1. Nickie J. Antonio proudly serves as the  State Representative for Ohio House District 13 (Lakewood, and portions of Cleveland Wards 3, 11, 14, 15 and Linndale).  Now in her third term, she was elected to Leadership and serves as the House  Democratic Whip. She was first  elected to this office in the November, 2010 Election following 5 years of service as a Lakewood City Council member (at-Large).  She also serves as the Ranking Minority Member of the Health and Aging Committee,  the Joint Medicaid Oversight Committee, is a member of  the House Committee of Finance and Appropriations and HHS subcommittee and serves on the Rules and Reference Committee.  She has also served on  the Prescription Drug and Opioid Task force, Health Opioid Subcommittee, 21st Century Manufacturing Task Force and the Legislative Committee on Public Health Futures and Education and Commerce and Labor Committees. Antonio is the former  Chair for the Ohio House Democratic Women’s  Caucus, and is a member of the Ohio House Progressive Caucus of Legislators, and is the State Coordinator for the Women’s Legislative Lobby.  Nickie won her race for re-election in 2014 by receiving 73% of the vote. She and her partner of 21+ years, Jean Kosmac were recently married and reside in Lakewood. They have raised two amazing daughters Ariel and Stacey of whom they are very proud.


Please Join Me!

LGBTQ Community to Celebrate our Pride with

March and Festival called

Pride in the CLE August 13, 2016

The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland (The Center) is excited to present “Pride in the CLE”- a festival and community-run event open to the public that will take place at Public Square in Cleveland, Ohio on August 13, 2016. “Pride in the CLE” will engage, inspire and empower event participants in visibility and celebratory activities that highlight the diverse LGBTQ+ community of Greater Cleveland. 

TheThe “Pride in the CLE” planning committee features representation from 18 separate organizations and has worked closely with city officials, law enforcement and community leaders to ensure our security. After a successful meeting with the City Steering Committee and receiving their full approval, The Center and the planning committee are confident in providing a safe and secure event that is inclusive and open to everyone.

Pride in the CLE will feature two activities:

  • The Pride in the CLE march- Whether you are walking as part of a group/organization or as a proud individual, the March is an opportunity for our feet to walk together as a unified community over the Detroit-Superior Bridge and into Downtown Cleveland. (see attached map of march route)

  • The Pride in the CLE festival – With entertainers, live music, exhibitors and special surprises, the festival will encircle the new Public Square.

The timeline for “Pride in the CLE” is as follows:

Saturday, August 13th, 2016

11:00 AM – March line-up at the northeast end of the Superior Viaduct

12:00 PM – March begins at the northeast end of Superior Viaduct, festival entrance open

1:00 PM – March will end at Public Square

6:00 PM – Festival ends

We look forward to gathering and celebrating with you as “Pride in the CLE” becomes a landmark in Cleveland history and a cornerstone event for our LGBTQ+ community.

Funding has been graciously provided by The Cleveland Foundation and AIDS Funding Collaborative. If you are interested in supporting the success of Pride in the CLE, contact PrideintheCLE@lgbtcleveland.org. For more information, to volunteer, or to sign up for the March, please go to http://bit.ly/PrideintheCLE



















Thank You to everyone who supported the events!

Barney Frank in Lakewood, Ohio!

Thank You Co-chairs!!!!

Wally Lanci, Michelle Tomallo & Micki Tubbs,

In Support of

 Minority Whip and State Representative 

Nickie J. Antonio


Sunday, MARCH 6, 2016

At the Home of Nadine Hopwood Feighan

15410 Edgewater Drive, Lakewood, Ohio 44107 


Thanks so much to our Host Committee: 

Hon. Armond & Amy Budish, Hon.Lee Fisher, Hon.Edward Feighan

Wally Lanci, Michelle Tomallo & Micki Tubbs,

Michael Wager  

And Thanks to Our Sponsors:

VIP Reception Sponsors 

Marcia Levine

Bob Sferra

General Reception Sponsors 

Anne Bloomberg

Janet Carlisle

Cleveland Stonewall Democrats

Debra Hirshberg

Hon. Dan O’Malley

Medical Mutual

Henry Ng

Pipe Fitters Local 120

Albert Ratner

Sheet Metal Workers

Todd J. Saporito

Roger Sheve

Michael Wojtanowski



Barney Frank In Cincinnati

     Thank You Ryan Messer & James Musuraca-Messer!


Your contribution of $50 (or $100 for those filing jointly) may qualify you for the Ohio political contribution tax credit

paid for by friends of Nickie J. Antonio, 1305 Belle Ave. Lakewood, Oh 44107