With Columbus Pride happening this weekend, there are several new events for those wishing to take part in the festivities.
One of those is the first Trans March, which will take place on Friday evening.
Marchers will gather at the Ohio Statehouse, where several speakers will address the crowd.
The group will then march to Bicentennial Park.
“We need to show that we have a voice and that we deserve to be here, and that we deserve to take up space just like everybody else,” said Briden Cole Schueren, one of the march’s organizers.
Schueren originally expected a few hundred people to participate in the march.
So far, more than 2,000 have signed up to attend.
“It’s showing that the city is really growing and that things have definitely changed,” Schueren said, of the community’s response.
Marchers will meet at the Statehouse at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. The march begins at 8 p.m.
All are welcome to attend.
“It’s trans-non-binary people that we’re celebrating, but it’s everybody that loves their trans-non-binary people, it’s people that support us, everybody’s welcome,” Schueren explained.
For a full list of Pride events, click here.