Saturday, January 19, 2019

Cincinnati’s OutReels Film Festival Features Documentary About Leelah Alcorn

Prizm News / November 1, 2018 / By Rebecca Huff Creator of 'Leelah's Highway' says the Ohio teen's story 'needed to be told.'   By Rebecca Huff Leelah Alcorn was a 17-year-old Ohio girl trapped in the wrong body. She wanted acceptance, but...

Tickets Go on Sale for Akron LGBTQ Fund’s Annual Holiday Home Tour

Prizm News / October 16, 2018 / By Prizm News The Sugar Plum Tour raised more than $100,000 last year for LGBTQ programs in Greater Akron.   By Prizm News 'Tis the sea... Well, almost. But tickets for Akron's premier holiday season home...

Lakewood Is the Sixth Ohio City to Ban Conversion Therapy Against Kids

Prizm News / October 16, 2018 / By Prizm News   The discredited practice already has been banned in Cincinnati, Toledo, Columbus, Dayton and Athens. By Prizm News Lakewood City Council members voted last night to ban the dangerous and discredited practice of...

Gay Lawmaker Says ‘Partisan Hacks in Judicial Robes’ Offer No Hope for Equality

Prizm News / October 10, 2018 / By Bob Vitale   'We must elect a Democratic Congress,' California Rep. Mark Takano says while stumping for candidates in Ohio.   By Bob Vitale President Donald Trump's appointment of "partisan hacks in judicial robes" makes the...

Cleveland, Toledo Join Top LGBTQ-Friendly Cities on Annual HRC Report

Prizm News / October 9, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Ohio has more top-ranked cities (Akron, Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton also are on the list) than any state besides California.   By Bob Vitale Just one year after city officials and LGBTQ leaders...

Unintentional Activist Jim Obergefell Inducted into Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame

Prizm News / October 4, 2018 / By Bob Vitale 'Growing up in Sandusky and living in Cincinnati, I never dreamed my name and face would become shorthand for a landmark civil rights case,' he says.   By Bob Vitale  With a tribute to his...

Mozaic to Unveil Community Space in Columbus for Trans* People of Color

Prizm News / October 1, 2018 / By Bridget Sarpong   Summit Street space includes a kitchen, lounge, computer stations, performance stage, a gender-validating clothes closet and a library.   By Bridget Sarpong There are 24 hours in a day. There are 60 minutes...

Sunday Tea Dances in Cincinnati Revive a Lost Part of Gay Culture

Prizm News / October 1, 2018 / By Rebecca Huff (Prizm photos by Richard Sanders) Monthly get-togethers in venues across Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky have created new spaces for LGBTQ people to meet and mingle.   (Correction: In our October issue of...

Mom to Mom: Why Betsy Rader Is Running for Congress 

Prizm News / October 1, 2018 / By Jaron Terry Meet the Northeast Ohio candidate who will take her experience as a healthcare attorney and mom of two gay sons to Washington. EDITOR'S NOTE: We asked writer and PFLAG Columbus President...

Cuyahoga County Passes Ohio’s First Countywide Nondiscrimination Law

Prizm News / September 25, 2018 / By Bob Vitale     Four hours of discussion followed by an 8-3 vote add sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression to county anti-bias laws.   By Bob Vitale   After nearly four hours of comments by residents...
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