Columbus, Ohio is one of the Midwest's most progressive cities when it comes to acceptance of gays and lesbians - it's a city with a lively, vibrant community and one of the most popular and successful Gay Pride festivals in the country, Columbus Pride. Columbus Pride takes place June 20 and 21, 2014. A nice aspect of this is that it no longer falls on the same weekend several major Gay Pride events around the country, including Chicago Gay Pride and New York City Gay Pride - this may partly explain why Columbus Pride has been so successful in recent years.
Area gay bars as well as gay-popular restaurants, hotels, and shops have special events and parties throughout Gay Pride. Check local gay papers, such as Outlook for details. And be sure to check out the excellent GLBT Website produced by the Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau.