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community honorees The extraordinary activists in this photo and painting are being honored for their willingness to stand tall, speak out, and represent the community. Join us in thanking these tremendous individuals for their work in Central Ohio. The painting is currently on display at Stonewall Columbus, along with the artwork of several local Trans and Queer artists. This display will remain in the gallery through Pride season and the completed painting will permanently reside at Stonewall Columbus.

ANDIE RUGGLES – He is a drag and burlesque performer who is also gender non-conforming. He has spent years advocating and raising money through his craft for charities. Bottom Row L to R

FLATTY PATTY – A visual and political artist that uses her body to produce art that talks about social issues surrounding trans and non-binary people. BRIDEN SCHUEREN - A trans activist that through his art tells stories about acceptance, diversity, growth, and change to try and bring awareness. He has traveled the world sharing his story and advocating for equality, in schools, businesses, and public spaces.

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EILEEN GAVIN – A burlesque dancer of 8 years who has used her talents to bring awareness to trans rights.

JENNIFER HUDDLESTON – a RN in the community and serves on several diversity panels.

ELLIOT TANG – Working to bring light to the trans community at large, making sure our voices are heard.

DEVON AYERS – Working towards equality and holding folks accountable for the atrocities that happen in our criminal justice system.

ASHTON COLBY – A body-positive yoga instructor focused on creating representation for transgender individuals.

FELICIA DeROSA – Local artists who uses her work to bring awareness to gender inequality and issues. JODY DAVIS – She is a veteran who currently sits on the board of Equality Ohio.

HANNAH SCHWAB – She is a member of the Pride Committee and has been for a few years. Hannah also works within her office space to help create a more inclusive work environment for thousands of people that she works with. TY CRENSHAW – Ty is a firefighter and paramedic. He also owns his own business providing security for queer events.

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Profile for Stonewall Columbus

The Official 2019 Stonewall Columbus Pride Guide  

Pride Guide for the 38th Annual Stonewall Columbus Festival and Parade. The event takes place June 14-16, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio. For more i...

The Official 2019 Stonewall Columbus Pride Guide  

Pride Guide for the 38th Annual Stonewall Columbus Festival and Parade. The event takes place June 14-16, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio. For more i...