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Past Events:

  • July, 2012 - "Bold and Cold"
    Honoring two high school students for their stand on sexuality-related issues. One student honored was Lexi Jackman-Wheitner, a student at Columbus East High School, who launched East’s first Gay Straight Alliance. The other student was Johannah Anderson who wrote an essay about same-sex marriage for her global studies class while at Northside Middle School.
  • May, 2011 - "The Threads Project: Strengthening the Fabric of our Community"
    A meeting at Columbus City Hall, sponsored by Columbus Inclusive Coalition and Columbus Peace Fellowship, introduced an ongoing joint project giving participants the opportunity to tell/listen to personal stories, join the dialogue with GLBTQ people and their allies, and to have the opportunity to sign a pledge. Launching the Threads Project was a call for all to be agents of change in our community. Speakers, story tellers, and all people of faith and goodwill were invited to participate in these twin projects - to acknowledge our shared obligation to oppose hatred and bigotry in all forms.
  • March, 2010 - "Marriage Past, Present & Future"
    With a grant from the Heritage Fund, the community foundation of Bartholomew County, the ICC sponsored "Marriage Past, Present & Future", a presentation and discussion with Christopher Clark Senior Staff Attorney of Lambda Legal.
  • February, 2010 - "Out Side Film Festival"
    The ICC sponsored a movie and discussion during the Columbus Pride Alliance Outside film festival of GLBT films.
  • May, 2009 - "INTRAA Panel of Speakers"
    The ICC presented a panel of intelligent, informed transgender speakers who spoke to help dispell myths, educate people, and provide human connections.
  • January, 2009 - "From Gay Basher to Gay Ally: A Southern Baptist Minister’s Conversion Story"
    The ICC presented speaker Rev. Dr. Miguel de la Torre, Associate Professor of Social Ethics & Director of the Justice and Peace Institute, Iliff School of Theology, followed by a panel of area ministers and a Q&A session. The program was underwritten by: Welcoming Community grant award from Heritage Fund – the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County, Witness Committee at First Presbyterian Church, Lemley’s Catering, Peace and Justice Committee at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Columbus Unitarian Universalist Congregation, and Columbus Human Rights Commission and cosponsored by Centerstone.
  • October, 2008 - "Why Would a Straight Person Want to Support the LGBT Community?"
    The ICC partnered with Carla’s Wellness Center and Partners In Education (PIE) to host a class. The evening included a presentation by author and consultant Dr. Leah Jackman-Wheitner and a discussion with a panel of straight allies.
  • June, 2008 - "Inlaws & Outlaws"/"Ordinary Couples"
    The ICC partnered with the Columbus Gay/Straight Alliance to screen the film and to view the photo exhibit. A discussion followed the film.
  • January, 2008 - "Trevor"
    The ICC partnered with Indiana University/Purdue University Alumni Association and the Columbus Gay/Straight Alliance for a screening and discussion of the movie.
  • November, 2007 - "Understanding Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity"
    The ICC was awarded a Welcoming Community Grant of $2,000.00 by Heritage Fund – the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County. This grant was used to fund a lecture and discussion by Dr. Stephanie Sanders of the Kinsey Institute.
  • June, 2007 - "Remember Who Made You"
    The Inclusive Community Coalition (ICC) sponsored its first event, a play about being gay and Christian. This event was underwritten by the Columbus Gay/Straight Alliance and Witness Committee at First Presbyterian Church.