Friday, May 24, 2019

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...

State Board for Social Workers, Counselors to Vote on Warning Against Conversion Therapy

Prizm News / November 1, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Draft statement says professionals could lose their licenses if they harm clients with the harmful practice.  By Bob Vitale The state board that oversees 40,000 Ohio counselors, social workers, and marriage and...

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...

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...

Commentary: The Hidden Survivors of HIV

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...

Events Planned for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Prizm News / February 7, 2019 / By Prizm News By Prizm News Dinner and a discussion are planned in Columbus, a community conversation is planned...

Take Care of Yourself

Prizm News / January 1, 2018 / By Julia Applegate By Julia Applegate Far too often, LGBTQ community members are forced to hide their sexual orientation or gender identity when seeking healthcare. Fear of being stigmatized, discriminated against or outright denied care...

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...

BRAVO Joins Equitas Health After OK From Both Groups’ Boards

Prizm News / January 7, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Leaders say joining forces will enhance services for LGBTQ people across Ohio.   By Bob Vitale The Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization, which for 22 years has chronicled crimes against LGBTQ Ohioans and worked...

New Southwest Ohio Planned Parenthood CEO Is Back Where She Belongs

Prizm News / April 1, 2019 / By Bob Vitale Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio CEO Kersha Deibel. (Photo by Lauren di Matteo) Kersha Deibel started with the organization as a...
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