2022 Official Stonewall Columbus Pride Guide

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PRIDE

FESTIVAL + MARCH

FESTIVAL

@ GOODALE PARK

FRIDAY, JUNE 17 4PM-10PM

PRIDE

SATURDAY, JUNE 18 11AM-8PM

MARCH

SATURDAY, JUNE 18 STEP-OFF 10:30AM @ BROAD & HIGH

2022 PATRON OF PRIDE CARMEN CARRERA

FEATURED EVENTS

JUNE - ALL MONTH LONG! • Pride 5K w/ Fleet Feet Runners • Pride Ride Challenge w/Pelotonia

2022 LEADERS OF PRIDE THE TRANS VISIBILITY PROJECT

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1 Columbus City Hall Pride Illumination

MONDAY, JUNE 13 Party with Pride @ Lincoln Social

FEATURED ENTERTAINERS

DIAMOND ELYSE

FRIDAY, JUNE 17 Pride Festival Day 1

SATURDAY, JUNE 18 Columbus Pride March Pride Festival Day 2

FRIDAY

SUNDAY, JUNE 19

SHAUN BOOKER

CLGAS’s Bat-N-Rouge

THE FABULOUS JOHNSON BROTHERS

SATURDAY, JUNE 25 Family Pride Network & Land-Grant Family Pride Event

AND MORE!

stonewallcolumbus.org/pride for more information!

SATURDAY

TREY PEARSON EVELYN “CHAMPAGNE” KING

GET YOUR 2022 PRIDE TAGS! Receive benefits from over 30 partners!

Visit stonewallcolumbus.org/pride for more info!

PARTY FAVORS

LEARN MORE HERE #StonewallPRIDE365


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A Letter to the Community

INDEX

Welcome to The People’s Pride! Fifty years ago, members of the LGBTQIA+ community in New York’s Greenwich Village refused to succumb to yet another police raid of the Stonewall Inn. With their spontaneous act of rebellion against a system that would not accept them, they launched the Stonewall Uprising and effectively ushered in the modern movement for LGBTQIA+ rights. The 1969 Stonewall Uprisings were protests against police brutality; but more so protests representative of the communal frustration against the injustices enacted on a people: the LGBTQIA community. The theme of the Stonewall Columbus 2022 Pride Festival and March is “The People’s Pride: Pride Belongs to the People”. 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 make our voices be heard. We stand ever firmly in line with the BIPoC members of our community, we stand shoulder to shoulder with our transgender community members, of all ages, we stand at the ready to uplift and make space for all members of our LGBTQIA+ community and all our communities that demand inclusion, full enfranchisement, and equality before the law. Stonewall is doing to work to remind our communities, queer and not queer, that our Pride is about the PEOPLE. It’s about the marginalized, unseen, underappreciated, under-serviced identities in our LGBTQIA+ community who have to continue to fight for equity and equality and it is about celebrating and honoring those who have fought to get us here; those who risked, and risk, their lives simply by living their truth. When we held the first Columbus Pride march back in 1981, there were only a couple hundred people in attendance. Today, more than 11,000 marchers and 500,000 spectators will take over the streets of Columbus to pay tribute to all who fought and died for us to love boldly and live freely!

3 Welcome from Densil R Porteous 5 Pride Honoree Lisa McLymont Pride Circles 9-11 City Proclomations & Resolutions 23 Patron of Pride Carmen Carrera 24 Grab a Drink & Go Green 25 March Path 26-27 Entertainment 28 VIP Lounge 29 Trailblazers & Family 30 Get the Gear! 32 Be Safe, Be Neighborly 57 Pride Honorees The Trans Visibililty Project & Suzie Simpson 61 Special Recognition Carol Fey & Joan Wurmbrand 62 About Stonewall 63 Stonewall & Pride Teams 64 THANK YOU TO OUR AMAZING SPONSORS!

In this space we encourage you to be who you were meant to be, free to be yourself and privileged to be part of a community that is greater than any one identity alone—our intersection is our beauty. We are here today because of the generations before us who fought and sacrificed to get us here–who created spaces for us to be seen. Be proud of who you are, be proud of the changes you’ve made, be proud of the changes you’ve yet to make, celebrate those who have come before, make spaces safe for those who will come after and in this moment live out loud and be proud because Pride belongs to the people! Happy Pride! - Stonewall Columbus Board of Trustees and Staff

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Stonewall Columbus’ 2022 COMMUNITY HONOREE

PRIDE HONOREE

Lisa McLymont/Pride Circles (She/her/hers) Lisa McLymont is a multidisciplinary artist, graphic designer & social justice advocate. Lisa’s art is mainly expressed through drawing and painting, welcoming curiosity to explore many directions knowing that each new experience provides insight while creating work that connects past and future worlds. Lisa has two ongoing portrait series, “The Universe Tribe”, & “The Odes”, focused on nuances within identity and inspired by the powerful communicative styles of protest posters and dreamy expressionism. Pride Circles by Columbus, Ohio artist Lisa McLymont is the first ever permanent public art installation to be installed in the public right-of-way in the City of Columbus where the public is invited to traverse the art as they pass. Commissioned by the Short North Alliance, in partnership with Stonewall Columbus, Pride Circles is a representation of a few of the many pride and identity flags in the LGBTQ+ community represented in the form of a pond of unified ripples. Pride Circles reimagines the gateway into Central Ohio’s LGBTQ+ community center, home to our nonprofit’s Short North Arts District headquarters, it works to elevate an understanding of the ways in which small acts can result in big change and the unique interconnectedness of the LGBTQ+ community.

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Strengthening our communities At Grange Insurance, we know diversity and inclusion are strengths in our workplace and our communities. We are excited to support the Stonewall Columbus PRIDE Festival and March and their commitment to uplifting LGBTQ+ programs, businesses and organizations.

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STONEWALL COLUMBUS and its mission to increase visibility, inclusion and connection for the LGBTQ+ community.

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Nationwide celebrates the unique differences that make our workplaces and communities great. That’s why we’re intentional about creating an inclusive workplace culture where our associates are heard, valued, respected and know they belong.

Please join us in celebrating Pride month!

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We all have something to be proud of. A proud supporter of Columbus Pride.

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Building an inclusive environment where our employees can bring 100% of themselves to work each day is key to our innovation and helps us make healthcare more costeffective — all so our customers can focus on improving the lives of patients, every day. As a proud sponsor of Stonewall Columbus Pride 2022, Cardinal Health recognizes and thanks Stonewall Columbus for its outstanding efforts to achieve LGBTQ+ equality.

cardinalhealth.com/diversity © 2022 Cardinal Health. All Rights Reserved. CARDINAL HEALTH and the Cardinal Health LOGO are trademarks of Cardinal Health and may be registered in the US and/or in other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Patent cardinalhealth.com/patents. Lit. No. 5CR22-1981569 (05/2022)

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When we are united in respect, acceptance, and understanding,

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We stand proud With our loved ones, our coworkers and our entire community — today and every day.

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. Member FDIC © 2022 JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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PROUDLY SUPPORTING

PRIDE

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As part of Bread Financial’s ongoing focus to advance a more diverse, equitable and inclusive world, we proudly support Stonewall Columbus. Our PRIDE Business Resource Group is excited to march alongside associate allies and network with future team members.

Learn more at BreadFinancial.com

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Stonewall Columbus’ 2022 Patron of Pride

PATRON OF PRIDE

Carmen Carrera (She/her/hers)

In the early morning hours on June 28, 1969, it is said that Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera symbolically launched the LGBTQ+ Pride movement when they, and their counterparts, fought back against continued police brutality—they were fed up. They were fed up with having their community’s humanity, livelihoods, and lives taken away in public sight. One unexpected morning Johnson and Rivera became special guardians—patrons of Pride! Our shared experiences as LGBTQ+ identities unite us in our story, and it should be our individual right for happiness that binds us in our fight for equity and equality. At our core each of us wants to be seen as valued individuals who are part of a larger community; a community that if not embraces at least respects our individuality. Stonewall Columbus’ Patron of Pride is an individual who has fought to ensure the community is not only present but seen, simply by living their truth—out loud and proud. As Stonewall lives into its 40th year what better moment than now to map a new course to a destination that works for all and each of us—a destination that embraces our commonalities, respects our differences, and champions our individual identities. In our fortieth year, we want to help reignite a passion in our community for fighting the hardest for those forced against the margins; for those whose voices have been systemically silenced by a system that sees otherness as a challenge to their systems of power. As we continue to shift PRIDE from a moment to a movement, something we uplift all year long, and return it to the people in this second year Stonewall Columbus honored to recognize Carmen Carrera as the 2022 Patron of Pride. Carrera was born in Elmwood Park, New Jersey. In 2011, she appeared in the third season of the reality television competition show, RuPaul’s Drag Race. As a featured model, Carmen has walked shows at New York City Fashion Week and Miami Swim Week. In fact, she was the first transgender model to ever walk at Miami Swim Week.

2022 PATRON OF PRIDE CARMEN CARRERA Carrera has also been active in AIDS awareness and activism. After being featured in a Gilead Sciences ad titled “Red Ribbon Runway” with fellow Drag Race co-stars Manila Luzon, Delta Work, Shangela Laquifa Wadley, and Alexis Mateo, the dress she wore was auctioned by Logo in commemoration of World AIDS Day. In 2014, Carrera was included as part of the Advocate’s annual “40 under 40” list; that same year Carrera was featured on the fifth anniversary cover of C?NDY magazine along with thirteen other transgender women: Janet Mock, Laverne Cox, Geena Rocero, Isis King, Gisele Alicea, Leyna Ramous, Dina Marie, Nina Poon, Juliana Huxtable, Niki M’nray, Pêche Di, Carmen Xtravaganza and Yasmine Petty. Carrera had identified as a gay man, and continued to present as such during filming of the third season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, but began her gender transition when she concluded filming. She is of Puerto Rican-Peruvian ancestry.

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GRAB A DRINK & GO GREEN

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 2022! SPONSORED BY:

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ENTERTAINMENT FEATURED ENTERTAINERS FRIDAY DIAMOND ELYSE

SHAUN BOOKER

THE FABULOUS JOHNSON BROTHERS

SATURDAY

PARTY FAVORS

EVELYN “CHAMPAGNE” KING TREY PEARSON

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SHELTERHOUSE STAGE SATURDAY, JUNE 18 11:00AM

SOUND TEAM

FRIDAY, JUNE 17

12:00PM

TEEN FICTION

4:00PM

UNECC WILLIAMS

1:00PM

FUNK CITY

5:00PM

SARAH COWAN

2:10PM

COLUMBUS GSY MEN'S CHORUS

5:45PM

BITCH

2:45PM

DONNA MOGAVERO

6:45PM

SHAUN BOOKER

3:45PM

TREY PEARSON

7:45PM

DIAMOND ELYSE

4:45PM

LOS BORIRENGUES

8:45PM

THE FABULOUS JOHNSON BROTHERS

5:45PM

EVELYN ‘CHAMPAGNE’ KING

6:45PM

PARTY FAVORS

DJ DECK

GAZEBO STAGE FRIDAY, JUNE 17 FRIDAY, JUNE 17 4:00PM

DESIREE MONROE (HOST)

4:00PM

SASHA BONET

4:30PM

KALEIGHA DIAMOND

5:00PM

DAPHN’E DUPREE MGAA22

5:30PM

THE DUPREE

6:00PM

DANCE GROUP

7:00PM

AMANDA SUE

7:45PM

DESIREE MONROE

8:00PM

ROBIN HEARTS & FRIENDS

5:00PM

DJ INDUSTRIAL BADGER

7:00PM

DJ ALOHA

8:00PM

VENUS

SATURDAY, JUNE 18 10:00AM CHRIS WESTENHOUSER 12:00PM

BADGER/ CHRIS WESTENHOUSER

1:00PM

DJ INDUSTRIAL BADGER

3:00PM

VENUS

5:00PM

DJ DINGO8

7:00PM

DJ TRUESKILLS

SATURDAY, JUNE 18 11:00AM

DESIREE MONROE (HOST)

11:30AM

DOM FEATHERSTONE

12:00PM

SASHA BONET

12:30PM

SHAVONNE & BROOKE

1:00PM

BIANCA BOUVIER

1:30PM

MALAY DOPLAY

2:00PM

JOHNNY & FRANCISCO

2:30PM

AMORA ROSE

3:00PM

DESTINY GISELLE

4:00PM

DESIREE MONROE

5:00PM

HIT M ENT – UNECC WILLIAMS

GAZEBO STAGE HOST

DESIREE MONROE

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VIP LOUNGE Pizzuti Collection of CMOA

PRIDE LOUNGE (aka The Rainbow Room!)

June 18 from 12pm – 6pm This exclusive VIP area will be located at the Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art (at the corner of Park and Russell). VIPs can take a break from the crowds, enjoy a beverage (or two), grab a snack, enjoy air conditioning, and use indoor restroom facilities. Themed cocktails created by Middle West Spirits. This VIP space is open to select sponsor partners, Pride Champion donors, and $100 donors at the door.

Experience the artistry of David Rees of TENTHOUSANDTHINGS (tenthousandthingsnyc.com) and support Stonewall Columbus when you purchase any item! TENTHOUSANDTHINGS is a collection of fine jewelry designed by Ron Anderson and David Rees, self-taught jewelers who came to the bench after successful careers in fashion retail. From their downtown New York City atelier, they meticulously hand craft modern heirlooms — sculptural forms in silver and gold — inspired by abstract shapes found in nature, and meant to best highlight expertly-chosen stones, including Sleeping Beauty turquoise, black opals and American natural pearls. David has graciously offered to donate a percentage of sales to the Stonewall Builds Capital Campaign. Sponsored by:

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TRAILBLAZERS & FAMILY

LGBTQA ADULTS 50+ OUTINGS / THEATER / WORKSHOPS / TRAVEL / SOCIALIZE JOIN THE STONEWALL TRAILBLAZERS LGBTQA 50+ GROUP FOR FUN AND INFORMATIVE ACTIVITIES!

stonewallcolumbus.org/trailblazers 614.299.7764

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GET THE GEAR! ON SALE NOW! You can purchase Pride Tags at a variety of businesses here in Columbus, at the Stonewall Columbus tent inside the festival, online at columbuspride.org/store or at the Stonewall Center! A limited number of dog tags and wristbands are available. get 'em before they're gone! Learn about our Pride Tag Partners at stonewallcolumbus.org/pridetags

Stop by the stonewall tent and learn all about the benefits of becoming a member of stonewall columbus!

LOOKING FOR THE OFFICIAL COLUMBUS PRIDE APPAREL? You can find Official Pride apparel online columbuspride.org/store after the Festival + March. Get your official Pride tee at the Stonewall Tent!

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BE SAFE, BE NEIGHBORLY INCLUSIVE • KIND • THOUGHTFUL • RESPECTFUL • PROUD! As we celebrate 41 YEARS of our community’s PRIDE, please remember to stay safe! There will be over 400,000 people passing through the festival and march during the course of the weekend we implore our community to be:

INCLUSIVE • KIND • THOUGHTFUL • RESPECTFUL • PROUD! Stonewall Columbus aims to create a safe and inclusive environment in which everyone is treated with respect and equality. The Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival does not tolerate any form of favoritism, hurtful language, discrimination, abuse, marginalization and insulting behavior on the grounds of gender, ethnicity, religion, background, skin color, religious belief, sexuality, gender identity, socio-economic status, caste, difference in ability or age. Stonewall Columbus does not accept sexism, racism, colorism, homophobia, biphobia, inter-phobia and transphobia or hostility, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, fascism, age discrimination, ableism as well as other and/or intersectional forms of discrimination. In addition, Stonewall Columbus does not tolerate any acts of violence, abuse or harassment of any verbal, physical, sexual or other kind towards our employees, visitors, guests and partners. Stonewall Columbus reserves the right to deny access to the festival, its facilities, events and venues without prior notice to anyone who violates these expectations of engagement. Tips for an enjoyable experience: •

OUTSIDE ALCOHOL AND COOLERS ARE NOT PERMITTED

PACE YOURSELF

STAY HYDRATED

TEXT PRIDE2022PS TO 888-777 FOR SAFETY ALERTS

DO NOT LEAVE YOUR DRINK UNATTENDED

LEAVE YOUR PETS AT HOME

KEEP THE PARK AND COMMUNITY CLEAN

USE THE TRASH AND RECYCLING RECEPTACLES

PARK LEGALLY

BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS AT ALL TIMES

TAG YOUR BAG WITH YOUR EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION (Bag Tags available at the Stonewall Tent)

S TAY SA F E

TAG YOUR CHILD WITH AN EMERGENCY CONTACT WRISTBAND (Wristbands available at the Stonewall Tent)

LISTEN TO PRIDE SECURITY – THEY ARE THERE TO KEEP US ALL SAFE

VACATE THE PARKS WHEN THE FESTIVAL CLOSES (Friday @ 10pm and Saturday at 8pm)

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YOUR GUIDE TO PARKING FOR PRIDE IN THE SHORT NORTH ARTS DISTRICT With over 8,900 parking spaces in the Short North Arts District, including 680 parking meters, 6,000 non-metered on-street parking spaces, 2,250 garage parking spaces, parking has never been easier in the Short North Arts District. Visit shortnorth.org/parking to learn all about our on-street and garage parking, transit options, how you can save on parking and more!

Photo: Bailey Lytle

GET A RIDE TO PRIDE

GARAGE PARKING

There are several public parking garages and surface lots in the Short North Arts District that are spread out and conveniently located throughout the District, offering hourly, daily, or monthly payment options. SAVE ON GARAGE PARKING Park in one of four participating garages in the Short North Arts District and pay only $1 for the first hour if you enter the garage between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

ON-STREET + KIOSK PARKING The Short North Arts District has hundreds of on-street parking and parking kiosks spots throughout the city, perfect for any short or long term parking plans! Central Ohio Transit Authority

This Pride month, you can ride COTA to and from the Short North Arts District and everywhere in between - at no cost to you! Our new Short North C-pass program gives you monthly access to COTA’s fixed-route services at no fare. Getting started is simple. Visit www.cota.com/sna-c-pass to learn more

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Download the ParkColumbus App to your smartphone or mobile device before your visit to view available parking near you, as well as contactless parking payment for any kiosks and on-street parking spots. SAVE ON KIOSK + ON-STREET PARKING Get $1 off on-street and kiosk parking with the ParkColumbus App. Scan the QR Code to access your unique validation code, parking + transit maps, and more OR visit shortnorth.org/parking


SHORT NORTH ARTS DISTRICT The Short North Arts District is the Art + Soul of Columbus. In our community, we believe that diversity represents the differences among people, equity means fairness, regardless of differences, and inclusion is achieved for all through intentional engagement and welcoming behavior. Learn more at shortnorth.org/ideainthesnad.

UPCOMING EVENTS

\ Learn more at https://shortnorth.org/ideainthesnad

Our vibrant and inclusive community is full of local art galleries, shopping, dining and more!

From new art exhibitions and performances to tastings and tours, there’s always something new and exciting happening in the Short North Arts District. “Pride Circles” by Lisa McLymont *Located at Stonewall Columbus

Photo: Bailey Lytle

Scan the QR code to learn more about upcoming events in the District or visit shortnorth.org/events. Photo: Bailey Lytle

SAVE ON PARKING IN THE SHORT NORTH ARTS DISTRICT VISIT WWW.SHORTNORTH.ORG/PARKING TO LEARN MORE “Pride Circles” by Lisa McLymont

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SUPPORT GROUPS

At Fifth Third, we’re proud to support pride—this month, next month and every day of the year.

Fifth Third Bank, National Association, is an equal opportunity employer, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Member FDIC.

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We Are Proud At Morgan Stanley, the diversity of our employees is one of our greatest strengths. By valuing diverse perspectives, we can better serve our cients and help employees achieve their personal best.

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THE

PEOPLE’S

HEALTHCARE PROVIDER

At OhioHealth, we take pride in being a place where you find your life and your identity reflected and respected by those who care for you. We believe the journey to health has many paths, and whether you come to us for your care or your career, we’re working hard to make you feel safe and supported as your authentic self. WE are proud to have you. Learn more at OhioHealth.com/Pride. © OhioHealth Inc. 2022. All rights reserved. FY22-433565. 05/22.

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People are at the heart of what we do. At Huntington, we know the business of banking is about moving money responsibly. But we also know that behind the numbers there are always people. Human lives. Our families, friends and neighbors. It’s an honor to be part of the lives that help our communities prosper. And for that privilege, we thank you.

Member FDIC. ⬢®, Huntington® and ⬢ Huntington. Welcome.® are federally registered service marks of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated. ©2022 Huntington Bancshares Incorporated.

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Pride in how far you’ve come.

Pride in where you hope to go. —

As you continue to celebrate your self-confidence and the goals you have, we’re here to help you with your finances, too. Whether it’s saving for the future or budgeting to help fund your passions today, we’re proud to support whatever fuels your pride inside.

Visit pnc.com/LGBTQ to learn more.

©2022 The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. All rights reserved. PNC Bank, National Association. Member FDIC

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Celebrate Pride David C Cunningham, CFP®, AAMS®, ADPA® Financial Advisor 670 Morrison Rd Suite 260 Gahanna, OH 43230-5326 614-461-5803

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We embrace you to be your true self.

Dream as you are At Provide, we stand by our promise to live our culture built on empathy. And we’re proud to cheer on the most authentic and empowered version of you as you boldly pursue your dreams. Visit getprovide.com to learn more.

quantum-health.com/careers

We are committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and invest in people, programs and communities that continue to move us forward. Quantum Health is proud and honored to sponsor the 2022 Stonewall Columbus Pride!

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PRIDE HONOREES Stonewall Columbus’ 2022 Leader(s) of Pride

The Trans Visibility Project (photographer Emma Parker) (She/her/hers) The Stonewall Columbus Leader(s) of Pride recognizes an individual, or individuals, who use their voice(s) to speak up and out—boldly and loudly in support of members of the LGBTQ+ community in Columbus, Ohio and beyond. Nominees must have somehow inspired some form of collective action in or around the Central Ohio LGBTQ+ community. Through intimate visually imagery the Trans Visibility Project allows the subjects to share their visual identity stories as they so choose. Launched in 2022 the exhibition first went on display last fall and just finished a run at the Columbus Metropolitan libraries Main branch. The show will have limited run at the Stonewall Center through the end of June.

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We are honored to recognize the Trans Visibility Project’s work in “welcoming one of the most marginalized communities and making them VISIBLE.”

Stonewall Columbus’ 2022 LINDA SCHULAR SERVICE AWARD

Suzie Simpson (She/her/hers)

Dedicated on the occasion of her 75th birthday, May 25, 2021, the Linda Schuler Service Award was created in honor of Linda Schuler in recognition and celebration of her many years of service to Stonewall Columbus and the local Columbus LGBTQ+ community. For years Linda committed herself to ensuring there is a place for our community’s trailblazers by facilitating our Trailblazers program and served tirelessly as the Pride March Chair bringing to march to it’s well over 10,000 participants. In 2021 the Stonewall Board of Trustees was honored to recognize Linda Schuler as the inaugural recipient of the Linda Schuler Service award. An award created to recognize a trailblazing longtime volunteer who selflessly promotes acceptance and community. As a Center volunteer, Center staff member, and dedicated pride committee member—even serving as entertainment booker for several years. Suzie Simpson has dedicated herself to the LGBTQ+ community here in Columbus and across the region through her engagement with Stonewall Columbus. We are so thankful for all that Suzie has done and continues to do—this year we recognize Suzie Simpson as the 2022 Linda Schuler Service Award recipient.

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CAROL FEY & JOAN WURMBRAND

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

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Fey-Wurmbrand Legacy Endowment Fund for Stonewall Columbus Operations In December of 2021 Carol Ann Fey and Joan Wurmbrand made a wonderfully generous gift in honor of Carol’s retirement, establishing an endowment fund to help support Stonewall Columbus Operations. Carol Ann Fey has served our community for the past forty years as a legal advocate and activist; Carol formerly served as a Stonewall Board member and was awarded the Stoney Award in 1998 for her groundbreaking legal work supporting LGBTQ families. Dr. Joan Wurmbrand specializes in Family Medicine and is President, Board of Trustees, Temple Beth Shalom and Immediate Past President, Women in Medicine, Inc. She regular speaks on issues addressing technology in medical practice, human sexuality, and women's issues. Carol and wife Joan have been together a just over 33 years and have three children--Anna Wurmbrand Heintzelman, Abby Fey Wurmbrand and Isaac Fey Wurmbrand In recognition of the endowment Joan and Carol Ann have created for Stonewall Columbus and years of impactful engagement in the community as leaders and champions of LGBTQ+ pride the Board and Staff of Stonewall Columbus are honored to recognize Joan Wurmbrand and Carol Ann Fey as 2022 Community Honorees. https://stonewallcolumbus.org/endowment/

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ABOUT STONEWALL COLUMBUS

MISSION. VISION. VALUES. HISTORY. MISSION: increase visibility, inclusion, and connection for the LGBTQ+ community.

STONE WALL COLUM BUS SERVE S THE COMM UNITY YEAR ROUN D, NOT JUST ON PRIDE WEEKEND! WE PROVI DE A COMM UNITY CENTE R THAT OFFERS PROGR AMMIN G AND SERVICES TO ENHAN CE THE WELL- BEING OF OUR DIVERSE COMM UNITY.

VISION: An Ohio where ALL of US thrive. VALUES: History. Visibility. Inclusion. Connection. Accountability. Stonewall Columbus was founded in 1981 with the goal of “increasing the visibility and acceptance of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) community.” During Stonewall’s 40-year existence, Columbus, and the LGBTQ+ community has changed. The City of Columbus is now the 14th largest city in the country and recognized as one of the most LGBTQ+ friendly cities in the United States. In addition to an evolving array of programs Stonewall produces Lavender Listings, a listing of local products and services from LGBTQ+ friendly businesses and organizations, and Columbus Pride; started in 1981 Pride now welcomes over 700,000 visitors to the Columbus region. As the community has changed so has Stonewall’s mission and vision–now to “increase visibility, inclusion, and connection for the LGBTQ+ community so we see a community where ALL of US thrive.” As we forge ahead, we will… • always remember our history as we build our future brick by brick; • be visible, reminding the world that we are strong, vital members of humanity; • be inclusive, because we know what it means to be left out; • be connected, linking needs to resources and people to one another; • stand up for everyone in our community, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, sex, age, race, color, national origin, religion, military status, familial status; or disability. PROGRAMS AND SERVICES Stonewall aims to be an organization that serves the full spectrum of our LGBTQ+ rainbow, Stonewall is a vital hub for providing access to information and resources that address the needs of the LGBTQ+ community. Each year, the Stonewall Center welcomes over 10,000 visitors and provides connections to services for nearly 40,000 people, prioritizing programs for the most vulnerable among us. Stonewall is proud to have 500+ volunteers and partner with numerous local organizations. In addition to programs like the Trailblazers and Pride our strategy will always be to work closely with existing community organizations to identify gaps in services that we can fill and create timely initiatives where Stonewall’s community-wide reach brings added value. 62 | 2022 PRIDE GUIDE


STONEWALL & PRIDE TEAMS STONEWALL COLUMBUS

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

STONEWALL COLUMBUS

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Densil Porteous (he.they) Executive Director

STAFF

Ronald G. Murray (he.him.his) President

Zac Boyer (they.them) Director, Programs & Marketing

Missy Anderson (she.her.hers) Vice-President

Kathy Crowe (she.her.hers) Coordinator, Communications & Creative Services

Jonah Minot (he.him.his) Secretary

Jiamei (JZ) Knox-Zhang (she.her.hers) Treasurer

Juan Ezquerra (he.him.his) Intern, Executive Management & Marketing

Sterling Clemmons (she.her.hers) Community Engagement Liaison

TRUSTEES

Jeanne Heald (she.her.hers) Director, Business Development

Troy Alvarado (he.him.his) Jeffrey Carter (he.him.his)

Ron Kautz (he.him.his) Events Coordinator

Carol Manley (she.her.hers) Gabriel Mastin (he.him.his)

Morgan Lange (she.her.hers) Development Operations Associate

Gerry Rodriguez (he.him.his) K Terry Smith (they.them) EX OFFICIO MEMBERS Densil R. Porteous (he.they) Executive Director

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PRIDE STEERING COMMITTEE

OFFICERS Andrea Ross (she.her.hers) Experience Officer Sterling Clemmons (she.they) Board Community Engagement Liaison ADDITIONAL SUPPORT

Ty Crenshaw Chief of Safety Emma Parker Official Pride Photographer

CHAIRS Barry Bassetti (he.him.his) Entertainment Committee Chair Ken Perdue (he.him.his) Entertainment Committee Chair James Novotny (he.him.his) Festival Committee Chair Cassey Helm (she.her.hers) March Committee Chair Joanne Plescia (she.her.hers) Volunteer Management Comm Chair 2022 PRIDE GUIDE | 63


THANK YOU! PREMIER

THANK YOU TO OUR CORPORATE PARTNERS!

PRIDE 365–Stonewall Columbus’ work is propelled by a number of corporate partners who generously support our programs. We believe in long-term, win-win partnerships that help our corporate partners reach their goals while contributing to our mission and work. Through their gift of dollars and time these companies demonstrate a strong commitment to the LGBTQ+ community here in Central Ohio. Do consider supporting these companies that support our community. DIAMOND

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Is your company looking to help uplift the LGBTQ+ community? Contact info@stonewallcolumbus.org for more information.

As of 6/3/2022