Tuesday, November 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 / October 29, 2018 / By Bob Vitale   ...Or at least your inner Steve Kornacki. Predict next Tuesday's results and win a fabulous prize that only a political junkie would love.   By Bob Vitale You know who you are.   Just this past weekend, you donned a Halloween costume for a night out with friends but found yourself talking about Mike DeWine's dismal record on LGBTQ issues. You vow every night that you're...
Prizm News / October 22, 2018 / By Bob Vitale HRC, Equality Ohio and other groups are working to harness the power of LGBTQ and allied voters. And there are a lot of us.   Commentary by Bob Vitale We’ve given the world music and art and artificial intelligence, “Leaves of Grass,” “The Matrix” and “Orange Is the New Black.”   And you’ve seen what we can do when we fill a dance floor. So just...
Prizm News / October 22, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Evolution Theatre and CATCO will stage a co-production of the play about the persecuted gay war hero and computer pioneer.   Editor's Note: The CATCO/Evolution Theatre co-production of "Breaking the Code" runs from Wednesday through Sunday, Nov. 11 at the Columbus Performing Arts Center's Van Fleet Theatre, 549 Franklin Ave., Columbus, 43215. The theater companies are making a special offer for Prizm...
Prizm News / October 21, 2018 / By Prizm News   LGBTQ leaders, groups vow to stop Trump plans to erase transgender Americans with new federal policy.   By Prizm News LGBTQ groups and advocates around the country reacted with anger and determination Sunday to a New York Times report about Trump administration plans to define transgender Americans out of existence and exclude them from federal civil-rights protections.   "The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining...
Prizm News / October 16, 2018 / By Prizm News The Sugar Plum Tour raised more than $100,000 last year for LGBTQ programs in Greater Akron.   By Prizm News 'Tis the sea... Well, almost. But tickets for Akron's premier holiday season home tour are now on sale.   Some of the area’s finest historic and contemporary homes will open their doors Sunday, Dec. 2, from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. for the 17th annual Sugar Plum Tour. The...
Prizm News / October 16, 2018 / By Prizm News   The discredited practice already has been banned in Cincinnati, Toledo, Columbus, Dayton and Athens. By Prizm News Lakewood City Council members voted last night to ban the dangerous and discredited practice of “conversion therapy” against children in the Cleveland suburb of 50,000. Lakewood is the sixth Ohio city to ban the practice that aims to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of an...
Prizm News / October 12, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Rep. Nino Vitale, whose opponent is openly gay, ridiculed trans women and denounced LGBTQ equality in his social-media tirade.   By Bob Vitale The anti-LGBTQ Ohio lawmaker who’s being challenged for re-election by an openly gay high school senior unleashed an anti-gay, anti-transgender social media tirade this week that's being denounced as hateful, bigoted, shameful and disgusting. State Rep. Nino Vitale, apparently set off by...
Prizm News / October 10, 2018 / By Bob Vitale   'We must elect a Democratic Congress,' California Rep. Mark Takano says while stumping for candidates in Ohio.   By Bob Vitale President Donald Trump's appointment of "partisan hacks in judicial robes" makes the federal courts an unlikely future remedy for LGBTQ Americans seeking to end discrimination, the first openly gay person of color to serve in Congress said Wednesday during a visit to...
Prizm News / October 2nd, 2018 / By Celina Nader Professor Charlotte Belland leads her animation students with the belief that their stories are valid and important. By Celina Nader Charlotte Belland wears an animal-printed shirt, draws a daily ink drawing of animals (@bellandpixel), and describes her office as “a happy meal and a filing cabinet explosion.” It makes sense that she runs the animation department at Columbus College of Art & Design....
Prizm News / October 9, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Early voting starts Wednesday across Ohio; LGBTQ voters in Franklin County will kick voting off Thursday with a party.   By Prizm News Today is the last day you can register to vote in Ohio or update your registration for the Nov. 6 elections.   (Do it here.) What's at stake? Well, we're electing a new governor (Republican John Kasich is term-limited). We're electing a new attorney...