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A Year of Queer

Reflecting on how far we’ve come and what progress still needs to be made for the LGBTQ+ community

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2015
When it comes to the LGBTQ+ community, this past year has been just as controversial as this issue’s theme — “A Year of Queer” — might seem.  

Leelah’s Legacy

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2015
It has been almost six months since the tragic death of Leelah Alcorn, the transgender 17-year-old who attained international attention for her death and accompanying suicide note on her Tumblr page.  

Is it OK to Say 'Queer'?

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2015
“Queer” means different things to different people, making it difficult to clearly define. It is not necessarily codified within the LGBTQ community — or within mainstream society for that matter — but it is evolving, as language does.   

Ohio, Surrounding States Await Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Cincinnati is at the center of what may be the defining moment for same-sex marriage in America. Before the end of the month, the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on Obergefell vs. Hodges, a series of cases involving same-sex couples in Ohio and three other states.   

Pride Week Calendar

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Cincinnati Pride Week events continue through Sunday.
  

Celebrating UC’s Rainbow of Students

The university’s LGBTQ Center allows students to find pride in all aspects of their identities

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Saying that the University of Cincinnati’s Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans* and Queer Center began in a closet sounds like the beginning to a bad joke. But the fact that the center, along with the university’s LGBTQ community, has flourished and grown exponentially since coming out of the closet isn’t just some ironic punch line.   

Talking Pride

Local LGBTQ advocates discuss Cincinnati's dramatic progress, and how we can become even more inclusive

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Cincinnati not so long ago felt mired in the negative perception still lingering after Mapplethorpe, Article XII and the 2001 race riots. The good news is that things appear to be changing.   

Pride Week Events

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Cincinnati Pride week begins May 28 and continues through the Pride parade and festival on Sunday, June 1.
  

Unity in Diversity

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 28, 2014
This Pride Week, as citizens of Cincinnati wave their rainbow flags up high, we show support not only for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community but for our city as a whole and its progress toward acceptance of all individuals. For years, Over-the-Rhine club Below Zero Lounge has been at the forefront of expunging the mark of labels that define people by their sexual orientation and gender identity.   

Chris Seelbach

Forwarding acceptance and inclusion through legislative action

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Like many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals, City Councilman Chris Seelbach and his partner Craig Schultz have a skeptical sense of optimism about the city’s changing attitudes.  

Faces of Pride

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 26, 2013
To get a glimpse inside the lives of the people of Pride in the Queen City, we’ve collected personal interviews with prominent members of city’s LGBTQ community to discuss what it’s like to be gay in Cincinnati today and what they’re doing to make this city a more open place.  

Carolyn Peterson

Educating students about sexuality and self-expression, giving LGBTQ students the "permission" to be completely themselves

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 26, 2013
If there’s anything University of Cincinnati human sexuality professor Carolyn Peterson wants to give you, it’s the gift of permission, of consent, to everyone, but especially to her students who identify as LGBTQ.  

Rich Sherman

Connecting LGBTQ and allied businesses with the broader community through a visible local reference publication

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 26, 2013
 Rich Sherman is one of the founders of CNKY Scene (cnkyscene.com), a monthly magazine highlighting LGBTQ entertainment, nightlife, businesses and the allied community in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
  

Cortnie Owens

Breaking down gender and body image walls by publicly discussing her experience as a gay, body-positive woman living in Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Cortnie Owens has come pretty far from her rural East Side upbringing. After choosing to remain closeted about her sexuality during her high school years, Owens escaped the countryside to pursue a lifestyle decidedly more urban.   

JAC Stringer

Creating a community for trans* and queer people to connect and express themselves

1 Comment · Wednesday, June 26, 2013
JAC Stringer’s path to becoming your average fuchsia-haired twentysomething living, working and playing in Cincinnati has probably been a little bit different than yours. And that’s OK.