Friday, September 21, 2018

PRIZM NEWS

Gay Columbus TV Anchor Under Fire for Anti-Trans Remark at LGBTQ Event

Prizm News / September 10, 2018 / By Bob Vitale While hosting an LGBTQ journalists' gathering, Marshall McPeek made a derogatory reference to transgender attendees and was immediately called out. By Bob Vitale Transgender activists and allies are incensed over comments made at an LGBTQ journalists’ convention over the weekend by a gay TV news anchor from Columbus.       Marshall McPeek, chief meteorologist for WSYX-TV, emceed the closing...

Obergefell: I’d Be ‘Terrified’ if Kavanaugh Had a Say on Marriage Equality

Prizm News / September 6, 2018 / By Bob Vitale The Trump pick to replace Anthony Kennedy faces senators for a third day of hearings.   By Bob Vitale Jim Obergefell—no, our entire LGBTQ community—might have seen a much different outcome in 2015 had the case for marriage equality been presented to a U.S. Supreme Court with Brett Kavanaugh as one of its...

Andrea Jenkins Talks About ‘a Struggle We All Should Be Engaged In’

Prizm News / September 5, 2018 / By Bob Vitale   'Representation matters,' the first trans woman of color elected to public office tells Denison University students.   By Bob Vitale Andrea Jenkins, the first transgender woman of color in U.S. history to be elected to public office, had a few words of advice for Tuesday for students who packed a Denison University lecture hall to...

Columbus Selected as Host for 2020 Gay Softball World Series

Prizm News / September 2, 2018 / By Bob Vitale It's the third time that Columbus will host the event since 2010. The city beat out San Francisco this time around.   By Bob Vitale For the third time in 10 years, Columbus has been chosen to host the Gay Softball World Series, an event expected to bring 5,000 players and partiers to...
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HEALTH/VOICES

Commentary: We’re Courting Disaster With Another Trump Justice

Prizm News / August 1, 2018 / By J. Bennett Guess Don’t be lulled into believing otherwise: Kennedy’s Supreme Court retirement puts LGBTQ lives in serious jeopardy.   By J. Bennett Guess If you’ve been experiencing sleepless nights or feeling constant nausea or...

More Than Just a Wardrobe

Prizm News / August 1, 2018 / By Staley Munroe For many LGBTQ+ people, fashion isn’t just a wardrobe of items from which we pick and choose our look of the day. It’s our armor, freedom and idenity.   Commentary by Staley...

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Interview: The Man Behind the Man Behind the Dream

Prizm News / September 6, 2018 / By D.A. Steward Walter Naegle has devoted much of his life to the legacy of his late partner, Bayard Rustin. He'll be in Ohio this weekend for performances of an oratorio written in Rustin's honor.   (Editor's Note: A number of lectures, discussions and film screenings are planned over coming days in Cincinnati, Dayton, Hamilton,...
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Here Are Your LGBT Must-Sees for the Coming Arts Season

Prizm News / September 1, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Prizm has your first look at the concerts, stage productions, art exhibits and other performances by some our community’s brightest talent.   By Bob Vitale From community theater stages to Quicken Loans Arena, LGBTQ stories and artists will be in the spotlight repeatedly over the coming months.   We’ve not done the math—not our strong...
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Anne E. DeChant: How a Girl From Cleveland Got Lost in Kentucky

Prizm News / September 1, 2018 / By Gregg Shapiro   ‘It’s important to me to tell personal stories,’ the lesbian singer/songwriter says. Her latest album is full of them.   By Gregg Shapiro Cleveland-bred and Nashville-based singer/ songwriter Anne E. DeChant has the kind of soul- stirring voice that is as well-suited to rock and country as it is to emotional ballads. Her...

Edwaard Liang’s Balancing Act

Prizm News / September 1, 2018 / By Erin McCalla The artistic director for BalletMet in Columbus keeps things running at home while traveling the world as a top choreographer. Plus, he just added marriage to his repertoire.   By Erin McCalla For Edwaard Liang, it’s all about balance—and not just the physical kind needed to forge a dance career that has included...
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