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      A Guide to Pride: 10 Ways to Get Involved

      Posted by Sam S. on May 12, 2023 1:31:00 PM

      June is an opportunity to reflect, learn, and cherish LGBTQ+ culture during Pride Month. The Cincinnati region supports Pride Month by hosting multiple different events and parades. There are also local LGBTQ+ friendly businesses you can support in June and all summer long.

      If you want some ideas on how to celebrate, check out our Guide to Pride below.

      Pride Events in Cincinnati, Dayton, Covington
        1. Pride Flag Raising June 1: To kick off Pride Month, Cincinnati City Hall will be raising the inclusive Pride Flag at 11am on Thursday, June 1. Our PRIDE Employee Resource Group and mascot will be there handing out swag.pride parade cropped v2
        2. Dayton Pride June 2-3: The Greater Dayton LGBT Center celebrates Pride each year on the first weekend of June. It kicks off with the Affair on the Square at Courthouse Square on Friday night followed by a parade and festival on Saturday, and a 5K on Sunday.
        3. NKY Pride June 4: Celebrate Pride in Goebel Park in Covington from 12-5pm on Sunday, June 4. Click here for more details about the parade and festival.
        4. Westwood Second Saturdays June 10: Each second Saturday this summer, Westwood's Historic Business District is holding a community event with food, music, vendors, and more. The celebration on June 10 is themed "Pride" and altafiber will be there with prizes. Learn more on their Facebook page.
        5. Cincinnati Pride June 24: The Cincinnati Pride Parade returns for 2023. Starting at 11am ET, the parade route begins at 7th Street and Plum and ends at Yeatman's Cove for the festival. Be on the lookout for altafiber in the parade!
      Local LGBTQ+ Friendly Businesses

      Lil's Kitchen: Lil's Bagels may have closed, but Lil's Kitchen has arrived in the Roebling Point Books & Coffee Shop in Covington. Check out their Facebook page for fun events like Queer Soup Night.

      Knox Joseph Distillery: Also known as OTR Stillhouse, this hot spot is a distillery, winery, and brewery all in one...with a huge outdoor patio! Click here to learn how Knox Joseph Distillery is named after Michele Hobbs' children and her story of launching this LGBTQ+ friendly business, and check out Connect Cincinnati's feature video to hear more about it.

      Creative House of Art and Design: Also located in Covington, CHAD is dedicated to providing professional instruction of art in friendly and safe surroundings. It's the perfect destination for kid-friendly activities and shopping. 

      Tillie's Lounge: Check out this cocktail lounge and patio in the heart of historic Northside for weekly open mics, karaoke, drag shows, and even drag bingo.

      Aiko's Gallery: This Dayton gallery specializes in quality Native American beading and LGBTQ+ swag. They also paint custom pet portraits and put graphics on a variety of items.

      altafiber commits to equality and acceptance of our employees, customers and community. We encourage everyone to be an active ally of the LGBTQ+ community by supporting the businesses or attending the events listed above.

      Learn more about our corporate values and PRIDE Employee Resource Group, here:

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