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FESTIVAL For the full schedule of events and more details, visit columbuspride.org/events Saturday, June 3rd â€¢ Ride For Pride - Bicycle Ride â€¢ Pride Film Sunday, June 4th â€¢ Pride Poker Run
Saturday, June 17 11AM - 8PM
at Bicentennial & Genoa Park
Saturday, June 17 Step-Off at 10:30AM in the Short North at Goodale & High
Sunday, June 5th â€¢ Ride for Pride - Bicycle Ride
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Saturday, June 17
Thursday, June 15th â€¢ OVATION â€¢ Pride Kick Off Show @ Axis Friday, June 16th â€¢ Jaeger Run for Pride 5k â€¢ Pride Festival Day 1 at Bicentennial & Genoa Park â€¢ Swimwear Fashion Show @ Axis Saturday, June 17th â€¢ Pride Parade Step-Off at Goodale & High St â€¢ Pride Festival Day 2 at Bicentennial & Genoa Park â€¢ Dragapolooza @ Axis â€¢ Super Sinful Saturday @ Boscoe's â€¢ Pride Street Party @ Slammers Sunday, June 18th â€¢ Pride Brunch at Columbus Athenaeum â€¢ CLGSAâ€™s Bat nâ€™ Rouge â€¢ Bat n' Rouge Afterparty @ Union CafÃ© â€¢ Pride Street Party @ Slammers
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A Letter from the Executive Director to the Community As I am writing this letter to the community, Stonewall Columbus is about to embark on an incredible journey to renovate and restore the Center on High at the corner of 4th and High Streets in the Short North Arts District. For the last two years, a steering committee, board and staff have worked countless hours raising dollars to expand our center and now it is time to launch the community phase at Columbus Pride 2017! I am so very proud to be your Executive Director. Every single day, I wake up and I am so excited about the future of this organization and the endless possibilities that await us.
INDEX 3 Welcome from Karla Rothan 5 Welcome from Dr. Tom McCartney 6-9 Pride Events 11-13 City Citations & Resolutions 33 Letter from Rev. Laura Young 34-35 Our Community Honorees 37 Parade Route Map 38-39 Festival Map 40-41 Festival Entertainment
Stonewall Columbus worked on defining its purpose this year with a generous gift from Story Forge. Story Forge helps ambitious businesses grow by discovering their purpose, forging their story and aligning every touchpoint and expression with it. With the help of community members, board, and staff and under the leadership of Tom Grote, Kathy Crowe, Stephen Snyder-Hill, Craig Ryan Turner and Siobhan BoydNelson, Stonewall was able to redefine its mission and expand its vision. Stonewall Columbus exists to uplift the LGBTQ community so that all of us thrive.
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As we kick off the 36th annual Pride Parade/March and Festival, I can’t help but think of all those early activists that risked their jobs and families to start this organization and to give us a platform on which to stand to make change in Columbus. I am in awe of their sacrifice and grateful for their brave hearts. I can’t help but think about our refugees, our 2017 Pride honorees, who risked everything and fled to the United States to escape torture and death.
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Over 20 years ago, I began working with Stonewall as a volunteer who just wanted to make a difference by giving my time and organizational skills to this wonderful event. Over the years, we have had challenges. Last year was the most difficult Pride to date just a week after the Pulse Nightclub/Orlando massacre. Safety, Safety, Safety was all I could think about last year and this year is no different. I want all of you to have a safe and happy Pride. If you are marching for yourself, great! If you are marching for others who can’t because they fear losing their families or their jobs, well then that is even better. The world has changed so much since 1981 and fortunately, our pride spirit remains untouched and stronger than ever.
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Happy Pride, Columbus!
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On behalf of the Stonewall Columbus Board of Trustees, I would like to welcome you to the 2017 Columbus Pride Parade and Festival! If this is your first-time visiting Columbus, we are sure you will find the city as inclusive and welcoming as we do. And if this is home, thank you for making Columbus the great city that it is.
Did you Know Pride Costs over $385,000 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.
We couldnâ€™t be happier to be bringing Pride back down to the riverfront this year, right where it all began. Making the move from Goodale Park has allowed us to increase the number of vendors, sponsors, and guests that we can accommodate at this celebration. You will find that the festival is much easier to navigate in the new location, and allows the entire community to enjoy the festivities. While we know that it is a departure from the recent Prides, we are confident that the changes will make it an even better event for our community and the city of Columbus. This brings us back to the city center and an easy walk from many of the neighborhoods of the city. When looking to pick a grand marshal for the parade, we contemplated many choices, but decided to honor a group of individuals as opposed to a single person. That group of people are the LGBTQ refugees that call Columbus home. They have given up much to be in a place that welcomes them for who they inherently are, and have made significant journeys to be with us in Columbus. For many it is not an easy task to march in the parade, and we cheer their courage in doing so. Take a moment if you get the chance to talk with these individuals and learn from the experiences they have had, and the journeys they have led. We are honored that they have chosen Columbus as their new home and welcome them with open arms. As many of you have already heard, or have seen in recent days, Stonewall Columbus has embarked upon a capital campaign to raise the funds so that we can build a new Stonewall Columbus Center to meet our growing needs and programming. The building will be a meeting place for the community, and a refuge to those who seek guidance and help. We canâ€™t complete the campaign without your help, and I urge you to donate if you have not already. Be a part of this momentous journey for our organization, and community, so that you can leave a mark on LGBTQ history in Columbus. Pride not only serves as a celebration of the LGBTQ community, but also is the largest fundraiser for Stonewall Columbus each year. Money raised from this event goes directly back to the community and funds our programming and initiatives. You can also show your continued support for Stonewall Columbus by becoming a member of the organization (you might even notice that there is a memberâ€™s area at Pride itself with free food and beverages!). Pride itself is an event that takes countless hours of work from our staff and volunteers. I would like to thank them for all the work they have done, and hope you will do the same when you see any of the volunteers around this weekend. Happy Pride!!
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A Benefit for Stonewall Columbus and the Pride Banner Project Thursday, June 15, 2017 Los Angeles-based singer and Billboard Top 10 artist, Brian Justin Crum will open the evening with his amazing vocals. Known for her quick repartee, insightful commentary and audience rapport, comedian Karen Williams will have you rolling in the aisles! Once you've collected yourself, the "hunky gay" singing string quartet, Well-Strung will entertain you with favorites from Britney to Mozart. Capping the evening with their all-singing-all-dancing-revue is â€˜Will & Graceâ€™ star, Megan Mullally and thespian-singer Stephanie Hunt taking the stage as the duo Nancy & Beth.
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Get your fitness on and enjoy a beautiful route along the Scioto River in downtown Columbus at this fabulously fit event in Bicentennial Park. Cross the finish line to kick off your Pride weekend! PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT BENEFIT STONEWALL COLUMBUS
Sunday, June 18th Columbus Athenaeum, Columbus OH 11AM-1PM ENTERTAINMENT The Richard Lopez Trio featuring Debra James Tucker
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PRIDE EVENTS 2017
FRIDAY, MAY 19th Doors 7:00PM Show 8:00PM
SATURDAY JUNE 3RD Check-In 9:00AM Ride Departs 10:00AM
Join Nina West and Virginia West as they host PINK PARTY, an evening of special entertainment and standing against LGBTQIA bullying and harassment. Benefiting The Short North Alliance, BRAVO and Stonewall Columbus, committed to spreading a message of anti-bullying and making our arts district safer. SPECIAL GUEST EUREKA O’HARA, of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 9!
LOCATION Axis Night Club 775 N High St
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Grab some friends and join us for a fun and scenic ride followed by food and a drink at The Pint House! $25 Registration covers the ride, a FREE cookie from Pattycake Bakery, Jeni’s Ice Cream, a Standard Hall ‘Boozy Popsicle’, FREE brunch after the ride, entry to the Pride 2017 Festival AND 1 raffle ticket to win a Cannondale Quick 8 Bicycle! This is an ALL skill levels 2-3 hour ride with leaders for different levels of riders.
To register, please visit: columbuspride.org/ events/pride-bicycle-ride LOCATION Paradise Garage 921 N High St
SUNDAY JUNE 4th Check-In @ 10AM Bikes Out @ 11:15AM Bring your friends, everyone is welcome! Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place! Check in at AWOL followed by a short ride before heading to Slammers for lunch. Bikes out at 11:15am. 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 2017 Festival. Also, there will be a raffle for great prizes & gift certificates! *Lunch at Slammers is not included.
To register, please visit: columbuspride.org/events/ pride-poker-run
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PICK UP YOUR COPY OF THE BOOK AT THE PRIDE STONEWALL TENT & VISIT US ONLINE @ LAVENDERLISTINGS.COM Dear Stonewall Columbus and friends, When some of us saw Stonewall Columbus’s new requirement that parade entrants with employees have an LGBTQ non-discrimination policy, we mused about what this might mean for us United Methodists – a denomination whose book of law declares that “homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching,” bars clergy from being “self-avowed, practicing homosexuals” and from conducting same-sex marriages, and cannot guarantee to protect LGBTQ clergy, who serve as the “administrative officer” of each church they serve. But, we know the community needs to see us in the parade, marching for justice and love! And we will, as always. I am deeply grateful that Stonewall worked with us to come up with a solution that would honor our organizations and our community. Stonewall understands what we know: many of us in The UMC are working every day not only to “make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world” (the UMC’s mission), but also to change this unjust system of ours. We believe that as with issues such as slavery and barring women’s ordination, eventually this sin of persecuting LGBTQ people will be behind us and we will be transformed. Marching in Pride parades across the country are good for our movement; so, thank you for providing us the opportunity to do this in Columbus each year! The United Methodists you have always seen marching in the parade are part of a ‘resistance movement’ inside the church; we do not represent or condone the harmful and discriminatory anti-LGBTQ policies in place. Various groups work on LGBTQ inclusion. Congregations that have taken an official step to make it clear that they not only welcome but celebrate LGBTQ individuals in the life of the Church often choose to become members of the Reconciling Ministries Network, a non-official United Methodist group that “mobilizes United Methodists of all sexual orientations and gender identities to transform our Church and world into the full expression of Christ’s inclusive love.” Summit on 16th just celebrated our tenth year as a ‘reconciling’ congregation and there are many other reconciling UMCs in Central Ohio; you may find others here: https://www.rmnetwork.org/newrmn/find-a-reconciling-community/. This year, all the United Methodist churches will be marching as individual congregations and friends together as part of the United Methodist West Ohio Reconciling Ministries Network. Our congregations welcome you! We are so happy to have hosted the Pride Worship Service at Summit on 16th UMC again this year. Thank you for inspiring us to participate in “Pride Month” in Columbus this way, and thank you for inviting us to share a word from a faith community that fully includes the LGBTQ community. Please join us at Summit on 16th on Sundays at 10:30 – or at another reconciling congregation near you -- to worship the God who created every one of us lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and straight -- and everyone else! With love, Rev. Laura Young Pastor, Summit on 16th UMC 2017 PRIDE GUIDE | 33
REFUGEE A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war, violence or natural disaster. A refugee has a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group. Most likely, they cannot return home or are afraid to do so. War and ethnic, tribal and religious violence are leading causes of refugees fleeing their countries. ASYLUM The protection granted by a nation to someone who has left their native country as a political refugee. An â€œasylum seekerâ€? must demonstrate that his or her fear of persecution in his or her home country is wellfounded. 34 | 2017 PRIDE GUIDE
INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSON (IDP) An internally displaced person is a person who has been forced to flee his or her home for the same reason as a refugee, but remains in his or her own country and has not crossed an international border. Unlike refugees, IDPs are not protected by international law or eligible to receive many types of aid.
STATELESS PERSON A stateless person is someone who is not a citizen of any country. Citizenship is the legal bond between a government and an individual, and allows for certain political, economic, social and other rights of the individual, as well as the responsibilities of both government and citizen. A person can become stateless due to a variety of reasons.
OUR COMMUNITY HONOREES
This year, in lieu of a Pride Grand Marshal, we recognize a group of brave individuals as our Community Honorees: LGBTQ refugees who have fled their homelands because of persecution, imprisonment and/ or threat of death and now call Columbus home.
IMMIGRANT A person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country. NATURALIZATION The admittance of a foreigner to the citizenship of a country. GREEN CARD (In the US) a permit allowing a foreign national to live and work permanently in the US.
David and Roscoe, two gay Ugandan refugees were charged with “promotion of homosexuality” and fled their country after facing life imprisonment and a death penalty. Two Iranian lesbians narrowly escaped their country after being discovered and were forced to leave following death threats. One of the women is unable to show her face to this day for fear of retaliation against her or her family back home. An Iraqi couple also fled draconian anti-LGBTQ state policies to the safety of Columbus. There are many more stories just like this and today’s political climate threatens Columbus’ ability to provide refuge. It was this urgency that prompted our decision to honor our refugees and spread awareness of their struggles. (Please note, some refugees’ names have been omitted for their safety). In partnership with Community Refugee and Immigration Services (CRIS), Stonewall has worked diligently to support LGBTQ new Americans. After landing in Columbus with few or no resources,
Stonewall assists LGBTQ refugees through our Emergency Relief Fund to help with temporary living expenses until they get settled. In addition, Columbus LGBTQ refugees asked us for assistance in sharing their stories with our community and the world at large. “Love Will Win: From Uganda to Columbus” is the result of that collaboration. This a formal presentation created and shared by two gay Ugandan refugees that tells the story of their remarkable journey to Columbus in the hopes of finding safety, compassion and acceptance. Thirty-six years ago this June, three young gay activists staged a civil rights march through the streets of Columbus to draw attention to the discrimination that was happening in our city. We honor their legacy and expand it as we take to the streets once again this year. In the state of Ohio, our community can still be denied or evicted from housing or fired from our jobs just because of our sexual orientation or gender identity, so it is important for us to stand up and let our voices be heard. We stand ever firmly behind our LGBTQ community and all of our LGBTQ communities across the world and demand inclusion, full enfranchisement and equality before the law. For ALL of us. Be Strong. Stay Proud.
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BECOME A VOLUNTEER S P OT LI G H T
SCOTT SCHOPPER First year with Stonewall Columbus Pride: Attend: 2000 Volunteer: 2002 Committee: 2009 What’s your title: Festival Coordinator Describe what you do at Columbus Pride: Organize and layout everything. If I did my job well, you will see food, drinks, stages, places to relax, and interesting vendors all around. Basically, I try to make everything convenient for festival goers. Attendees should not worry about finding what they are looking for or deal with huge lines. I try to balance everything around the park and make you want to explore all of our festival grounds. Best Pride memory/moment: Pre-Goodale: seeing protesters using the hood of my car to make their picket signs. It's a "best" moment now, because as we return, I am not worried about that situation happening again at all. During-Goodale: I built every layout at Goodale and was excited to try and bring something new to the park (ferris wheel, testing pavilion, wedding cake inflatable, relaxation stations, pride patio, etc) every year. I got to watch our festival grow from taking just a small corner of the park, to overflowing the location due to all the amazing community support. What does the return of Pride to downtown Columbus mean to you? A chance to make this truly the Pride of Columbus and let me bring new fun adventures to our Pride Festivals in the future.
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 columbuspride.org/volunteer 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, near the corner of Washington Boulevard and Main Street. 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. SPONSORED BY:
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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. In 2016 we hit a new record with 135 banners lining the streets of downtown Columbus! We don’t want to stop there. Help us to increase the number of our banners again this year and, 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! We need your help! In 2017, our goal is to line the downtown streets with 200 banners! Please contribute to our Stonewall Columbus “PRIDE Banner Project” and help us reach our $25,000 goal. Let’s make 2017 a “BANNER” year for our LGBTQ community and our continued visible presence in our beloved city and let our flags fly… proudly all year.
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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 2017 festivities. Please donate whatever you can to continue our Columbus Pride legacy as the best Pride in the Midwest!
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FUN FOR FAMILIES & TEENS! 2017
Saturday: 11:30am-4:00pm Saturday Activities: • Bounce House • Face Painters • Balloon Artist
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Saturday: 1:00pm-5:00pm Flower Crowns KYC T-Shirt Decorating Face Painting Temporary Tattoos Snacks and Water Music and Fun! 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. SPONSORED BY:
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!
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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. SPONSORED BY:
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LEADERSHIP LOUNGE VIP Are you a PRIDE VIP? Why not consider becoming a PRIDE VIP this year? This Exclusive VIP area is located inside COSI and boasts a fabulous fresh air mezzanine that overlooks the Scioto River. VIP’s can take a break from the crowds to enjoy a full bar, food, air conditioning and restroom facilities. The lounge is open Saturday from 12-6pm and VIP's have access to the VIP Parade Viewing Area during the Parade. You also get 2 free tickets to the Pride Brunch honoring CRIS and our LGBTQ Refugees on Sunday, June 18th. A one-time payment of $600 gets you in! columbuspride.org/donate/join-pride-circle or call 614-299-7764.
TRAILBLAZERS TENT for LGBT ADULTS 50+ Friday 4:00pm-8:00pm Saturday 11:00am-6:00pm
Join Stonewall Columbus’ Central Ohio Group for LGBT Adults 50+ in a tent with plenty of seating right in the middle of the action near the Main Stage in Bicentennial 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.
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 2017! SPONSORED BY:
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TESTING PAVILION PRIDE HEALTH SCREENING PAVILION Stonewall Columbus is Proud to host the Pride Health Screening 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.
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/ OUTINGS / THEATER / WORKSHOPS / / TRAVEL / SOCIALIZE / JOIN THE STONEWALL TRAILBLAZERS LGBTQA 50+ GROUP FOR FUN AND INFORMATIVE ACTIVITIES!
For more information or to schedule a presentation go to stonewallcolumbus.org/speakers The Stonewall Columbus Speakers Bureau is made possible by the generous support of
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VENDORS AND FESTIVAL FUN! Donâ€™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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BE SAFE, BE NEIGHBORLY TAG YOUR BAG
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.
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Stonewall Columbus has partnered with the Columbus Fire Department and the Columbus Police Department to make this the safest Pride ever!
TAG YOUR TOT
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 • 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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SWC PROGRAMS & SERVICES
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 stonewallcolumbus.org and take a look at some of the amazing services and programs available so close to home!
FOR INFORMATION ON THE NEW CENTER, VISIT STONEWALLBUILDS.ORG
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 stonewallcolumbus.org/counseling Counseling provided by
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Stonewall Columbus counseling services are subsidized by funding from
Stonewall Columbus was created out of the need for a full-time gay advocacy organization in Central Ohio. For 36 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
The Center on High is located in the heart of the Short North Arts District and is the first community center in Central Ohio. After muchneeded renovations, Stonewall will reopen in 2018 and continue 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. We can't wait to show you our new space!
WE'RE HERE FOR YOU!
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: • 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
PRIDE COMMITTEE & STAFF STONEWALL COLUMBUS BOARD OF TRUSTEES DR. TOM McCARTNEY President BILL RUFFNER Vice President ROBERT PODLOGAR Treasurer ROGER DUDLEY Secretary SUPARNA BHASKARAN BRIAN COLE JAY COLEMAN SARA COLTON JOSHUA SNYDER-HILL HELEN YEE
STONEWALL COLUMBUS STAFF KARLA ROTHAN Executive Director 2006-Present SIOBHAN BOYD-NELSON Development Manager RIANA BREWER Outreach Coordinator KATHY CROWE Marketing & Communications Director
2017 PRIDE COMMITTEE Matthew Boyd Sabrina Boykin Riana Brewer Sara Colton Kathy Crowe Allen DeCarlo Lauren Dupuis Michele Fregonas Liam Gallagher Tommy Good Matt Grimm Lori Gum Rick Harrison Rahmeen Ingram Kelly Jaeger Sharon Kellum Joe Matessa Mark Miller Mark Moore Karla Rothan Scott Schopper Linda Schuler Kara Sexton Suzie Simpson Victoria Tovar Elizabeth Well
PRIDE IN TRAINING (P.I.T.) CREW Mea Anderson Steve Brazil Kirsten Carroll Sweta Desai Ryan Dittoe Lindsay Fadorsen John Findley Karen Gallagher Jon Houze Robert Jones Heather Killian Mike Krall Jeff Maurer Traci McClain Micah McClurg Zach McCune Thomas Menningen Renee Murry Mitch Peters Chad Pritchard Kristin Rainbolt Austin Reid Jacob Rollins Emily Ross Chris Sabo Adam Schwab Justice Strong Josh Wells Brian Zuber
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LEADERSHIP CIRCLE Thank you to our generous Leadership Circle Donors!* Joshua and Aaron Kreais Andrew Casper Andy DeVore Vicki Crombie and Barb Romanczuk Beth & Elizabeth Robbins Ms. Lori Cannon and Beverly Piatt Bill Ruffner and Brian Endicott Bob Barnes Brian Anthony Callaghan Brian Cole and Ray LaVoie Brian Shinn Bridget Pearson Brad Earhart and Bruce Dooley Bruce Reedy and Brad Blecha Bruce Shalter Cathrine Harshman Cathy and Debe' Turnbull Chad Ketler Charles Caldwell Christie Angel and Otto Beatty III Mr. Christopher Campbell Acosta Mr. Chuck Tuttle Dale Masel and Roberto McClin Daniel Doremus and Brian Orefice Darrell Grimmett David Whitaker and R. Glenn Barker Mr. David Persinger Kelly Cipriani and Debbie Smith Douglas Kauffman Dr. Mark Blair and Lance Demaline Dwight Tingley and Eric Dupler Mr. Edward Feighan Evan Minney Francis and Cathy Gebauer Dr. Fred and Vince Porcheddu-Engel Dr. Garett Heysel German Acosta Mr. Gregg Dodd Jack Wheeler and Matthew Jones Dr. James Hodnett and Dr. Joe E Heimlich Dr. James Sanders III James Moser and Andrew Grego John Behal and James Elliott Jay Poroda and Jay Trainer Mr. Jay Coleman Jeff Smith Jeffrey Grace Kelly Jaeger and Jenna Burchett Jim Frederick
Jim Moore and Clyde Huffman Carol Fey and Joan Wurmbrand Jack DeBaar and Joe Seifert Joe Pimmel Richard & Joe John Kerr Jr Mr. Johnathan Patrick Sosebee Joshua and Stephen Snyder-Hill Kara Sexton Keith Woods Kelly Boone Kevin Curtis Katharine Bowman and Kim Seibert Kimber Perfect Dr. Tom and Kyle McCartney LaDonna Parris Karla Rothan and Linda Schuler Marianne Steger and Lisa Zellner Malcolm Riggle Mario Pinardi and Weldon Cartwright Mark Gibson Mary Ann Short and Anna Stephenson Mary Jo Hudson and Lynn Wallich Matt Romanoff and Dr. Karen Miner-Romanoff Matthew Condon and Ray Lewis Matthew Hernandez and Raymond Brown Michael Council Michael Ward Michael Yanovich Misty Linn Judy Herendeen and Molly Muth Monda Caudill and Barbara Rathbun Neal Brower and Dan Albrecht Nic Crum O.G. Smith Patrick Evans Paul Feeney and Chad Braun Petra Rolane Gleason Poonam Bhargava and Mrinalini Gadkari Laura Colbert and Rachel Orosz Randy Carr Richard Campbell and Brandon Newcom Richard Harrison Thomas Grote and Rick Neal
Cory Skurdal and Robert Eblin Robert Amling Robert Bates Robert Podlogar and Chandler Mercer Robert Storbeck and Jack Jackson Mr. Ronald Joseph Zunk Russell Goodwin and Matthew Morgan Ryan Scarlata Roger Dudley and Sam Anderson Sara and Jiamei Knox-Zhang Scot Dewhirst Mr. Shane McClelland Shaun Patterson and Troy Craze Lynn Greer and Stephanie Walton Brad Myers and Steve Rowlands Steve Shellabarger Steven Cotter Anne Casto and Susan White Terry Penrod Terry Wheeler and Dr. Rolando Martinez Terry Williams Thomas White and Robb Koons Tim Huntsman and Steven Abernathy Rajesh Lahoti and Travis Sampson Wade Rakes II and Nicholas Miller Wendell Johnson Letha and Wendy Pugh Wilbur Ischie Willa Young William Souder and Brian Callaghan
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BANNER PROJECT DONORS 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 150 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* City of Columbus Bradley Clark Daniel Cochran Victorian Village Guest House Larry Hayes Partners, LLC Nicholas Lovrien & Brandon Kamis Jim Moore & Clyde Huffman Malcolm Riggle
A special thank you to all the donors who attended events that support this effort and donated cash to ensure its success!
Jeff Slesnick & Terry Wilmink *as of June 2, 2017
PRIDE CIRCLE DONORS Thank you to our generous Pride Circle Donors!* Lynn Readey and Sandra Anderson Kevin Beerman and Shawn Steen Michael Behen Mindy Billingham Duane Billingslea and John Whyde Dr. Shelley Blackburn and Mitzie McElhaney William Brownson and Myron Phillips Charles Caldwell Robert Carson Dr. Lisa Courtice Carol DelGrosso Philip and Barbara Derrow Mr. Troy Doucet Roger Dudley and Sam Anderson
Joe Edwards Francis and Cathy Gebauer Dr. J. Daniel Good Russell Goodwin and Matthew Morgan Lynnette Halstead and Alice Wing Bill Hedrick Dr. James Hodnett and Dr. Joe E Heimlich Mary Jo Hudson and Lynn Wallich Joshua and Aaron Kreais Don Laufersweiler Dale Masel and Roberto McClin Mark R Miller Jim Moore and Clyde Huffman Judge Cindi Morehart Ken Morgan Brad Myers and Steve Rowlands
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STONEWALL BUILDS DONORS Thank you to our generous donors!** Dale Abrams & Elliot Fishman Affirmation Psychological Services John Alatsis & Robert Hosler American Electric Power Foundation Sam Anderson & Roger Dudley Sandra Anderson & Lynn Readey Christie Angel & Otto Beatty III Joan & Bob Aronson Artz, Dewhirst & Wheeler Herb Asher Bob Barnes Janet W. Bay, M.D. Sherry & Rezi Bayegan Allan & Gladys Berger Timothy Bibler Diana Bloch Anne Boninsegna & Amy Mullins Kimberly & Douglas Borror Elizabeth Boster & Sheila Clark Katharine Bowman & Kim Seibert* Braithwaite Consulting, LLC Riana Brewer Bill Brownson & Myron Phillips Robert & Amanda Bundy Dennis Bulley* Sharon Cameron Lori Cannon Randy Carr* Ed Chin City of Columbus Barbara J. Cleveland I. David & Rita Cohen Brian Cole & Raymond LaVoie Jasen Coleman Sarah Colton & Janet Norton-Colton Columbus Museum of Art Karen Cookston Beth Corthell & Felicia Sauder Michael Council^ Crane Group & the Crane Family Vicki Crombie & Barbara Romanczuk Kathy & Tonya Crowe David C. & Mark E. Cunningham Michael Dager & Harvey Shapiro Charitable Fund at Our Fund Stephen Daley & Robert Conley Jeffrey Davis & Michael T. Miller Martin R. Dean & Timothy A. Huffman Craig & Joel Diaz Gregg Dodd Bruce Dooley & Brad Earhart* Dan Doremus & Brian Orefice Dress for Success Columbus Eric Dunn
Lauren Dupuis Robert Eblin & Cory Skurdal Jim Elliott & John Behal* Wanda & Erica Ellis Brian Endicott & Bill Ruffner Equitas Health Terry D. Etling & Mark P. Schwamberger* Evolution Theatre Company Ben & Dana Falter Fund Paul Feeney & Chad Braun Edward F. Feighan Carol Ann Fey & Joan E. Wurmbrand, M.D. Leslie Fine David Firkin Noel & Kyle Fonseca-Davidson James B. Ford, D.D.S. Mollie & Kelly Frankhauser Ken & Victoria Freedman Michele Fregonas Cindy & Bill Friedman Friendship Supported Living, Inc. Pat Friese Liam Gallagher Richard Gallagher* Pamela P. Gartin Cathy Z. & Michael Gildenhorn Julie & Andy Glassman DeeDee & Herb Glimcher In Memory of Richard Freeman Elaine & Nate Goldberg Elaine & Victor Goodman Gladys H. Goodwin Fund Rosalie Greenberg Greer Family*^ Jim and Christina Grote Tom Grote & Rick Neal and Amoret & Sophia* Ron Guisinger & Bob Salmen Lori Gum Marjorie P. Gurvis Dr. Bechara Hatoum Deb Heineman & Lyn Blake Garett Heysel Charles & Margaret Hickle Claire Hirsch Catherine C. Hislop Fund David Hogrefe & Brian Kemp Celeste Holschuh David Hoover Mary Jo Hudson & Dr. Lynn Wallich* Clyde C. Huffman & James L. Moore Huntington Bank Florence E.K. Hurd Fund Kate Huth IGS Energy Jack Jackson & Robert Storbeck* Kelly Jaeger & Jenna Burchett* Margaret Janotka Peter & Peggie Janotka Karen & Michael Jones
Just Blinds Suzanne Karpus Mary & Tom Katzenmeyer Bobbie Kauffman Douglas Kauffman Kegler, Brown, Hill + Ritter Sharon Kellum Pete Kengeter & Howard Fradkin Bill Kennedy Edith & Peter Korda Nancy Kramer & Christopher Celeste The Kreais Family Molly Kurth & Christy Cook Don Laufersweiler Wayne Lawson & Bill Mitchell Dorothy Lazarus LBrands Foundation W. Roland Leatherwood Roni & Bary Leeman The Legacy Fund of the Columbus Foundation^ Lenny & Frank Michael Leonard & Dan Burchfield Dana & Rick Levine Nancy Levine Rebecca Levy Elaine Lewin Nancy & Tom Lurie Phil Martin Gabriel J. Mastin Mark Matson Mark Mayes Dr. Thomas & Mr. Kyle McCartney Shane A. McClelland, Esq. Jeff & Kim Meacham B.J. Meeks & Pablo Perez Mark Miller Jack Miner & Brian Dozer Brad Myers & Steve Rowlands Rod Myers, In honor of Linda Schuler & Sara Colton Nationwide Wendy Naumann Siobhan & Maritza Nelson Dr. Elliot L. Neufeld A. Noble & J. Paris Lisa Odierna & Julie Kleski Rachel Orosz & Laura Colbert Molly O'Shaughnessy & Suzanna Adams D. Scott Owens & Kevin J. Kowalski^ LaDonna R. Parris Shaun Patterson & Troy Craze Eli & Ilona Perencevich Kimber Perfect Ed Phillips & Michael Bonnette Beverly Piatt Rob Podlogar & Chandler Mercer* Jay Poroda & Jay Trainer
Julie Presas Letha & Wendy Pugh* Shyam & Ram Rajadhyaksha Martyn & Lynn Redgrave Mary B. Relotto & Claudia Turro Malcolm Riggle Rhonda Rivera Cordelia Robinson & Dr. Grant Morrow Matt Romanoff & Karen Miner-Romanoff Betsy & Bryan Ross Jeffrey Ruff & Roy Bieber Rocky & Suzy Saxbe Matt & Meara Scantland Terry & Diane Schavone Lynn Schmelzer & Colman Kahn Ed Schottenstein Geraldine Schottenstein Hoffman Lori Schottenstein Linda L. Schuler & Karla R. Rothan* Lee Self Tad Semons Frederick Sewards Bruce Shalter* Gale Shamansky Steven Shellabarger*^ Brian E. Shinn Dottie Silverman Suzie Simpson Alison Smith Debbie Smith & Kelly Cipriani Jeffrey J. Smith Drs. Steve & Brenda Smith Michael Smithson Joshua & Stephen Snyder-Hill John Sowers & Robert McDougal* Olga Starr Rupert "Twink" Starr* Robert W. Stevenson Fund Ted & Frances Strickland Kent Tarrier David Taylor & George Friese The Columbus Foundation Susan Trendy Annie Upper Loren and Cheryl VanDeusen David Voyles VuTech & Ruff Helen Waters Elizabeth Well Terrence Wheeler & Dr. Rolando Martinez* White Castle Susan White & Anne Casto John L. Wirchanski Hope Wolman Janice & Herbert Wolman Diane Wondisford & Linda Golding Helen H. Yee Willa Young*
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