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Queen City Freedom Band

Are you ready for a revolution? Join the Queen City Freedom Band and emcee The Lady Phaedra for an afternoon of adventure, heroics, and an appreciation of those who fought for change before us.


"A Mother of a Revolution!" by Omar Thomas in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and honoring Marsha P. Johnson

"Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," arranged by Victor Lopez

"Suite from Hamilton," arranged by Jerry Brubaker

And more!

Sunday, November 5, 2023


Kenney Heights Arts Center Lindner Annex

6620 Montgomery Road

Free and open to the public

Donations welcomed

Cincinnati Leather


Mark your calendar—Saturday, December 2—to get into the spirit of safer sex with Caracole’s PrEP It Up: A Red Ribbon Experience in honor of World AIDS Day!


Join Caracole and friends for FREE music, dancing, raffles, giveaways and HIV prevention info on Saturday, December 2 from 8:00–11:00 PM at the Alice in OTR.


  • Heard of PrEP but not sure how it can benefit you?
  • Wondering what’s the diff between PrEP and PEP?
  • Thinking PrEP is just for risky #sex?
  • Want PrEP but not sure how to pay for it?


Caracole and friends will be on hand to help answers these questions and more at PrEP It Up! Special thanks to our presenting partner Cincy Vogue and sponsor URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity.


For more info, reach out to Brandon or Jayme, Caracole PrEP Navigators, at [email protected] or (513) 761-1480.

The Plant Dads

New physical location at the Kenwood Towne Centre!

In searching for neat gifts, I stumbled upon this little beauty:

If you've ever wanted to roast marshmallows on the go, here's the solution! Definitely a unique gift, and under $25! Visit their website for more unique gifts and ways to brighten up your home with live plants this holiday season!

Cincinnati Pride

Mark your calendars now for this fun event in Washington Park!

Arts in Cincinnati

Aronoff Center

Tickets here

Disney's Aladdin

Nov. 14 - 19

Discover a whole new world at Disney’s ALADDIN, the hit Broadway musical.

From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of ALADDIN, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy, and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.

Hailed by USA Today as “Pure Genie-Us,” ALADDIN features all your favorite songs from the film as well as new music written by Tony® and Academy Award®-winner Alan Menken (Newsies), with lyrics penned by the legendary Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast), Tony Award-winner Tim Rice (The Lion King, Aida), and book writer Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer).

Bricks & Beer Tour

Nov. 15 + Dec. 1

Friends of Music Hall partners with Rhinegeist Brewery to bring you a unique tour experience. Enter the world of late nineteenth century history as we uncover the surprising intersection of the Cincinnati beer industry and its contributions to the development of Music Hall. Tour parts of the building and quench your thirst with beer selections from Rhinegeist. Hops and history; It’s a two-for-one activity that’s bound to please the palate and the intellect.

Tours details:

• Tour length is 1 hour

• Limit 4 tickets per transaction

• Guest 21 and over

• Proceeds benefit Friends of Music Hall a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information go to, friendsofmusichall.org

Music Hall

Tickets here

Aronoff Center

Tickets here

Hōkioi me te Vwōhali - From Spirit Eagles Land

Nov. 17 - 18

A collaborative project between Exhale Dance Tribe and the Ōkāreka Dance Company of New Zealand, Hōkioi me te Vwōhali - From Spirit Eagles Land has been six years in the making. Referencing the whakapapa (genealogy) between the Hōkioi (Haast Eagle – Māori, New Zealand, ext. 1400) and the Vwōhali (Golden Eagle, Cherokee, USA), this production brings together two peoples, two nations, two countries, and two dance companies from either sides of the world, to celebrate the lives of these illustrious eagles. 

Sex n' the City: A (Super Unauthorized) Musical Parody

Nov. 25

Sex n’ the City: A (Super Unauthorized) Musical Parody follows your favorite single gals looking for love in the big city. They tackle serious questions like "will I ever find the one?," "can you ever really be over your ex?," and "for the third time, it’s a neck massager!" Come join Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, and Samantha on a hilarious trip through New York in the '90s.

Aronoff Center

Tickets here

Cincinnati Public School Jobs

Our Talent Acquisition and Staffing Team has a mission to recruit a more diverse pool of candidates to teach in our communities. Given that the majority of our students enrolled identify as Black or Multiracial, we are excited about the opportunity to hire more teachers and substitutes who look like our students. We also hope to offer a wider range of religious, cultural, and life experiences for students from all groups. Representation is so important, and it would be incredible for local people with a variety of experiences and worldviews to have an impact in our classrooms.

It used to be that substitutes were required to have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree, in order to serve in that capacity. However, the current guidelines from the Ohio Department of Education allow school districts to determine their own educational requirements for substitute teaching. In response, CPS has set guidelines which allows individuals with an Associate's degree and/or 48 college credit hours to apply and work as a sub, if eligible. We are also able to assist individuals in furthering their own education to become a teacher, through the use of grants/scholarships offered to our employees, or even helping them to pursue an accelerated pathway, such as the Alternative Educator License (AEL).

If interested in more information, visit the CPS website or email Briana.

Community Support

John Arthur Flats

John Arthur Flats is now Pre-Leasing! John Arthur Flats is the first LGBTQ+ friendly 55+ senior affordable housing development in Cincinnati. It contains 57 newly constructed studio, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments affordable to seniors ranging from 30% AMI to 60% AMI. This 3-story elevator served building is in an ideal walkable location with easy access to the Northside business district, McKie Recreation Center and many other nearby amenities.

For many LGBTQ older adults, the social stigma they’ve experienced and the added stress of dealing with decades of discrimination can put them at greater risk of physical and mental illnesses, experiencing higher rates of poverty and suffering higher rates of housing discrimination. Innovative housing solutions like John Arthur Flats respond to this need, providing a safe and welcoming environment for seniors to age in place in community. All are welcome to apply!

Phone: 513-995-1614
TTY: 711

Claudette Fikes, MSW, CFSW
Supportive Services Assistant
@John Arthur Flats 4145 Apple St
Cincinnati, Ohio 45223

GLAST - Support Group


Only Requirements:
-18 & up (or with parental consent)
-Identify as LGBTQIA+
-History of substance use or compulsion
-In Recovery from substance use and/or compulsion

This is not a 12 step meeting. However, if you are apart of a 12 step program we encourage you to join us as ALL 12 step fellowships are welcome. 
For more information, feel free to call us (513) 334-6945.

Meetings are held 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7pm
9020 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45215

Meetings are held every Wednesday at 7pm 
First Christian Church, 14 W 5th St, Covington, Kentucky 41011

PFLAG Cincinnati
PFLAG works to create a caring, just, and affirming world with LGBTQIA+ people and those who love them. For mutual support, we come together in a monthly meeting as parents, families, allies and LGBTQIA+ people. We gather at 7pm; then at 7:30 there may be a brief educational presentation. There is always time for introductions and an opportunity to share our stories in small groups. We conclude before 9pm.

Meetings are the second Tuesday of the month, 7pm, at TreeHouse (in Mt. Auburn
Presbyterian Church), 103 Wm Howard Taft Rd. 45219.

To make contact or learn more, visit pflagcincinnati.org.
PFLAG Cincinnati is a 501c3 non-profit and not affiliated with any religious or political organization.


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.

For more information:

Local LGBTQ+ Nightlife

Bar 901 at the Brittany
Bar 901 at the Brittany - Relaxing place to socialize with great drink specials, TouchTunes jukebox and multiple TVs featuring cable networks and sports channels. 

Mon-Weds 4pm - 11pm;
Thu 4pm-Midnight;
Fri & Sat 5pm-2:30am; Sun 3pm-Midnight

901 Race Street - Downtown

Bar 32
Great Cocktails for All Walks of Life! Just a warm and friendly little neighborhood bar. Come in and relax

Open daily 3pm-1am

701 Bakewell Street - Covington KY

The Birdcage

The Birdcage is a GLBTQ upscale bar and lounge. The premier destination for dancing, specialty cocktails, and entertainment! 21+ with valid ID.

Mon 4pm-Midnight

Tues-Thurs 2pm-1am

Fri-Sat 2pm-2:30am

Sun 1pm-1am

412 Central Avenue - Downtown

The Birdcage on Facebook

The Flock

The new Birdcage Bar and Nightclub will be everything we’ve always been, but with the space to be bigger and better than ever! Envision a dedicated stage and performance area, a massive disco ball over the dance floor, two bars, cocktails ON TAP, slick lounge spaces, cocktail tables, and SO MUCH MORE.

927 Race Street, Downtown

The Flock on Facebook

Bloom OTR

Bloom OTR is a fresh new LGBTQ+ nightclub concept in Over the Rhine. We are bringing the hottest performances and events to you all summer long and cannot wait to be a cornerstone of the community.

House Divas: hostess Jessica Dimon, showgirls Kora Sline, Chasity Marie, Jessica Marie Jones, and Michelle Kartier

Bloom OTR on Facebook

C&D Northside
Longtime neighborhood bar located in Northside. Happy Hour til 8pm 
$2 C&D-licious Shots All Day!
Keno & Ohio Lottery, Free Pool All Day.

Open daily 4pm-2am

1714 Hanfield Street - Northside

The Crazy Fox Saloon
A Smoke Free, Friendly Neighborhood Bar, with a Very Eclectic Crowd! 

The Cheapest and Best Jukebox in Town. 
Drink Specials 7 days a Week, with Happy Hour featuring Cheap Drinks and Free Pool from 3pm to 8pm Daily. Nightly Drink Specials Sunday through Friday, different specials each night. 

Enjoy the All Weather Comfortable Patio, great for our Smoking Clientel!! 

Steel Tipped Darts, and Plenty of Video and Pinball games, Free WI-FI, Plus 3 Big Screen HDTV'S for All Your Favorite Sports and Entertainment.

Mon-Sat 3pm-2:30am
Sun 1pm-2:30am

901 Washington Street - Newport KY

Good Judy's
Good Judy's is a queer hang-out featuring alternative culture, cocktails, and parties.

Fri-Sat 8pm-230am

4169 Hamilton Avenue

HBT - Home Base Tavern
Offering daily specials, good friends & plenty of things to do. Catch the FC, Reds, Bengals Games on the big screen & shoot a game of pool. Comfy Patio, Giant Jenga, Darts, Pool Table, Pong, Digital Jukebox.

Tuesday: Karaoke DJ 930pm
Wednesday: Darts
Thursday: Free Pool
Friday: “Whiskey Friday” Specials
Saturday: Jukebox Karaoke

Tues-Sat 7pm-2:30am

2401 Vine Street - Clifton

OTR Stillhouse

Knox Joseph Distillery

Amazing space with great outdoor and indoor seating. Kiddos welcome until 9pm. Food trucks regularly available for nosh.

Wednesdays + Thursdays 3pm - 11pm

Fridays 3pm - midnight

Saturdays 1pm - 1am

Sundays 1pm - 9pm

2017 Branch Street - downtown

OTR Stillhouse on Facebook

Main Event Speakeasy
Happy Hour until 7pm every day! The Speakeasy has a pool table, jukebox and plenty of liquor. The Main Event features shows Mon-Sat starting at 11:30pm in the Black Box Ballroom. (Wednesday is the Male Revue) JR’s Main Street Cafe is open every Friday and Saturday Night. Also on Friday and Saturday Nights you can dance past 3am. If you just want some place to chill out we have you covered, the Peaches Laverne Lounge is off to the side for those who like seclusion or are getting to know one another. Sunday Night Karaoke starts at 8pm.

Mon-Thu 8am-2:30am
Fri-Sat 8am-3am
Sun 11am-2:30am

835 Main Street - Downtown

Old Street Saloon
Old Street Saloon, the friendliest little gay bar in the neighborhood. We believe in diversity. Our customers are primarily gay, but we welcome EVERYONE! Happy Hour every day 8-9pm. Free Pool on Thursdays.

Thu-Sat 8pm-2:30am

13 Old Street - Monroe

The Orbit Room OTR
The Orbit Room is a cool little upscale neighborhood bar with live music, great drinks, and food coming from the plant- based restaurant (Essen Kitchen) next door.

Thu:6:00 pm – 1:00 am
Fri:6:00 pm – 1:00 am
Sat:6:00 pm – 1:00 am
Sun:12:00 – 7:00 pm
Open M - W for special events

1833 Vine Street - downtown Cincinnati

Rosie's Tavern
Built as a tavern in 1896, Rosie's Tavern is in the historical Mainstrasse Village of Covington, KY.

Covington needed a bar that was accepting of everyone in the community -- Rosie's Tavern is that place for our neighbors. Our team is dedicated to providing a safe place where customers can come in for a variety of great drinks and a fun time. When you stop by, you’ll quickly see why we’re known as the friendliest bar in town. It’s because of our attentive, talented bartenders, our positive atmosphere, and our friendly, cheerful patrons.

Mon 2pm-2:30am
Tues-Thu 3pm-2:30am
Fri-Sun 2pm-2:30am

643 Bakewell Street - Covington, KY

Tillie's Lounge
The lounge is named after a beloved Cincinnati entertainer, Tillie the elephant. The lounge features plush decor, intimate seating arrangements and a massive covered outdoor patio. Happy Hour every Thursday-Sunday. Trivia every Thursday. and karaoke on Saturday. Home of the longest running Bear Night every Wednesday.

Mondays 4pm - 2am Karaoke
Tues 4pm-Midnight
Weds-Sun 4pm-2am

4042 Hamilton Avenue - Northside

Unwind Wine Bar
Upscale Wine Bar without the upscale attitude or prices! Wine and light fare bar in trendy Hyde Park. Stop in for a meal or just to enjoy the large outdoor patio in the summer and fireplace in the winter. Unlike any other wine bar in the Tri-state.

Mon 5-11pm
Tues-Thurs 4-11pm
Fri-Sat 4pm-1am 

3435 Michigan Avenue - Hyde Park

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