Monday, August 19, 2019

Bob Vitale

Bob Vitale
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A Toledo native and graduate of Toledo Public Schools, Bob 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.
By Romeo San Vicente Bisexual punk rock icon and TV sketch comedy star Carrie Brownstein, of Sleater-Kinney and "Portlandia" fame, is hard at work on a new TV series that will bring the two halves of her working life together. It’s called "Search and Destroy," Hulu’s got it, and it’s based on her 2015 memoir, "Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl." No release date has been given yet. This TV news does...
https://www.facebook.com/PrizmNews/videos/545593072472171/ The Columbus Blue Jackets hosted a Pride Night for LGBTQ fans on Saturday, Feb. 10 as part of the National Hockey League's effort to welcome diverse groups into the sport. Hockey Is for Everyone Night also included recognition of women's and youth teams and sled hockey for those with physical disabilities. The Columbus Gay Men's Chorus joined the Blue Jackets' Leo Welsh to sing the National Anthem, and You Can Play...
  They were part of a group that protested at last year's Columbus Pride parade.   By Bob Vitale  A Franklin County jury convicted three black and LGBTQ activists Monday on six misdemeanor counts stemming from a 2017 Columbus Pride protest of police violence, violence against trans women and marginalization of people of color within the LGBTQ community.  Sentencing for Wriply Bennet, Ashley Braxton and Kendall Denton will come sometime within the next month. The jury of five women and...
Prizm News / February 9, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Nickie Antonio says she's running for the Ohio Senate and 'even more committed to the cause.' Many in the party and community are standing with her.   By Bob Vitale Cuyahoga County Democrats—the ones in charge of the party, anyway—have turned their backs on the first openly gay person elected to the Ohio General Assembly in favor of the man who championed a...
Prizm News / February 8, 2018 / By Bob Vitale     Generous, vivacious and one of a kind, she championed our cause when few others had the courage. By Bob Vitale   Everyone has a Barbara Havens story.  Or 10.  Tom Queen remembers a Black and White Party she hosted at her home on Schiller Park in Columbus' German Village back in '96 or '97. She put a spotlight out in front that you could see for...
Prizm News / February 7, 2018 / By Bob Vitale   The National Hockey League's 'Hockey Is for Everyone' program aims to make the sport more welcoming and diverse. By Bob Vitale The Columbus Gay Men's Chorus will sing the National Anthem and players will sport a splash of rainbow color on Saturday when the Columbus Blue Jackets host LGBTQ fans for Pride Night.    It's part of a National Hockey League outreach effort, as the sport puts...
Prizm News / February 7, 2018 / By Bob Vitale The state of Ohio has bought the nightclub to make way for nearby bridge improvements, but its final night isn't yet certain.       By Bob Vitale Say goodbye to another gay bar: The Dock in Cincinnati, home of the city's first Pride festival and the starting point for many a coming-out story, will be torn down later this year.  The Ohio Department of Transportation has purchased the...
Prizm News / February 6, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Three face misdemeanor charges of that include resisting arrest, while a fourth activist faces more serious felony charges. By Bob Vitale  Trials begin today for three queer and trans activists who were arrested last June during the Columbus Pride parade. Prosecutors from the Columbus city attorney's office and lawyers for Wriply Bennet, Ashley Braxton and Kendall Denton agreed Monday on the eight jurors and four alternates who will decide the fate of the activists, who are part of a group that...
Prizm News / February 5, 2018 / By Bob Vitale   Adams Street businesses vows to keep the Downtown district a welcoming place.  By Bob Vitale A church that lists homosexuality, bisexuality and gender dysphoria as sins comparable to incest and bestiality has bought the building that housed Toledo's oldest gay bar until late December.   Former Bretz owner Michelle Woda said in a Facebook post in December that she "was approached with an offer...
Prizm News / February 2, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Will a company with such a strong record on equality add 50,000 employees in a state that allows discrimination against LGBTQ people?   By Bob Vitale  Ohio lawmakers' refusal to follow the lead of 19 other states and dozens of major corporations in banning discrimination based on people's sexual orientation and gender identity could prove to be a $5 billion mistake.    Columbus is one of 20 cities still under consideration by Amazon...