Tuesday, October 23, 2018


Cleveland, Toledo Join Top LGBTQ-Friendly Cities on Annual HRC Report

Prizm News / October 9, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Ohio has more top-ranked cities (Akron, Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton also are on the list) than any state besides California.   By Bob Vitale Just one year after city officials and LGBTQ leaders began focusing on improving Cleveland's policies and programs for its queer community, the effort has been recognized nationally. Cleveland received the...

Watch Trailers, Scenes and More From All 7 Dayton LGBT Film Festival Features

Prizm News / October 8, 2018 / By Prizm News   This year's festival brings 17 features and shorts to the Neon theater this coming weekend. By Prizm News Dayton's annual LGBT Film Festival is a fall tradition and a draw for film lovers throughout the Midwest. Over 13 years, the festival has brought close to 200 features and shorts to town. It's scheduled...

Jim Obergefell’s Own Words: ‘I’m Here Because I Was Fortunate to Fall in Love’

Prizm News / October 5, 2018 / By Prizm News   Here's his full induction speech for the Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame: 'Demanding equality for all is the most American action we can take.'   By Prizm News   On Thursday, Oct. 4, Jim Obergefell became the second LGBTQ Ohioan inducted into the state's Civil Rights Hall of Fame. Here is his speech, delivered during...

Unintentional Activist Jim Obergefell Inducted into Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame

Prizm News / October 4, 2018 / By Bob Vitale 'Growing up in Sandusky and living in Cincinnati, I never dreamed my name and face would become shorthand for a landmark civil rights case,' he says.   By Bob Vitale  With a tribute to his late husband, love to his brothers and sisters, thanks to the attorney who argued his case before the U.S. Supreme Court,...
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Elections 2018

Register Today (or Check Your Voter Registration) for the Nov. 6 Elections

Prizm News / October 9, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Early voting starts Wednesday across Ohio; LGBTQ voters in Franklin County will kick voting off Thursday with a party.   By Prizm News Today is the last day you can register to vote...

Rick Neal’s First Campaign Ad Features His Husband and Family

Prizm News / October 8, 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2yUMRTFKPs   After years of being used as the foil for anti-LGBTQ candidates, it's thought to be the first time a gay couple and their family have been portrayed in a positive political ad in Ohio.     By...


‘Fierce Resistence’: The Man Who Stood Up to Trump on HIV/AIDS Policy

Prizm News / October 1, 2018 / By Rebecca Huff Scott Schoettes led a revolt last year on a presidential advisory panel. He'll talk about 'trumping apathy with truth' at a conference this month on LGBTQ health.   By Rebecca Huff The man...

One of Us: Malik Jackson / Kardi Redd Diamond

Prizm News / October 1, 2018 / By Staley Munroe Malik Jackson / Kardi Redd Diamond Home: Canton Identifies As: Gay Pronouns: He/Him/His   When he’s onstage as Kardi Redd Diamond in Cleveland, Canton, Akron, Youngstown and beyond, Malik Jackson is thinking of...

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Glitter and Be Gay: How I Found a Home at the Symphony 

Prizm News / October 9, 2018 / By Brooke Cartus Here are five reasons why you, too, should become a symphony (and opera) lover. The biggest: You can get away with wearing velvet.   Commentary by Brooke Cartus  A lot of people ask me where my girlfriend and I met, and I say the symphony. Now of course, that’s not 100 percent true; we’ve known each other for...

Sofi Tukker’s ‘Batsh*t’ Crazy Ride Makes a Columbus Stop This Week

Prizm News / September 23, 2018 / By Brad Henry Since last year's Apple commercials, the duo has gone come from obscurity to Top 40 radio.    Sofi Tukker will perform on Thursday, Oct. 11 in Columbus at A&R Music Bar, 391 Neil Ave., 43215, in the Arena District. Tickets are $16 and can be purchased here. Prizm's Brad Henry interviewed Sophie Hawley-Weld...

There’s No Place Like Piqua

Prizm News / October 1, 2018 / By Erin McCalla   A one-man show taking the stage this month in Columbus takes the author back to his hometown in Western Ohio. By Erin McCalla Growing up, no matter where you’re from, is about discovery your identity and figuring out your next steps.   “Dear Piqua,” a one-man show of songs and monologues written by Drew...

Meet 10 LGBTQ Artists in the Columbus Museum of Art’s Collection

Prizm News / September 28, 2018 / By Daniel Marcus The museum, Prizm and Equitas Health will host a launch party on Friday for Loud & Proud, a new group for LGBTQ patrons.   By Daniel Marcus Prizm and Equitas Health will host a free launch party tonight at the Columbus Museum of Art for Loud & Proud, a new museum membership group for...