Tuesday, November 13, 2018


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...

Families Find Hurdles and Happiness on Their Pathways to Parenthood

Prizm News / November 1, 2018 / By Laura Newpoff Same-sex couples face journeys fraught with unforeseen difficulties but filled ultimately with joy and love.   (Editor's Note: Pick up the November issue of Prizm to read this story as part of a special section of the magazine that includes ads from agencies and healthcare providers that welcome LGBTQ families.)  By Laura Newpoff Andrew...
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Elections 2018

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...

Even If You’re Not Out, Your Community Needs You

Prizm News / November 1, 2018 / By Bob Vitale 'There’s one place where you can stand tall and you can come out. In the privacy of the voting booth.'   By Bob Vitale At a Statehouse news conference last month, the first...


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...

We’re a Powerful Voting Bloc… But Only if We’re Voting

Prizm News / October 22, 2018 / By Bob Vitale HRC, Equality Ohio and other groups are working to harness the power of LGBTQ and allied voters. And there are a lot of us.   Commentary by Bob Vitale We’ve given the world...

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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. https://open.spotify.com/user/bh160005/playlist/35icDFcdOUVrlKNfmD1INy?si=mis5zAN4Sz-jkTCm374g_g The highlights of this week's list are two Ohio artists: Trey Pearson of...