CityBeat - Pride http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-249-1-pride.html <![CDATA[Chris Seelbach - Forwarding acceptance and inclusion through legislative action ]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[Faces of Pride - ]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[Carolyn Peterson - Educating students about sexuality and self-expression, giving LGBTQ students the "permission" to be completely themselves ]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[Rich Sherman - Connecting LGBTQ and allied businesses with the broader community through a visible local reference publication ]]>

 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.

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<![CDATA[Cortnie Owens - Breaking down gender and body image walls by publicly discussing her experience as a gay, body-positive woman living in Cincinnati]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[JAC Stringer - Creating a community for trans* and queer people to connect and express themselves ]]>

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. 

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<![CDATA[Michele Hobbs and Amanda Broughton - Publicly challenging the issue of custodial rights for homosexual couples ]]>

 Michele Hobbs and Amanda Broughton have been together for almost five years, married for two, and during this time they’ve accomplished everything they set out to do as a couple.

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<![CDATA[Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Pride Parties - Celebrate Pride on both sides of the river through July 7 ]]>

 Pride week is here, and it’s teeming with opportunities to celebrate diversity in the Tristate. New events held each day beginning June 26 lead up to Cincinnati Pride’s 40th anniversary parade and festival on June 29, which features an extensive list of entertainment and activities too copious to count.

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<![CDATA[(Not So) Alone in a Crowd - Local organizations push for inclusion and acceptance]]>

For too long, being gay meant life on the fringes. There were certain places you could hang out, certain people you could talk to, certain ways you could act. Fed up with accepting “how it’s always been,” these young organizers are creating safe, accepting spaces where there were none before — and finding out they were amongst friends the whole time.

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<![CDATA[Pride in Print - CNKY Scene brings the GLBT community and its supporters together]]>

Rich Sherman moved to the Queen City from Minneapolis, his hometown, after his partner, Chris, was transferred for a job. And a year later, his tune — and business — have changed. “I am happy to say I love it here and am so thankful we ended up here. It is one of the best-kept secrets, I think. Who knew Cincinnati had so much going on?”

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<![CDATA[2012 Pride Schedule - Events, nightlife, parade and other celebrations]]> Cincinnati's 2012 Pride celebration is already underway.  This calendar will help you get caught up with all the festivities scheduled for this coming weekend.
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<![CDATA[LGBTQ Year in Review - Looking back on a progressive year in the fight for equality]]>

From federal legislation to local initiatives and activism, Cincinnati's LGBT community has many triumphs to look back on during the past year.

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