All posts by Kelly Thompson

The Cocoon fundraises for safety, education

Personal safety is something many take for granted. For some individuals in our community, however, it is a concern of daily survival—often within their own homes. The Cocoon, a shelter, and advocacy organization, houses, educates and assists victims of sexual and domestic violence in our region. The 501(c)3 organization will host a fundraising dinner, “Unmasquerade,”

Toledo Rep’s Rainbow Series Brings Back LGBTQ Classics

This month, the Toledo Repertoire Theatre is extending its season, offering audiences the chance to experience three classics in LGBTQ-centric theater. The Rainbow Series at the Toledo Rep kicks off April 6 and runs for three weekends, with presentations of Larry Kramer’s “The Normal Heart” (1985), Lillian Helman’s “The Children’s Hour” (1934)  and Paul Rudnick’s

96.5 FM Gives Hispanic Community Something To Talk About

When Linda Parra moved to Toledo in 2000 and didn’t find a single Spanish station on the local radio, her mission to start one of her own was decided. “I thought, ‘Something has to happen here,’” Parra said. After launching a radio show in 2005 at the University of Toledo, she also founded Nuestra Gente