Dustin Lewis (he/him/his)
Director of Programming, Board of Directors
Dustin Lewis (he/him) currently serves as a Festival Co-Chair with Cincinnati Pride. He's been involved with Cincinnati Pride since 2015 working with entertainment for the Pride Festival and most recently serving as our inaugural Director of Programming. Pride is incredibly important to him as it represents a thread that ties the community of LGBTQ+ folx together. "Through honoring and remembering our history, we celebrate our triumphs, mourn our losses, and we continue forward into the future, together. When I think of my first experience attending a Pride festival, I remember how uplifting that moment was for me to experience my queerness in such a welcoming and open environment with other queer people; I hope my work with Pride helps to inspire similar experiences with others."
In his day job, he works for Xavier University where he teaches, advise college students, and plan events for a living. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, going to concerts and festivals, spending time with friends, and hot summer days at Ziegler Park pool. He hopes to work to connect different businesses, organizations and pockets of the community with one another, building a stronger and more diverse offering of events and activities throughout the year.