LGBTQ-Friendly Columbus

Home to one of the largest Pride parades in the Midwest attracting more than 500,000 people, Columbus is a smart and open-minded city where people are free to be themselves and follow their passions.View additional LGBTQ events.

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. Find out why Columbus was ranked #3 on the Fashionable Destinations list here, then plan your fashionable getaway to Columbus.

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.

Pride LogoVisit US during the Columbus Pride Festival, June 15-16 on the downtown riverfront. The festival features a parade, more than 180 vendors, three music stages and areas for teens, families and trailblazers. Make sure to stop by the Experience Columbus booth, a sponsor of the Pride Festival, for some great giveaways, visitor information and the opportunity to win prizes! 

View our Out in CBUS guide, or pick one up in an Experience Columbus Visitor Center.

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