Thursday, August 22, 2019

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...

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...

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...

Black LGBTQ Activists Found Guilty on 6 of 8 Counts

  They were part of a group that protested at last year's Columbus Pride parade.   By Bob Vitale  A Franklin County jury convicted three black and LGBTQ activists Monday on six misdemeanor counts stemming from a 2017 Columbus Pride protest of police violence, violence against trans...

Gay Council Member to Run for Mayor of Newark, Ohio

Prizm News / February 4, 2019 / By Bob Vitale https://youtu.be/VM6HKG-nEtI Jeremy Blake announces his run for mayor of Newark. Top photo: Blake was sworn in for his second term on the Newark...

Black Pride 4 Protesters on Trial This Week in Columbus

Prizm News / February 6, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Three face misdemeanor charges of that include resisting arrest, while a fourth activist faces more serious felony charges. By Bob Vitale  Trials begin today for three queer and trans activists who were arrested last June during the...

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...

Two Choruses Singing ‘Two Boys Kissing’

Prizm News / March 7, 2018 / By Bob Vitale   Two narrators for "Two Boys Kissing" talk about the show and how it moves audiences. (Video courtesy of the Columbus Gay Men's Chorus) Columbus, Philadelphia gay men's choruses collaborate on a...

A Night at the Last Lesbian Bar in Ohio

Prizm News / August 1, 2018 / By Celina Nader Our gathering places might be fading away, but Slammers has been serving Columbus strong drinks and hot pizza for 25 years. By Celina Nader I walk in on a Friday night around...

Chris Bradley Was a Ray of Sunshine for the LGBTQ Community

Prizm News / December 6, 2018 / By Bob Vitale His open, happy and gracious life as a Central Ohio TV mainstay was its own form of activism. We're all better off for it.   By Bob Vitale In our community’s struggle for...
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