June 10, 2020

Pride Month 2020: The Past Informs the Present

The original Stonewall Uprising was a protest against police brutality led by LGBTQ people of color.

March 26, 2020

Amazon, Empress, and Friend: The Life of Natalie Clifford Barney

Natalie Clifford Barney was an out lesbian when she said, “being other than normal [was] a perilous advantage.”

January 9, 2020

Rupert “Twink” Starr Oral History

November 13, 2019

An Autobiography of An Activist: Julia Applegate

This month's post in our suffrage anniversary blog series come from Julia Applegate, Director of the Equitas Health Institute and a long time activist.

June 5, 2019

50 Years Since Stonewall: The Origins of Pride

LGBTQ Pride events are meant to mark the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots of June 1969. This year, 2019, marks 50 years since the pivotal moment at Stonewall.

August 30, 2018

GOHI on Columbus Neighborhoods

Ohio History Connection’s Eric Feingold discusses several objects in the GOHI collection!

August 29, 2018

GOHI Talks with WOSU

Eric Feingold, History Curator at the Ohio History Connection discusses Columbus’s robust LGBTQ community in WOSU’s Curious Cbus series: Eric Feingold, curator at the Ohio History Connection, works with the Gay Ohio History Initiative. He says that the city was, in general, far ahead of the rest of the state. “Columbus has been holding, for instance, […]

February 6, 2018

Stories From the Past- Literally

In the fall of 1937, Betty Eicher was enrolled at Ohio State University in a course called English 507. Betty was doing a lot of creative writing. Check out one of her stories!

July 1, 2017

Marking Ohio’s LGBT History

Becki Trivison, Local History Coordinator Ohio History Connection During the month of June we are reminded of the importance of LGBT history and culture and we are actively engaged in it all month long. But what happens after June when the Pride celebrations are over? Of course there is LGBT history month every October but how […]

June 1, 2017

Historic Reflections: A Conversation with Lori Gum of Stonewall Columbus

Anthony Gibbs Local History Manager, Ohio History Connection   Rare is the evidence of Columbus, Ohio’s first Pride March. Stories are told of protestors wearing paper bags over their heads as speakers called from a makeshift stage and a P.A. system ran through an old van. Last year, we celebrated 35 years of Pride as […]