The Lucky Clover Edition
March 2017

 

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Cincinnati Pride Dog Tag Tour 2017
You are invited to come out and support Cincinnati Pride by purchasing your 2017 Pride dog tag!  The Pride team will be out and about all month long.  Special thanks to Nigel, Monica and the crew of Below Zero Lounge and The Cabaret for helping us kick off the tour last Saturday (and for welcoming us back to wrap up the campaign in June!)  We will continue now through June, so come out and show your Pride! 

 
Seelbach for Council Re-Election Launch Party 

Come support Chris Seelbach's reelection efforts and celebrate all the great things he's done for this city over the past five years! It will be an exciting night with tons of food, drinks, and good company! 

Thursday March 6th 6-8pm
Tillie's Lounge 4042 Hamilton Avenue (Northside)

For more information on the event

Make a contribution right now at www.SeelbachForCouncil.com
 
The Listings Spotlight Member 
 The Chamber appreciates the support Planned Parenthood provides our LGBTQ Community!
 
The Listings 2016/2017 - Out Now! 

The Listings
has served the local community for over 20 years!  Check out the latest edition
-  all-new for 2016/2017 and featuring a new design style and format!
The Listings 2017/2018 - Ad Sales Open  


It's that time of year again - the Greater Cincinnati Gay Chamber of Commerce is publishing The 2017-2018 Listingsand we want to showcase your business or not-for-profit organization! 
 
The Listings is Cincinnati's premier resource for the LGBT community - from local small-businesses and charities, to major regional and national employers, The Listings is the best way for your organization to tell its story, sell your product and attract new customers and talent!

Each year The Listings grows to include additional resources as businesses recognize the influence and purchasing power of the LGBT community. If you would like to advertise with The Chamber, please fill out the attached form and mail it to us with your payment by April 30, 2017

Gay Movie Night
Join ISQCCBE Empress XXV, Molly Mormen  and Emperor XXV Scot Fromeyer as they host Gay Movie Nights at Tillies Lounge The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the movie begins at 7:00 p.m. There will be a $5.00 admission at the door, popcorn and soda included with admission.   Proceeds go to OutReels Cincinnati. Tell your friends, family and co-workers and join Scot & Molly and the ISQCCBE for a great night at the Movies!






This month's feature is
"Priscilla: Queen of the Desert" - a classic drag road movie  
 
Wednesday, 3/8 7 - 10PM  
     
Tillie's Lounge
4042 Hamilton Ave.
Northside
 
 
Love Wins Pancake Breakfast  
 
Join Love Must Win at Applebee's in Crestview Hills, KY for a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser. Come out for some amazing food and help Love must Win raise funds to assist with the cost of our programs that we offer free to the community every month. The Love Must Win team and our volunteers will serve as your wait staff for the Breakfast. As always free hugs, free smiles, and great memories!

The cost of the breakfast will be $7. You can purchase a ticket by phone (859) 903-5428 or via message on Facebook. A small amount of tickets will be available at the door but we suggest getting them early before they sell out. Please contact us for any questions!

Menu: Pancakes, bacon, butter, syrup, and drink (coffee,soda, tea, orange juice, or milk)

Saturday March 11th 8am-10am - Cost $7 per person  - Click here to purchase tickets.

Applebee's - 30 Crestview Hills Mall Road - Crestview Hills, KY 41017 
Cocktails for a Cause - Tillie's Lounge
Join Empress 16, Brooklyn Steele-Tate for the Court's monthly Cocktail Party at Tillie's Lounge. This month, all tips go to Love Must Win. There will be raffles, music and time spent with good friends. Come out and support the ISQCCBE and our local charities.

Thursday - March 16th - 6-8pm
Tillie's Lounge
4042 Hamilton Avenue
Northside 
Hard Candy Cincinnati presents Trixie Mattel



Hard Candy Cincinnati presents Trixie Mattel in "Ages 3 and Up:  a One Woman Comedy Show."  General Admission $20 (and includes a meet and greet with Trixie after the show!)

Tickets and tables available at Ages3andUpCincy.eventbrite.com

Showtime 9 PM
Meet & Greet After The Show
Event is 21+

The Cabaret - 1122 Walnut Street - Downtown / OTR 
Can You Boogie?   
Dig out your platform shoes, gold chains and everything that sparkles and boogie on down to The Cabaret for the Court's Early Show with host, Alynn Rousselle It's an early night of Disco at the Cabaret.  All proceeds benefit the ISQCCBE's charity efforts.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show will begin at 8:30 p.m.

Click for more information.

The Cabaret - 1122 Walnut Street - Downtown / OTR 
     Add Some Color to Your Life 

The Coloring Club Gro up for Have A Gay Day was created to be a get together every month or two to come together a nd just c olor. A place that would be available for everyone in the LGBT Community and our Allies. This event is open for all ages but is geared more for Teens and Adults.  The event will be held at 10 W 2nd St, Dayton, OH 45402-1706, For more information - The Coloring Club  

     Support GLSEN and be the First to See Disenchanted!
Join GLSEN and the The Carnegie for a twisted fairytale princess cabaret!

See DISENCHANTED in a pay-what-you-can preview the night before it opens to the public!

Poisoned Apples. Glass slippers. Who needs 'em? Join these fairytale princesses for an uproarious evening of irreverent humor and satirical snipes as they throw out their tiaras and start getting real. Snow White leads an all-star cast featuring Cinderella, Belle, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, and many more in this not-for-the-kiddies cabaret. Forget the princesses you think you know. These ladies will have you rolling in the aisle with their piercing take on happy ever after.

Called "Delightfully rowdy, hilarious, ebullient!" by Theatremania and "Fair...ytales with a sassy, modern twist!" by Time Out New York, DISENCHANTED! has attracted sell-out audiences everywhere it's been performed. It's sure to be a sidesplitting evening of theatre you won't want to miss. Book, music, and lyrics by Dennis T. Giacino

TO CLAIM YOUR TICKETS:
No pre-reservations! Just arrive at the Carnegie no earlier than 6:30 pm to make your pay-what-you-can
donation and you're in!  Preview proceeds split between the Carnegie and GLSEN.

Playing March 25- April 9, 2017 - http://www.thecarnegie.com/wordpress/theatre/series
     Get PrEPed
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) can provide a high level of protection against HIV and is even more effective when combined with condoms and other prevention tools.  A PrEP study will be opening this winter at the University of Cincinnati.  If you are an MSM or TGW, HIV-, over the age of 18, living in the Cincinnati Tri-State area, and interested in being contacted when this study opens, please call Jaasiel @ 513-584-6279.   
Cincinnati Pride 2017 Planning Meeting 
Cincinnati Pride 2017 Planning Meeting

Preparation is underway for this summer's Pride 2017.  You are invited to get involved with Cincinnati Pride. Join us for the Cincinnati Pride 2017 Planning Committee Meeting on Sunday, March 19, at noon.

Held at Caracole, Inc. 4138 Hamilton Avenue; Cincinnati, OH 45223! Be part of your Pride!

2nd Annual LARP and Cosplay Flea Market   

The 2nd Annual Flea Market is an event to bring together those who like to LARP and Cosplay with vendors and those who can outfit them with costumes, weapons, props and accessories.

Sunday March 19th 10am-4pm
581 Ibold Road - Loveland, OH  45240

A list of vendors, how to become a vendor and more information - click here
Caracole Walk/Run - Register Now 
Caracole's 5K Run/Walk for AIDS is a 5 kilometer fundraising event in the beautiful grounds of Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum located at 4389 Spring Grove Avenue.
 
Sunday, April 9th - Registration opens 7:30am - Walk/Run begins 9am  

Participants will run or walk (and sometimes both) 3.1 miles while taking in the stunning features of Spring Grove. Register and create a team today! Gather your friends and family and ask them to support your team and this wonderful cause!
 
For More Information and to Register Now!

All proceeds benefit Caracole, Cincinnati's AIDS Service Organization whose mission is to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS through housing, care, and prevention in the eight-county region of Southwest Ohio. 
What's Going on Tillie's Lounge 
  
Well Strung presented by CSO Spectrum 
Experience the New-York based string quartet Well-Strung in their Cincinnati Debut hosted by CSO Spectrum!

With hits from Madonna to Beethoven, Well-Strung promises to deliver a sensational and irreverent evening of classical and pop music with a unique blend of vocals and strings. You'll quickly learn why The New York Daily News called them "the hottest thing with a bow since Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games."

WELL-STRUNG at the 20th Century Theater
SAT MAR 25 * 8 PM
General Admission Tickets:
$75 VIP includes post-concert meet & greet (free for Spectrum members)
$50 Main Floor
$35 Balcony
Get your tickets by visiting: http://cincinnatisymphony.org/concerts-plus-events/well-strung/

To learn more about Well-Strung and see videos visit: http://well-strung.com/


About LGBT: CSO Spectrum:
We are a close community of people who celebrate the arts and support LGBT artists and programs-all while having a fabulous time together! We invite you to join us as we gather and celebrate the arts at four unique experiences throughout the season.
Whether you are a music-lover, a supporter of the LGBT community, or just enjoy a good cocktail now and then- Spectrum has something for everyone!   
Cincinnati's First Hockey PRIDE Night     
Join COGLAHA and Cincinnati Pride for the first annual Pride Night with the Cincinnati Cyclones! This year the Cyclones will be releasing a You Can Play video in support of the You Can Play project to end homophobia in sports.

Schedule of Events:
2:00p COGLAHA Showcase Scrimmage at US Bank Arena
6:30p Pre-Game Social at the All Access Bar & Grill (Suite Level, 5th Floor)
7:30p Cyclones vs Toledo Walleye

Event Notes:
- Pride Night ticket proceeds benefit COGLAHA & Cincinnati Pride.
- The Cyclones will unveil their first You Can Play video in-game during Pride Night, becoming one of only a few ECHL teams to participate in the project to end homophobia in sports.
- Pride Night is also $1 Concession Night where most concession items are only $1.

Secure your tickets today at: https://groupmatics.events/event/coglaha
 
Kathy Griffin Live at the Taft Theater!    

Two-time Emmy and Grammy award-winning comedian Kathy Griffin is a towering figure on television, on tour and in publishing. She breaks through the entertainment clutter with her universally recognized brand of pull-no-punches comedy.

A #1 New York Times bestselling author, Kathy recently released her much-anticipated second book, Kathy Griffin's Celebrity Run-Ins: My A-Z Index, in November 2016. The book is an A-Z compendium of the celebrities she's met over the years and the outrageous, charming and sometimes bizarre anecdotes only she can tell about them. Simultaneously, she revealed a brand new nationwide, 50-city standup tour under the same moniker that will begin in January of 2017.


Friday 3/24 8pm
Taft Theater
317 E. 5th Street - Downtown

Tickets and more information
What's Going on at Below Zero Lounge  
 
 
Wear Your Support 
March 2017 Shirt 
The ISQCCBE invite you to show your support to these important local organizations by wearing these exclusively designed -shirts.  Each month, a new t-shirt will be on sale - you can even purchase a full set and take care of the full year's wardrobe at once!  Here's a link to order.    

 
PFLAG Cincinnati - Meetings  

PFLAG Cincinnati now hosts two meetings each month in two locations.
 
Second Tuesday monthly meetings start with a social period at 7:00 pm with the meeting from 7:30 to 9:30. They are held at Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church, 103 Wm. Howard Taft, Cincinnati 45219 . After announcements, introductions and the program, we break into small groups and share our stories.

Third Wednesday meetings are held from 7 to 9 pm at Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church, 6474 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati 45230. We start with small groups followed by the program.     
 
PFLAG is the organization for parents, families, allies and LGBTQ people united for equality ---
PFLAG Cincinnati is a 501(c)3 organization and not affiliated with any religious or political group. 
Great Events Coming Up

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GLSEN Prom & Safe Space Soiree - April 8th

Save the date for GLSEN's annual Prom (for teens) and Safe Space Soiree (for adults) - Saturday, April 8th - 7-11pm

Details coming soon! Start looking for that perfect pink ensemble!

Join our email list to get the latest updates!

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You are invited to the first annual Querent Conference. Querent is a queer spirituality conference for LGBTQI practitioners of alternate spiritual paths, their allies and supporters. 

April 14 - 17 Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
151 W 5th St - Downtown
 

For tickets and more information:  Querent 2017 
 
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Take Back the Night Walk Cincinnati - Thursday April 20th - Washington Park

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Take Back the Night (TBTN) seeks to end sexual violence in all its forms including sexual assault, sexual abuse, and incest. TBTN empowers survivors in the healing process, honors those who have not survived and inspires responsibility in us all. The goal of TBTN is to create safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness events and initiatives.
Join in on the annual Take Back the Night Walk at Washington Park (1230 Elm Downtown/OTR) on Thursday April 20th from 6:30-9:30pm. More information.

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Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park 3rd Annual Playhouse Pride - Friday, April 21st - Mt. Adams

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park invites you to its third annual Playhouse Pride event. Please join us for a celebratory evening with the LGBTQ community. The Playhouse Pride Committee celebrates the openness, honesty and opportunities presented in the world premiere of Jen Silverman's All the Roads Home. This is a poignant story about three generations of women and the legacies they inherit.  Cocktail reception 6:30pm, show at 8pm. 

For tickets and More Information

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Party Like Warhol - Weston Art Gallery - May 20th

For eccentric, uninhibited art lovers only: the event of the spring season is an all-night dance party, Pop, and shimmying madness at the Aronoff Center.

The evening starts at 7 p.m. with wine and cocktails leading into a late '70s disco-themed dinner by Jeff Thomas Catering at the Weston Art Gallery-site of the renowned artist Michael Scheurer's major solo exhibition. Scheurer partied with Andy Warhol in his New York days and still lives by the code of color and panache. Take a walk through the wild side in his 40-year retrospective, Signature Scheurer.

Daring style is de rigeur for this night out midtown. Grab your stilettos. Fright wigs welcome!

At 9 p.m. the lights go down but the moon rises onstage at the Procter & Gamble Hall with a recreation of Studio 54 by the outrageous Joe Rigotti of Accent on Cincinnati. Dancing and performances with soundtrack by the band Swampthang carry us through the wee hours.

Expect lots of mylar balloons, glitter, and bodycon outfits. And how could it be a party without a swing?

All proceeds benefit the Weston Art Gallery. Event Hosts receive VIP privileges and private banquettes in a separate lounge in the orchestra pit, plus more!

Email For more information- Party Like Warhol


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NKY Pride - Thursday 6/8-Sunday 6/11

 

NKY Pride 2017 will feature the first Northern Kentucky Pride parade.  NKY Pride kicks off on Thursday with the Interfaith Service; Friday is the Pride Ride; Saturday is the NKY Pride Pub Crawl; Sunday is the parade at 1pm followed by PrideFest from 2-5pm in Goebel Park.  The activities conclude with the NKY Pride After-Party at Hotel Covington at 6pm.

 

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Cincinnati Pride - Saturday, June 24th - Parade 11am - Festival 12pm at Sawyer Point - Downtown Riverfront Park

Cincinnati's annual Pride festival and parade continue to grow each year - mark your calendar now to be part of the tri-state's biggest pride yet!  Stay up with the latest details at CincinnatiPride.org
 
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Proud Scholars 
ISQCCBE Happenings
The Imperial Sovereign Queen City Court of the Buckeye Empire, Inc. (The Court) is a local, Cincinnati-based 501-(c)(3) incorporated non-profit organization. The Court's purpose is to raise funds for contribution to and in support of any and all charitable [minimum 501 (c)(3)] causes. The Court represents the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, allied communities, and all concerned in support of community functions.
 
Resource for LGBTQ Youth

  
GLSEN Greater Cincinnati hosts a weekly Youth Group meeting.  The GLSEN Youth Group is a safe and welcoming space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth and their allies to gather. Each week the group explores a topic of interest to middle and high school-aged youth with an emphasis on LGBTQ issues. Youth group also includes weekly social time and a quarterly social outing or activity. GLSEN Youth Group relies on a series of youth generated ground rules to keep our space supportive and positive. We participate in days of action sponsored by GLSEN national and provide opportunities and resources for group members to organize actions in their school community, such as Day of Silence and Ally Week. - Click here for more details.

   
What's Happening in the Bars 

 
 
   901 Race Street - Downtown Cincinnati
   Facebook:  Bar 901

   Open daily 4pm - 11 pm
   Relaxing place to socialize plus drink specials
 
 


  701 Bakewell Street - Covington KY
  Facebook:  Bar 32

  Great Cocktails for All Walks of Life! Just a warm and friendly little
  neighborhood bar. Come in and relax


 
  1122 Walnut Street - Downtown Cincinnati
  Facebook:  Below Zero Lounge

  The Below Zero Lounge is an ultra plush martini lounge.  A
   selection of 100 vodkas.
  
      


  1714 Hanfield Street - Northside
  Facebook:  C&D Bar

  A longtime neighborhood bar in Northside.  Stop in and check out
 artwork on display from local artists
 


 
  1122 Walnut Street - Downtown Cincinnati
  Facebook:  The Cabaret

  The Queen City's Premiere Show Bar
  Shows every Friday and Saturday night at 11pm  -  Don't forget
  Tipsy Thursdays too!  
  

 
  901 Washington Street - Newport KY
  Facebook: The Crazy Fox Saloon

  Smokefree in NKY!  Neighborhood atmosphere featuring regular
  events like Drinking Liberally and Trivia Smackdown




  603 West Pete Rose Way - Downtown Cincinnati
  Facebook:  The Dock Complex

  Cincinnati's longest-running dance club!  3 complete bars, covered  
  smoking patio, patio lounge with volley ball court, best dance floor
   
  Dance until  4am!Showtimes after 11pm & 12:30am.


     
   404 W. Pike Street, Covington, KY 41011
   Facebook: The 404 Nightclub
 
Showcasing America's Music in the Heart of Covington's Historic District!  Open Friday and Saturday 5pm-1m.  Live music every Friday and Saturday 8pm-midnight. On the web at www.the404Nightclub.com.
     


                                            

   2401 Vine Street - Mt. Auburn (Near University Village)
   Facebook: Home Base Tavern

   Stop in once and Home Base Tavern  will become your new favorite
   neighborhood hangout!


  
 
    835 Main Street - Downtown
    Facebook: Main Event
  
   Tuesday Night Theater - Hosted by Bella Dolce with special guest
   performances each week. Dance floor opens at 11pm - dance until
   2:30pm. Show begins 12:15am.  No cover (with purchase). Ages 18+

   
                                   
       
 13 Old Street - Monroe
  Facebook:  Old Street Saloon

 Friendliest little bar up North!  Open Weds-Sat featuring Happy Hour 
 from 8-9pm. Karaoke on the 1st and 3rd Fridays; Drag shows Friday
 and Saturday Night.  4th Friday Drag Show by the ISQCCBE


 
  
  643 Bakewell Street - Covington, KY
  Facebook:  Rosie's Tavern

  Covington's neighborhood tradition - great friends and great drinks
  Rosie's always has free pool, $6 domestic pitchers & $2 wells on
  Monday & KY Bourbon $5.50 a shot on Tuesdays

 
 
  4042 Hamilton Avenue - Northside
  Facebook:  Tillie's Lounge

  Cincinnati's newest lounge features plush decor, intimate seating
 arrangements and a massive chandelier over a baby grand piano. 
 Live music on Saturday night; Karaoke on Sunday night.
  
 

Renew Your Membership Today 


           
We are here to serve you and help you grow your business by promoting your business to the Greater Cincinnati GLBT community. We invite you to become a member of the Gay Chamber and be a part of building an even stronger network of gay-owned and gay-friendly businesses.  

 

As we build our membership base, we are pleased to welcome you with special reduced membership dues to join the Gay Chamber. Simply fill out the information below so that we can update our records. This can also be done online at our website: gaychambercincinnati.com.  

 

Membership benefits include:

  • Support - the Greater Cincinnati Gay Chamber of Commerce is your voice of advocacy; we are a voice for GLBT and ally owned businesses
  • Exclusive member networking and social events
  • Free listing in monthly Chamber Newsletter to publicize your upcoming events and services
  • Exclusive member discounts and benefits are being added regularly - stay up with the latest details at gaychambercincinnati.com.

We value your membership and encourage you to attend Chamber events and reach out to your fellow members. Here's how to contact us:

 

Greater Cincinnati Gay Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 141461

Cincinnati, OH 45250-1461

membership@gaychambercincinnati.com

 

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