Monday, August 20, 2018

Cuyahoga County Democrats Snub Ground-Breaking LGBTQ Legislator

Prizm News / February 9, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Nickie Antonio says she's running for the Ohio Senate and 'even more committed to the cause.' Many in the party and community are standing with her.   By Bob Vitale Cuyahoga County Democrats—the...

Election 2017: Meet Ohio’s 20 Openly Gay and Lesbian Candidates

There are 20 openly gay and lesbian candidates on Ohio's local-election ballots today. They're seeking office as city and village council members, school board members, a city auditor and a municipal court judge. AKRON Patrick Bravo, executive director of the Summit...

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...

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...

Nickie Antonio Announces State Senate Candidacy

By Prizm News The first openly gay Ohioan elected to the state House of Representatives hopes to become the first openly gay Ohioan elected to the state Senate. State Rep. Nickie Antonio announced her candidacy Thursday in Ohio's 23rd Senate District,...

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...
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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...

‘Tom of Finland’ Film Opening in Columbus, Cleveland

  By Bob Vitale  Just about any fantasy you have right now can come to life—or at least high-resolution photography—at the other end of a Google search.  For a generation of gay men, though, erotic fantasies were fueled by the art of...

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...

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...
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