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Columbus is quickly becoming known as an "up and coming gay city" ( with its lively neighborhoods, wealth of art galleries and bustling LGBT scene. The Municipal Equality Index (MEI) even says, "Columbus is a national leader for LGBTQ Equality."


Columbus: This under-the-radar city in Central Ohio is brimming with creative energy

November 11, 2019

A vibrant maker ethos has taken root in the home of The Ohio State University. Arts neighborhoods like Short North are seeing edgy new endeavors, while Columbus has worked to turn around one of its... Continue Reading >>

Best LGBTQ hangouts in all 50 states

May 14, 2019

Columbus’ gay pride festival is named for the Stonewall Riots that started the modern gay rights’ movement 50 years ago—and with good reason. LGBT organizers within the Midwestern... Continue Reading >>

Top 10 cities LGBT travelers are booking for Gay Pride this year, according to Orbitz

April 15, 2019

Data was collected from Orbitz pricing and demand information based on historical averages for flights and hotels booked during Pride event dates during 2017 and 2018, as well as travel intent based... Continue Reading >>

An Awakening in Columbus

April 1, 2019

The capital of Ohio, one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, lives largely in the future tense: There’s a palpable energy when walking through yuppie-centric Short North,... Continue Reading >>


March 1, 2019

We wanted to know more about the sights, flavors, and happenings gracing Columbus these days, so we asked Hotel LeVeque General Manager Geri Lombard to share some of her favorite places, events, and... Continue Reading >>

Six Beloved Destinations for LGBTQ Travelers

March 1, 2019

LGBTQ travel groups seeking diversity, nightlife, sightseeing, and historical and cultural significance will find comfort and inclusion in these favorite LGBTQ-friendly cities. READ MORE Continue Reading >>

52 Places to Go in 2019

January 9, 2019

Is this the American city of the future? With a revitalized riverfront and booming downtown, Columbus is already one of the nation’s fastest-growing cities. Now, it’s poised to become... Continue Reading >>

32 Places To Go (And Eat) in 2019

January 2, 2019

If there’s one thing we know about the Midwest now, it’s to stop expecting certain things from the Midwest, and certainly not Ohio’s capital city, which has a nearly Sun... Continue Reading >>

5 ways Columbus makes LGBT travelers feel fabulous

November 1, 2018

Columbus offers a warm welcome with plenty of Midwestern charm and a relaxed, progressive vibe that celebrates diversity and creativity. Plus, it’s a great place to eat, shop and spend the... Continue Reading >>

Hello, Columbus, Much more than a college town

October 2, 2018

I've had the good fortune to travel to Columbus a few times—and I've convinced more and more people that it's a great place to visit.Why is that? Because, despite some... Continue Reading >>

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