As many know, Community Pride is not working with the police in any way. We have seen time and time again how the police treat queer and trans people of color and will not support any institution that does not support us. We care deeply about the safety of our siblings who will be attending the Columbus Community Pride 2018: Back to Our Roots Festivaland have hired private security instead.
Highland Security & Investigations, LLC is a Black trans-operated private security firm that we trust personally to keep attendees safe and secure. C.O.O. Ty Crenshaw (pictured) and his team will have a presence both at and surrounding the festival. They are armed and tactically and socially trained to keep us all safe.
Should you have any safety or security problems at the festival, H.S.I. officers will be wearing neon yellow shirts that say EVENT SECURITY.