Wednesday, July 18, 2018
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...

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...

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...
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...

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...

Here Are 100 Reasons for Hope in LGBTQ Ohio

PRIZM News / October 3, 2017 / By Bob Vitale Don't get too down in this new era of emboldened opponents to our causes. There is still plenty to be optimistic about in our own hometowns.   By Bob Vitale Was it really...

There’s a Whole Lot to Love About Toledo’s Love Wall

Prizm News / July 1, 2018 / By Austin Mariasy The colorful two-story statement has quickly become a local icon in Northwest Ohio.   By Austin Mariasy Toledo loves love. That’s what it says on the wall, and when you’re driving Downtown along...

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...

Comedy’s Queer Queens Heading to Columbus, Toledo, Cincinnati

Prizm News / April 20, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Poppy Champlin has been touring with other lesbian comics for nine years now. So these four lesbians walk into a comedy club… Actually, we’ll leave the jokes to Poppy Champlin, Brooke Cartus,...

‘Are You Gay or Straight?’

PRIZM News / October 3, 2017 / By Jim Obergefell When the question came up, a scared Ohio grad student made a life-changing decision and came out. By Jim Obergefell “Are you gay or straight?” My friend Cass, sitting in the driver’s seat,...