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Ken Schneck

Ken Schneck is the Editor of The Buckeye Flame, Ohio’s only statewide LGBTQ+ news and views platform. He is the author of Seriously…What Am I Doing Here? The Adventures of a Wondering and Wandering Gay Jew (2017), LGBTQ Cleveland (2018), LGBTQ Columbus (2019) and LGBTQ Cincinnati (2020). In his spare time, he is a professor of education at Baldwin Wallace University.

Ken's Latest Articles

Two drag queens walk into a sausage shop … Wait. This is not a joke.

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: two drag queen walk into a sausage shop. And a fun time is had by all. But no, this is not a joke. It’s the unique idea devised by Melissa Khoury, one of the Lady Butchers behind Saucisson, the famed butchery and lunch spot in Cleveland’s Slavic Village. Dubbed “The Sunday Matinee Sausage Party,” the monthly event is a hands-on, sausage-making, drag-entertaining extravaganza. Needless to say, meat puns abound.

New Report: 32% of Youth in Cuyahoga County Foster Care are LGBTQ+; Disproportionately Having Adverse Experiences

“It’s been a bumpy road,” said the 17-year-old who is currently in the permanent custody of the Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services (CCDCFS). “A really bumpy road.” Over the past five years, Anastasia has moved between foster homes to group-living arrangements to a brief time at a residential care facility. She remembers being terrified at age 12 when she was first told that she was going “into the system.”


Ohio girl scout aims for highest honor…via amplifying LGBTQ+ youth voices

Only one project stands between Halle Preneta and the highest honor that can be achieved by a Girl Scout. And she is taking decidedly rainbow approach to get to her goal. The 18-year-old Chagrin Falls resident has spent more than half of her life in the Girl Scouts, and is now poised to complete the Gold Award, the highest achievement within the Girl Scouts of the USA, earned by only 5.4% of eligible Girl Scouts.

Planners seek community input on bringing bus rapid transit to West 25th Street

25Connects, a community planning effort that aims to support walkable, transit-oriented development on West 25th Street between Detroit Avenue and the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, is hosting a virtual public meeting on Wed., Oct. 14 at 6 pm. RTA will provide an update on opportunities along the W. 25th Street corridor to implement transit-oriented development (TOD) and bus rapid transit (BRT) enhancements, and solicit feedback.

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