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Appeals Court Upholds Decision: Overturns Virginia’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban

In a historic first, yesterday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued a sweeping ruling affirming the February 2014 decision from U.S. District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen in Bostic v. Schaefer that the amendment to the Virginia Constitution barring marriage for same-sex couples violates the U.S. Constitution, and further determining that strict scrutiny review […]

Sexual Minorities Archives: Fights to Stay Active in Northampton

By: Lauren Walleser/TRT Assistant Editor— NORTHAMPTON, Mass.—The Sexual Minority Archives (SMA), housed in Northampton, Mass. for 31 years, is in danger of being put into storage if its curator, Bet Power, cannot raise enough money to purchase the home it is currently displayed in, a home in which he also lives. The Archives—a collection of […]

Breaking: Pres. Obama Signs Executive Order to Protect LGBTs

Fact Sheet on Executive Order By: Lisa Keen/Keen News Service— WASHINGTON, DC—In a brief ceremony in the East Room of the White House, with a scattering of “Amens” from the 300 or so LGBT activists gathered, President Obama this morning (July 21) signed an executive order prohibiting contractors who do business with the federal government […]

Tyler Glenn, Neon Trees Frontman on Reconciling Gay Mormonism

By: Chris Azzopardi*/Special to TRT— Neon Trees frontman Tyler Glenn is still figuring out what it means to be a gay Mormon. Not just how both modifiers can exist simultaneously, but if it’s even possible that they do. The alt musician spoke candidly on the heels of the band’s latest album, Pop Psychology, revealing how he’s […]

Exclusive to New England: The True Colors of Kathy Bates

Hollywood luminary talks lesbians, drag and Uma Thurman By: Chris Azzopardi*/Special to TRT— Long before dishing lesbian wisdom to Melissa McCarthy’s mess of a character in this summer’s road-trip comedy Tammy, Kathy Bates had the gay community in shackles. It didn’t take a sledgehammer to maintain our obsession with her – it just took the […]

High Court: Companies Can Discriminate Based on Religion

By: Lisa Keen/Keen News Service— Some LGBT legal activists say today’s decision in a U.S. Supreme Court religious exemption case amounts to a “dangerous and radical departure from existing law that creates far more questions than it answers.” Saying it is not providing a “shield for employers who might cloak illegal discrimination as a religious […]