The LGBTQ+ community is strong, powerful, seen and heard here in Columbus. And 614 wanted to take the month of PRIDE and give the cover section over to our loud and proud LGBTQ+ Columbus crowd with their unedited copy, poems, art, photos, stories, and more about their experience here in the capital city. From love to heartbreak and everything in between, you get to hear directly from the people who make up this vibrant group about how they view the world and their place in it. Start flipping the pages to check out what the folks living happily and PRIDE-fully here in Central Ohio have to say. Happy PRIDE month, Columbus!
BROUGHT TO YOU BY
Spooky Martinez (they/them)
I’ve always been inspired by the mysticism of tarot, but never saw much queer representation within the deck until recent years. For this piece i depicted my partner and i nestled in the comfort of a barbed wire heart, protecting us from the dangerous tropes in media and beyond. We find support, affection, and love within each other, things we don’t usually find in society. We are Lovers, and we are strong individually but stronger together.