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PRIZM Digital Issue June 2018

PRIZM News, June 2018

Where’s Nina West? Having Foot Surgery or Taping ‘Drag Race’?

Prizm News / May 30, 2018 / By Bob Vitale     She's been off social media and absent from recent gigs. Columbus fans and drag pundits think she's competing in Season 11.   By Bob Vitale Nina West is off having foot surgery.   Translated into gayspeak, that...

LGBTQ Leaders Send Columbus Police Chief ‘Request for Understanding, Patience and Restraint’ 

  'We respect and support those working to amplify the voices of marginalized communities,' group says.   Leaders of LGBTQ groups in Central Ohio have sent the following letter to Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs about police presence at next month's Columbus...

Licking County Gets Its Rainbow Lights After All…

Prizm News / May 10, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Licking County commissioners won't show support for the LGBTQ community by displaying rainbow lights at the courthouse for Newark Pride, but we have friends in higher places. Thanks to Jeremy Blake...

By Big Majorities, Ohioans Favor Nondiscrimination Law, Marriage Equality

Majorities in every state want gender identity and sexual orientation added to their anti-bias laws.   By Bob Vitale Of Americans who live in states where discrimination is allowed against LGBTQ people, Ohioans are among the most supportive of anti-bias laws that cover sexual orientation and...

Licking County Lighting Policy Came Only After Request From Pride

. One commissioner said they received "a lot of requests" and couldn't please everyone. Records show no one but Newark Pride organizers formally asked for courthouse lights.   By Bob Vitale A Licking County commissioner who said "a lot of requests" to light...

On Building a Better Community

. Reflections on the racial divide in LGBTQ Columbus—and how we can fix it. . By D.A. Steward A week before 10 people interrupted the Columbus Pride parade last June to protest police brutality, call attention to violence against transgender women of color...

PRIZM Digital Issue May 2018

Prizm News, May 2018

Interim Director Set to Lead Stonewall Columbus as National Search Begins

Prizm News / April 27, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Rothan steps down today, but she'll continue as a consultant until Stonewall's building project is finished. By Bob Vitale Stonewall Columbus will start charting its future on a "blank sheet of paper" in coming weeks as...

Licking County Commissioners: No Rainbow Lights for Newark Pride

Programmable lights were added to the courthouse for holidays and events, and a policy was added after Pride organizers asked to be included.   By Bob Vitale Before the end of this year, the clock tower of the 140-year-old Licking County courthouse...
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