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 spectrum, and to further our understanding of those who fight us on religious grounds.

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“Find your purpose in someone else’s life,” she said in a speech that had the audience on its feet. “And give yourself the great gift of learning about them.”

Watch her entire speech here: 



Bob Vitale
A Toledo native and graduate of Toledo Public Schools, Bob has worked as a local government and politics reporter for The Columbus Dispatch, as a Washington correspondent for Thomson Newspapers and as editor-in-chief for Outlook Ohio. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science from Ball State University and a master's degree in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois-Springfield.