Saturday, February 24, 2018
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Black LGBTQ Activists Found Guilty on 6 of 8 Counts

  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...

Remembering Barbara Havens, Ally Extraordinaire

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...

The Dock in Cincinnati Is the Latest Ohio Gay Bar Set to Close

Prizm News / February 7, 2018 / By Bob Vitale The state of Ohio has bought the nightclub to make way for nearby bridge improvements, but its final night isn't yet certain.       By Bob Vitale Say goodbye to another gay bar: The...

Black Pride 4 Protesters on Trial This Week in Columbus

Prizm News / February 6, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Three face misdemeanor charges of that include resisting arrest, while a fourth activist faces more serious felony charges. By Bob Vitale  Trials begin today for three queer and trans activists who were arrested last June during the...

Anti-Gay Church Buys Former Gay Bar in Toledo

Prizm News / February 5, 2018 / By Bob Vitale   Adams Street businesses vows to keep the Downtown district a welcoming place.  By Bob Vitale A church that lists homosexuality, bisexuality and gender dysphoria as sins comparable to incest and bestiality has...

Lack of Anti-Bias Law Could Steer Amazon Away From Ohio

Prizm News / February 2, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Will a company with such a strong record on equality add 50,000 employees in a state that allows discrimination against LGBTQ people?   By Bob Vitale  Ohio lawmakers' refusal to follow the lead of 19 other...

‘We Are Going to Work Very Hard to Get This Bill Passed’

Prizm News / February 1, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Victims of discrimination, businesses and legal experts testify in favor of expanding Ohio's nondiscrimination laws. By Bob Vitale  LGBTQ Ohioans who've been fired from jobs or kicked out of apartments told lawmakers on Wednesday why discrimination based...

Love Stories

Prizm News / February 1, 2018 A collection of connections sharing a common love within our community.   Brandon Buchanan & Joseph Pedro - Columbus   How did you meet? Joe: Brandon approached me first and asked me on a date, which is something I would have never...

Springfield Expands Anti-Bias, Hate-Crime Protections

Prizm News / January 30, 2018 / By Bob Vitale Twenty Ohio cities now include sexual orientation and gender identity in local nondiscrimination laws. By Bob Vitale On the eve of a hearing in Columbus on statewide anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people,...

Springfield Commissioners to Vote on Nondiscrimination Ordinance

Prizm News / January 29, 2018 / By Bob Vitale The city would become the 20th in Ohio to include gender identity and sexual orientation in its local anti-bias laws.   By Bob Vitale Springfield could become the 20th Ohio municipality to ban discrimination...
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