Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Bob Vitale

Bob Vitale
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Bob Vitale is the editor of Prizm. A Toledo native and graduate of Toledo Public Schools, he 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. Contact: BobVitale@prizmnews.com
Photos by Staley Munroe When Vice President Mike Pence came to Columbus on Friday to address fellow ultraconservatives, an outdoor dance party doubled as a protest against the Trump administration's assault on LGBTQ Americans. About 500 people danced the afternoon away on Gay Street across the street from Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel, where Pence spoke. The Welcome Mike Pence Big LGBTQ Dance Party kicked off Pride celebrations in Columbus.
Prizm News / June 14, 2018 / By Bob Vitale https://www.facebook.com/MikeHotPence/videos/1238637756270381/ Latest count: 10 queens, two DJs, almost 700 RSVPs and two Mike Pences (but one of them has nicer legs).    By Bob Vitale  Ten drag queens, two DJs and a Mike Pence lookalike in short shorts are confirmed for Friday's outdoor dance party that will kick off Columbus Pride weekend and show the visiting vice president how much better the moves are on the right side...
Prizm News / June 13, 2018 / By Bridget Sarpong LGBTQ+ identities are proudly displayed, worn and waved in the colors and symbols of our community.   By Bridget Sarpong Flags as capes seems to be a new Pride trend, based on what we've seen so far this month at celebrations in Cleveland, Dayton, Newark and Athens. Here's what all the colors and symbols mean:   RAINBOW FLAG Most recognized flag for the LGBTQ community, designed by...
Prizm News / June 12, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Advances against HIV transmission to children mean fewer campers have been attending; Flying Horse Farms to host kids starting in 2019.   (Correction: Because of a source's error, the original version of this story stated that in the last two years, only four and six children attended Camp Sunrise. That is actually the number of children living with HIV who attended the...
Prizm News / June 11, 2018 / By Prizm News   By Prizm News Homemade rainbow lights brightened the Licking County Courthouse on Friday night and hundreds of festival-goers brightened an overcast Saturday for Newark's first-ever Pride celebration on June 9. The day also included a Pride march and dance party.   Will there be a second annual Newark Pride in 2019? "You can safely say 'yes' to that!," said City Council member Jeremy Blake.  
Prizm News / June 11, 2018 / By Bob Vitale VP will speak to a conservative group with anti-LGBTQ ties just as Pride weekend kicks off. A pro-LGBTQ celebration will take place outside his Downtown hotel.    By Bob Vitale The dark cloud of anti-LGBTQ Vice President Mike Pence won't rain on Pride celebrations this weekend in Columbus.  In fact, when he arrives Friday to address a conservative group with ties to two disgraced Trump administration loyalists, Pence will be greeted...
Prizm News / June 11, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Sherrod Brown opposes two Ohio lawyers who fought marriage equality and military service for trans Americans.   By Bob Vitale An Ohio attorney who fought marriage equality all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and another who is defending a proposed ban on military service by transgender Americans have been nominated by President Donald Trump for seats on the federal appeals court that covers Ohio,...
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 candidate-on-same-sex-spouse smooch in an American political ad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cc9ovvth3sY&feature=youtu.be Richard Madaleno is a...
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...
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 next in Ohio, on Saturday, June 9—there are some incredible...