September 22-25, 2022

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Phase 2

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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!

#NudeHues #VynmAndFriends #BlacKout


We hope you enjoy!



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 09/27/2022

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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“BLOW II: Khi’S Libra Splash” | 12aM - 6AM

Nude Hues

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We're starting Columbus Melanin Pride with our "Nude Hues" event. The night kicks off with an Erotic Paint and Sip for our VIP Guests featuring Kyng Vynm, Juss Hollywood, and King Kendall. This is probably the only time that painting is sexy.

After we're finish painting our masterpieces, it's time to turn up the jams and enjoy our CMP Welcome Kickback. A dope DJ, refreshing drinks, and you.

Come dressed in your shades of melanin (brown) and olive.

1160 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201

HeauxTales: Vynm and friends

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Friday Night wants all the smoke and Vynm and Friends is here to give it to us! Three DJs, Two Levels, Hookah (VIP), Two Bars, and One Kickass Night.

Level One:

The Dungeon (Vendors Lounge)

Wall Street Lounge

Level Two (VIP Only):

Hip Hop and Hookah (Rooftop)

Self Care Lounge (Complimentary Coat Check)

featuring Kyng Vynm, Khi Lavene, Understand Trap, and Tha Naked Chef.

Four Experiences Under One Roof

1160 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201

BlacKout II: The Awakening

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As the world opens up after COVID-19, we have a reason to get dressed up in our Avant Garde, High fashion looks and celebrate diversity in Fashion, arts, and music. General Admission to “BlacKout II: The Awakening” is free of charge to enjoy our BlacKout Lounge. to access the full experience, get your tickets to the Mainstage.


The Mainstage comes equipped with an open Mimosa Bar and an array of performances and experiences that will help awaken the Melanin pride in all of us. 

Featuring Kindred, Zhané Dawlingz Wiley,

 Jaike Blase, KDNL., Audrey Nicole,

 Kevyn Mines, Tru Kingdom Mega Crew, and Kingfinity Swag.

 The High Fashion/Avant Garde attire is Loosely enforced. Come dressed to slay.

1160 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201


Blow II: Khi's Libra Splash

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After an amazing weekend, come get wet with Xaddy Corvinus and Kyng Vynm as we celebrate Khi Lavene's Birthday. The birthday cakes will be out and the meat will be meatin on the grill.

Swimwear is optional, so give us body. Big Bodies, Skinny Bodies, Buff Bodies, Thick Bodies, Disabled Bodies, Your Body is Welcome.

Legs and Hips and Body!!!

795 W 5th Ave, Columbus, OH 43212

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 Friday and/or 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.