Tuesday, May 22, 2018


Licking County Gets Its Rainbow Lights After All…

Prizm News / May 10, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Licking County commissioners won't show support for the LGBTQ community by displaying rainbow lights at the courthouse for Newark Pride, but we have friends in higher places. Thanks to Jeremy Blake for capturing this photo yesterday of a rainbow over Downtown Newark and the very courthouse that commissioners have decided to...

By Big Majorities, Ohioans Favor Nondiscrimination Law, Marriage Equality

Majorities in every state want gender identity and sexual orientation added to their anti-bias laws.   By Bob Vitale Of Americans who live in states where discrimination is allowed against LGBTQ people, Ohioans are among the most supportive of anti-bias laws that cover sexual orientation and gender identity, according to a new national survey of American attitudes on LGBTQ issues.  The 2017 American Values Atlas, released today by the...

Licking County Lighting Policy Came Only After Request From Pride

. One commissioner said they received "a lot of requests" and couldn't please everyone. Records show no one but Newark Pride organizers formally asked for courthouse lights.   By Bob Vitale A Licking County commissioner who said "a lot of requests" to light the local courthouse led to a policy that excluded Newark Pride acknowledged Tuesday that just one request has been received...
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Here’s Our Chance to Help the LGBTQ Groups in Ohio That Help Us

Prizm News / April 1, 2018 / By Bob Vitale National Give Out Day, an online fundraising effort for our community's organizations, is scheduled for April 19. Commentary by Bob Vitale Twice in the past month, friends got in touch with me...

TransOhio’s 10th Annual Symposium Will Cover Topics From Health to History

Prizm News / April 1, 2018 / By Prizm News The three-day transgender and ally conference is scheduled for April 27-29 in Columbus.   By Prizm News TransOhio will host its 10th annual Transgender and Ally Symposium from Friday, April 27 to Sunday,...


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Will ‘A League of Their Own’ Come Out in Remake?

  Amazon is turning the 1992 movie into a comedy series.   By Romeo San Vicente Remember that part in "A League of Their Own" where Rosie O’Donnell talks about feeling different from the other women, and how that was pretty much all the lesbian coding the script was willing to give to Rosie O’Donnell in a movie about women’s baseball?   The movie was...

Tatsuya Nagashima: The Music of Life

Akron gave the world-class pianist the chance to live openly as a gay man. He lends his gift every year to help other LGBTQ people do the same.   By Ken Schneck Quick pop quiz: What do you see when you envision a piano? The promise of music? The joy or dread of an upcoming lesson? The backbone of a faith-based service?   For world-renowned...

Flower Power

PRIZM News / Flower Power / By Staley Jophiel Munroe / May 1, 2018
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