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Prizm News / February 8, 2019 / By Krista Stauffer “I am an artist who dabbles in many different genres of music, and that is definitely becoming more the norm out in the world,” says Lacey Jo Benter. (Photos by Djamel Hamdad) Lacey Jo Benter is perfoming this weekend in the premiere of 'The Flood,' an Opera Columbus/ProMusica production. By Krista...
Prizm News / February 4, 2018 / By Daniel Myers morgxn will perform Friday, Feb. 8 at Top Cats in Cincinnati. (Photo courtesy of morgxn, via Facebook) 'I was afraid I would be alone forever with these thoughts and the way that I feel about the world.' By Daniel Myers “Vital” is the first...
Prizm News / February 1, 2019 / By Vanessa Rosario Rachel Rosario and Vanessa RosarioHometown: Cleveland Identify As: Lesbians Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Vanessa and Rachel Rosario knew of each other though a cousin of Vanessa's who was a high school classmate of Rachel's. Rachel sent the first message via Facebook.
Prizm News / February 1, 2019 / By Laura Newpoff (Photo by Amy Ann Photography) More of our stories start online these days, but they still share the same happy ending. By Laura Newpoff After ending a long-term relationship in 2013, Cindy Morris found herself single for the first time in 10 years. She was...
Prizm News / February 1, 2019 / By Troy Anthony Harris Black history is LGBT history, and black LGBT history is the story of America. Former Major League Baseball player Glenn Burke sits in a Castro District restaurant in San Francisco in 1993. His refusal to hide his sexual orientation cut short his career.(AP Photo/Mark Hundley)
Prizm News / January 23, 2019 / By Jody Davis Jody Davis has worked for over a year to prepare herself to rejoin the Ohio Army National Guard. Her plans are now in limbo as the Trump administration's plan to ban military service by transgender Americans moves forward despite legal challenges. (Photo courtesy of Jody Davis) Columbus veteran Jody Davis'...
Sphen, Magic and their baby, born in October at Sea Life Sydney. (Photo by Sea Life Sydney) The Gay Penguins of Australia The New York Times  “We’re not going to discourage any companionship for our penguins,” says Amy Lawrie, chief penguin keeper at the Sea Life Sydney aquarium in Australia. “Love is love.”  So when Sphen and Magic, two male penguins,...
Prizm News / November 12, 2018 / By Jeff Berry Why people living and aging with HIV will lead the way.   Commentary by Jeff Berry When I was diagnosed with HIV in 1989, I wasn’t sure I’d be here in 2018 to talk about it.   At the time there was no effective treatment for people living with HIV; it was basically a death sentence. For those of us who did have access to...
Prizm News / October 25, 2018 / By Tom Grote As someone who struggled coming to terms with being gay, I'm proud that folks will see a gay family—my family—in a positive light.      By Tom Grote "My husband is running for Congress." For 425-plus days this has been my mantra. That's when my husband, Rick Neal, launched his campaign for congress in Ohio’s 15th Congressional District against the National Republican Congressional Campaign chairman, Steve Stivers.   I wear a sticker...
By Prizm News / August 1, 2018 / By Alistair Kraft An oratorio written by Cincinnati Men's Chorus Artistic Director Steve Milloy gives a gay hero of the Civil Rights Movement his due. By Alistair Kraft Steve Milloy has been singing in LGBTQIA choruses for more than 20 years. In that time, he’s performed pieces about Harvey Milk, Matthew Shepard and other dead white gay men. He was weary of not hearing stories about those who...