Monday, June 24, 2019

In Cincinnati and Newark, Two Seats at the Table

LGBTQ Ohioans had incredible success at the polls in November. As the new year begins, election winners are taking office.   By Bob Vitale Tamaya Dennard took her oath as a new member of the Cincinnati City Council on Tuesday with her...

Why I’m Running

Prizm News / January 1, 2018 / By Mary B. Relotto If there’s a silver lining to the nightmare of 2016, it’s in the determination of equality-minded Americans to step up and seek public office.   By Mary B. Relotto I never considered running...

Megan Kilgore Sworn In as Columbus City Auditor

By Bob Vitale Retiring Columbus City Auditor Hugh Dorrian had some advice Thursday for his successor, who was elected in November by the widest margin of any candidate on the municipal ballot.  "Stay being Megan Kilgore," Dorrian said before administering the...

Nickie Antonio Announces State Senate Candidacy

By Prizm News The first openly gay Ohioan elected to the state House of Representatives hopes to become the first openly gay Ohioan elected to the state Senate. State Rep. Nickie Antonio announced her candidacy Thursday in Ohio's 23rd Senate District,...
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Watch President Obama’s Hopeful World AIDS Day Message

By Bob Vitale Former President Barack Obama delivered a hopeful message ahead of Friday's World AIDS Day, recapping worldwide progress in treatment of the disease and saying "we can end this pandemic once and for all."  In a videotaped message on...

Ohio Voters Elect 17 Openly Gay and Lesbian Candidates

Prizm News / November 7, 2017 / By Bob Vitale Cincinnati and Newark become the first Ohio cities with two openly gay council members.                             By Bob Vitale  Gay and lesbian candidates were elected to nine city and village councils Tuesday, and 17...

Election 2017: Meet Ohio’s 20 Openly Gay and Lesbian Candidates

There are 20 openly gay and lesbian candidates on Ohio's local-election ballots today. They're seeking office as city and village council members, school board members, a city auditor and a municipal court judge. AKRON Patrick Bravo, executive director of the Summit...

Election 2017: It’s a Different World for Today’s LGBTQ Candidates

Prizm News / November 7, 2017 / By Kayla Beard Politicians no longer have to avoid discussion of their sexual orientation when seeking voters' support.  By Kayla Beard  LGBTQ candidates on the ballot today in small towns and big cities across Ohio say they've encountered...

Fighting for Transparency

Prizm News / November 2, 2017 / By Giovonni Santiago Giovonni Santiago won his own internal battle, but the transgender Air Force veteran from Akron fears for those who are currently on the frontline in President Trump's culture war.   By Giovonni Santiago Illustration by...

Prizm Cover Story: Cincinnati’s Political Power Shift

Prizm News / November 2, 2017 / By Bob Vitale Cincinnati was once among the nation's most anti-gay cities. On Tuesday, seven gay and lesbian candidates will make its local election ballot one of the most inclusive. How times have changed. By...
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