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 CATCO’s “The Final Table” OUTing

April 22, 2015
10:00 am

Imagine Richard Nixon, Warren G. Harding, Dwight Eisenhower, Harry S. Truman and Lyndon B. Johnson in a cut-throat game of poker in the after life. History, satire, and black comedy ultimately lead to an understanding of the desire for power.

Trailblazers BalletMet’s “American Masters” OUTing

May 1, 2015
10:00 am

Expect high-spirited fun and spectacular dancing in legendary choreographer Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free. Three world premiere ballets complete the evening.

Trailblazers CATCO’s “Murder for Two” OUTing

June 10, 2015
10:00 am

Everyone is a suspect in this musical comedy with a twist—one piano player is the detective, while the other plays all of the suspects. It’s a 90 minute whodunit with killer laughs.