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Merry Dragmas!


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Join Kazma Knights and The Uncorked Dolls for a Dragmas extravaganza! Featuring special guests Kari O’Knife and current reigning Miss Athens Uncorked, Kar Kar O’Daniels. Come for a night of giving and FUN! This will be our third annual toy drive for Athens Children’s Services. Bring a new children’s toy for $1 off at the… Read More

Manchin Only Democratic Senator Not to Endorse LGBT Bill

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is the only Democratic senator who did not co-sponsor an LGBT anti-discrimination bill. 44 Democratic U.S. senators and the two independent senators that caucus with them have signed onto Senate bill 788. The bill sponsored by U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon would add LGBT protections to… Read More

June YAP Pride Happy Hour


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Come to the June YAP Happy Hour to celebrate the unofficial wrap-up of Athens Pride Week, enjoy some delicious food and locally crafted beers, and engage in quality networking with local young professionals!  Jackie O’s Taproom (located behind Sonic on Stimson Avenue) will be hosting and catering the event.  More information on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/104326640408871/) The Southeastern… Read More

Zanesville LGBTQ Pride Night


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A Variety show with organizations tabling, guest speakers and drag entertainers celebrating Pride in Zanesville.  Message us with questions or board@seorainbow.org Speakers Nate Cole from the You Will Rise Project and Marshall Troxell from Equality Ohio  Performers include…  Boston Michaels  Xavier Monroe  Destiny Diamond  London Desmond Asia  Nicholas Halm  Dorothy Gerard-Stepp  Brady Manns  Harley Monroe  Mimi Sharp AKA Randall Scott Boylen Jr. Organizations & Merchants… TransOhio… Read More

Athens Pride Fest Dance Party with DJ Zteffen


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Athens Pride Fest is being organized by Ohio University LGBT Center, Southeast Ohio LGBTQ+ Center, Southeastern Ohio LGBT Coalition.  Athens Pride Fest is a week long celebration of solidarity, diversity, unity, and activism. Join us in celebration! We are bringing you a dance party at Casa Nueva Restaurant & Cantina with DJ Zteffen Abikanile! Doors open at 9:30PM. Dancing the… Read More

Athens Pride Fest Comedy Show at the Union


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Join us for a night of laughs! Athens Pride Fest is being organized by Ohio University LGBT Center, Southeast Ohio LGBTQ+ Center, and Southeastern Ohio LGBT Coalition. Athens Pride Fest is a week long celebration of solidarity, diversity, unity, and activism. Doors at 7PM. Performance begins at 8PM. Comedians Brooke Cartus,Whitney Chitwood, Scott Duff, and Brittany Meyer will put… Read More

Breaking Binaries at the Brewery


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Join us for an evening of community and connections! Breaking Binaries is a celebration of the Rural Voices Conference and an opportunity to embrace transtastic pride. $1 from every brew sold will be donated to the Ohio University LGBT Center Emergency Fund that supports LGBTQ+ individuals who are experiencing financial hardship. The festivities will include… Read More

Rural Voices: Caring for Trans and Gender Diverse Communities


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Rural Voices is a day-long summit for health and social service professionals to learn how to improve care for transgender and gender diverse people living in rural America. The learning objectives for Rural Voices are: Develop a foundational knowledge about gender diversity, including health needs and disparities. Increase skills and confidence for providing medical and… Read More

Athens Pride Fest Drag Queen Story Hour


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Come out to the Athens Public Library for a special story time adventure!  This event is for all ages, especially for younger children!   A drag performer will choose a book aimed at helping children understand gender diversity and expression. Athens Pride Fest is being organized by Ohio University LGBT Center, Southeast Ohio LGBTQ+ Center, and Southeastern Ohio… Read More

Athens Pride Fest Cheers and Queers


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Join us for Cheers & Queers to kick off Athens Pride Fest officially! Athens Pride Fest is being organized by Ohio University LGBT Center, Southeast Ohio LGBTQ+ Center, and Southeastern Ohio LGBT Coalition.  Athens Pride Fest is a week long celebration of solidarity, diversity, unity, and activism. Join us at Athens Uncorked to toast to the LGBTQ community!   Keep… Read More

Athens Pride Fest SafeZone: LGBTQ Solidarity and Queer Accomplicehood


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Join us for a FREE workshop exploring sexual and gender diversities. Participants will engage and discuss ways to be a good ally and accomplice to LGBTQ+ individuals in and beyond Athens. This presentation is open to ALL members of the community and region including businesses, teachers/educators, faith groups, mental health professionals, parents, activists…ALL ARE WELCOME… Read More

Queer Touring Bands Find Their Own Spaces in Athens, Ohio

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By Devon Hannan Between bars and commercial venues, lines can be blurred in terms of what makes a safe space actually a safe. For bands on tour, efforts made my space owners around the country soon become very apparent. Are space owners actually providing a safe space to include artists of all backgrounds and identities… Read More

Athens LGBTQ Legacy Project


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The School of Art + Design proudly presents the “Athens LGBTQ Legacy Project,” a historical tour, stories, film and panel discussion facilitated by Becky Chmielewski, at Seigfred Hall’s Mitchell Auditorium April 13 and 14. “The Legacy Walk,” will begin at Seigfred Hall on Friday, April 13 at 4:30 p.m. and conclude at Athens Uncorked by 7:30… Read More