A black LGBT organization held a protest at this year’s Columbus Pride Festival leading to the arrest of four protesters. The protesters were raising awareness for the violence that black and brown queer and trans people suffer.
Coming up, we are discussing the protest at the Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival and diversity in the LGBT community.
- Kim Jacobs, chief, Columbus Division of Police
- Ariana Steele, co-founder, Black Queer & Intersectional Columbus
- Lori Gum, former Pride Festival coordinator and program coordinator, Stonewall Columbus
- Ric Elliott Davis, program supervisor, Greater Columbus Mpowerment Center
- Kevin Mumford, author, “Not Straight, Not White: Black Gay Men From the March on Washington to the AIDS Crisis”
- Rob Podlogar, treasurer, Stonewall Columbus Board