As we return to an in-person March we ask our community to center engagement on the people–our community of queer identities that continue to be marginalized, dehumanized, and criminalized. We’re encouraging our community and our partners to come with their bodies–to return Pride to the people. Consider increasing the size of your walking contingent–while alternately investing the funds you would have used to create a float into an LGBTQ+ serving organization.
June 28, 1969 marked the beginning of the Stonewall Uprising, a series of events between police and LGBTQ+ protesters which stretched over six days. While the Stonewall Inn and Uprising became well known due to the media coverage and the subsequent annual Pride traditions, it was simply the fulcrum upon which years of LGBTQ+ activism shifted.
Historians have noted that the shift in activism was a shift primarily for white cisgender people, as people of color and gender non-conforming people never truly had the benefit of concealing their marginalized identities.
We stand ever firmly in line with the BIPoC members of our community, we stand shoulder to shoulder with our transgender community members, of all ages, we stand at the ready to uplift and make space for ALL members of our LGBTQ+ community and all of our communities that demand inclusion, full enfranchisement, and equality before the law.
May 5 UPDATE: March and Festival/vendor registration fees are waived for LGBTQ+/queer centered nonprofit organizations that are registered/do business within the Franklin County limits and that have annual budgets under $1.5 million. Local chapters of nationally affiliated LGBTQ+/queer centered organizations must apply via the traditional vendor process—special dispensations may occur with direct request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Organizations must still complete the march and vendor registration form. Stop prior to payment and email email@example.com for next steps.
- Waived fees include any number of marchers and one vehicle (must be denoted in the march registration process) and one 10 x 10 booth space. Registration must be submitted.
- Tent reservations are not included and will be at the full price noted here https://stonewallcolumbus.org/pride/vendor-registration/
- REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.
MARCH PARTICIPANT FEE SCHEDULE
|Walking Group A||$5/walker||$3.50/walker||100 or more walkers|
|Walking Group B||$7.50/walker||$5.25/walker||50 thru 99 walkers|
|Walking Group C||$10/walker||$7/walker||1 thru 49 walkers|
|Vehicle (no semis, vans, or box trucks)*||$250||$175||includes up to 25 walkers|
|Float/Flatbed/Pick-up*||$300||$185||includes up to 20 walkers|
*Subject to final approval
March participants must support Stonewall Columbus’ vision of an inclusive community where all of us thrive. This is NOT just on the day of the march, but every day. Any organization registered to march that is found in violation of this policy in any way will be disqualified from participation in PRIDE events.
- Stonewall Columbus Pride March Frequently Asked Questions
- Stonewall Columbus Pride March 2022 Rules
- Float Decorating Tips page
Stonewall’s Pride events help raise funding to support operations and programs; consider making an organization sustaining donation today!