Monday, November 19, 2018


On the Campaign Trail With Ohio’s 2018 LGBTQ Candidates

Prizm News / November 6, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Eleven members of our community hope to serve their local communities in state, local and federal office. After a long campaign, today is decision day.   By Prizm News Today, they're voting and waiting with the rest of us. But for the last year, 11 LGBTQ Ohioans have been knocking on doors, marching in...

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 and family therapists in Ohio says it will post a warning by the end of Friday: Attempting “conversion therapy” on...

State Board for Social Workers, Counselors to Vote on Warning Against Conversion Therapy

Prizm News / November 1, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Draft statement says professionals could lose their licenses if they harm clients with the harmful practice.  By Bob Vitale The state board that oversees 40,000 Ohio counselors, social workers, and marriage and family therapists will vote Friday on a statement that warns practitioners they could lose their licenses if they dabble in the dangerous...

Columbus and Dayton Museums Bring the Art of Mickalene Thomas to Ohio

Prizm News / November 1, 2018 / By Prizm News 'There’s a thread of an extension of myself—a queer black woman—that exists in the work,' she says.   By Prizm News Mickalene Thomas says her identity is always a thread in her art. “There’s a thread of an extension of myself—a queer black woman—that exists in the work. In some ways it’s executed very...
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Elections 2018

Decision Day: Midterm Elections Offer a Stark Contrast on LGBTQ Equality

Prizm News / November 5, 2018 / By Bob Vitale  The polls are open in Ohio from 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Tuesday in an election that will chart the course of LGBTQ civil rights in Washington and Columbus.   By Bob Vitale In a speech...

The Whos, Whats, Wheres and Whys of the 2018 Elections

Prizm News / November 1, 2018 / By Prizm News By Prizm News A gay candidate for governor in Maryland spoke for a lot of LGBTQ Americans earlier this year when he kissed his husband in a TV ad, turned to...


Creep of the Week: Transphobia

Prizm News / October 29, 2018 / By D'Anne Witkowski   Commentary by D’Anne Witkowski Being in middle school is tough. Your body is going through often mortifying changes: acne, body hair, growth spurts. Your hormones are raging. Kids are often relentlessly...

My Husband Is Running for Congress, and I Approve This Message

Prizm News / October 25, 2018 / By Tom Grote As someone who struggled coming to terms with being gay, I'm proud that folks will see a gay family—my family—in a positive light.      By Tom Grote "My husband is running for Congress." For 425-plus...

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Cincinnati’s OutReels Film Festival Features Documentary About Leelah Alcorn

Prizm News / November 1, 2018 / By Rebecca Huff Creator of 'Leelah's Highway' says the Ohio teen's story 'needed to be told.'   By Rebecca Huff Leelah Alcorn was a 17-year-old Ohio girl trapped in the wrong body. She wanted acceptance, but what she received was isolation. She had one last request after committing suicide in 2014 on a highway in her...

Columbus Production of ‘Breaking the Code’ Tells Alan Turing’s Story

Prizm News / October 22, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Evolution Theatre and CATCO will stage a co-production of the play about the persecuted gay war hero and computer pioneer.   Editor's Note: The CATCO/Evolution Theatre co-production of "Breaking the Code" runs from Wednesday through Sunday, Nov. 11 at the Columbus Performing Arts Center's Van Fleet Theatre, 549 Franklin Ave., Columbus, 43215....

Tickets Go on Sale for Akron LGBTQ Fund’s Annual Holiday Home Tour

Prizm News / October 16, 2018 / By Prizm News The Sugar Plum Tour raised more than $100,000 last year for LGBTQ programs in Greater Akron.   By Prizm News 'Tis the sea... Well, almost. But tickets for Akron's premier holiday season home tour are now on sale.   Some of the area’s finest historic and contemporary homes will open their doors Sunday, Dec. 2,...

Top 10 Songs to Know: National Coming Out Day Edition

Prizm News / October 11, 2018 / By Brad Henry Ohioans Anne E. DeChant and Trey Pearson will perform Thursday at Coming Out to Vote in Columbus.   By Brad Henry The list of 10 songs to know for National Coming Out Day is a mix of Ohio and national artists. The highlights of this week's list are two Ohio artists: Trey Pearson of...