Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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...

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...

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...

Interim Director Set to Lead Stonewall Columbus as National Search Begins

Prizm News / April 27, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Rothan steps down today, but she'll continue as a consultant until Stonewall's building project is finished. By Bob Vitale Stonewall Columbus will start charting its future on a "blank sheet of paper" in coming weeks as...

Licking County Commissioners: No Rainbow Lights for Newark Pride

Programmable lights were added to the courthouse for holidays and events, and a policy was added after Pride organizers asked to be included.   By Bob Vitale Before the end of this year, the clock tower of the 140-year-old Licking County courthouse...

2018 AIDS Walk Central Ohio: Honoring Friends and Helping Others

Prizm News / April 1, 2018 / By Alden Carney Dec. 24, 2016: “Alden, I have AIDS” My dear friend Dominic struggled to utter the words that I’d been dreading, although in the back of my mind I knew it was coming. Up...

2018 AIDS Walk Central Ohio: ‘Hope. We Have Hope.’

Prizm News / April 1, 2018 / By Morgen Spon Memories of a friend gone too soon motivate a group of AIDS Walk participants in Columbus. Words. A blur of words. Head spinning. A rush of emotions. A sickening feeling ensues.It’s...

New Franklin County Effort to Focus on LGBTQ Domestic Violence

  Officials say it's the first of its kind and will be designed for domestic violence perpetrators in LGBTQ relationships. By Bob Vitale  A first-in-the-nation program that's starting in Franklin County will tailor education, treatment and other court-ordered services in domestic violence cases...