The Pride Month Edition
June 2016


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   Cincinnati Pride! 

Welcome to Pride Month!  This is a time to celebrate our accomplishments and recommit ourselves to the goals that still lie ahead of us as a united LGBTQIA community!  Cincinnati Pride returns on Saturday, June 25th with our annual parade and festival. 

The parade steps off at 11am.  The Parade will start at the intersection of 7th Street and Central Avenue, follow 7th Street to the intersection at Vine Street, then follow Vine Street past Fountain Square and around The Banks on 2nd/Main, before continuing onto Freedom Way and down to the festival grounds at Sawyer Point/Yeatman's Cove.

The Festival begins at noon.  This year's event is bigger than ever and features Karmin - The duo began as an internet sensation and quickly broke into the top 10 with their platinum hit "Brokenhearted." (It's one of those tunes you know but don't know you know - Here's a link to the video of Brokenhearted.)
Cincinnati Pride - a Full Week of Events 
Cincinnati Pride offers a full week of Pride events leading up to the parade and festival.  Below is a handy reference - you can find complete details on
The Listings 2016/2017 Coming in July! 

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has served the local community for over 20 years!  The latest edition is all-new for 2016/2017 and features a new design style and format. Estimated deliver is the first week in July.

The deadline for submissions just closed!  But if you hurry, you can still place your ad.  To do so, email ASAP

Cincinnati Men's Chorus Pride Concert  
The Cincinnati Men's Chorus celebrate Pride with a special 25th Anniversary Season production "Voices of the Heartland".  The CMC will entertain you with songs that touch us, move us, and bring joy to our heart.  CMC is happy to be joined by Quarryland Men's Chorus from Bloomington, IN for this special concert.  Tickets for the Pride show go quickly, here's a link to get yours. 

Two shows, Saturday, June 18th 8pm and Sunday, June 19th at 2pm
at Christ Church Cathedral 

"Voices of the Heartland" is sponsored by Below Zero Lounge.  CMC's 25th Anniversary Season Presented by William D. Stenger 
Out in Purple  
Support awareness for Alzheimer's in the LGBT Community by enjoying a drink/light fare and wearing Purple if you please. Unwind Wine Bar in Hyde Park welcomes you and 20% of your check will benefit the Cincinnati chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.  Thursday, June 16th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.  Click here for more information 
Proud Scholars 
Welcoming Religious Communities 
The Greater Cincinnati Gay Chamber of Commerce celebrates the local congregations that are open and welcoming to the LGBTQIA community.  Here are some communities that have reached out to the Chamber:

The Church of Our Saviour -  located at 65 East Holister Street in the Mount Auburn s a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio.  This year, The Church of Our Savior is celebrating a Pride Mass on Wednesday, June 22nd at 7:30pm.  All are welcome!

Philippus United Church of Christ in Over-the-Rhine is a welcoming congregation, declaring "No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome at Philippus United Church of Christ.

Mount Auburn Presbyterian - Sunday Service at 11am - 103 William Howard Taft Road/Mount Auburn

New Church of Montgomery - Sunday Service at 10:30am - 845 Congress Avenue Cincinnati OH/Glendale (temporary location)

New Spirit Oasis Metropolitan Community Church - Sunday Service 10:30am - 4033 Hamilton Avenue/Northside

St. John United Church of Christ - Sunday Service 10:30am - 530 Fairfield Avenue/Bellevue KY

Trinity Episcopal Church - Sunday Services 8am and 10am - Wednesday Evening Service at 7pm - 16 E. 4th Street/Covington KY 
PFLAG 30+ Anniversary Gala  
Join PFLAG Cincinnati - as we celebrate over 30 years of LFBTQ support, education and advocacy!

Sunday, August 14rh - doors open at 5pm, dinner at 6pm, show at 7pm
The Metropolitan Club in Covington KY. 

The proceeds from the gala help to support PFLAG Cincinnati's annual scholarship fund!

Donate to the scholarship fund, please click here.
For Sponsorship opportunities, please click here

For tickets and more information, visit  
PFLAG Cincinnati Two Monthly Meetings 
 PFLAG of Greater Cincinnati is thrilled to announce that a second monthly meeting is now being held every third Wednesday of the month at Mount Washington Presbyterian Church located at 6474 Beechmont Ave.  PFLAG continues to meet on the second Tuesday of the month at Mount Auburn Presbyterian located at 103 William Howard Taft.  PFLAG is the organization for parents, families, allies and LGBTQ people united for equality. For more information, visit
  Pride Night at Kings Island Potluck

Join  On Broadway Bar at the next monthly pot luck dinner in support of funding Pride Night at Kings Island.  Every September, the regional LGBTQ community enjoy a night of rides, entertainment and togetherness.  It's always a great time and for the good folks of The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Greater Cincinnati, it's also a lot of hard work.  Come out and show your support! 

Sunday, July 3rd at 6pm - On Broadway Bar (817 Broadway Street - Downtown)

What's Going on Tillie's Lounge
Free HIV Testing
Have you been tested lately?  The Northern Kentucky Heath Department offers free HIV testing with results in 20 minutes. Counselors will be able to provide up to date information about HIV, treatment and PrEP.  No Appointment is necessary.

Regularly scheduled testing events:
  • Noon to 2 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at the Marguerite Robinson Community Center, 400 W. Sixth St., Newport, Ky.
  • 5 to 7 p.m., the second Monday of each month at the Walgreens HIV Specialty Pharmacy, 12th and Madison, Covington, Ky. 
  •  2 to 4 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky, 634 Scott St., Covington, Ky.
  • 4 to 6 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month at Walgreens, 3104 Dixie Highway, Erlanger, Ky.
- See more at:

What's Going on at Below Zero Lounge
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 fund 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

   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

  817 Broadway Street - Downtown Cincinnati
  Facebook:  On Broadway Bar

   A friendly place where old friends come to meet new friends &
  good   friends come to have fun. Come as you are, everyone is
  welcome.  Shows hosted by Tyese Rainz every Friday night

  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


    428 Walnut, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
    Facebook:  Simon Says 
    One of Cincinnati's oldest gay bars "where everyone knows your    
    name!" Happy Hour everyday from 11am-8pm. Game Day beer
    specials.   Mon-Sat 11am - 2:30am; Sun 11am - 12midnight

  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.

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