By Eric Lagatta
The Columbus Dispatch
Posted Aug 7, 2018

From Union Cafe to Axis Nightclub, gay-friendly bars in the Columbus area offer outlets for gay, bisexual, transgender and queer residents to connect.  But those not attracted to such nightlife might struggle to form relationships with others in the LGBT community.  Kevin Seymour, who isn’t one for the bar scene, knows that all too well. Which is why, when two of his friends recently asked him to join them for a service project led by an LGBT volunteer organization, he quickly agreed.

“I was like, ‘This sounds absolutely amazing,’” said Seymour, 41, a Downtown resident.

In February, he was part of a small group of volunteers with Gay for Good — which claims more than 1,000 members in Columbus — cleaning up around Cat Welfare, a feline rescue and adoption agency in Clintonville.  The next month, he participated at a similar project at the Columbus Humane Society.

“Just being at those couple of events, I saw just how cool … and how fun it was to make a difference,” said Seymour, now a chapter leader in Columbus. “It’s such a diverse group of people getting together to do something cool.”

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