Tuesday, December 11, 2018


World AIDS Day Will Be Marked Across Ohio

Prizm News / November 26, 2018 / By Prizm News From vigils to Zumba, events and gatherings are planned for the 30th annual observance.   By Prizm News World AIDS Day will be marked across Ohio this week with vigils, discussions, fundraising events, testing a Zumba-thon and more. Dec. 1 marks the 30th observance of World AIDS Day, when people around the world honor...

Your Online Holiday Shopping Can Help One of 60 Ohio LGBTQ Groups

Prizm News / November 26, 2018 / By Bob Vitale   AmazonSmile generates donations for PFLAG chapters, arts groups, youth services and other nonprofits that serve the community.     By Bob Vitale More than 60 LGBTQ groups in Ohio can benefit from your online shopping this holiday season. If you select one of them on your Amazon account, the online retailer will donate 0.5 percent...

Stonewall Columbus Names Its New Executive Director

Prizm News / November 16, 2018 / By Bob Vitale 'This is going to be the place where people can come to just be themselves,' AJ Casey says.   By Bob Vitale  The board of trustees for Stonewall Columbus has chosen a new executive director who brings to the job 30 years of experience as a nonprofit executive and consultant. AJ Casey, a native of Cincinnati, graduate of...
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Elections 2018

Potential Pelosi Challenger From Ohio Faces Scrutiny Over LGBTQ Bill

Prizm News / November 19, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Cleveland's Marcia Fudge gets high scores from HRC but has refused to sponsor the latest federal nondiscrimination bill.    By Bob Vitale An Ohio Democrat who’s considering a challenge to House Speaker Nancy...

Election 2018: Blue and Rainbow Waves Fail to Make a Splash in Ohio

Prizm News / November 7, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Sherrod Brown and Nickie Antonio win, but other Democrats and LGBTQ candidates fall short in federal and state races.   By Bob Vitale  The blue wave that swept Democrats back into power in the...


Commentary: The Hidden Survivors of HIV

Prizm News / November 12, 2018 / By Jeff Berry Why people living and aging with HIV will lead the way.   Commentary by Jeff Berry When I was diagnosed with HIV in 1989, I wasn’t sure I’d be here in 2018 to...

40,000 Ohio Professionals Warned: ‘Conversion Therapy’ Could Cost Your License

Prizm News / November 1, 2018 / By Bob Vitale State board that oversees social workers, therapists and mental-health counselors is the second to issue guidance against the practice.   By Bob Vitale The state agency that licenses 40,000 mental-health counselors, social workers...

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Brandon Stansell Pours His Heart Into ‘Hometown’

Prizm News / November 14, 2018 / By Brad Henry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wE-PiUdtttQ Up-and-coming country artist tells a coming-out story with his latest single. By Brad Henry Brandon Stansell is an out country artist who was featured on Billboard’s Queer Necessities playlist in August. Rolling Stone called him “a country artist you need to know.” Stansell pours his heart and soul out in his new video,...

10 Songs to Know: Country

PRIZM News / November 15, 2018 / By Brad Henry   By Brad Henry It's that time to pull out the boots and 10-gallon hat and sit back with a few Country & Western singles. This selection of songs is representative of new and old country. The first song on the list is a coming-out story from singer Brandon Stansell. Miranda Lambert's trio...

Mx Justin Vivian Bond: ‘It All Adds Up to Something’

Prizm News / November 13, 2018 / By Staley Munroe (Photo credit: Mike and Claire) On the eve of their Columbus debut, the cabaret performer talks about their career, identity and where they find inspiration.   By Staley Munroe Mx Justin Vivian Bond makes their Columbus debut Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Southern Theatre, on special invite of the queer art collective fierce pussy,...

31 Things to Do in November That Have Nothing to Do With the Election

Prizm News / November 1, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Elton, Indigo Girls, drag shows, theater productions, queer artists and comedians shift the focus away from politics. Whew!   By Bob Vitale It's all over but the voting and the counting. And thank goodness there's a lot going on in November to give us at least a tiny break from politics.   So don't forget to...