Monday, August 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...

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...

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...

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...

Rothan to Retire as Stonewall Columbus Executive Director

Prizm News / March 1, 2018 / By Bob Vitale National search planned for successor, who should be on the job by the end of 2018.   By Bob Vitale  Stonewall Columbus Executive Director Karla Rothan, who has been at the epicenter of a...

Remembering Barbara Havens, Ally Extraordinaire

Prizm News / February 8, 2018 / By Bob Vitale     Generous, vivacious and one of a kind, she championed our cause when few others had the courage. By Bob Vitale   Everyone has a Barbara Havens story.  Or 10.  Tom Queen remembers a Black and White...

HRC Endorses Danny O’Connor in Ohio Special Congressional Election

Prizm News / July 10, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Early voting is under way in the Aug. 7 race in the state's 12th Congressional District. By Bob Vitale As early voting started today in an Ohio special election for Congress that's...

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...
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