Sunday, May 26, 2019

Erin Upchurch Named New Director at Kaleidoscope Youth Center

The social worker and youth advocate starts her new job on April 16. By Prizm News Erin Upchurch, a social worker who helped found several LGBTQ groups and served on the boards of several others, has been named the new executive...

No Jail Time for Black Pride 4’s Bennet, Braxton, Denton

Prizm News / March 13, 2018 / By Bob Vitale 'You felt the need to stand up for what you believe,' judge says as she orders probation and community service for activists.   By Bob Vitale Wriply Bennet, Ashley Braxton and Kendall Denton will...

Supporters Nationwide Rally for Columbus’ Black Pride 4

Prizm News / March 12, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Three of the activists arrested at last year's Pride parade will be sentenced on Tuesday. By Bob Vitale Rallies are planned today in Columbus and five other cities from Fort Lauderdale to...

Hal Sparks: ‘The Tide of Change Is With the LGBT Community’

Prizm News / March 5, 2018 / By Bob Vitale   Greater Cincinnati HRC honors a hometown ally, who derides Trump and the 'politics of division.'    By Bob Vitale    Hal Sparks jokes that his agents wore hazmat suits and handed him the first script...

Rothan to Retire as Stonewall Columbus Executive Director

Prizm News / March 1, 2018 / By Bob Vitale National search planned for successor, who should be on the job by the end of 2018.   By Bob Vitale  Stonewall Columbus Executive Director Karla Rothan, who has been at the epicenter of a...

Cincinnati Judge Grants Trans Teen the Right to Pursue Treatment

PRIZM News / February 20, 2018 / By Bob Vitale But she also asks Ohio legislators to address the issue so others won't have to fight it out in court. A Cincinnati judge has awarded custody of a transgender 17-year-old to the grandparents who...

Phylicia Mitchell of Cleveland Is the 5th U.S. Trans Murder Victim of 2018

By Bob Vitale "Grateful to have lived another day," Phylicia Mitchell wrote in December above a Facebook post titled, "I Am a Strong Woman." "Everything that's hit me in life, I've dealt with," it read. "I've cried myself to sleep, picked...

Businesses Big and Small Get Behind the Ohio Fairness Act

Prizm News / March 1, 2018 / By Bob Vitale A growing list of backers and a hearing at the Statehouse boost prospects for an LGBTQ nondiscrimination law in Ohio.     By Bob Vitale It’s not every day that businesses line up asking...

Black LGBTQ Activists Found Guilty on 6 of 8 Counts

  They were part of a group that protested at last year's Columbus Pride parade.   By Bob Vitale  A Franklin County jury convicted three black and LGBTQ activists Monday on six misdemeanor counts stemming from a 2017 Columbus Pride protest of police violence, violence against trans...

Remembering Barbara Havens, Ally Extraordinaire

Prizm News / February 8, 2018 / By Bob Vitale     Generous, vivacious and one of a kind, she championed our cause when few others had the courage. By Bob Vitale   Everyone has a Barbara Havens story.  Or 10.  Tom Queen remembers a Black and White...
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