Monday, August 20, 2018

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...

Lawsuit Claims CVS Mailing Revealed 6,000 Ohioans’ HIV Status

Although laws protect private health information, three HIV-positive men say a code used by the pharmacy chain disclosed their status.   By Bob Vitale Three HIV-positive men have accused CVS in a federal lawsuit of revealing the status of more than 6,000 Ohioans through a...

World AIDS Day 2017: Tales From the Front Lines

Prizm News / December 1, 2017 / By Bob Vitale Ronald Johnson, Teresa Long and Michael Para have spent their careers caring, helping and advocating for people with HIV/AIDS. By Bob Vitale “Sometimes you just don’t want to talk about it,” Ronald...

Administration Issues ‘License to Discriminate’ Against LGBTQ Patients

Prizm News / January 22, 2018 / By Bob Vitale   By Bob Vitale As the medical profession takes a step forward with efforts to recognize and respect the unique needs of LGBTQ patients, here comes the Trump administration with an attempt...

Why Are We Still Not Educating Our Kids About HIV?

PRIZM News / October 3, 2017 / By Desireé Guerrero   By Desireé Guerrero Growing up in the ’80s, I learned more about HIV and AIDS from pop culture than I did in the classroom. But have HIV education efforts really improved much...

TransOhio’s 10th Annual Symposium Will Cover Topics From Health to History

PRIZM News / April 1, 2018 / By PRIZM News The three-day transgender and ally conference is scheduled for April 27-29 in Columbus.   By Prizm News TransOhio will host its 10th annual Transgender and Ally Symposium from Friday, April 27 to Sunday,...

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...

Here Are 100 Reasons for Hope in LGBTQ Ohio

PRIZM News / October 3, 2017 / By Bob Vitale Don't get too down in this new era of emboldened opponents to our causes. There is still plenty to be optimistic about in our own hometowns.   By Bob Vitale Was it really...

Equitas Health, BRAVO Begin Discussions of Possible Merger

Prizm News / August 14, 2018 / By Bob Vitale The statewide LGBTQI anti-violence group would become part of the LGBTQI health provider if boards from both organizations agree.   By Bob Vitale Leaders from Equitas Health and BRAVO have begun discussions about...

2018 AIDS Walk Central Ohio: ‘Hope. We Have Hope.’

Prizm News / April 1, 2018 / By Morgen Spon Memories of a friend gone too soon motivate a group of AIDS Walk participants in Columbus. Words. A blur of words. Head spinning. A rush of emotions. A sickening feeling ensues.It’s...
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