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Equality Toledo Appoints New Executive Director

Analese Alvarez replaces Nick Komives, who was elected to the Toledo City Council last fall. By Prizm News Analese Alvarez, a longtime LGBTQ activist and educator, is the new director of Equality Toledo, the civil rights and advocacy group in Northwest...
Paella Barcelona

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...
Victims of Hate

Not-a-Hate-Crime Victim Still Bears Scars From December Attack

PRIZM News / March 1, 2018 / ‘I remember being called a faggot. I remember immense crashing pain in my face.’   By Tommy Wilcox I made the decision to go when I heard that Bretz was closing. I will question whether that decision...

Anti-Gay Church Buys Former Gay Bar in Toledo

Prizm News / February 5, 2018 / By Bob Vitale   Adams Street businesses vows to keep the Downtown district a welcoming place.  By Bob Vitale A church that lists homosexuality, bisexuality and gender dysphoria as sins comparable to incest and bestiality has...

One Of Us: Kha Huynh

Prizm News / February 1, 2018 Home: Originally Saigon, South Vietnam; I grew up mainly in Cincinnati, and I now live in Columbus Identifies As: Gay Pronouns: He/Him/His Where do you derive love from the most in your world? My family and friends. They...

Love Stories

Prizm News / February 1, 2018 A collection of connections sharing a common love within our community.   Brandon Buchanan & Joseph Pedro - Columbus   How did you meet? Joe: Brandon approached me first and asked me on a date, which is something I would have never...

In Cincinnati and Newark, Two Seats at the Table

LGBTQ Ohioans had incredible success at the polls in November. As the new year begins, election winners are taking office.   By Bob Vitale Tamaya Dennard took her oath as a new member of the Cincinnati City Council on Tuesday with her...

In With the New

Prizm News / January 1, 2018 / By Bob Vitale The days of dark, windowless gay bars are over, a new breed of club owners say. But are spaces just for us disappearing as well?   By Bob Vitale The drapes are drawn closed...

How Your Holiday Shopping Can Help LGBTQ Causes

By Bob Vitale You've vowed not to overdo it this holiday season.  But you know you will.  Far be it from us to enable bad habits—you sure you don't want one more slice?—but if you're going to overspend, you might as well...

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...