We're often asked why we selected Cincinnati, Ohio to host Querent. The general view seems to be that the midwest is intolerant and unsupportive of LGBTQI people. Nothing could be further from the truth. There are a number of reasons that we felt Cincinnati was the ideal place to hold Querent.
On a purely practical side, Cincinnati is centrally located making it easy for people to travel to Querent from all over the country. Cincinnati's airport has 10 airlines providing service and over 53 non-stop flights leave Cincinnati daily. Travel from the airport to the host hotel is very affordable.
On an enjoyment level, Cincinnati boasts numerous entertainment districts close to our host hotel include Over the Rhine, the Banks (on the riverfront), Jack's Casino, and the Fountain Square district just to name a few. Cincinnati is home to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal. In September 2016, Cincinnati's streetcar began operating. The streetcar connects the downtown hotels to the various entertainment districts in the surrounding area.
Cincinnati is also home to a vibrant LGBT community and the city prizes diversity. Cincinnati is home to Jim Obergefell, the plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court case that made same-sex marriage the law of the land. Cincinnati prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing and public accommodations.
Finally, the Cincinnati USA CVB is a proud member of the Gay and Lesbian Convention and Visitors Bureau. Cincinnati boasts nearly a dozen TAG approved hotels including the host hotel for Querent. TAG Approved was launched in 1997 to help accommodations effectively reach and sensitively serve the LGBT community.
Why Cincinnati? Why go anywhere else?