Monday, August 20, 2018

Trans, Nonbinary Akronites Share Their Life Stories in New Project

Prizm News / August 1, 2018 / By MJ Eckhouse           The Gay Community Endowment Fund effort is aimed at boosting visibility and support.  By MJ Eckhouse At the 2017 annual meeting of Akron’s Gay Community Endowment Fund, Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen gave the keynote...

Interview: Betty Who on Where She’d Be Without Her Queer Fans

Prizm News / July 23, 2018 / By Chris Azzopardi The pop queen will headline Akron's second annual Pride Festival on Aug. 25.   By Chris Azzopardi Jessica Newham, better known as Betty Who, is in a constant state of gay. In August, she'll...

One of Us: M. Carmen Lane

Prizm News / July 1, 2018 / By Ian Argo (Correction: In the July issue of Prizm, we listed the wrong preferred pronouns for M.Carmen Lane. Carmen prefers to be referred to as Carmen.) M. Carmen Lane Doula Home: Cleveland Identifies As: Two-Spirit Pronouns: "I...

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...

South Euclid City Council Unanimously Approves Nondiscrimination Law

Prizm News / April 10, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression are covered in the Ohio's latest local LGBTQ civil rights law.   By Bob Vitale South Euclid is the latest city in Ohio to bar discrimination based...

Pass the Popcorn! Here are 13 LGBTQ Films to Catch This Month in Cleveland

Prizm News / April 1, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Our stories are always on the marquee at the Cleveland International Film Festival, which runs from April 4-15. Over 11 days, a total of 214 feature films and 253 shorts will...

Cleveland Business Leader Is Changing the Rules

 Prizm News / April 1, 2018 / By Ken Schneck After building her own successful career, Michelle Tomallo has been working to boost other LGBTQ professionals. Never mix business with pleasure. Keep the passion out of the boardroom. Don’t let it...

A Star Is Reborn: Joan Sings Judy

Prizm News / April 1, 2018 / By Christine Howey Cleveland’s Joan Ellison performs as Judy Garland on stage. Offstage, she’s restoring original arrangements from Judy’s 1961 Carnegie Hall concert.   By Christine Howey Was a single concert in New York City on...

LGBTQ Job-Seekers Can Find Help, Resources at Two Cleveland Events

Prizm News / April 1, 2018 / By Prizm News Here's info on job fairs planned in April and May: Lambda Community Job & Resource Fair Case Western Reserve University’s Lambda Law Student Association, the LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland and Plexus,...

Cleveland Cavaliers Host First-Ever LGBTQ Pride Night

  LeBron James wore rainbow laces, Quicken Loans Arena had a designated kiki room, Nina West was honored at center court and LGBTQ organizations benefited from the Cleveland Cavaliers' first-ever Pride Night on March 21. "It was surreal and amazing and...
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