Wednesday, July 18, 2018

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...

‘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,...
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...

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...
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...