Wednesday, June 20, 2018


Maryland Candidate Makes History by Smooching His Husband in Campaign Ad

Prizm News / June 7, 2018 / By Bob Vitale   Richard Madaleno is running for governor by touting all the ways 'I piss off Donald Trump.'   By Prizm News First they stayed in the closet. Then they got elected came out afterward.   Next, LGBTQ politicians ran as openly gay, lesbian, bi and trans. And now, behold what the Victory Fund believes is the first...

Watch Alexandra Billings’ Inspirational Keynote at the Columbus HRC Gala

Prizm News / June 5, 2018 / By Bob Vitale By Prizm News "Transparent" star Alexandra Billings told folks at the Columbus HRC Gala on Saturday that they must do more than get dressed up and write checks. She challenged people to bridge divides within and outside of our community: to respect and help LGBTQ youth, to reach out across the LGBTQIA...

Twelve of Our Favorite June Events That Aren’t Festivals or Parades

Prizm News / June 4, 2018 / By Bob Vitale   A literal reading from drag queens, a tribute to Marsha P. Johnson, sports, cocktails and Jim Obergefell make Pride month pop.   By Bob Vitale   It's not all flag capes and glitter this month. It's actually only 82 percent flag capes and glitter. Beyond June's weekend Pride festivals and parades—Athens and Newark are up...

On the Bright Side: Supreme Court Affirms LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Laws

  And the bad news: Justices side with baker who used his religious beliefs to discriminate against same-sex couples.   By Bob Vitale Advocates in Ohio and across the nation are looking on the bright side of a 7-2 U.S. Supreme Court ruling today that upheld a Colorado baker's right to discriminate against a gay couple shopping for a wedding cake.   Yes, LGBTQ organizations, civil-rights groups...
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Cincinnati Teens Are Transitioning With the World

Their families are supportive, their schools are trying, and their futures are bright. Is it a sign that society is being fixed?   A Conversation With Staley Munroe Prizm creative director Staley Munroe sat down recently with three fellow transgender Ohioans to...

Commentary: Pride Grows as Ohio Evolves

Prizm News / June 1, 2018 / By Bob Vitale             We've got a lot to talk about, Ohio. Share your stories with us throughout Pride month. Twenty years ago this month, my mom was frying zucchini—it’s an Italian thing—when I arrived...

One of Us: Evans Mirageas

PRIZM News / April 1, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Evans Mirageas Artistic Director, Cincinnati Opera Home: Cincinnati Identifies As: Gay Pronouns: He/Him/His Evans Mirageas’ career in the arts has taken him to Boston, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, London, Cologne and elsewhere. He was named...


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A Conversation With Adam Rippon, America’s G.B.F.

PRIZM News / June 1, 2018 / By Chris Azzopardi Everyone's favorite out skater on finding his gay power, sex-inspired costumes and his post-Olympics clapback for Tinder ghosters. “Yes, this is an interview,” a schoolgirl-giggly Adam Rippon deadpans to fellow figure skater Charlie White who, naturally, is curious about the current topic of conversation: sex and harnesses, and how both come...

June Fashion 2018

PRIZM News / June 1, 2018 /Staley Jophiel Munroe

Our Stars Are Out This Summer Across Ohio

Prizm News / June 1, 2018 / By Erin McCalla From the Indigo Girls to Janelle Monae, Boy George to Sam Smith, 2018 offers a summer of song. By Erin McCalla After a long, desolate winter, there's nothing like drinking a cold beer at an outdoor concert. And after the winter Ohio had, we deserve two or three (beers or concerts, take...

Where’s Nina West? Having Foot Surgery or Taping ‘Drag Race’?

Prizm News / May 30, 2018 / By Bob Vitale     She's been off social media and absent from recent gigs. Columbus fans and drag pundits think she's competing in Season 11.   By Bob Vitale Nina West is off having foot surgery.   Translated into gayspeak, that means: Nina West is off taping Season 11 of "RuPaul's Drag Race." A couple weeks' absence from social media, cancellations of recent appearances...