Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Living With Change Foundation Is Changing Life for Trans Youth, Families

PRIZM News / June 1, 2018 / By Bob Vitale The new Cincinnati foundation aims to expand treatment, educate schools, connect resources.   By Bob Vitale Perhaps no community in America has taken Leelah Alcorn’s message to heart more than her own hometown. Since...

Cincinnati Teens Are Transitioning With the World

Their families are supportive, their schools are trying, and their futures are bright. Is it a sign that society is being fixed?   A Conversation With Staley Munroe Prizm creative director Staley Munroe sat down recently with three fellow transgender Ohioans to...

One of Us: Evans Mirageas

PRIZM News / April 1, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Evans Mirageas Artistic Director, Cincinnati Opera Home: Cincinnati Identifies As: Gay Pronouns: He/Him/His Evans Mirageas’ career in the arts has taken him to Boston, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, London, Cologne and elsewhere. He was named...

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...

Clean Out Your Closets, Queens! Saturday Drag Mart Will Help LGBTQ Charities

  Cincinnati's annual sale offers wigs, heels, gowns and more to raise money for LGBTQ groups in Southwest Ohio.   By Bob Vitale  To paraphrase Dolly Parton, it doesn't have to cost that much money to look this cheap.   Drag queens from the Cincinnati area will...

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...

Tatsuya Nagashima: The Music of Life

Akron gave the world-class pianist the chance to live openly as a gay man. He lends his gift every year to help other LGBTQ people do the same.   By Ken Schneck Quick pop quiz: What do you see when you envision...

Star House Offers a Home Away From Homelessness

  From food and clothing to art and basketball, the Columbus Center is a lifeline in Central Ohio.   By Celina Nader “It’s the little things,” says Sarah Douglas as she greets me at the Star House check-in desk. She’s the volunteer coordinator...