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Stonewall Union parade banner
Description: Group carrying a "Stonewall Union, Columbus, Ohio" banner on High Street in the Short North neighborhood of Columbus, ca. 1993, possibly during the Gay Pride parade. Stonewall Union is a gay rights group that was formed in 1981 for political lobbying, community building and education. The group organized the city's first gay pride parade, held in 1982, which is now an annual event in support of the LGBTQ community. This photograph was taken for publication in the Columbus Free Press newspaper. The Columbus Free Press began as a bi-weekly publication in Columbus, Ohio, in 1970. An underground newspaper, it replaced the Ohio State University publication The People, Yes. The earliest known issue of the newspaper appeared on January 4, 1971. The newspaper underwent a series of name changes over the decades, with titles including the Columbus Free Press & Cowtown Times (1972-1976), the Columbus Freepress (1976-1992) and The Free Press (1992-1995). The paper, which covered many liberal and progressive causes, was an alternative to mainstream news sources in central Ohio with the slogan “The Other Side of the News.” In 1995, the paper ceased publication briefly before reemerging as a website in early 1996, and returning as a print publication under the Free Press title in the form of a quarterly journal in 1998. Published under various frequencies during the first part of the 21st century, the Free Press again became a nonprofit monthly publication in 2017 with both a print and web presence, published by the Columbus Institute for Contemporary Journalism and operated by a volunteer staff and board. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL05855
Subjects: Social movements; Activists; Parades & processions; Gay rights--United States--History--20th century; LGBTQ Community;
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)