With the ceremonial cut of the red ribbon on April 18, the Columbus community celebrated the grand opening of the newly renovated and expanded Stonewall Columbus community center. After years of fundraising towards this first capital campaign in the organization’s 30+ years in the community, 3.8 million dollars was raised to create the 15,000 sq. ft. space.

Billed as the “largest gathering of queer readers northeast Ohio has seen in years,” the evening features a collection of over a dozen queer poets, storytellers, and spoken word performers.