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.

For the majority of her career, Felicia DeRosa has approached social justice and activism through her art. Over 30-some-odd years, she has explored and reflected back themes such as gender roles, the body as it’s exploited in media and advertising, mental illness, homelessness, faith, addiction, self-destruction, and, from time to time, politics.

A majority of City Council members in the Columbus suburb of Westerville expressed support Tuesday night for an ordinance that would make it illegal for local employers, businesses and landlords to discriminate based on a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.