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Engaging Parents Project Reaches Out to Parents of LGBT Youth Of Color

By: Fenway Health— When a child comes out to a parent, it can be a difficult time for everyone involved. Parents may feel torn between their love for their child and their belief systems, and children may feel misunderstood and alone. To find ways to better support all families, The Fenway Institute is launching the Our Health […]

Federal Equality Act Would Protect LGBTs from Discrimination

Equality Federation Hails Historic Legislation to Ensure All Americans Are Free From Unfair Discrimination CHARLOTTE, NC—Today the Equality Act was introduced by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) in the U.S. Senate and Representative Cicilline (D-RI) in the U.S. House of Representatives, including co-sponsors Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) […]

Downtime Detox: Healthy Ways to Revive Your Summer Spirit

By: Mikey Rox*/Special to TRT— We’re just about halfway through summer, and chances are you’ve worn yourself out – even though you don’t dare show it. Secret’s safe, playboys (and girls). But here are a few healthy ways to recoup and reenergize just in case. Cut Back on the Booze, Hound If you have even […]

Defense Secretary: We’ll Lift the Transgender Military Ban

By: Christine Nicco/TRT Reporter— Today, the Defense Secretary Ashton Carter issued a statement that will lift the transgender military ban pending a six-month study to move onto the implementation phase of the proposed changes. “At my direction, the working group will start with the presumption that transgender persons can serve openly without adverse impact on military effectiveness […]

Bill: Mass. Lawmakers Push for Pay Equity for Women

By: Sara Brown/TRT Assistant Editor— Some lawmakers in Massachusetts are trying to combat the gender wage gap in the state. A bill was filed by Rep. Jay Livingstone and Sen. Patricia Jehlen called An Act to Establish Pay Equity. According to the bill, in Massachusetts, women earn 80 percent of what their male counterparts do. […]

Decision Day: A Community Event on SCOTUS Decision

BOSTON, Mass.—Yesterday, hundreds of people gathered at a MassEquality and community event at the front steps of the Massachusetts State House to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court 5-4 decision that made marriage equality nationally a reality. Politicians, organization leaders, and dozens of attendees from the LGBTQ community and allies carried rainbow flags, brought their children, […]