Trailblazers Group for LGBTQA Adults 50+


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The Trailblazers is a program at Stonewall Columbus for LGBTQA Adults ages 50+ that was created through a generous gift from The Legacy Fund. Trailblazer events include seminars, local shows, computer workshops, and Social Outings.

Each year Stonewall hosts a series of seminars and a series on eldercare starts this fall. Topics include understanding LGBTQA adult’s needs, building the LGBTQA caregiver’s toolbox, building support networks and preventing caregiver burnout, and legal issues facing LGBTQA adults.

Stonewall Columbus also conducts a free computer workshop for Trailblazers designed to make participants more comfortable with computers and help them stay connected to the community. Workshops are fun and have a small class size so that everyone can get to know each other and get plenty of attention from the instructors.

And of course we have our incredibly popular SocialOutings! Once a month Trailblazers meet at the Center on High and get a ride to the theater or a concert, and then finish up at Union Cafe for discounted food and drinks.

The Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival has a special Trailblazer Lounge where you can get out of the sun, relax, and even use separate estrooms. Ask about getting a Trailblazer wristband so you can get in! This year has been busy for the Trailblazers, and there is still much more to come, so join us!

For more information contact Lori Gum at or 614-930-2265. 

Upcoming Trailblazer Events


Trailblazers Fall Trip: The Wilds + National Road and Zane Grey Museum

September 10, 2015
8:00 am

Thursday, September 10, 2015 Meet at the Center on High for a continental breakfast from 8-8:45 AM Motorcoach leaves the center promptly at 8:45 AM Tickets (includes breakfast, transportation and tours!): $35 for Members of The Center on High/$45 for Non-Members of The Center on High You must register and pay in advance no later than […]


Trailblazers Evolution Theatre Company’s “Sordid Lives” OUTing

September 24, 2015
8:00 pm

Thursday, September 24 8:00 PM @ Columbus Performing Arts Center-Van Fleet Theater 549 Franklin Avenue Tickets: $13 Meet at the Columbus Performing Arts Center Free Parking Across the Street “Sordid Lives” A black comedy about white trash! Nominated for over thirty awards during its long run in Los Angeles, Sordid Lives puts a comedic twist on […]

marriage equality law seminar

Trailblazers Legal Seminar

September 30, 2015
6:00 pm

Wednesday, September 30 6 PM @ The Center on High Learn about critical paperwork for LGBTQ people over 50! For Married or Single Individuals: a To-Do List from Attorney Sheila Clark Attorney Sheila Clark will discuss the importance of having your paperwork in order. If you are not married, you should have a Power of Attorney, […]


Trailblazers BalletMet’s “Breaking Ballet” OUTing

October 2, 2015
10:00 am

Challenge convention and celebrate rebellion with BalletMet’s season opener, Breaking Ballet. Composed of an assortment of styles from internationally recognized choreographers, this production will confront your perception of ballet. Set to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 3, George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante represents the purity of classical ballet. Balanchine once said that the vigorous work […]


Trailblazers BalletMet’s “Dracula” OUTing

October 30, 2015
10:00 am

Unleash your inner vampire with BalletMet’s Dracula. The ballet will open on Halloween weekend and will seduce audiences for eight performances with the love story of Dracula and Mina. Inspired by Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel and Francis Ford Coppola’s 1992 movie, Dracula was choreographed by former BalletMet Artistic Director David Nixon in 1999. Featuring music […]