Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Schiavoni on LGBTQ Issues: ‘Everyone Deserves to Feel Welcome in Our State’ 

Ohio voters will select the Democratic and Republican nominees for governor in the state's May 8 primary election. As part of its 2018 election coverage, Prizm sought out the four Democratic and two Republican candidates' positions on issues of...

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...

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...

Victory Fund Endorses Rick Neal for Congress

The Democrat is challenging U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers, who rates a 'zero' with the HRC. By Bob Vitale Democrat Rick Neal, who will be Ohio's first openly gay member of Congress if he defeats one of the Republican leaders of the...

Cleveland Stonewall Democrats Buck Party, Back Antonio

By Bob Vitale LGBTQ Democrats in Northeast Ohio are backing Nickie Antonio in her race for the Ohio Senate, rejecting the party-endorsed primary candidate who championed a 2009 Cleveland law that allowed businesses and building owners to choose the restrooms used by transgender people.  Cleveland Stonewall Democrats have given Antonio their endorsement in the...

Cuyahoga County Democrats Snub Ground-Breaking LGBTQ Legislator

Prizm News / February 9, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Nickie Antonio says she's running for the Ohio Senate and 'even more committed to the cause.' Many in the party and community are standing with her.   By Bob Vitale Cuyahoga County Democrats—the...

Lack of Anti-Bias Law Could Steer Amazon Away From Ohio

Prizm News / February 2, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Will a company with such a strong record on equality add 50,000 employees in a state that allows discrimination against LGBTQ people?   By Bob Vitale  Ohio lawmakers' refusal to follow the lead of 19 other...

‘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...

It’s All Hands On Deck

Prizm News / February 1, 2018 / By Bob Vitale An openly gay Columbus dad is challenging Ohio’s highest-ranking member of Congress. He’s not as long a longshot as you might think. By Bob Vitale A year ago at this time, the...

Advocates Get Chance to Show Discrimination Is Real

Prizm News / January 29, 2018 / By Bob Vitale   A Statehouse hearing scheduled for Jan. 31 is the furthest an LGBTQ anti-bias bill has advanced in Ohio since 2009. By Bob Vitale On the day last year that a bill was introduced in the...
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