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Prevalence of HIV Infection Among Hispanics or Latinos

Plus, impact of domestic violence on LGBT and HIV-positive people. By: Eric Brus* The U.S. Centers for Disease Control recently published a new report, Diagnoses and Prevalence of HIV Infection Among Hispanics or Latinos–United States, 2008-2013, focused on the impact of HIV on Hispanic and Latino people. CDC noted that while Hispanics/Latinos represent about 17% […]

Sexual Minorities Archives: Leaving Northampton

By: Ben Power Alwin*— I write this as the sun sets on November 15, 2016, the day that the Sexual Minorities Archives officially closed to visitors and researchers in Northampton, Massachusetts. The SMA, a 41-year-old, preeminent national collection of LGBTQ literature, history, and art, was a grassroots community institution in Northampton since 1981. The Archives, […]

The LGBT Community & Allies Stand in Solidarity with France

The LGBT community and allies, celebrities, politicians and just about anyone with a Twitter account took to Twitter and to social media to show their solidarity, sympathy and support for what has happened in Paris, France. Many used hashtags such as #JeSuisParis #StandStrongParis and #PrayforParis, among many others. Here are some of the tweets that tell the […]

The OutField: Rugby Tackles Homophobia

By: Dan Woog*/Special to TRT— If you’re looking for a stereotypical macho sport, you don’t have to search further than rugby. A full-contact sport —without much protection—it’s got everything: brutal tackling. Dirt and mud. Plenty of parties. This is how rugby tackles homophobia. But here’s the interesting thing. Those post-game festivities include both teams. Players […]

Creep of the Week: Ben Carson is a Homophobe

By: D’Anne Witkowski*/Special to TRT—  Dear LGBT Community, This is a cease and desist letter regarding the accusation that Ben Carson is a homophobe. Stop such hurtful name calling at once. Carson himself declared himself Officially Not Homophobic during the Oct. 28 Republican Bitch Fest Debate. When asked about his views about LGBT people he […]

Black and Pink Celebrates 10: Helping Incarcerated LGBTQs

By: Sara Brown/TRT Assistant Editor— BOSTON, Mass.—A Boston non-profit organization that supports LGBTQ prisoners’ rights recently celebrated their 10th anniversary. Black and Pink is an open family of LGBTQ prisoners and “free world” allies who support each other. Their work toward the abolition of the prison industrial complex is rooted in the experience of current […]