Festivals and parades went ahead under increased security in cities such as Chicago, Columbus, Ohio; and Providence, Rhode Island, a week after a gunman fired on a crowd at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. The attack left 49 people dead. At Chicago Pride Fest, security staff meticulously checked bags, unzipping each and every pocket, and extra police patrolled on foot in a highly visible presence. The annual two-day street festival in the Boystown neighborhood draws thousands of revelers and serves as a warmup to Chicago's even bigger Pride Parade the following weekend.
Gay bathhouses nationwide face uncertain future
Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Gone are the days when bathhouses drew crowds by offering discreet place for gays to meet. A link has been sent to your friend's email address. A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Please read the rules before joining the discussion. Some are doing aggressive online advertising and community outreach. Others tout their upscale amenities like plush towels and marble baths.
Gay Columbus: Pride year 'round
Neighborhood Launch is different than the mid and high rise buildings, having a true neighborhood feel with treed sidewalks and a median down Gay Street; it is reminiscent of old neighborhoods in many cities such as the Lincoln Park area of Chicago, or Georgetown and Boston. This is a different approach to downtown Columbus living with front entrances, garages and outdoor living spaces. We are a very unique neighborhood right in the middle of downtown, with easy access to all highways, within walking distance to many restaurants, theaters, parks and entertainment venues. Everything you need is right here in your neighborhood.
Citing safety concerns following the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. We in no way [wish] to downplay or not acknowledge their concerns. We do not blame them or wish to embarrass them as we know they are just as human as we are, and for some people outside of the GLBT community this tragedy may make things even more confusing. As has been the case for years, the university will take part in the Columbus Pride Festival and Parade, including a campus-wide group of faculty, staff, students and senior officials led by President Michael Drake.