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September 23-25, 2022

Phase 2

We are firm believers in being the change we want to see! We wanted a Pride here in Columbus, Ohio for everybody that amplifies Black/Brown/Marginalized LGBTQ+ and puts our Melanin Magic on display.

It’s About To Go Down!

We’re not looking for inclusion, Black/Brown/Marginalized LGBTQ+ Individuals have been here and leading the movement!

This Pride is catered to the Black/Brown/Marginalized LGBTQ+ that get sprinkled in when we deserve so much more than just inclusion!

Columbus Melanin Pride is for us!

 #SummerRenaissance  #SplishSplash

We hope you enjoy!


Host Hotel

Welcome To Columbus, Ohio

Our host hotel is
the Aloft Columbus University District

Our Host hotel offers the perfect place to kick back and relax with loft-inspired guest rooms featuring a modern design, platform beds, Dry Bar® bath amenities and fast & free WiFi throughout our hotel. After a great night’s sleep, charge up with a quick bite from Re:fuel. End your day at the signature W XYZ bar where you can mix and mingle with other guests or colleagues while you listen to live music and sip on specialty cocktails. Take in a workout at the Re:charge gym then take the plunge in our Splash pool to cool down.


Rate available: 09/20/2022 to 09/25/2022

Aloft Columbus University District

1295 Olentangy River Road Columbus, Ohio 43212

8 Miles  to CMH airport


 3.8  152 Reviews

  • Business center

  • Fitness center

  • Free high-speed internet

  • High-speed internet at a price

  • Meeting event space

  • Parking

  • Pet friendly

  • Pool

  • Restaurant on-site

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Columbus Melanin Pride and Kigo Ent. is ending the Summer off with the “Summer Renaissance: End of Summer Bash.” All we can say is we wouldn’t miss it if we were you. DJ Angel X will be in the building spinning us into a frenzy. Guwop and DarkskinTrouble will be the hosts with the most. Billiam B, A$ia, and Ayren Daprynze will be performing. VIP is going fast. There are no resales for this event. All tickets are sold at the door.



We hope you enjoy!


Summer Renaissance
Splish Splash

Fellas, Come Get Wet With Columbus Melanin Pride as we End The Summer With “Splish Splash.” We had to end the summer on a wet note. Wear your sexiest swimwear, a towel, or your birthday suit as we enjoy the sights and fashions of NAAKT Designs. Please be advised, this is an establish for 18+ Men only. A one time visit membership is required to enter the establishment.


We hope you enjoy!


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Join Brothers In Unity and Columbus Melanin Pride as we bring our end of summer celebration to an end with some hot and sweaty fun at Goodale Park. There will be Food, Games, Fun, and Melanin Everywhere. Feel free to bring your lawn chairs, picnic blankets, and good energy.

Monkeypox Vaccines will be Available.


We hope you enjoy!


Kickball In The Park


Sponsors Needed

Become an official sponsor of Columbus Melanin Pride

With your sponsorship, our goal to bring a top tier experience for our Black and POC LGBTQ+ community can become a reality. Our desire is to affirm that these Black and Brown lives matter right here in Columbus, Ohio, and deserve to be celebrated.

To become an official sponsor of Columbus Melanin Pride, click here.


Your sponsorship is greatly appreciated. 

Vendors Wanted

Become an official Vendor of Columbus Melanin Pride

Vending during “Columbus Melanin Pride” brings brand exposure and the perception of social and moral responsibility during this tense climate of social injustice. It also has the potential for mass marketing opportunities and sales leads. If you’d like to sign up to be a vendor for Saturday, please email us so we can contact you and add you to the Vendor’s list.

To become an official Vendor of Columbus Melanin Pride, click here. 

Kingfinity Pride Flag

Columbus Melanin Pride is the home of the Kingfinity Pride Flag


For Black History Month in 2020, we released a flag that builds on the idea of Philadelphia's People of Color Inclusive Flag (Philly Pride Flag). In 2018, Daniel Quasar responded to the Philly Pride Flag with the "Progress" Pride Flag to include the colors of the Transgender Flag.       

We wanted to add to the inclusive flags that came before the Kingfinity Pride Flag to create a flag that not only included our Trans Brothers and Sisters, but placed the Pride Flag and Transgender Flag Side by Side to know we are all in this together. We added Black and Brown Stripes to the top and bottom of the flag to represent our Black and Brown GLBTQ+ Community. Black and Brown Bodies Helped Lead this Movement, and Black and Brown Bodies Will Help Lead Us Into The Future.

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