Ohio rapper A. Swaze debuts video for single “Diamonds Black” produced by Black The Beast

While currently working in the studio with Layzie Bone of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Ohio’s newest talent to watch, A. Swaze, has released his much anticipated video for his “Diamonds Black” single.

Series IN THE LIFE names Ohio as one of the worst states for LGBT rights

4 years ago, I settled into the Victorian Village neighborhood of downtown Columbus, Ohio. It borders the Short North Arts District and is considered one of Columbus’s gay friendly and more progressive neighborhoods. While I am not gay, my husband and I enjoy the benefits of living in a microcosm of young professional progressive thinkers. As the Gay Columbus Guide states about the neighborhood I live in (and a few others), “This part of Ohio ranks among the highest per capita donations to LBGT political causes in the USA. Way to put your money where your heart is, Columbus.”

Mar 2010: IN THE LIFE “Bullycides”

This month on IN THE LIFE: Bullycides, a term recently coined to address the national health crisis of young people taking their own lives as the result of bullying. Followed by the premier of In The States, a feature focusing on the struggle for LGBT civil rights at the state level.