Building an inclusive Westerville for all of us.
In Spring of 2021, a few local leaders began meeting regularly to discuss our mutual hopes for a Westerville that took decisive, actionable steps towards fully including and celebrating all LGBTQIA+ people. From our shared passion for intersectional justice for our diverse LGBTQIA+ community, the Westerville Queer Collective was born. Our first request of the city was to fly the Pride flag. After a hard fought battle in the summer of 2021 including testifying at City Council meetings and staging protests, the city finally agreed to fly the Pride flag. In addition to advocating in Westerville, our vision includes building community, connection, and celebration of our community. After a year of building infrastructure, we received our 501(c)3 status in early 2022. The Westerville Queer Collective has many exciting plans to come! Won't you join us?