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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 / January 22, 2019 / By Bob Vitale https://youtu.be/fV3O8qz6Y5g Our community has never had a big generation of older adults. We need to learn how to care for them. By Bob Vitale The generation of LGBT Americans that won greater acceptance and legal rights now is blazing a trail into its golden years. As the first group of LGBT...
Prizm News / January 22, 2019 / By Bob Vitale Supreme Court ruling means Trump administration can stop trans Americans from serving while court challenges move forward. By Bob Vitale LBGTQ organizations are vowing to keep up the fight, but a 5-4 ruling today from the U.S. Supreme Court means the Trump administration...
Prizm News / January 14, 2019 / By Bob Vitale  Sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression remain in policy that governs state hiring and promotions.    By Bob Vitale Before he even arrived in Columbus today to take his ceremonial oath of office, Ohio’s new governor issued an executive order that bars state government from discriminating against its own employees on the basis of their gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation.  The move, coming shortly...
Prizm News / January 8, 2019 / By Bob Vitale The Lakewood Democrat says jobs, healthcare, fairness and equality remain at the top of her agenda.   By Bob Vitale History-making legislator Nickie Antonio took her official oath Monday as the new state senator from Ohio's 23rd District. The Democrat from Lakewood, who in 2011 became the first out lesbian and first out LGBTQ Ohioan to serve in the State House, became the first...
Prizm News / January 7, 2018 / By Bob Vitale The Department of Health's cruel refusal to let people correct their gender markers puts them at risk and diminishes our state.   Commentary by Bob Vitale Dear Governor Kasich,   Like most Ohioans, I look at you differently today than I did during much of your eight years in office. After a combative start—remember that "if you’re not on the bus, we’ll run over you with the...
Prizm News / January 7, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Leaders say joining forces will enhance services for LGBTQ people across Ohio.   By Bob Vitale The Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization, which for 22 years has chronicled crimes against LGBTQ Ohioans and worked to prevent them, will become part of Equitas Health under an agreement reached by the two organizations.   BRAVO’s board of trustees initiated talks with Equitas Health last summer and approved details...
Prizm News / January 3, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Ten out lawmakers will serve in the 116th Congress. This year's history-makers include the first lesbian of color and the first bisexual senator.    By Bob Vitale The most diverse Congress in history began today, and that diversity includes a record number of LGBTQ office-holders. OK, there are only 10 of us—less than 2 percent of the U.S. House and Senate—but the LGBTQ firsts...
Prizm News / January 1, 2019 / By Bob Vitale Chris and Jessica Cicchinelli know the journey isn’t easy for transgender kids and their families. But they're making it better.   By Bob Vitale Photos by Staley Munroe Chris Cicchinelli sat in his car outside the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He had finally accepted his child's longtime insistence that she was a girl, not a boy. He had finally let her pick out girl’s...
Prizm News / January 1, 2019 / By Ken Schneck Six performers talk about how they got their starts, the changes they’ve seen and their favorite number ever.   By Ken Schneck Before "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert." Before “To Wong Foo.” And, yes hunty, before “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Far before the pop-culture obsession with watching those padded hips sashay away, drag queens have been working the stages for decades. From hole-in-the-wall gay dive...
Prizm News / January 1, 2019 / By Briana Snyder Chrisondra Goodwine Hometown: Dayton Identifies As: Bisexual Pronouns: She/Her/Hers   Give us a brief bio and tell us what you’re all about. I’m Chrisondra. I was raised in Dayton. I attended Dayton Public Schools, the University of Akron and the University of Dayton School of Law. I’ve really been into school. So much that I just keep going back.   I am a person who has...