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Bob Vitale

Bob Vitale
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Bob Vitale is the editor of Prizm. A Toledo native and graduate of Toledo Public Schools, he has worked as a local government and politics reporter for The Columbus Dispatch, as a Washington correspondent for Thomson Newspapers and as editor-in-chief for Outlook Ohio. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science from Ball State University and a master's degree in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois-Springfield. Contact: BobVitale@prizmnews.com
The Democrat is challenging U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers, who rates a 'zero' with the HRC. By Bob Vitale Democrat Rick Neal, who will be Ohio's first openly gay member of Congress if he defeats one of the Republican leaders of the U.S. House this fall, has been given a campaign boost by a national group that works to elect LGBTQ candidates. The Victory Fund has made Neal its second endorsed candidate in...
  PJ and Thomas McKay will share their renovation and decorating expertise at the Columbus home show. By Bob Vitale PJ and Thomas McKay, property-renovating husbands from Tennessee, will offer tips and tricks for remaking your home when they take the stage Saturday at The Columbus Dispatch Home & Garden Show.  Here are a few to get you started:  That blue-gray color everyone's using on their walls? They're over it.  "We're done with shiplap," Thomas McKay...
By Bob Vitale LGBTQ Democrats in Northeast Ohio are backing Nickie Antonio in her race for the Ohio Senate, rejecting the party-endorsed primary candidate who championed a 2009 Cleveland law that allowed businesses and building owners to choose the restrooms used by transgender people.  Cleveland Stonewall Democrats have given Antonio their endorsement in the May 8 primary for the Democratic nomination in Ohio Senate's 23rd District, which covers Lakewood and areas of Cleveland’s West Side, Parma, Middleburg Heights and other parts of western Cuyahoga County.  (Click here for all of the Cleveland Stonewall...
By Romeo San Vicente Bisexual punk rock icon and TV sketch comedy star Carrie Brownstein, of Sleater-Kinney and "Portlandia" fame, is hard at work on a new TV series that will bring the two halves of her working life together. It’s called "Search and Destroy," Hulu’s got it, and it’s based on her 2015 memoir, "Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl." No release date has been given yet. This TV news does...
But she also asks Ohio legislators to address the issue so others won't have to fight it out in court.   By Bob Vitale A Cincinnati judge has awarded custody of a transgender 17-year-old to the grandparents who support his transition and at the same time has called on Ohio legislators to create new rules that might spare other families long fights in court.  The Hamilton County case decided by Judge Sylvia Sieve Hendon involved an unidentified...
https://www.facebook.com/PrizmNews/videos/545593072472171/ The Columbus Blue Jackets hosted a Pride Night for LGBTQ fans on Saturday, Feb. 10 as part of the National Hockey League's effort to welcome diverse groups into the sport. Hockey Is for Everyone Night also included recognition of women's and youth teams and sled hockey for those with physical disabilities. The Columbus Gay Men's Chorus joined the Blue Jackets' Leo Welsh to sing the National Anthem, and You Can Play...
  They were part of a group that protested at last year's Columbus Pride parade.   By Bob Vitale  A Franklin County jury convicted three black and LGBTQ activists Monday on six misdemeanor counts stemming from a 2017 Columbus Pride protest of police violence, violence against trans women and marginalization of people of color within the LGBTQ community.  Sentencing for Wriply Bennet, Ashley Braxton and Kendall Denton will come sometime within the next month. The jury of five women and...
Prizm News / February 9, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Nickie Antonio says she's running for the Ohio Senate and 'even more committed to the cause.' Many in the party and community are standing with her.   By Bob Vitale Cuyahoga County Democrats—the ones in charge of the party, anyway—have turned their backs on the first openly gay person elected to the Ohio General Assembly in favor of the man who championed a...
Prizm News / February 8, 2018 / By Bob Vitale     Generous, vivacious and one of a kind, she championed our cause when few others had the courage. By Bob Vitale   Everyone has a Barbara Havens story.  Or 10.  Tom Queen remembers a Black and White Party she hosted at her home on Schiller Park in Columbus' German Village back in '96 or '97. She put a spotlight out in front that you could see for...
Prizm News / February 7, 2018 / By Bob Vitale   The National Hockey League's 'Hockey Is for Everyone' program aims to make the sport more welcoming and diverse. By Bob Vitale The Columbus Gay Men's Chorus will sing the National Anthem and players will sport a splash of rainbow color on Saturday when the Columbus Blue Jackets host LGBTQ fans for Pride Night.    It's part of a National Hockey League outreach effort, as the sport puts...