Boykin Steve Brazil Ryan Dittoe John Findley Karen Gallagher Matt Grimm Lyn Herron Miles Horton Jon Houze Robert Jones Kelly Katherine Lauren Laskey Micah McClurg Emily McComb Thomas Menningen Jacob Rollins Emily Ross Justice Strong Marshall Troxel Josh Wells

LIAM GALLAGHER Transgender Outreach Coordinator LORI GUM Program Coordinator SHANE McCLELLAND Development Associate SUZIE SIMPSON Center Coordinator 2016 PRIDE GUIDE | 73

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LEADERSHIP CIRCLE Thank you to our generous Leadership Circle Donors!* Tim Huntsman & Steven Abernathy Christopher Campbell & German Acosta Prentice Alexander & Bob Moraine Christie Angel & Otto Beatty III Bob Barnes John Behal & Jim Elliott Dr. Mark Blair & Lance Demaline Bruce Reedy & Brad Blecha Neal Brower & Daniel Albrecht Terry Brown & Joel Bradley Jason Calhoun Richard Campbell & Brandon Newcom Jay Coleman Steven Cotter Michael Council Shaun Patterson & Troy Craze Kathy & Tonya Crowe Nic Crum David C & Mark E Cunningham Kevin Curtis Scot Dewhirst Gregg Dodd Bruce Dooley & Brad Earhart Linda Dorton Roger Dudley & Sam Anderson Lauren Dupuis Patrick Evans Paul Feeney & Chad Braun Edward F Feighan Leslie Fine Ted Fleming Jim Frederick Richard Gallagher Francis & Cathy Gebauer Mark A Gibson Russell Goodwin James Goushaw

Jeffrey Grace James Moser & Andrew Grego Thomas Grote & Rick Neal Matthew Francis & Carl Haigler Richard P Harrison Dr. Joseph E Heimlich & Dr. James Hodnett Judy Herendeen & Molly Muth Lyn Herron Garett Heysel Molly Marie Hough & Kel Austin Janet Lucas & Sherrill Howard Kelly Jaeger & Jenna Burchett Doug Kauffman Lisa Odierna & Julie Kleski Laura Harper & Judith Knoll Aaron & Joshua Kreais Brian Cole & Ray LaVoie Misty Linn Randall Loop, LMT Terry Wheeler & Dr. Rolando Martinez Dr. Tom McCartney & Kyle McCartney Shane A. McClelland, Esq. Dale Masel & Roberto McClin Jeffrey & Kimberly Meacham Robert Podlogar & Chandler Mercer Clyde Huffman & James Moore Brad Myers & Steve Rowlands Rachel Orosz & Laura Colbert LaDonna Parris Bridget Pearson Terry Penrod Kimber Perfect Lori Cannon & Beverly Piatt Joe Pimmel Mario Pinardi & Weldon Cartwright

Dr. Fred & Vince Porcheddu-Engel Letha & Wendy Pugh Wade Rakes II & Nicholas Miller Monda Caudill & Barbara Rathbun Debra Ratliff Malcolm Riggle Beth & Elizabeth Robbins Vicki Crombie & Barb Romanczuk Matt Romanoff & Dr. Karen Miner-Romanoff Mary Ropp Brian Endicott & Bill Ruffner Rajesh Lahoti & Travis Samson Dr. James H Sanders III Ryan Scarlata Linda Schuler & Karla Rothan Bruce Shalter Steve Shellabarger Brian Shinn Debbie Smith & Kelly Cipriani Jeff Smith O.G. Smith Joshua & Stephen Snyder-Hill John Sowers & Robert McDougal Rupert "Twink" Starr Kevin Beerman & Shawn Steen Marianne Steger & Lisa Zellner Jack Jackson & Robert Storbeck Staci Swiderski Eric Dupler & Dwight Tingley Jay Poroda & Jay Trainer Dr. Lynn Wallich & Mary Jo Hudson Lynn Greer & Stephanie Walton Jack Wheeler & Matthew Jones Anne Casto & Susan White Carol Fey & Joan Wurmbrand Helen Yee Willa Young

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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 Malcolm Riggle have donated funds to hang 135 banners throughout the city. The purpose of the banners is to advertise Stonewall Columbus Pride and enhance the visibility of our LGBTQ community in Columbus.

Special Thanks to All of the Generous Banner Project Donors* Kimberly & Douglas Borror

Dwayne Sattler

David Burgess

Ryan Schmiesing

City of Columbus

Zachary Skubon

Howard Gatoff & David Underhill

Jeff Slesnick & Terry Wilmink

Clyde Huffman & James Moore

John Sowers & Robert McDougal

Jeffrey Hutson

David Tomola

Michael Leonard & Daniel Burchfield

Bob Whitehead

Level Dining Lounge Jeffrey & Kimberly Meacham Lisa Craig Morton Tom Reagan Malcolm Riggle

A special thank you to all the donors who attended events that support this effort and donated cash to ensure its success!

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SPECIAL GIFTS Thank you to our generous donors!** Christie Angel & Otto Beatty III Bob Barnes John Behal & Jim Elliott* Anne Boninsegna & Amy Mullins Kimberly & Douglas Borror Katharine Bowman & Kim Seibert* Braithwaite Consulting, LLC Riana Brewer Bill Brownson & Myron Phillips Dennis Bulley* Randy Carr* Ed Chin City of Columbus Brian Cole & Raymond LaVoie Jasen Coleman Sara Colton & Janet Norton-Colton Vicki Crombie & Barbara Romanczuk Kathy & Tonya Crowe David C & Mark E Cunningham Scot Dewhirst Bruce Dooley & Brad Earhart* Lauren Dupuis Brian Endicott & Bill Ruffner Mollie & Kelly Fankhauser Paul Feeney & Chad Braun* Edward Feighan Leslie Fine Michele Fregonas

Liam Gallagher Richard Gallagher* DeeDee & Herb Glimcher In Memory of Richard Freeman Lynn Greer & Stephanie Walton* Thomas Grote & Rick Neal* Ron Guisinger & Bob Salmen Lori Gum Rick Harrison Kelly Jaeger & Jenna Burchett* Mary & Tom Katzenmeyer Douglas Kauffman Kevin Kowalski & Scott Owens Nancy Kramer & Christopher Celeste Phil Martin Gabriel Mastin Mark Matson Dr. Tom & Kyle McCartney Shane A. McClelland, Esq. John Sowers & Robert McDougal* Jeff & Kim Meacham Brad Myers & Steve Rowlands Nationwide Rachel Orosz & Laura Colbert Kimber Perfect Robert Podlogar & Chandler Mercer* Letha & Wendy Pugh* Ram Rajadhyaksha

Shyam Rajadhyaksha Jeff Redfield Malcolm Riggle Rhonda Rivera Matt & Karen Romanoff Linda Schuler & Karla Rothan* Mark Phillips Schwamberger & Terry Etling* Bruce Shalter* Steve Shellabarger* Brian Shinn Suzie Simpson Debbie Smith & Kelly Cipriani Jeffrey J. Smith Michael Smithson Stephen & Joshua Snyder-Hill Rupert "Twink" Starr* Jack Jackson & Robert Storbeck* Dr. Lynn Wallich & Mary Jo Hudson* Elizabeth Well & Katie Chapman Terry Wheeler & Dr. Rolando Martinez* Susan White & Anne Casto John Wirchanski Helen Yee Willa Young*

*Founders Club Donors

PRIDE CIRCLE DONORS Thank you to our generous Pride Circle Donors!** Edwin Ayers & William Swain Kevin Beerman & Shawn Steen Mick Bennett & Michael Weiss Melinda Billingham Dr. Shelley Blackburn & Mitzie McElhaney Julie Buren Charles Caldwell Robert L Carson Nick Conn Mark Cooke Kay Corlett Francis & Cathy Gebauer Dr. J. Daniel Good Russell Goodwin Vicki Grosh Mark Haker

Dale & Laura Harding Bill Hedrick Dr. Joseph E Heimlich & Dr. James Hodnett Beth Hillyer & Wendy Wolfe David Hoover Clyde Huffman & James Moore William R. Hysell Sara Knox & Jiamei Zhang Don Laufersweiler Carlos Lugo & Martin Phillips Dale Masel & Roberto McClin Sue Mayer Mark Miller Teresa Miller & Jackie Zieber Shaun Patterson & Troy Craze David Persinger


Mary B Relotto & Claudia Turro Joseph Suiter Jaron Terry & Brian Smith David Tomola Jeff A Wagner John Whyde & Duane Billingslea Richard Wilson Alice Wing & Lynnette Halstead

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