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Cleveland LGBT History – Hingetown

Hingetown in Ohio City

The final installment for LGBT History Month deals with Cleveland’s Hingetown neighborhood in Ohio City. Located at W. 29th St and Detroit Ave, this was the center of gay culture in Cleveland for many years. The neighborhood was the home of many gay bars and nightclubs, the first Lesbian-Gay Community Center and groups like ACT UP that helped lead the fight advocating for those living with HIV/AIDS. The first Gay Pride Parade in Cleveland took place here as well in 1990.

Today Hingetown is the home of Art Space (an artist community), Saucy Brew Works (a great local craft brewery), coffee shops, local retail stores and music venues like the BOP STOP. On W. 29th St, just south of Detroit, you can see the Ohio Historical Marker honoring the neighborhood and the LGBT Civil Rights Movement. Today the LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland is located just down Detroit Ave, near W. 65th St.

Ohio LGBT Civil Rights Marker
Ohio Historical Marker in Ohio City for LGBT Civil Rights