Events Schedule

Friday, May 24th, 2019
Queer Shades of Comedy
The Vanderelli Room (218 McDowell St), 8:00 PM-10:00 PM, all ages, Facebook Event

Cool Queers, support for Community Pride, and a moment of levity?! Why wouldn’t you come?!

Performers will include AS Green, Walta Yoseph, Carlos Teel, Brooke Cartus and Pat Deering.

Queer Shades of Comedy showcases local LGBTQ+ performers of color to entertain us with a night of laughter and community! Our show is meant to get you ready for June and the rest of the events we have in store! There is a suggested donation $5-10. Doors open 8PM and show starts at 8:30PM!

Friday, May 31st, 2019
LGBTQties Burlesque Show
AWOL (49 Parsons Ave), 8:00 PM-10:00 PM, 21+

More details to come!

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019
Spoken Word featuring Live Art/Performances
The Vanderelli Room (218 McDowell St), 8:00p.m.-10:00p.m., all ages Spoken Word

This is the FIRST Community Pride event we have lined up for y’all, so come on out and let’s start this thing right!

We have an exciting line up of primarily LGBTQIA+ people of color sharing their talents on the mic, live art, as well as a discussion led by some of the artists about their work!

Didn’t sign up to perform? Don’t fret! There will be an open mic that you can sign up for at the event.

ASL interpretation will be provided. More event accessibility details on our Facebook Page!

Friday, June 7th, 2019
Queer Club Night
@ The Olde Oak, 62 Parsons Ave, Columbus OH, 43215, 21+ 10:00p.m. – 2:00a.m.

This is the SECOND Community Pride event!

Remember how lit our kickoff club night The Get Down was last year? Well, it’s time for us to do it all over again. Turn up with your friends at Bash Back! We’ll have DJ Honey Brown and another special guest providing the tunes all night long.

Event accessibility details to come shortly!

Monday, June 11th, 2019
Documentary Screening + Panel Discussion
@ CCAD 60 Cleveland Ave, Columbus, OH 43215 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.

This is the THIRD Community Pride event!

We will host a free screening of the documentary “Free CeCe!”, followed by a panel discussion that will highlight transmisogynoir and it’s daily violence against Black trans women, as well as the systemic dehumanization and criminalization of Black trans people.

When Black trans women are under attack, what do we do? Stand up, fight back below is a link to the trailer:

Free CeCe

Documentary description from trailer: “On her way to the store with a group of friends, Chrishaun Reed ‘CeCe’ McDonald was attacked. In fighting for her own life, a man was killed. After a coercive interrogation, CeCe was incarcerated in a men’s prison in Minnesota. An international campaign to free CeCe garnered significant support from media and activists, including actress and executive producer Laverne Cox. Laverne uses her platform to explore the roles race, class, and gender played in CeCe’s case. CeCe emerges not only as a survivor, but as a leader. Documentarian Jac Gares pushes past everyday narratives of victimhood that surround the lives of trans people, to foreground the way CeCe and other trans people are leading a growing movement to critically interrogate and disassemble the prison industrial complex.”

Event accessibility details to come shortly + panelists to be announced soon!

Thursday, June 13th, 2019
Skate Against State Violence 18+, @ Skate Zone 71, 4900 Evanswood Dr, Columbus, OH 43229 9:00p.m. – 12:00a.m.

This is the FOURTH Community Pride event and the last one before the Community Pride Festival!

This event is 18+!

We are partnering with Skate Zone 71 on their Pride Skating Party to bring you Skate Against State Violence! Come through with your cutest looks and show us what you got on the floor! We plan on having an area in the rink dedicated to letter-writing to incarcerated trans folks, as well as collecting donations for the Marsha P. Johnson Institute.

This event is regrettably the only one of ours that is not free — folks will have to pay for admission and skate rental (if you don’t own your own pair). But a portion of the proceeds will go back into Community Pride, so your attendance will help sustain us as we build this grassroots Pride celebration. If you are unable to pay, please DM us or email us at so we can make note of your name and we will cover your entry. We don’t want anyone to be turned away for lack of funds!

Access details: Skate Zone is on the bus line off Morse Rd. The distance down Evanswood is a little over a 1/4 mile. There is parking available for Skate Zone 71 attehdees. There are no steps to get in the building and front door access is compatible for wheel chairs. Restrooms will be temporarily labeled as gender-neutral. Restrooms are not considered ADA-compliant, but there are wider stalls available. If you need accommodations to use the restroom, please let one of the event organizers know. As long as the skating floor does not become too busy, folks in wheelchairs can be out on the floor. For adult skate, there are typically skaters at a higher level of experience, so it will be at the floor guards discretion if they believe people in wheel chairs are not safe with the current skaters on the floor.

Saturday, June 15th, 2019
Community Pride Festival
Mayme Moore Park (240 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd), 12:00p.m.- 8:00p.m., all ages, Facebook Event

Join us for a day of celebration, creativity, and joy. There will be performances and visual art by queer and trans artists of color, a community resource fair, outdoor activities for children (and the young at heart), POC-owned food trucks, and much more! You really won’t wanna miss this.