Saturday, June 20, 2015
Parade Step Off @ 11AM
Line Up at South Front Street and West Broad at 9AM
Stonewall Columbus is pleased to announce that Jim Obergefell will lead the 2015 Columbus Pride Parade Grand Marshal on June 20th, 2015.
Jim and his late husband, John Arthur, are at the forefront of our fight for national marriage equality. As a married couple, it was their struggle to get Jim’s name as a ‘surviving spouse’ on John’s death certificate that catapulted marriage equality straight to the Supreme Court. It is Obergefell v. Hodges that will be argued there on April 28th, 2015.
The theme for this year’s Pride celebration is “Be the Change”. “I cannot think of any other person who better exemplifies this timely message more than Jim Obergefell”, said Karla Rothan, Executive Director of Stonewall Columbus. Stonewall Columbus will also honor members of our local LGBTQ community who have made a difference in the lives of others by being the change they would like to see in the world.