Recognizing OUR Own: Columbus

Recognizing OUR Own: Columbus
Columbus, OH
Stonewall Columbus
1160 N High Street
Columbus, OH 43201


Join Victory Institute and our LGBTQ elected officials in Columbus for a reception celebrating a new Rainbow Wave! Help say thanks to those from our community who bravely ran for public office – and won. We will be honoring these historic firsts in our community:

Columbus City Councilmember Mary Jo Hudson, the first openly LGBTQ person elected to the Columbus School District and the Columbus City Council;

Ohio State Senator Nickie Antonio, the first openly LGBTQ person elected to the Ohio State House and Senate;

Columbus City Councilmember Shannon Hardin, the first openly LGBTQ person to be selected as President of the Columbus City Council; and

City Auditor Megan Kilgore, the first openly LGBTQ woman elected as City Auditor in Columbus!

Thank you to our amazing Honorary co-hosts:

Former Congressman Edward Feighan

Columbus City Councilmember Mary Jo Hudson

State Senator Nickie Antonio

Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas Judge Mary Wiseman

President of Columbus City Council Shannon Hardin

Nelsonville City Councilmember Taylor Sappington

Newark City Councilmember Jeremy Blake

City of Columbus Auditor Megan Kilgore

Board of Education Member, South-Western City School District David Donofrio

And our Host Committee:

Edward Feighan •  Equitas Health • Sandy Anderson & Lynn Readey • Nickie Antonio & Jean Kosmac • Kathy Bowman & Kim Seibert • Alycia Broz • Jim Elliott & John Behal • Paul Feeney & Chad Braun • Lynn Greer • Massucci Law Group & Lori J Brown • Rick Neal & Tom Grote • Wade Rakes • Steve Shellabarger • Marianne Steger & Lisa Zellner • John Wirchanski

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019
General Admission: 4:30pm – 7pm ET
VIP Reception: 4:30pm – 5:45pm ET
Stonewall Columbus
1160 N High Street, Columbus, OH 43201

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