Community Pride Festival 2021 on October 9th!

We’re so excited to be wrapping up an amazing month of events throughout June! Thanks to the hard work of our organizing team and many MANY other members of the community, we threw all kinds of fun get-togethers, both live and virtual:

  • Queer Trivia Night on YouTube Live
  • Queer Art Night on Zoom
  • Pride Skate Night at Skate Zone 71
  • “Whip Smart: An Inclusive Exploration of Consent, Kink & BDSM” Sexual Wellness Workshop with OHIV sexperts TK & Shay on Zoom
  • Kids Art Event with Sebastian’s Creative Spaces at the Vanderelli Room
  • LGBTQ+ Storytelling Night on Zoom

There’s so much more yet to come, as we wrap up Pride Month and dive into festival season! We’ve updated the “Get Involved” page to show some new opportunities to get involved in the fest, from performing as an entertainer to selling goods or serving food or showing off your community resource.

And in case you haven’t noticed, we haven’t been posting in this blog much for updates. We restarted our MailChimp e-newsletter! Get updates on the latest goings-ons with Community Pride by signing up. up for our e-newsletter here!

Last but not least, we’ll have even more events before the festival on October 9th! We’ve begun using Eventbrite as our main host for online pages for events. Follow us on Eventbrite to keep up!

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Community Pride Team

Columbus Community Pride: Decades of Resistance Festival Photos (2019)

TONIGHT: Skate Against State Violence

It’s finally here!!!
Our newest joint to the Pride week line up and our last before the festival!

From 9pm-12am at Skate Zone 71:
you’ll find us servin lewks, being queer, and Living😆

We’re excited to give our community a chance to support:

Black and Pink

Free Masonique

The Marsha P. Johnson Institute

This event is the only one that does have a cost-for entry but, if you just don’t have it right now, email us at and we got you.

accessibility, address, and official details are below in the event page link.
We can’t wait ❤️
See you soon!!

CeCe McDonald is coming to Community Pride on June 11th!

In 2012, transmisogynoir rose up violently on one fateful June night. CeCe McDonald and her friends were assaulted in the street outside of a bar by group of men. They were followed, harassed, and eventually attacked with a bottle. But she fought back.

In defending herself, the man was killed. However, the state continued continued to victimize her. They sentenced her to 41 months in a Men’s prison.

Through her compelling strength CeCe fought back at the state as well and was released after a campaign for her freedom became far-reaching and unstoppable, having served 19 months too many.

Through her story she has provided access to the rebirth of our agency, in a world that seeks to limit it every day for Black trans women. We speak the names of Dana Martin, Jazzaline Ware, Ashanti Carmon, Claire Legato, Muhlaysia Booker, Michelle Washington, Paris Cameron, Chynal Lindsay, and Chanel Scurlock.

Now, hearing CeCe’s story would be infuriating and inspiring just reading it online or something right?! Well guess what!

CeCe WILL BE HERE IN PERSON IN COLUMBUS AS OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER at the #CommunityPride Free CeCe Documentary Screening!!! (yes we are hollering)

On Tuesday June 11th at 6-9:30 in the CCAD Beeler Gallery Auditorium, we will be screening the documentary. Afterward we will have a keynote address from Cece herself, then she will participate in a panel discussion with other locally-based Black trans women and people to engage in dialogue about their perspectives and experiences. Food will be provided!
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Movement mamas like CeCe have personally defined us and our commitment to the work and we are so honored to have her in our presence as we celebrate Community Pride.

Please come with all your love, questions, and needs. You WON’T wanna miss this event!

#CommunityPride #CommunityPride2019 #BlackTransLivesMatter#BlackTransWomenMatter #SayHerName #ColumbusPride #FreeCeCe#stonewall50