October 26th, 1999 For the first time in OSU's history, top OSU administrators, including then OSU president William Kirwan, met with student representatives and other interested parties to discuss what could be done to improve the campus experience for OSU's LGBTQ students. SOURCE: Rosenberg, Miles. "OSU President Meets with GLBT Student Groups." 19 November 1999. [...]
October 15th, 1999 The H.I.S. Kings hosted "The First International Drag King Extravaganza," a festival that drew 600+ people to Columbus to discuss, perform, and celebrate female-to-male drag performance. SOURCES: Rosenberg, Miles. "Drag King Conference Celebrates Collaboration, Performance." 22 October 1999. Gay People's Chronicle, 8 May 2010. Troka, Donna Jean. "The History of the First [...]
On June 26th, 2015: We are grateful to remember the day Marriage Equality was granted nationwide in the Supreme Court case Obergefell et al. V. Hodges. The verdict ruled same-sex couples are guaranteed the right to marry by the 14th amendment. Love has finally won!
We offer our deepest condolences to those affected by the mass murder that claimed fifty lives on June 12th, 2016. This day will forever be remembered as a tragedy rooted by hatred and a lack of acceptance for the LGBTQ community. We will keep the names of each and every victim in our hearts today and everyday following. We remember: Stanley Almodovar [...]