20th Anniversary Freedom Fund PAC Virtual Event


We are so proud to share our 20th anniversary Freedom Fund PAC virtual event that was streamed live on September 20, 2020. We have accomplished so much as an organization and are looking forward to the next 20 years!

Go to www.clevelandstonewalldems.org to get involved and donate to help pro-equality Democrats up and down the ballot.

Posted by Cleveland Stonewall Democrats on Monday, September 21, 2020

We are so proud to share our 20th anniversary Freedom Fund PAC virtual event that was streamed live on September 20, 2020. We have accomplished so much as an organization and are looking forward to the next 20 years!

Endorsement Interviews Fall 2019
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location TBD

Sep 15 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Our Freedom Fund Political Action Committee (PAC) allows Cleveland Stonewall Democrats to offer financial support to worthy candidates in Ohio. Through our endorsement process we evaluate and vet candidates for local, state, and federal offices representing the greater Cleveland area. We support candidates that are committed to protecting and enhancing the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual and intersex(LGBTQIA+) individuals in our community and who support issues of importance to the LGBTQIA+ community.  Our ability to influence elections and support candidates is made possible by contributions to the Freedom Fund PAC.

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Host Committee as of September 9th:
RAINBOW Champions
Steve Bennett
John Farina & Adam Tully
Congressperson Marcia Fudge
David Douglass & Mark Perroni
Rob Rivera & Dan Seifried
Patrick Shepherd & Jason Landsdale
Cuyahoga County Councilperson Cheryl Stephens
RAINBOW Warriors
Dara Adkison
State Representative Nickie J. Antonio
Joe Bahhur
Rob Bauer
Stephen Bennett & Hal Krassen
Anne Boron
Brooks Boron
State Representative Janine Boyd
State Representative Juanita Brent
Cuyahoga County Councilperson Yvonne Conwell
Cindy Dempsey
Newburgh Heights Mayor Trevor Elkins
Melanie K. Falls and Tina Posey
Lisa & Steve Forbes
John W Forgetta
Beachwood Mayor Martin Horwitz
Karrie Howard
Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur
Kate Kennedy & Karen Slaven
Lakewood City Councilman John Litten
Cindy Marx
Erik Meinhardt
Courtney Noster
Lakewood City Council President Sam O’Leary
Lakewood City Councilman Dan O’Malley
Jennifer O’Donnell
Lakewood City Councilman Tristan Radar
Elaine Rivera & Donna Mark
Stephanie Scalise
Jason Shachner
Bob Sferra & Matt Walsh
Billy Sharp
Judges Michelle & Brendan Sheehan
State Representative Kent Smith
Anne & Cullen Sweeney
Michelle Tomallo
State Representative Terrance Upchurch
Neil Vakharia & Michael Mumford
Kyle Weigand
Shaker Heights Council Members Anne Williams & Nancy Moore
Judge Gayle Williams-Byers
State Senator Sandra Williams
Margaret Wong
State Senator Kenny Yuko
CSD Holiday Party and Food Drive @ Market Avenue Wine Bar
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come Join CSD as we don our gay apparel on 12/17

CSD Holiday Party and Food Drive
Market Avenue Wine Bar
2521 Market Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Join the Cleveland Stonewall Democrats for an end of year Holiday Celebration. We’ll be collecting nonperishable food items as well as donations, toiletries and personal items in support of the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland.

***We will also have our annual white elephant raffle and snacks during the celebration.***

We hope you all can join us.


CSD Board of Directors Election and 2020 Planning Meeting @ Market Avenue Wine Bar
Jan 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

🏳️‍🌈Vote on the 2020 CSD Board of Directors

🏳️‍🌈Discuss Statewide and local Judical races

🏳️‍🌈20th in 2020 planning and more!



Primary Endorsement Vote and February CSD Meeting
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Meet & Greet with Monique Smith
Mar 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm



Come & join us at the Meet & Greet for Monique Smith hosted by Justine Beaudry. Monique is a candidate for State Representative of Ohio District 16. Hear her discuss the policies that are coming out of Columbus and what she plans to do about them. This is also your opportunity to share what’s important to you and your community.

Ohio District 16 includes the great communities of Bay Village, Fairview Park, North Olmsted, Rocky River, and Westlake.

*RSVP that you’re “Going” on Facebook & we’ll message you the address.

Paid for by Friends of Monique Smith.

Conversations that Matter Tour: Ron Karpus
Mar 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm



There will be a brief introduction, Ron will speak for a few moments and then take questions from attendees in an informal setting. Ron truly believes that what matters to one voter, may not be the most important thing to another, and wants to make no assumtions about what you would need from his as a representative in congress.

Free Event.
Family Friendly.
Light Snacks (donuts of course) Provided.

Cuyahoga Democrats West Side GOTV Rally
Mar 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join fellow Cuyahoga Democrats from across the west side for a rally before the Tuesday, March 17th primary election. Sign-up to volunteer the final weekend before Election Day, pick-up literature and more. Appetizers and soft drinks provided, cash bar.

Hosts Include:
Cuyahoga County Democratic Party, Lakewood Democratic Club, Cleveland Stonewall Democrats, North Olmsted Democratic Club, Fairview Park Democratic Club, Westlake Democratic Club, Olmsted Falls Democratic Club, Bay Village Nasty Women, Bay Village Democratic Club, Cuyahoga County Young Democrats, Ryan & Kira Krivosh and more!


Fundraiser for Monique Smith
Mar 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm


Please join Jeff and Susan Moran Palmer, Linda Striefsky and Alice Armstrong for a fundraising event supporting Monique Smith for State Rep. RSVP today!

Twenty in ’20: Lakewood
Mar 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm



The ACLU turned 100 in January. 🎉To honor this milestone, we’re hitting the road! Newly familiar with the ACLU or a decades-long member, all are welcome for these free get-togethers. We’ll discuss our justice work, make new friends, share appetizers, and lift a glass for civil liberties! PLUS it’s Primary Eve. Let’s talk about voting!