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Pride Month

Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival and March highlight LGBTQ Pride events in Columbus

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June is Pride Month and marks the time to celebrate LGBTQ people, culture and history.

After two years of canceled or virtual events, there’s a lot happening in Franklin County to commemorate the occasion. From festivals and drag shows to softball games and fundraisers, there are many ways to get in the spirit.

The highlights for many locals are the Stonewall Columbus Pride March and Festival, which is one of the largest in the Midwest. While the festival was canceled the past two years due to the COVID pandemic, the march was broadcast virtually in 2021.

This year marks the 41st anniversary of Stonewall Pride celebrations, and there’s an expectation that 700,000 people will participate in the in-person festivities.

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Pride Month kicks off in Columbus

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – The City of Columbus is starting Pride Month with its annual Illumination of City Hall.

The celebration will start Wednesday with Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther and City Council President Shannon Hardin presenting the Steven Shellabarger Illuminator Award at 8:15 p.m.

The Shellabarger Illuminator Award recognizes an individual within Columbus who has demonstrated an “outstanding initiative to promote LGBTQ+ rights and, in doing so, has created a more inclusive Columbus.” The city announced earlier in the day that the winner for 2022 would be Siobhan Boyd-Nelson.

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