Monday, October 15, 2018


Watch Trailers, Scenes and More From All 7 Dayton LGBT Film Festival Features

Prizm News / October 8, 2018 / By Prizm News   This year's festival brings 17 features and shorts to the Neon theater this coming weekend. By Prizm News Dayton's annual LGBT Film Festival is a fall tradition and a draw for film lovers throughout the Midwest. Over 13 years, the festival has brought close to 200 features and shorts to town. It's scheduled...

Jim Obergefell’s Own Words: ‘I’m Here Because I Was Fortunate to Fall in Love’

Prizm News / October 5, 2018 / By Prizm News   Here's his full induction speech for the Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame: 'Demanding equality for all is the most American action we can take.'   By Prizm News   On Thursday, Oct. 4, Jim Obergefell became the second LGBTQ Ohioan inducted into the state's Civil Rights Hall of Fame. Here is his speech, delivered during...

Unintentional Activist Jim Obergefell Inducted into Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame

Prizm News / October 4, 2018 / By Bob Vitale 'Growing up in Sandusky and living in Cincinnati, I never dreamed my name and face would become shorthand for a landmark civil rights case,' he says.   By Bob Vitale  With a tribute to his late husband, love to his brothers and sisters, thanks to the attorney who argued his case before the U.S. Supreme Court,...

‘Fierce Resistence’: The Man Who Stood Up to Trump on HIV/AIDS Policy

Prizm News / October 1, 2018 / By Rebecca Huff Scott Schoettes led a revolt last year on a presidential advisory panel. He'll talk about 'trumping apathy with truth' at a conference this month on LGBTQ health.   By Rebecca Huff The man who resigned last year from the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS with an open letter in Newsweek titled, “Trump Doesn’t...
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Elections 2018


Rick Neal’s First Campaign Ad Features His Husband and Family

Prizm News / October 8, 2018   After years of being used as the foil for anti-LGBTQ candidates, it's thought to be the first time a gay couple and their family have been portrayed in a positive political ad in Ohio.     By...

Equality Voters Urged to Be ‘Emergency Brake’ on Trump in November

Prizm News / October 5, 2018 / By Bob Vitale HRC President Chad Griffin, in a visit to Ohio, says: 'Never before have we as a community had more at stake in an election.'   By Bob Vitale  “We have the power to...


One of Us: Malik Jackson / Kardi Redd Diamond

Prizm News / October 1, 2018 / By Staley Munroe Malik Jackson / Kardi Redd Diamond Home: Canton Identifies As: Gay Pronouns: He/Him/His   When he’s onstage as Kardi Redd Diamond in Cleveland, Canton, Akron, Youngstown and beyond, Malik Jackson is thinking of...

Creep of the Week: Brett Kavanaugh

Prizm News / September 24, 2018 / By D’Anne Witkowski Supreme Court nominee 'poses a direct threat to LGBTQ equality, reproductive rights, affordable health care, immigrants’ rights...and so much more.'   Commentary by D’Anne Witkowski Well, gay sex was decriminalized in India, so that’s great...

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There’s No Place Like Piqua

Prizm News / October 1, 2018 / By Erin McCalla   A one-man show taking the stage this month in Columbus takes the author back to his hometown in Western Ohio. By Erin McCalla Growing up, no matter where you’re from, is about discovery your identity and figuring out your next steps.   “Dear Piqua,” a one-man show of songs and monologues written by Drew...

Meet 10 LGBTQ Artists in the Columbus Museum of Art’s Collection

Prizm News / September 28, 2018 / By Daniel Marcus The museum, Prizm and Equitas Health will host a launch party on Friday for Loud & Proud, a new group for LGBTQ patrons.   By Daniel Marcus Prizm and Equitas Health will host a free launch party tonight at the Columbus Museum of Art for Loud & Proud, a new museum membership group for...

10 Songs To Know

Prizm News / September 24, 2018 / By Brad Henry Editor's Note: Today we kick off a new weekly feature at featuring music recommendations from DJ Brad Henry of Columbus. Brad DJ'd June's Mike Pence Protest/Dance Party during the vice president's Pride-weekend visit. He'll also be providing music at a Come Out to Vote party on Thursday, Oct. 11...

All Women Are Welcome at Ohio Lesbian Festival

Prizm News / September 20, 2018 / By Prizm News Since 1989, the festival in Central Ohio has been a welcoming space for women 'to enjoy, share community and connect.'   By Prizm News “Years ago,” say organizers of the Ohio Lesbian Festival, “the founding mothers made the radical political decision to use the word lesbian in the name of the music festival...