Saturday, February 24, 2018
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Cleveland Stonewall Democrats Buck Party, Back Antonio

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...

Cuyahoga County Democrats Snub Ground-Breaking LGBTQ Legislator

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...

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...

It’s All Hands On Deck

Prizm News / February 1, 2018 / By Bob Vitale An openly gay Columbus dad is challenging Ohio’s highest-ranking member of Congress. He’s not as long a longshot as you might think. By Bob Vitale A year ago at this time, the...

Advocates Get Chance to Show Discrimination Is Real

Prizm News / January 29, 2018 / By Bob Vitale   A Statehouse hearing scheduled for Jan. 31 is the furthest an LGBTQ anti-bias bill has advanced in Ohio since 2009. By Bob Vitale On the day last year that a bill was introduced in the...

In Cincinnati and Newark, Two Seats at the Table

LGBTQ Ohioans had incredible success at the polls in November. As the new year begins, election winners are taking office.   By Bob Vitale Tamaya Dennard took her oath as a new member of the Cincinnati City Council on Tuesday with her...

Why I’m Running

Prizm News / January 1, 2018 / By Mary B. Relotto If there’s a silver lining to the nightmare of 2016, it’s in the determination of equality-minded Americans to step up and seek public office.   By Mary B. Relotto I never considered running...

Megan Kilgore Sworn In as Columbus City Auditor

By Bob Vitale Retiring Columbus City Auditor Hugh Dorrian had some advice Thursday for his successor, who was elected in November by the widest margin of any candidate on the municipal ballot.  "Stay being Megan Kilgore," Dorrian said before administering the...

Nickie Antonio Announces State Senate Candidacy

By Prizm News The first openly gay Ohioan elected to the state House of Representatives hopes to become the first openly gay Ohioan elected to the state Senate. State Rep. Nickie Antonio announced her candidacy Thursday in Ohio's 23rd Senate District,...
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