Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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...

Cleveland Consolidates Its Two Pride Festivals

Prizm News / March 8, 2018 / By Bob Vitale By Bob Vitale Dueling Pride celebrations are over in Cleveland, where organizers of Pride in the CLE and Cleveland Pride have decided to consolidate events. Pride in the CLE, organized by the...
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Glorious Food! And the LGBTQ Ohioans Who Dish It Up

PRIZM News / March 1, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Why are LGBTQ people drawn to the restaurant business? Scott Heimlich, the owner of Barcelona, pondered the question for a bit as we spoke at his Columbus restaurant one afternoon. He...

Phylicia Mitchell of Cleveland Is the 5th U.S. Trans Murder Victim of 2018

By Bob Vitale "Grateful to have lived another day," Phylicia Mitchell wrote in December above a Facebook post titled, "I Am a Strong Woman." "Everything that's hit me in life, I've dealt with," it read. "I've cried myself to sleep, picked...

Cleveland Stonewall Democrats Buck Party, Back Antonio

By Bob Vitale LGBTQ Democrats in Northeast Ohio are backing Nickie Antonio in her race for the Ohio Senate, rejecting the party-endorsed primary candidate who championed a 2009 Cleveland law that allowed businesses and building owners to choose the restrooms used by transgender people.  Cleveland Stonewall Democrats have given Antonio their endorsement in the...