Who We Are: Stonewall Columbus was founded in1981 in an effort to uplift the LGBTQ+ community to ensure an Ohio where we all thrive. Today Stonewall is a community organization and center; the only center of its kind serving the LGBTQ+ and allied community throughout central Ohio with direct engagement from government, corporate, and nonprofit entities.
What We Do: Stonewall works to uplift and empower the LGBTQ+ community through direct and referral services that impact individual and community identity, personal education, and overall wellness. In addition to a growing array of programming Stonewall producesLavender Listings, a listing of local products and services from LGBTQ+ friendly businesses and organizations, and Columbus Pride; started in 1981 Pride now welcomes over 800,000 visitors to the Columbus region.
Why We’re Important: Our programming and services provide support and resources to those that may not find it elsewhere or feel comfortable in spaces not inclusive of their full identity. Because of our unique role in the community we are implored to ensure we are able to offer safe, welcoming, and respectful spaces (even virtually) to an underrepresented community often times not considered. Being able to provide a safe space where people can build community, access health care resources, engage educational and professional training opportunities.
How We Impact the Community: Annually we provide services, or link to services, to over 50,000 individuals across the state through our programming. Additionally, the annual Columbus Pride Parade brings over 800,000 people to the central Ohio region. Our work ensure central Ohio is known and seen as one of the most welcoming and affirming cities in the country.
How You Can Help: For 39 years Stonewall Columbus has supported the community and we could not continue this great work without your help. Your generous gift to Stonewall will be used to support the first and only LGBTQ+ community center in Central Ohio, and the valuable programs and services we provide to our LGBTQ+ community. By making a donation today, you are:
Helping provide a safe and welcoming space for theLGBTQ+ community;
Supporting assistance to those in need, through counseling, referrals, and access to LGBTQ+ friendly resources;
Connecting the community to programming that ensures we all thrive;
Making a difference in the lives of Central Ohio’s LGBTQ+ residents!
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1160 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43201
Executive Director: Densil R. Porteous
Development Director: Jeanne Heald
Board Chair: Gerry Rodriguez