Friday, January 18, 2019

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 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...
Prizm News / November 26, 2018 / By Bob Vitale   AmazonSmile generates donations for PFLAG chapters, arts groups, youth services and other nonprofits that serve the community.     By Bob Vitale More than 60 LGBTQ groups in Ohio can benefit from your online shopping this holiday season. If you select one of them on your Amazon account, the online retailer will donate 0.5 percent of the amount you spend through its AmazonSmile program. Amazon...
Prizm News / November 19, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Cleveland's Marcia Fudge gets high scores from HRC but has refused to sponsor the latest federal nondiscrimination bill.    By Bob Vitale An Ohio Democrat who’s considering a challenge to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is coming under scrutiny for what some say is a mixed record on LGBTQ issues. U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge of Cleveland, who for 10 years has represented a Northeast Ohio district that stretches...
Prizm News / November 16, 2018 / By Bob Vitale 'This is going to be the place where people can come to just be themselves,' AJ Casey says.   By Bob Vitale  The board of trustees for Stonewall Columbus has chosen a new executive director who brings to the job 30 years of experience as a nonprofit executive and consultant. AJ Casey, a native of Cincinnati, graduate of Youngstown State University and resident of Columbus since the 1990s, will join...