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ReachOUT: an LGBTQ+ standup comedy benefit show

  • Up Front at Shadowbox Live 503 South Front Street Columbus, OH, 43215 United States (map)

Doors: 6:30 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets $7

We all know that Columbus, OH is a great place to live if you are LGBTQ+. It's mostly safe; many businesses and civic associations are owned, operated and staffed by LGBTQ+ community; hell, we even have openly LGBTQ+ elected leaders!  Of course, nothing really exemplifies Columbus's better qualities quite like our annual Pride festivals each June, where the community scramble to participate serves as an annual reminder that Cbus is pretty okay with the gay.

Most of Ohio isn't Columbus.

Many cities and small towns outside of Ohio's three "Big C's" still lack employment and housing protections for LGBTQ+ people. In some places, pervasive bigotry and a disconnect between community members allows for violence against members of the community to go unrecognized and unaddressed.  Indeed, just a forty minute drive from the edge of our 270 bubble is Springfield, OH, a small town where it is still entirely legal to fire a person for being LGBTQ+.

That's why we're holding ReachOUT: a standup comedy benefit show to raise funds for Springfield Pride's annual Pride Festival. If we ever want to perpetuate systemic change in how LGBTQ+ people are treated outside of our largest cities, we need to ReachOUT and support the members of our communities that are having these difficult conversations and fighting (and sometimes losing) battles on the ground.

Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Springfield Pride. Learn more about Springfield Pride on their Facebook page:  

ReachOUT features comedians Pat Deering, Brooke Cartus, Angie Healey, Matt Loxley, Bianca Moore, Olivia Smith, Nickey Winkelman, and hosted by Mary Nolan

Reservations recommended
Food and drink menu available
Adult Language and Content