LGBTQ-Friendly Columbus

Home to one of the largest Pride parades in the Midwest attracting more than 700,000 people, Columbus is a smart and open-minded city where people are free to be themselves and follow their passions.

Columbus is rising as a fashion mecca and has become fashion's best kept secret with retail giants L Brands, Express, DSW Shoe Warehouse, Abercrombie & Fitch and more that are headquartered here. Plan your fashionable getaway to Columbus and see why Columbus was ranked #3 on the Fashionable Destinations list.

Ignite your own memorable moments, discover Columbus' expanding LGBTQ arts and culture scene and explore the city's unique neighborhoods. Browse through all our resources, LGBTQ nightlife, sign up for the newsletter and check out upcoming events below.

Out in Cbus Guide

Our Out in Cbus Guide is a great resource for visitor information on Columbus, including LGBTQ-friendly bars, restaurants, attractions and more.

Request an Out in Cbus guide to be mailed to you. In the meantime, view the current Out in CBUS guide online.

Pride Logo 2019Experience Columbus is a proud sponsor of Pride Festival. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the organizers of Columbus Pride have made the decision to postpone this year’s Pride Parade and Festival. The new date for the Pride parade is Saturday, October 3, 2020. A decision on the Festival will be decided at a later time.



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