Tuesday, November 13, 2018

A Night at the Last Lesbian Bar in Ohio

Prizm News / August 1, 2018 / By Celina Nader Our gathering places might be fading away, but Slammers has been serving Columbus strong drinks and hot pizza for 25 years. By Celina Nader I walk in on a Friday night around...

Equitas Health Expands Coverage for Transgender Employees

Prizm News / July 11, 2018 / By Bob Vitale   'We want transgender and gender-nonconforming folks to want to work here,' executive says.   By Bob Vitale   Equitas Health, the largest healthcare provider for LGBTQ people in Ohio, will begin covering more medical services...

Starbucks Sets New Standard With Transgender Health Policy

Prizm News / June 28, 2018 / By Laura Newpoff   In a major breakthrough for transgender employees, Starbucks now covers procedures once deemed 'cosmetic.'   By Laura Newpoff Starbucks Corp. has just unveiled what’s being called the most comprehensive transgender health policy in the world, and...

Cleveland Business Leader Is Changing the Rules

 Prizm News / April 1, 2018 / By Ken Schneck After building her own successful career, Michelle Tomallo has been working to boost other LGBTQ professionals. Never mix business with pleasure. Keep the passion out of the boardroom. Don’t let it...

Opportunity Denied: Transgender Ohioans Face Obstacles in the Workplace

Prizm News / April 1, 2018 / By MJ Eckhouse It's hard to get hired in the first place, but harassment and mistreatment await on the job. Two years after coming out as transgender, Sasha García was on her first job...
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Glorious Food! And the LGBTQ Ohioans Who Dish It Up

PRIZM News / March 1, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Why are LGBTQ people drawn to the restaurant business? Scott Heimlich, the owner of Barcelona, pondered the question for a bit as we spoke at his Columbus restaurant one afternoon. He...

The Dock in Cincinnati Is the Latest Ohio Gay Bar Set to Close

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...

Anti-Gay Church Buys Former Gay Bar in Toledo

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...

Lack of Anti-Bias Law Could Steer Amazon Away From Ohio

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...
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