Wednesday, July 18, 2018


PRIZM Digital Issue July 2018

PRIZM News, June 2018

Starbucks Sets New Standard With Transgender Health Policy

Prizm News / June 28, 2018 / By Laura Newpoff   In a major breakthrough for transgender employees, Starbucks now covers procedures once deemed 'cosmetic.'   By Laura Newpoff Starbucks Corp. has just unveiled what’s being called the most comprehensive transgender health policy in the world, and the new benefits package is expected to be nothing less than life-changing for workers who need surgeries often considered cosmetic by health insurers.   The...

Ohio Mayor, Husband Arrested After Fight at Cincinnati Pride

Prizm News / June 26, 2018 / By Prizm News Bill Wilson, the mayor of Elmwood Place in Hamilton County, faces charges that include resisting arrest.   By Prizm News The mayor of a small village in Hamilton County faces charges of domestic violence, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after he and his husband got into a fight at Cincinnati Pride that continued...

Bill Would Force Ohio Teachers to Violate Confidence of Trans Kids

Prizm News / June 26, 2018 / By Bob Vitale   Education, counseling and treatment would be subject to parental veto under Republican measure.   By Bob Vitale A bill introduced by two Ohio lawmakers would make it a fourth-degree felony—the same level crime as grand theft auto or sexual conduct with a minor—for teachers not to tell parents when a kid shows signs of gender...
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One of Us: M. Carmen Lane

Prizm News / July 1, 2018 / By Ian Argo (Correction: In the July issue of Prizm, we listed the wrong preferred pronouns for M.Carmen Lane. Carmen prefers to be referred to as Carmen.) M. Carmen Lane Doula Home: Cleveland Identifies As: Two-Spirit Pronouns: "I...

Creep of the Week: Jeff Amyx

Prizm News / June 25, 2018 / By D’Anne Witkowski Tennessee hardware store owner displays his hatefulness for all to see.   Commentary by D’Anne Witkowski By the time you read this we might be at war with Canada or Trump may have invited...

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This Month, There’s a New Role for Opera in Cincinnati

Prizm News / July 1, 2018 / By Christine Howey The Cincinnati Opera's production of ‘As One’ explores a transgender life. Five performances are scheduled from July 25-30.   By Christine Howey   There are so many ways a transgender person realizes they don’t fit in, and many of them happen in grade school. A couple decades ago, for instance, a boy who felt...

Move Your Meal Outdoors With These Summer Grilling Ideas

Prizm News / July 1, 2018 / By Jeremy King This is the season when dining out takes on a whole new meaning. Recipes and photos by Jeremy King Are you ready to steal the show at your next summer cookout? With tons of flavor, these healthy dishes are a surefire way to show off your grilling skills. Start off with a fruity margarita...

Queerly Digital: Got the Urge to Surge? Gay Superhero Is Back   Camp and cameos again play a huge role in 'Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel.'     Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel Directors: Antonio Lexerot, Vincent J. Roth 90 minutes Lexerot Entertainment   By David-Elijah Nahmod  You have to hand it to Vincent J. Roth. The openly gay actor/filmmaker and comic book geek gets his dream projects made and released. About a decade ago, Roth offered his...

Big LGBTQ Pence Dance Party Playlist

Prizm News / June 14, 2018 / By Brad Henry Relive your favorite moments from DJ Moxy and DJ ETL with your favorite Jams from the Big LGBTQ Pence Dance Party Playlist.  It doesn't matter if you gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender, queer or straight.  We all came together to share a moment in time to dance and shower the world...