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Columbus Community Pride 2018: Back to Our Roots

It's time to celebrate Pride in the best way - as a community!  Stonewall Columbus' Pride isn't safe for LGBTQIA+ people of color, so we created Columbus Community Pride to bring Pride back to its radical roots and support ALL people. Our Pride will center LGBTQIA+ people of color and other marginalized groups. Community Pride takes no corporate sponsorship and will not invite the police to any of our events. Columbus Community Pride will feature a range of celebrations, performances, and cultural events, culminating in a day-long Community Pride Festival. All events are FREE to attend!

Black, Brown and ONYX ’Zine Release and Cookout

Thursday, June 7, 6-9pm

934 Gallery, 934 Cleveland Ave.

Celebrate the release of ONYX: BQIC’s second annual ’zine featuring visual and written art from talented queer and trans people of color who are living in Ohio, ONYX is about and created in honor of QTIPOC and Community Pride. An evening of art, music, food, and fun. Copies of ONYX (for FREE!), family cookout (with vegan options, of course!!), music and spoken-word artists outside. All ages are welcome at this event. Visual ASL Interpreters will be provided for all Community Pride events. Please contact the interpreter coordinators at cbuscommunityprideinterpreters@gmail.com to request close vision or tactile interpreters for all Community Pride events.

Columbus Community Pride 2018: Marsha P. Johnson Day

Monday, June 11, 6-8pm

The Vanderelli Room, 218 McDowell St.

Pride started as a riot — and Marsha P. Johnson, legendary Black trans activist and elder, was there to see it through. Marsha worked throughout her life to protect and support transgender youth and sex workers, building S.T.A.R. (Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries) to serve and house her community. She wasn’t about white-washed and exclusive gay “movements” — and neither are we. Marsha’s work paved the way for Black trans organizers today — and her politics are at the root of Columbus Community Pride. Learn about her legacy and impact, and work alongside community members to create a collaborative art project. This is an all-ages event; families (including chosen family) are encouraged! Art and information about Marsha’s life and contributions, a talk and discussion of Marsha’s legacy, a collaborative, community collage to celebrate what Marsha means to us today — QTIPOC especially are encouraged to contribute!, flower crown crafts for kids (and the young at heart), as a tribute to the beautiful crown of flowers that Marsha wore.

Columbus Community Pride 2018: Back to Our Roots Festival

Saturday, June 16, 11am-7pm

Mayme Moore Park, 867 Mt. Vernon Ave.

Join us for a day-long festival centering on QTIPOC and on those at the intersections of oppression. Our pride is taking no corporate sponsorship and police are not invited. The Columbus Community Pride Festival will feature 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! Join us for a day of celebration, creativity, and joy — and help grow the promise of liberation for QTIPOC in Central Ohio and beyond!! Visual ASL Interpreters will be provided for all Community Pride events. Please contact the interpreter coordinators at cbuscommunityprideinterpreters@gmail.com to request close vision or tactile interpreters for all Community Pride events.

Stay tuned for announcements of performance and workshop lineups, food trucks, vendors, and community resources.

This event is part of a series of celebrations called Columbus Community Pride. Stonewall Columbus’ Pride isn’t safe for LGBTQIA+ people of color so we created Columbus Community Pride to bring Pride back to its radical roots and to support all people. Learn more at columbuscommunitypride.org and follow each event on our Google calendar at tinyurl.com/yckopfy2 and the full “Columbus Community Pride See us on Facebook.

Community Pride is a safer space; we will not tolerate racism, transphobia, homophobia or any other form of hate or discrimination.

Hosted by Black Queer and Intersectional Columbus [BQIC].

facebook.com/blackqueercolumbus.

To learn more, visit our website at columbuscommunitypride.org

All Community Pride events are safer spaces, we will not tolerate racism, transphobia, homophobia or any other form of hate or discrimination.

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