The first Columbus Pride march in 1981 was just around 200 people; today the Columbus Pride Festival and Parade welcomes over 700,000 visitors to the region.
Stonewall Columbus presents
June 19 + 20, 2020
October 3, 2020 (Rescheduled)
In early April COVID-19 forced us to postpone the Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival and Parade and since that announcement the world and our organization has changed. As an organization we have undergone leadership change; reaffirmed a commitment that Black Lives Matter, that Trans Black Lives Matter; and have done work to acknowledge our misaligned moments of the past so we ensure we push a better future forward for all of us.
And, yet still in July as the realities of COVID-19 settled in we realized that we would not be able to gather together in person–a possibility that looms yet for 2021. We pivoted, again, and began production on a virtual moment of Pride celebration for October 3 as we celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month with just as much PRIDE as we celebrate in June–we hope you’ll join us!
On October 3rd, starting at 11:30am, we will live broadcast “Pride Parades of History” highlighting some of the last 30+ years of Pride events in Columbus. That evening we’ll ask you to join along as Lift Yourself Up goes live from the Stonewall building—join online or walk past the building showing your PRIDE!
Stay tuned through the month of October as we live broadcast every Saturday at 11:30am more announcements and celebrations of Pride! Gather, safely, with your friends during the month to show your PRIDE and join in the fun by sharing your images and videos on social media—tagging #SWPride365 + #PRIDE365.
LGBTQ+ History Month with PRIDE!
- Pride Parades of History & Lift Yourself Up
- Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Drive: Remember our history; vote for our future!
- 10/05 – 10/09
- 10/10 + 10/11
- National Coming Out Day
- 41st anniversary of the 1st National March on Washington for LGBTQ+ rights
- Spirit Day
- OYO Dance Company
- Details forthcoming
- OYO Dance Company
Visit the official Pride site
for more information.
Stonewall Columbus Pride events help support Stonewall Columbus operations and programs; consider making an organization sustaining donation today!