Thursday, December 13, 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
Prizm News / December 10, 2018 / By Prizm News 15 candidates will be interviewed by council members, who will select the first of two new colleagues in January.   By Prizm News Former congressional candidate Rick Neal is among 15 finalists for two upcoming vacancies on the Columbus City Council.    The openly gay Democrat, along with other finalists, will be interviewed in private by council members this week and in early January. They’ll take part in a...
Prizm News / December 6, 2018 / By Bob Vitale His open, happy and gracious life as a Central Ohio TV mainstay was its own form of activism. We're all better off for it.   By Bob Vitale In our community’s struggle for equality and acceptance, Chris Bradley did as much for the cause as anyone with a protest banner and megaphone.   The Columbus meteorologist was a fixture on Central Ohio TV—and around the...
Prizm News / December 3, 2018 / By Prizm News The Hawk, of course. The 'gay Cheers' is known as a place for good times and cheap, strong drinks.   By Prizm News The Hawk, a post-Prohibition tavern that became a gay bar about 40 years ago, has been named one of Cleveland’s best dive bars.    “As you should!,” one Facebook commenter said of the designation by The Plain Dealer in a feature on Cleveland’s best “dive...
Prizm News / December 1, 2018 / By Bob Vitale AJ Casey brings a long resume and lofty ideals to the LGBTQ community center.   By Bob Vitale AJ Casey brings 30 years of experience developing, running and raising money for nonprofit agencies to her new job as executive director of Stonewall Columbus. She also brings the experience of a daughter of a civil-rights lawyer and registered nurse “who instilled in us a need...
Prizm News / December 1, 2018 / By Daniel Myers Music has taken the Ohioan all over the world. And it helped her embrace her true self.   By Daniel Myers Walking into a room with Lisa Bella Donna is perhaps the best way to begin a conversation with her.   The whispered recognition from pockets of the room reveals the celebrity she carries as a goddess in the pantheon of rock and roll (and...
Prizm News / December 1, 2018 / By Argonian Photography Warren Serrani / Aurora Thunder Hometown: Cleveland Identifies As: Gay Pronouns: He/Him/His       . Give us the story of Aurora. What’s she all about? I’m a Cleveland queen who’s been performing for about three years. I got my start at a young age, playing dress-up in my mother’s clothes and makeup, and now I’ve been making my way around Cleveland performing at everything from local bars to...
Prizm News / December 1, 2018 / By Bob Vitale A recap of successes and stories from 2018 brings a bit of holiday cheer.   Commentary by Bob Vitale Like in most conversations these days, we avoided politics until we knew we were on the same page. Her clue came when I mentioned that I worked for an LGBTQ magazine. “Oh my god. Tell me something to feel good about,” she said. It was...
Prizm News / November 27, 2018 / By Bob Vitale   Two new council members will be appointed to replace officials who were elected this month to other offices.   By Bob Vitale Rick Neal, the openly gay candidate who lost a race this month for Congress, is one of 56 people who have applied to fill two upcoming vacancies on the Columbus City Council.   A successor for council member Jaiza Page, who was elected on Nov. 6 as a judge on...
Prizm News / November 26, 2018 / By Prizm News From vigils to Zumba, events and gatherings are planned for the 30th annual observance.   By Prizm News World AIDS Day will be marked across Ohio this week with vigils, discussions, fundraising events, testing a Zumba-thon and more. Dec. 1 marks the 30th observance of World AIDS Day, when people around the world honor those who've died and recommit to fighting the disease. AKRON World AIDS...