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Labor Day

Labor Day celebrates the women and men who campaigned tirelessly for workers' rights in the labor movement of the late 19th century. Their hard-fought wins are the reason for many of the rights we enjoy and take for granted today, such as a 40-hour work week, safe work conditions, paid time off, and sick leave. Those workers saw that there could be no freedom and liberty in this country without economic freedom for the working class. The holiday honors the source of this nation's strength—American workers, unions, and labor leaders. No matter how you decide to celebrate Labor Day 2023, take some time to reflect and pay tribute to all the laborers, past and present, who helped build America and make it the country it is today.

Text taken from The Pioneering Woman

Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project

The Brent Spence Bridge Corridor (BSBC) project is designed to improve approximately 8 miles of Interstates 71 and 75 through Kentucky and Ohio, including the addition of a new companion bridge to the existing Brent Spence Bridge to reduce congestion, improve traffic flow and safety, and maintain key regional and national transportation corridors.

Stay connected with this project

Walk to End Alzheimer's Disease

The Cincinnati Tri - State Walk to End Alzheimer's was the 9th largest walk in the states last year and we would love it to be even larger this year! The walk is scheduled for Saturday, October 7, 2023 at Sawyer Point ,  705 E Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202.  The Walk will open at 8:30 am for REGISTRATION and newly expanded activities such as the Memory Wall and Community Neighborhood. At 9:45 we will hold the Promise Garden Ceremony, and the walk will begin at 10:00, finishing at about 12 noon. 

Interested Walkers can also register at alz.org/cincinnati

Ohio Department of Development

The Ohio Department of Development produces a weekly newsletter for Small Businesses. This week's highlights include:

  • Ohio Launches Venture Capital Programs for Tech-Based Companies, $111 Million Available
  • Helping Ohio’s Small Businesses Be More Accessible
  • National Black Business Month Highlights Resources Available for Ohio Minority Entrepreneurs
  • Diversity & Inclusion Tech Internship Program Accepting Applications Until Sept. 1
  • MEP Summit Asserts Industry’s Commitment to Customers
  • Economic Development Projects Expected to Create More Than 900 Jobs
  • Women, Minority Entrepreneurs Explore State Resources at Stark County Lunch and Learn
  • $3.8 Million in State Support Invests in Growth, Expansion of Ohio Businesses

If this sounds like something you could benefit from, visit this link and complete the "Connect With Us" box on the right-hand side of the page to subscribe.

Graduate Research

Wauren Ochs (she/her) is a graduate student in Ohio University's Geography Department. She is a biracial, out lesbian who is conducting research for her thesis project centered around the importance of lesbian leisure space contributing to a sense of community and belonging. Anyone 18+ who identifies as a lesbian is welcome to participate in the study which will consist of a 45-60 minute interview. All information will be kept confidential and used only for research. If you have any questions about the process or if you are interested in participating, please reach out to Wauren at (907) 360-4453 or email [email protected].

New(ish) Allied Venue

Commonwealth Sanctuary is housed in the historic, former Tower Methodist Church, built in 1914. The original stained glass windows and custom-built, curved pews are all still on site. Now, in its new life as a Community Events Venue, this beautiful old building hosts the best stand-up comedy, music, theatre, and cinema that you can find in the Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati area. The facility features a full sound system, programmable stage lighting, a 150-inch rear projection movie screen, and a concession stand where we serve a full menu, including beer, wine, and cocktails.

Upcoming concert including drag performer Flamy Grant:

Commonwealth Sanctuary

522 Fifth Avenue

Dayton, KY 41074

Tickets here

Cincinnati Pride

Registration includes a race bib for official timing, a race tshirt, and a race medal and/or race year pin.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Bender Consulting Services has launched an exciting program to secure competitive employment for people with disabilities. The Bender/Coelho Disability Consortium aims to hire 10 individuals from Bender at 10 different corporations and fill 100 positions by the end of 2023. With former Congressman Tony Coelho, author of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as a partner, this initiative comes at a critical time for people with disabilities seeking employment. Founder Joyce Bender believes that employment is not just about financial security but also about self-worth, respect, and dignity. 

Taken from benderconsult.com

Looking to work for a company committed to DEIA? The following remote jobs are currently open:

Epic Build Analyst - Information Technology Apply

Procurement Support Associate - Procurement Apply

Queen City Freedom Band

The Queen City Freedom Band has announced its sixth season:

  • "Revolution" - November 5
  • "Heroes" - March 10
  • "Pride" - June 9

Concerts are scheduled for 3pm at the Kennedy Heights Arts Center - Lindner Annex (6620 Montgomery Road, 45213) and are free to the public.

Thinking about dusting off the old axe? Rehearsals are every Sunday from 1-3pm at Bassett Hound Sounds, 5633 Vine Street in Elmwood Place. The first cycle will begin September 10. All are welcome! For more information about joining, contact Band Secretary, Sam, at [email protected].


Be a Superhero for a Night!


Unleash Your Super Party Powers to Make a Difference!


Attention all superheroes! Get ready to wear your cape and mask for this year's Caracole gala, Let’s Fight for Our Rights...and Party!, chaired by the hostess-with-the-mostest, Pam Kravetz, on Saturday, September 23 at 7:00 PM at Coppin's Restaurant at The Hotel Covington. 


Enjoy an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, music and dancing to benefit Caracole! We're also honoring our SUPER friends who have been heroic in the fight against HIV/AIDS:


•       Judith Feinberg, MD, Vice Chair, Research & Professor, Infectious Diseases, West

Virginia University

•       Tod Swormstedt, Founder, American Sign Museum

•       Thomas Synan, Chief of Police, Newtown & Hamilton County Addiction Response Coalition Steering Committee Member


Join us in supporting the fight against stigma while having a fantastic time for a great cause! All proceeds go towards Caracole's mission of positively changing lives in the fight against HIV!


Get your tickets today: caracole.org/event/fight-for-our-rights-gala

Arts in Cincinnati

MJ The Musical

September 5 - 17

He is one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Now, Michael Jackson's unique and unparalleled artistry comes to Cincinnati as MJ, the multi Tony Award®-winning new musical centered around the making of the 1992 Dangerous World Tour, begins a tour of its own. Created by Tony Award®-winning Director / Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, MJ goes beyond the singular moves and signature sound of the star, offering a rare look at the creative mind and collaborative spirit that catapulted Michael Jackson into legendary status. MJ is startin’ somethin’ as it makes its Ohio premiere at the Aronoff Center in September 2023.

Aronoff Center

Tickets here

Music Hall

Tickets here

Bricks and Beer Tour

September 6

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.

Bored Teachers Comedy Tour

September 22

The biggest entertainment platform for teachers in the world, Bored Teachers presents the nation’s funniest teacher-comedians all on one stage. Their hilarious skits have amassed hundreds of millions of views on the internet, and they're joining comic forces on the stage for a night of laughter you don’t want to miss. Put that red pen down, pause that Netflix series you've been binging, throw on your comfiest teacher tee, call your teacher besties, and come burn off some of that stress the school year dumps on you!

Aronoff Center

Tickets here

Stay Connected

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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

Cov Live

Bar, restaurant, and venue with dancing and drag shows

Open 6pm - 4am daily

Happy hour 6pm - 8pm

Drag Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

404 West Pike Street, Covington, KY

Cov Live on Facebook

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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