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
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.
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.
This year’s seventh annual Downtown Dayton LGBT Film Festival lineup definitely addresses a new honest reality, this striving for a sense of urgent
authenticity, both through the films and the celebratory events.