Columbus Lights City Hall for Pride Week and Announces Illuminator Award Recipient
Mayor Andrew J. Ginther
Auditor Megan Kilgore
Department of Neighborhoods Director Carla Williams-Scott
Community Relations Commissioner Chris Cozad
Stonewall Columbus Trustee Gerry Rodriguez
Award Recipient Letha Pugh
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June 15, 2020
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Please join Council President Shannon G. Hardin, Mayor
Andrew J. Ginther and Auditor Megan Kilgore as they kick-off Pride
Week in Columbus with the lighting of City Hall and presentation of the Steven Shellabarger Illuminator Award.
This award is an annual recognition presented to individuals for outstanding
initiatives promoting LGBTQ rights in the City.
This year's recipient is Letha Pugh.
and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, Pugh blazed a path of equity and
entrepreneurship since her 2001 move to Columbus. Focusing on improving the
lives of residents, she co-founded "Black, Out and Proud" (BOP)
Collective that promotes pride among the black LGBTQ community.
response to economic instability facing service workers during COVID, Pugh
co-founded Service Relief. The primary goal of Service Relief is to
alleviate hunger within the service industry in Franklin County by soliciting,
collecting and preparing food for distribution. Pugh is also the owner of Bake
Me Happy with her wife. The Merion Village gluten-free bakery is focused on
bringing awareness to food allergens and its impact on overall health, one
cookie, scone, or snack cake at a time.