Thrive with Pride | Live music, refreshments, and thought-provoking conversations #NoCeilingCPL

Thrive with pride, an engaging conversation to raise awareness and inspire action around concerns in the LGBTQ+ community including homelessness and alarming levels of violence against transgender people.

Enjoy live music, refreshments, and thought-provoking conversations with other young professionals and career-focused individuals in Main Library’s Eastman Reading Garden in downtown Cleveland.

Friday, June 24 | 5:30 – 8:30pm
Main Library, Eastman Reading Garden


  • Performance by Hip-Hop Artist, Chanelle Kazadi 
  • Music provided by DJ StepOne


Gulnar Feerasta


Senior Director of Programs, LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland

Braveheart Gillani


PhD Student at Case Western Reserve University Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences 

Bridgette Lewis


QYou Program Coordinator – Cleveland, LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland

Carey Gibbons


Queer Youth Outreach and Engagement Manager, Northeast Ohio Homeless Center

Tom Stebel


Volunteer at Cleveland’s LGBT center

Resources for Cleveland LGBTQIA+

LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland 

6705 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102 
(216) 651-5428 

Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless 

3631 Perkins Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 432-0540 

Plexus LGBT & Allied Chamber of Commerce 

6705 Detroit Ave Ste 114, Cleveland, OH 44102
(888) 753-9879  

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