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April 2, 2019 at 10:58 am

Ohio Today Features Frederick, Executive Director of Heritage of Pride

Chris Frederick, portrait

Chris Frederick

Ohio Today featured Chris Frederick ’05 in an article headlined “Alumnus’ work with NYC Pride, WorldPride is all about inspiring, empowering.”

Frederick earned a B.A. in Political Science Pre-Law from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University.

His journey has gone from first seeing New York’s Pride march when he was 17 to now running the organization that puts on NYC’s Pride celebration and more.

Today, Frederick is responsible for facilitating that same impactful experience for millions of people each year. Since 2009, he has served as executive director of Heritage of Pride Inc. — also called NYC Pride — which is a non-profit organization that works toward an equal future for the LGBTQ+ community and produces events that celebrate the community’s diversity, most notably the annual NYC Pride celebration.

“At the end of the day, pride is about creating a space to commemorate the movement,” Frederick said. “It’s about honoring how far we’ve come, how much further we have to go as a community, and creating these experiences that affect millions of people.”

Read more in Ohio Today.

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