The Spring is Just Around the Corner Issue
March 2016


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 Latest Updates to our Website 


Our web team continue to work to make a valuable resource tool for our members and the Tri-State LGBTQ community.  Latest additions include:


- The merging of the Unitelife Calendar with the Gay Chamber to provide details on all the happenings in town - Greater Cincinnati LGBTQ Community Calendar


- We are building a listing of LGBTQ friendly religious communities - if your community is not yet listed, you can submit your info directly on the website - LGBTQ Religious Communities


- A gallery featuring links to all members websites:  Member Gallery


- Online copy of The Listings 2015/2016


We'd like your ideas on how to make the site more valuable to our community, email us!


If you haven't had a chance to check out our all new website, now is a great time to do it - and here's a link to the home page.

 List Your Job Openings on the Chamber Website 
A new member service is the listing of open job opportunities.  This service is new as of March 2016 and our first listings are already coming in. This service is FREE to members and available to others for a small fee.

The Listings Ad Sales Open Now 
The Listings has been the Tri-State's "go to" guide for LGBTQ owned and friendly businesses for over 25 years.  The annual print issue will be released during Cincinnati Pride week and the new issue will be available online (check out the 2015/16 issue online now
Other exciting new online options are also available - allowing you to update your message throughout the year!
Renew or place your new ad order now.  Email for more information.
Cincinnati Pride Headliner Announcement! 
Cincinnati Pride committee members will be serving up the drinks at the next Cocktails for a Cause at Tillie's Loung on St. Patrick's Day - Thursday March 17th beginning at 6pm.
Featured will be delicious Irish finger foods by A Catered Affair. No cover, and all tips received during this time will go directly to Pride!

During this event, the Cincinnati Pride team will be announcing the HEADLINER of this year's Cincinnati Pride Festival with a special, Cincinnati-specific video from the headliners themselves!
Plus great give-aways and raffle prizes!
For more info, visit
PFLAG Scholarship Program
Each year PFLAG Cincinnati offers scholarships to students residing in or attending college in the greater Cincinnati area. The purpose of the scholarship program is to reward students who help to fulfill PFLAG's missions of support, education and advocacy.
Since the program's inception in 1992, PFLAG has awarded $160,700 in scholarships to 127 talented and deserving gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight-supportive college students.
Applicants are reviewed by the PFLAG Scholarship Committee. Awardees are announced during Pride month at the June PFLAG meeting each year.

GLSEN Prom Returns May 6 & 7th
GLSEN Greater Cincinnati Prom will be downtown at the Cincinnati Masonic Center on Friday, May 6 from 7 pm to 11:00 pm. It includes dancing, DJ, snacks and soda for LGBTQ youth and their allies in a fun, safe and supportive space. The 2016 prom theme is fairy tales -- so take your cue from Disney or Grimm, or just come as you are! 

The Safe Space Soiree is the adult portion of GLSEN's annual Prom. For 2016 the Soiree will take place the night after Prom, on Saturday, May 7, also at the Cincinnati Masonic Center in downtown Cincinnati. Soiree admissions and donations allow the annual Prom to be a free event for all youth, and support GLSEN Greater Cincinnati's weekly Youth Group and outreach programs to local schools. All Soiree tickets include dinner and non-alcoholic beverages, one beer/wine drink ticket, cash bar for the remainder of the evening, dancing, and a silent auction.


GLSEN Greater Cincinnati 2015-16 school year sponsored by:
Fifth Third Bank
GLSEN Greater Cincinnati 2015-16 Youth Group generously supported by:
Macaron Bar
It's Dog Tag Season!
Show your support of Cincinnati Pride by purchasing your annual dog tag - STILL just $5!
Wearing your dog tag shows your Cincinnati Pride and helps to keep Pride a 100% FREE event!  Other specials and discounts may become available throughout the year but the only way to be a part of it is to get your dog tag and wear it with Pride.  This year's color is PURPLE and they are available now at:
 Kelley's Closet - Newport on the Levee

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.

Join the ISQCCBE for two fun upcoming events:

Miss Magical Makeover - Friday March 18th 11pm - Shooters Bar Downtown
It's time to crown the next new Miss Magical Makeover Calling all never-before queens! Guys, this is you chance to don a dress and let your inner diva all in the name of charity! This has always been a great time as we party and raise money for local Charities. 

Miss Northside Pageant - Sunday March 20th 7pm - Below Zero Lounge - OTR
The Annual Miss Northside Drag Competition is a drag show where all tips benefit Caracole! The twist? The drag queens are members of Caracole's staff, board, and volunteer program!


Check out all the upcoming events and find our more about The Court online!
Join the Cincinnati Pride Team

Cincinnati Pride wants YOU!  There are openings on both the Cincinnati Pride Board and the Parade/Festival Planning Committee.  If you are interested, please email:
  • Open Positions
- Cincinnati Pride Board:  Treasurer
                    (prefer a CPA)
- Cincinnati Pride Planning Committee:  Graphic Designer
  • PLUS - Cincinnati Pride can always use more VOLUNTEERS!  Volunteers are needed for year-round activities as well as volunteers for the parade and festival on June 25th.

  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, March 14 at 6pm - On Broadway Bar (817 Broadway Street - Downtown)

As Seen in The Listings
 The Chamber reminds you to support the businesses that support our community!
                                                                    Check out The Listings online
 Karaoke at Tillie's Lounge 

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.

  Cincinnati Pride 2016 - June 25th!

Plans for the biggest Cincinnati Pride EVER are already in the works!  Want to know what's going on? You are invited to attend the next Cincinnati Pride Planning meeting held on the 3rd Saturday of each month at Below Zero Lounge (1120 Walnut Street - OTR) at 12:00pm.
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


  927 Race Street - Downtown Cincinnati
  Facebook:  Shooters Bar

 Cincinnati's country-western themed bar!  Featuring Trivia Tuesdays,
  Butch Thursdays, and drag shows weekly.  DJ Push Play hosts
  Shirtless Saturdays.

    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.

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:  


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

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



Gay Chamber members are invited to publicize upcoming events, happenings or services in our monthly newsletter.  Reaching hundreds of local business professionals, the newsletter is a great way to expand your network and customer base.  And as a member, your event listing is complimentary.  Send event information to . Submission deadline is the 13th of each month; newsletter is electronically published on the 23rd. 
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