Tuesday, May 30th, 6:30 - 9:00 PM
Cost: $40/80 Guests
Hosts: Herb Ascherman, Bob Sferra & Matt Walsh, Cleveland Print Room
Celebrate Pride in the CLE Week with renowned Cleveland photographer Herb Ascherman’s fantastic portrait show, providing a fun and fascinating in-depth visual adventure and analysis of a modern day, real-time, American sociology. San Francisco’s Folsom Street Fair is the largest Leather gathering in the world and Ascherman will be presenting the amazing portraits he has taken. Given the opportunity to roam naked in the streets, people of every shape, size, and sexual proclivity take this annual opportunity to lose their inhibitions. The complexion of the exhibition is about 55% gay/lesbian, 15% Kinksters, 12% gawkers, 10% straights, 7% tourists with cameras/want to-be photographers and 1% aliens. Photographs will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds going directly to the Center! You won’t want to miss this incredible show while enjoying spring appetizers and bar provided compliments of Bob Sferra, Culinary Occasions.
SATURDAY NIGHT IS KILT NIGHT
Saturday, July 22nd, 6:30 PM
Cost: $125 / 6 Guests
Hosts: Ronald Reed and Vince Leskosky
Put on your kilts and join hosts, architects Ron and Vince at their Shaker Heights home for a restaurant quality meal in a casual atmosphere. Begin with a tour of their interesting home while sipping premium cocktails and viewing their ever growing collection of art and photography. Afterwards enjoy a multi course sampling of grilled and seasonal delights paired with wine from their cellar, served under the stars. A perfect summertime soiree that is intimate and relaxing. Their events sell out almost immediately and have had glowing reviews so act swiftly
SUSHI, SAKE, & MORE
Friday, July 28th, 7:00 PM
Cost: $125/40 Guests
Hosts: Andrew Thomas, Carolyn Polanski, Charley Shamaly, Christopher Warnack, Claire Curtis, Holly Maholm, Tommy Marzella, 811 Kitchen Bar Lounge
Enjoy an incredible sushi making demonstration class led by 811’s top chef. Sake pairings will accompany the sushi followed by a fun and vibrant cocktail hour where you’ll get to enjoy even more of 811’s amazing drinks and food dishes!
PREPARE, RELAX, ENJOY
Friday, September 15th, 6:30 PM
Cost: $125/15 Guests
Hosts: Karen Lanigan, Deb Ksenich, Dawn Rockas, Sur La Table
Enjoy a hands-on cooking class at Sur La Table with fresh pasta dough, various pasta varieties and sauces, and a refreshing wine and beer selection. You’ll love this fun learning experience with great socializing!
FALL WINE TASTING & FOOD PAIRING
Saturday, October 14th, 7:00 PM
Cost: $100/20 Guests
Host: Tom Schiltz
Enjoy an evening of wine and food tastings from Mendoza, Argentina. The region enjoys a micro-climate similar to Napa Valley. The wines of Mendoza, primarily Malbec, are rich, deep, and complex. The Spanish and Italian influences into the region have also created one of the finest and most unique food cultures found anywhere
Friday, December 29th, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Cost: $75/60 Guests
Hosts: Arne Klein & Brad Kisner, Bob Sferra & Matt Walsh, Jacob Holland
Celebrate. Experience. Support.
Featured Center Events
Wednesday, May 24th, 12:00 - 2:00 PM
13200 Madison Avenue, Lakewood, 44107
Join SAGE for an afternoon of lunch and bowling!
LGBTQ HISTORICAL MARKER UNVEILING
Thursday, June 1st, 7:30 - 10 PM
West 29th Street and Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
The LGBT Cleveland Community Center, Ohio City Incorporated, Equality Ohio, and residents of the Ohio City neighborhood are excited to announce the unveiling of the first LGBT Civil Rights Historical Marker in the state of Ohio. This marker will forever commemorate the rich LGBTQ history at W. 29th and Detroit where the LGBT Community Center, then called the Lesbian-Gay Community Service Center, was located. It is also where, in 1989, the first Pride festival since the 1970’s was held and where, the following year, Cleveland’s very first Pride parade culminated.
This historic street also saw a number of LGBT bars flourish and where, during the height of the AIDS crisis, the Living Room and ACT UP served as crucial supports and platforms for civic action.
All are welcome to participate as we celebrate Pride in the CLE on Thursday, June 1 at 7:30 PM on W.29th Street between Detroit Avenue and Church Street. Please bring your family, friends, and neighbors to honor the important accomplishments that occurred at this historic location.
PRIDE IN THE CLE
May 29th - June 4th
Feature March & Festival on Saturday, June 3rd
Pride in the CLE will be a week-long celebration beginning on Monday, May 29, 2017 and will conclude on Sunday, June 4th with a featured march and festival on Saturday, June 3rd held in Public Square.
Every June, states and cities across the country recognize LGBTQ Pride Month – Pride in the CLE is one of the many celebrations of our past, our present, and our future. The Center has always made an effort to recognize any and all LGBTQ Pride-related events in the city and the region in June, so our hope is that a week of events will encourage folks to celebrate all month as well.
More information here.