The Into Autumn Edition
September 2016


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Pride Night at Kings Island - September 9th 
Don't miss it: the Midwest's largest amusement park entertainment event September 09, 2016 benefiting a local community group - the GLBTQ Center of Greater Cincinnati. You can buy your tickets online (link available at a later date), at select ticket locations, or at the gate.

Entertainment for Pride Night to date:  
Live DJ's (Jule Boogie, Chris Mercier) 
and more!

Folks from over 30 states attend this event! The GLBTQ Center thanks the generosity of Kings Island. It is a great value and a chance to benefit Greater Cincinnati's only GLBTQ Center serving a diverse community. The proceeds cover much of the annual operating expense of this 21-year-old community organization (founded September 17, 1993). This marks the 19th year Kings Island has hosted the event.

Tickets not only include free parking ($15 value) but have only moderately increased over the past few years. Prices for 2016 are: Individual tickets online & purchased in advance are available for 34.50 until July 10th, 38.50 after July 10th, and $42.50 at gate; or groups of 7 or more $36.50 (online only)! A portion of the ticket sales, depending on attendance is donated to the local Greater Cincinnati Gay & Lesbian Community Center each year. The Center is a non-profit organization as recognized as by the IRS 501(c)3.

While the event began as a private fundraiser, more and more allies are asking "do I have to be gay to attend?!?!" The simple answer - if you support equality - you're welcome! Imagine NOT having to wait in line for your favorite ride? For those who like to purchase online, and want to use "will call" or have "a personal printer" go here to purchase tickets. Kings Island waived the fee for electronic purchases on their e-store this year! (Yes, that's an additional savings of $5). Other tickets outlets are updated on the pride night webpage as available.

When you visit our Pride night page be sure to thank our sponsors! We appreciate their support! Kings Island opens the parking lot the day of the event at 5:00 pm, with the gates opening at 5:30 pm. The rides will begin operation at 6:00 pm. The event concludes at midnight. Please remember - while this is a child friendly event - it is geared toward adults. Because the event is always scheduled by Kings Island after Labor Day, the water park and children's rides are closed.

A question the GLBTQ Center gets a lot: Can I use my season's pass or a discount coupon from a local store? No, sorry this is a fundraiser for the Center - no season passes or special discount coupons are honored. T-shirts with this year's pride night logo (to be announced) will be available for sale at the main entrance to the park. Most years, different area taverns and organizations have sponsored Pride Night weekend events, replacing the "after glow party" at Kings Island. Special hotel packages are available check our website for more information.

The GLBT Center assumes no liability or responsibility for the operation of the Kings Island e-store for ticketing, issues must be resolved directly with Kings Island. All sales are final once a general park admission ticket transaction has been completed. General admission tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. This includes weather-related events. We do not issue rain checks. Please check local weather conditions prior to planning your visit.
Cincinnati Men's Chorus Auditions 

  Love to sing?  You are invited to audition for the Cincinnati Men's Chorus! Auditions for the first concert (Holiday) of Season 26, will be held on Wednesday, September 7 from 6-7 pm, Wednesday, September 14 from 6-7 pm, and Wednesday, September 21 from 6-7pm. Auditions, along with weekly rehearsals, take place at St. John's Unitarian Universalist Church in the Clifton neighborhood of Cincinnati.

St. John's Unitarian Universalist Church
320 Resor Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45220

Potential members should be prepared to sing a brief audition for the Director, consisting of pitch-matching, scales, and vocal warm-ups. No prepared song is necessary. Our director will place you in the appropriate vocal section following the audition.

Rehearsals are every Wednesday from 7:00-9:30.
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!
Scorpius Stingerfest @ On Broadway Bar  
Cincinnati's leather club is celebrating 9 years.  All are invited to the celebration of Scorpius of Cincinnati's NINTH Anniversary!

Club members will be raising money for local charities featuring Scorpius' fabulous jello shots and a silent leather auction.

Saturday - September 17th from 10pm-1am
On Broadway Bar
817 Broadway - Downtown 
Ohio Lesbian Festival   
The Ohio Lesbian Festival is a not-for-profit, volunteer driven womyn only event designed to promote womyn's community, music and art. The Festival was founded on the premise that lesbians and queer womyn need opportunities and spaces to recognize and support each other, to define our culture, to find our own strengths and to be empowered. All womyn are welcome!

September 16 - September 18
Frontier Ranch
8836 York Rd., Pataskala, Ohio 43062

Click here for tickets and more information 
GLSEN Ally Week 
GLSEN Ally Week 2016 is September 26 through 30 -- just over a month away!
During Ally Week, the Cincinnati GLSEN Chapter is joining a national conversation about what it means to be an ally to LGBT students. What can you do to get ready? Click here to start!  
Make Plans NOW!     

There are a lot of great events coming up later this fall in Cincinnati.  Be sure to add these to your online calendar now!

Want to add you upcoming event to the list?  email us and we'll add you to the next newsletter.  Newsletters publish on the first Monday of each month.

The Imperial Sovereign Queen City Court of the Buckeye Empire celebrates 25 years with the Silver Jublilee Coronation! Events begin October 5 and lead to the signature event - Masquerade: A Night with Andrew Lloyd Webber on October 8 th at the Westin Hotel in downtown Cincinnati.

Here's a list of the featured events:
Wednesday 10/05 7pm - Coronation Kick-Off Party - Rosie's Tavern - 643 Bakewell - Covington,

Thursday 10/06 8pm - In-Town Show - The Cabaret - 1122 Walnut  - OTR/Downtown

Friday 10/07 Out of Town Show 8pm - The Westin Hotel - Fountain Room (2nd Floor) - 21 E 5th St 

Saturday 10/08 Coronation XXV Ball 5pm - The Westin Hotel - Presidential Ball Room (3rd Floor) - 21 E 5th St

Sunday 10/09 - Victory Brunch 10:30 am - The Westin Hotel - Fountain Room (2nd Floor) - 21 E 5th St

Sunday 10/09 - Victory Party 2pm - Below Zero - 1122 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

October 8 - NoH8 Photo Shoot

Join the #NOH8Worldwide movement in CINCINNATI and add your face to the fight for equal human rights!

The Westin Cincinnati 21 East 5th St. Cincinnati, OH 45202

Saturday October 8th, 2016 - 2- 5pm

COST: Single/Solo Photos: $40 -
Couple/Group Photos: $25 per person

October 28 - 30 CINTIT Bowling Tournament

Visit to register for the tournament as a participant or supporter. Host bowling center is Walt's Center Lanes in Newport KY and the host hotel is the Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront.

October 29 - GLSEN Cincinnati Youth Summit

Youth Summit is a FREE day-long event that draws lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and allied youth from all over the Greater Cincinnati area and beyond. With speakers, workshops, and panels on topics from being out at school and work to the biology of sexuality to self-defense, as well as engaging social opportunities, plus lunch and dinner.  The Summit is designed for youth ages 11+, as well as adult allies of LGBTQ youth and those interested in learning more about GLSEN's work for safe schools.

Northern Kentucky University - Highland Heights KY - 11am - 9pm

November 4 - 6 - OutReels Cincinnati

What started as the CNKY Scene Film Festival in 2012 is celebrating its 5th year producing an LGBT film festival.  We went back to the roots of LGBT cinema and last year brought back the OutReels Cincinnati title used by the Gay and Lesbian Center of Cincinnati in 2006 and 2007. 
This year films will screen at the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater on November 4th-6th. 
Tickets on sale staring September 20th  Please visit

November 18 - Tri-State Leather/Rubber/Pup Contest 2016

The Tri-State Leather/Rubber/Pup contest will be held at The Contemporary Arts Center in downtown Cincinnati, 2 blocks from the host hotel, the Millennium. The annual OINK dance follows immediately after the contest. The contest will begin at 8pm and the dance will begin at 11pm. KINK U will be conducting classes on Saturday afternoon.
Below Zero Lounge - Dance... Dance... Dance!!!  
Proud Scholars 
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.  For more information, visit
What's Going on Tillie's 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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