Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Watch Alexandra Billings’ Inspirational Keynote at the Columbus HRC Gala

Prizm News / June 5, 2018 / By Bob Vitale By Prizm News "Transparent" star Alexandra Billings told folks at the Columbus HRC Gala on Saturday that they must do more than get dressed up and write checks. She challenged people to...

Cincinnati Teens Are Transitioning With the World

Their families are supportive, their schools are trying, and their futures are bright. Is it a sign that society is being fixed?   A Conversation With Staley Munroe Prizm creative director Staley Munroe sat down recently with three fellow transgender Ohioans to...

Commentary: Pride Grows as Ohio Evolves

Prizm News / June 1, 2018 / By Bob Vitale             We've got a lot to talk about, Ohio. Share your stories with us throughout Pride month. Twenty years ago this month, my mom was frying zucchini—it’s an Italian thing—when I arrived...

One of Us: Evans Mirageas

PRIZM News / April 1, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Evans Mirageas Artistic Director, Cincinnati Opera Home: Cincinnati Identifies As: Gay Pronouns: He/Him/His Evans Mirageas’ career in the arts has taken him to Boston, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, London, Cologne and elsewhere. He was named...

Creep of the Week: The Winner and Still Champion…

Prizm News / May 29, 2018 / By D’Anne Witkowski   Oh God, what did Trump do this time? Try his administration's dangerous assault on transgender prisoners.   Commentary by D’Anne Witkowski   Being in prison sucks. Granted, I have never been in prison, but...

Grå Måthair – ‘A Mother’s Love’

Prizm News / May 17, 2018 / By Staley Jophiel Munroe   A collaborative art-reflection piece on the magical bond of chosen-family nurture roles sustaining LGBTQ folk.   Commentary by Staley Jophiel Munro (Artist's Note: With the Gaelic narrative in my ancestry and name,...

Creep of the Week: Jim Bridenstine

The new NASA administrator sounds like he comes from another planet when it comes to his anti-LGBTQ rhetoric.   Commentary by D’Anne Witkowski Congratulations, LGBTQ America! Donald Trump, the man who stumbled and swindled and lied his way into the presidency, has...

Creep of the Week: No Surprise on This One

  What for this time? How about his move to eliminate a federal prohibition on discrimination against trans Americans seeking healthcare?   Commentary by D’Anne Witkowski I was in a coffee shop and the song “Safe and Sound” by Capital Cities started playing....

One of Us: Wonder Doug

PRIZM News / May 1, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Wonder Doug / aka Doug Cuckler Comedian Home: Columbus Identifies As: Gay Pronouns: He/Him/His   The guy 614 magazine called the hardest working man in Columbus comedy calls himself a “dark and dirty queer doom cloud.” Back to...

When That Moral Compass Goes on the Fritz

  They say they love us, but their words get in the way. Commentary by Bob Vitale One by one they walked up to the microphone at City Hall in South Euclid. They stood before the mayor, city clerk, city attorney and...