Calendar

May
28
Mon
Transgender Support Group Meeting @ Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church
May 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Jun
1
Fri
Friday Karaoke Social @ Tostados Grill
Jun 1 @ 8:30 pm – 11:59 pm
Jun
2
Sat
L’burg Pride Out and Proud @ Ivy Tech Community College, Lawrenceburg, IN
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The event will be kicked off with a parade that will start at Ivy Tech Community College and be followed by a festival to be held in the large parking lot on Tate Street and Front Street, next to the Dearborn Adult Center from noon until 6 pm.
We are welcoming marchers, organizations, sponsors, and vendors who want to show support and love to the LGBTQ+ community in Lawrenceburg, Indiana and the surrounding area. Be a part of our inaugural year, and help us to make history.
Ohio River Valley Pride Coalition began in February of 2017 by Shelly Snyder, a mom who saw a need for support and education for the LGBTQ+ community in southeastern Indiana. Our mission is to advocate for LGBTQ+ individuals in our community, provide
a support system for those individuals, and educate the public on key issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community.
Jun
5
Tue
Crossport Board Meeting – All Members Welcome @ Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jun
9
Sat
Second Saturday Dinner Social @ Venues vary every month
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Get together with friends for dinner then go out.  The venue varies every month.

Jun
11
Mon
Transgender Support Group Meeting @ Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church
Jun 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Jun
13
Wed
VA Hospital Pride Fair @ Cincinnati VA Medical Center
Jun 13 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Jun
21
Thu
Thursday Night Social Dinner @ Mokka
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Jun
23
Sat
Cincinnati Pride Festival @ Sawyer Point Park
Jun 23 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Cincinnati Pride History – 45 Years Strong

It was the spring of 1973 in Cincinnati. The Reds were starting the season that would see them finish first place in the National League West with a 99-63 record; TV’s “The Brady Bunch” had filmed their annual vacation episode at the newly opened Kings Island in Mason and a group of GLBT men and women gathered on Fountain Square to march for gay rights awareness. This was all happening as the modern gay rights movement was in its early stages; growing out of the protest momentum in the wake of a raid of The Stonewall, a club in New York City in 1969.

Standing up for what you believe in takes courage. Now consider this was the early 1970s, when Cincinnati, always known for its conservative ways and old world sensitivities, was not exactly on the top of the list of locations to emerge as a leader in bringing the gay rights movement out into the open. So this gathering of some 40 men and women in the center of Cincinnati’s Fountain Square was the purest form of bravery.

Cincinnati Pride was born. We come together annually  to celebrate  the first public pride celebration in Greater Cincinnati held in April 6 – 8, 1973.

From that first march and celebration, Cincinnati Pride has grown to include a week-long celebration of our GLBT diversity. Over the years, Cincinnati Pride has taken on several forms and names as a dedicated group of individuals and local GLBT organizations would take part in shaping its growth. There were tough times along the way and our local pride efforts would mirror those struggles seen across the nation and the world as we stood for acceptance and equality. The movement would face challenges from HIV, AIDS to marriage equality and “don’t ask, don’t tell” along the way.

By the late 1980s Cincinnati’s Pride movement had grown steadily and so had its presence in the Tri-State. Parades grew longer and the crowds at our festivals grew bigger. As the 1990s passed and a new century approached, the world saw an explosion of GLBT awareness and acceptance and so, more of us began to stand up and come out.

Saturday Night Out @ Venue varies monthly
Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Get together with friends for music or dancing or whatever strikes our fancy.  The venue varies every month.