Friday, May 24, 2019

‘We Are Going to Work Very Hard to Get This Bill Passed’

Prizm News / February 1, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Victims of discrimination, businesses and legal experts testify in favor of expanding Ohio's nondiscrimination laws. By Bob Vitale  LGBTQ Ohioans who've been fired from jobs or kicked out of apartments told lawmakers on Wednesday why discrimination based...

DeWine and Stivers Try to Moderate Their Anti-LGBTQ Records

Prizm News / October 31, 2018 / By Bob Vitale   'I support everybody' comments belie the Republicans' records of voting against and suing over anti-discrimination measures.    By Bob Vitale    Through gritted teeth Tuesday night, openly gay U.S. House candidate Rick Neal called out...

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...

Kucinich Platform Calls for Conversion Therapy Ban, Transition Help

Prizm News / April 17, 2018 / By Bob Vitale 'It is about ensuring that LGBTQ Ohioans enjoy the dignity due all human beings as their birthright,' the Democratic candidate for governor says.   Democrat Dennis Kucinich has unveiled an LGBTQ+ platform that goes far beyond nondiscrimination protections, proposing transition...

UPDATED: Meet the 13 LGBTQ Ohioans Running for Office in 2018

From Congress to county auditor, candidates promise to support their communities and ours.     By Bob Vitale Even in bright red Licking County, where Donald Trump won 62 percent of the vote in 2016, Jeremy Blake sees a blue wave building. “There’s just...

Columbus Will Shut Down Gay Street for ‘Welcome Pence’ LGBTQ Party

Prizm News / June 14, 2018 / By Bob Vitale https://www.facebook.com/MikeHotPence/videos/1238637756270381/ Latest count: 10 queens, two DJs, almost 700 RSVPs and two Mike Pences (but one of them has nicer legs).    By Bob Vitale  Ten drag queens, two DJs and a Mike Pence lookalike in...

We’re Here. We’re Queer (and Allied). And Our Votes Could Sway November.

Prizm News / September 21, 2018 / By Bob Vitale   HRC and other groups are working to harness the power of LGBTQ and allied voters. There are a lot of us.   By Bob Vitale We’ve given the world music and art and...

Obergefell: I’d Be ‘Terrified’ if Kavanaugh Had a Say on Marriage Equality

Prizm News / September 6, 2018 / By Bob Vitale The Trump pick to replace Anthony Kennedy faces senators for a third day of hearings.   By Bob Vitale Jim Obergefell—no, our entire LGBTQ community—might have seen a much different outcome in 2015...

Election 2018: Blue and Rainbow Waves Fail to Make a Splash in Ohio

Prizm News / November 7, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Sherrod Brown and Nickie Antonio win, but other Democrats and LGBTQ candidates fall short in federal and state races.   By Bob Vitale  The blue wave that swept Democrats back into power in the...

On the Bright Side: Supreme Court Affirms LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Laws

  And the bad news: Justices side with baker who used his religious beliefs to discriminate against same-sex couples.   By Bob Vitale Advocates in Ohio and across the nation are looking on the bright side of a 7-2 U.S. Supreme Court ruling today...
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