In The News
June 27th, 2019 at 5:00 am EST | by Erin B. Logan
"Howard County is often lauded as a place of acceptance and tolerance. Columbia was founded by Jim Rouse with the concept of fostering racial and economic integration. When asked about the level of acceptance those in the LGBTQ community feel, Howard said there isn’t really an overall answer as experiences are varied because of the age, racial and gender diversity in the community."
June 14th, 2019 | by Scott E
"We are excited to bring you HoCo Pride in 2019 as the first ever celebration of sexual and gender minorities in Howard County! This family friendly event will feature food, music, games, entertainment of all kinds, community resources, allies, friends, and fun! You can even bring your furry family members! Co-Hosted by PFLAG Columbia-Howard County and County Executive Calvin Ball, the energy is limitless"
May 27th, 2019 at 1:05 am EST | by Steve Charing
"The logistics, volunteer coordination, community listening sessions, creative fundraisers, and the partnership with Howard County government are all coming together for this much anticipated event a month away."
Howard County to have its first LGBTQ Pride event in June
April 30th, 2019 at 6:00 am EST | by Erin Logan
"The motto is our way of saying that even though there's much to remember, we still have much to fight for,” said Howard, who is also the vice president of Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians & Gays Columbia Howard County, a hosting organization."
A Prideful First for Howard County
April 28th, 2019 | by Steve Charing
"After a year of planning by members of the local community with support from several key sexual and gender minority advocacy organizations along with an affirming and inclusive county government, the dream of holding the first ever LGBTQ Pride Celebration in Howard County is about to become a reality."
November 28th, 2018 at 12:20 am EST | by Steve Charing
July 1st, 2018 at 12:35 pm EST |by Steve Charing
Howard's LGBTQ groups planning first Pride parade, community outreach
June 20th, 2018 at 12:00 pm EST | by Kate Magill
"Howard County’s pride fest joins a growing number of festivals in the area. Washington, D.C., Baltimore City, Montgomery County and Frederick County all have or will hold pride events during the year."
HoCo Pride to launch in 2018
July 12th, 2017 at 1:58 pm EST | by Steve Charing
"At the Howard County executive’s quarterly LGBT Roundtable last month, Jumel Howard, a member of the PFLAG-Howard County Steering Committee, discussed preliminary plans for a Pride celebration to take place in the county. The proposal received enthusiastic support from County Executive Allan H. Kittleman and others at the Roundtable."