Saturday, March 24, 2018


No Jail Time for Black Pride 4’s Bennet, Braxton, Denton

Prizm News / March 13, 2018 / By Bob Vitale 'You felt the need to stand up for what you believe,' judge says as she orders probation and community service for activists.   By Bob Vitale Wriply Bennet, Ashley Braxton and Kendall Denton will serve no jail time for their convictions on charges stemming from protests at last year's Columbus Pride parade.  Franklin County Municipal...

Supporters Nationwide Rally for Columbus’ Black Pride 4

Prizm News / March 12, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Three of the activists arrested at last year's Pride parade will be sentenced on Tuesday. By Bob Vitale Rallies are planned today in Columbus and five other cities from Fort Lauderdale to Oakland, Calif., in support of three activists who face sentencing Tuesday for charges stemming from protests at last year's Columbus Pride parade.  Wriply Bennet,...

Hal Sparks: ‘The Tide of Change Is With the LGBT Community’

Prizm News / March 5, 2018 / By Bob Vitale   Greater Cincinnati HRC honors a hometown ally, who derides Trump and the 'politics of division.'    By Bob Vitale    Hal Sparks jokes that his agents wore hazmat suits and handed him the first script of "Queer as Folk" with a pair of salad tongs.  "Here. This is big in England. Please don't do it."  Despite their warnings...
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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...

Hope For the Future, Worry For Now

Prizm News / February 1, 2018 / By Dre' Varela My gender-fluid 12-year-old faces the world with confidence and pride, but I’m scared out of my mind. By Dre’ Varela There was one child drag queen among the beautiful mass of sparkly...


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‘Love, Simon’ Is This Spring’s Most Charming Gay Film

Prizm News / March 13, 2018 / By Bob Vitale The first big-studio release about a gay teen's coming out opens this weekend across Ohio.   By Prizm News Rolling Stone's Peter Travers says "Love, Simon" is "a John Hughes movie for audiences who just got woke." Vanity Fair calls it a groundbreaker, the first major-studio film about a gay kid coming out. "Love, Simon," the story...

Oscar-Winning ‘A Fantastic Woman’ Opens in Ohio Theaters The Chilean film has been called a 'sublime study of love, loss and the trans experience.' By Bob Vitale "A Fantastic Woman," the Chilean story that won Best Foreign Language Film at last week's Academy Awards, will be shown starting this weekend in theaters across Ohio.  The Guardian calls the film a "sublime study of love, loss and the trans experience," while Variety calls it "the most...

Two Choruses Singing ‘Two Boys Kissing’

Prizm News / March 7, 2018 / By Bob Vitale   Two narrators for "Two Boys Kissing" talk about the show and how it moves audiences. (Video courtesy of the Columbus Gay Men's Chorus) Columbus, Philadelphia gay men's choruses collaborate on a choral theater piece to be presented in both cities starting this weekend.   By Bob Vitale David Levithan's 2013 novel, "Two Boys Kissing," which weaves...