Dustin Lewis (he/him/his)
Director of Programming, Board of Directors
Hey Cincinnati! My name is Dustin Lewis (he/him) and I am currently serving as the Director of Programming with Cincinnati Pride. I’ve been involved with Cincinnati Pride since 2015 working with entertainment for the Pride Festival and also working on other Pride events. Pride is incredibly important to me as it represents a thread that ties our 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 my day job, I work for Xavier University where I teach, advise college students, and plan events for a living. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, going to concerts and festivals, spending time with friends, and hot summer days at Ziegler Park pool. I hope to work to connect different businesses, organizations and pockets of our community with one another, building a stronger and more diverse offering of events and activities throughout the year.