PRIDE – Everyone is welcome at Huck House

The celebration of Pride began in 1970, one year following the famous Stonewall Riots that took place in Greenwich Village in New York City. NYC then hosted the first ever Pride celebration.The celebration lasted approximately a week. Celebrations ended with a march that included 150 individuals. That same year, Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco joined in the Pride celebrations.Columbus Pride started in 1981 with roughly 200 people participating in the march.


Columbus Pride now includes Stonewall Pride and Community Pride events. Columbus is celebrating Pride June 9 – 16th, 2019 with a variety of activities taking place throughout the city. Cities throughout the United States and the world now celebrate Pride in a variety of ways.


At Huck House, Pride is an opportunity for us to show that we are a safe place for all. Gender identity, sexual orientation, race, economic status, etc. does not matter, one is safe and always welcome at Huck House. This year, we asked staff to identify why everyone is welcome at Huck House.


Family Support Program 

“People deserve to know and feel accepted”


Transitional Living Program

“Everyone needs support”


Transitional Living Program 

“Shared positive emotions and to build community”


Crisis Program 

“Your identity is never a burden”


Crisis Program



Family Support Program

“Everyone should know what safety feels like”


Family Support Program

Dalia & Teresa

Crisis Program

“Diversity Matters”



“Diversity is our strength”


Youth Outreach Program

“The greatest gift of all is love”


Youth Outreach Program

“Love is Love”


Crisis Program

“We want everyone to have a safe place”


Family Support Program

“Everyone deserves a safe place”


Crisis Program

“Everyone deserves to be heard”


Family Support Program

“Everyone deserves unconditional support”


Transitional Living Program

Everyone needs family, support, love, understanding, & community


Youth Outreach Program

“Who are we to say someone is not”



“Everyone is important”

Our Resources

Holland, B. (2017, June 09). How Activists Plotted the First Gay Pride Parades.
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Kaufman, M., & Kaufman, M. (2018, June 14). A look back at the history of the Columbus pride parade. Retrieved from

Blog Article by Erica Schnitz, FSP Program Manager
Blog Graphics by Leslie Scott, Professional Development Coordinator

2019 Pride Information

Stonewall PRIDE Information:

Community PRIDE Information:

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Items we need:

Clothing and Personal Items

  • Underwear
  • Sweatpants (Youth M – Adult XXL)
  • Sweatshirts (Youth M – Adult XXL)
  • Shorts (Youth M – Adult XXL)
  • T-shirts (Youth M – Adult XXL)
  • Socks
  • Wallets
  • Earbuds

          Please note that we are unable to accept any used clothing items.

General Supplies

  • Composition notebooks/journals
  • Adult coloring books
  • Colored pencils
  • Art supplies
  • “Smell goods” (i.e. Bath & Body Works)

Toiletries and Hygiene Products

  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo and conditioner*
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Body soap*
  • Tootbrushes and toothpaste*
  • Brushes and combs
  • Ethnic hair care products

    The * denotes that the item must be in a full size bottle.

Misellaneous Items

  • Baby items
  • Pillows
  • Solid color twin comforters and sheet sets
  • Kitchen utensils, general cleaning and laundry supplies, picture frames
  • Non-perishable food items for youth outreach (crackers, cup of soup, fruit snacks, chips)
  • Gift cards from $5 to $25 for fast food restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations
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