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Intimate Partner Violence Surges, Focuses on LGBTQ People of Color

By: Nicole Lashomb/Editor-in-Chief— BOSTON, Mass.—Alarming figures indicate that up to 75 percent of LGBTQ individuals have experienced Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), as found in a recent medical review. Local agencies have joined forces and are tackling the epidemic by breaking through the barriers surrounding the abuse, often rooted in cultural bias and shaming practices. “When […]

Freedom Massachusetts: Public Hearing on Transgender Rights

By: Sara Brown/TRT Assistant Editor— BOSTON, Mass.—Transgender rights advocates need your testimony and attendance to Freedom Massachusetts’ public hearing on October 6 to push legislation forward to ensure full protections for transgender Bay Staters. This comes after the trans activists, leaders and allies took the State House by storm last month demanding to be legally protected in public […]

The Media: Helping Hate Group Leader Tony Perkins

Tony Perkins is the head of one of the most extreme anti-gay hate groups in the country, yet media outlets continue to give him a platform that enables him to play a major role in mainstream conservative politics. In 2010, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) labeled Perkins’ group, the Family Research Council (FRC), an anti-gay hate group, due in part […]

Report Urges Dismantling of LGBTQ School-to-Prison Pipeline

Report from Advancement Project, Equality Federation, and Gay Straight Alliance Network, Provides an Intersectional Approach to Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline WASHINGTON – Research shows that students of color and LGBT students are more likely to be disciplined than their White, non-LGBT peers. Students with intersectional identities, such as Black transgender youth or gay undocumented youth, […]

Sweeping Reforms to Improve LGBT Older Adult Care in MA

A report to be released September 17 by the Special Legislative Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Aging will recommend a sweeping set of reforms to improve LGBT older adults‘ care in the Commonwealth. The report will be released at a briefing in Room 428 at the State House at 10 a.m. on Thursday, […]

Invisible No More: LGBT Elders of Color Come to the Forefront

By: Nicole Lashomb, Editor-in-Chief – BOSTON, Mass.— Alarming statistics in the LGBT elders of color population nationwide has prompted local organizations to tackle disparities as this population is projected to double in the coming years. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration on Aging , the LGBT elders of color population […]

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    The Politics of Prescriptions: When Profits Come Before People

      By: Mike Givens*/TRT Columnist— Kim Davis has had enough media attention, don’t you think? By the time you read this column, the delusional clerk from Kentucky will have had more than the standard 15 minutes of fame “Christian” hatemongers derive when they force their hateful beliefs onto others. Her meeting (or non-meeting?) with the […]

  • The Real History of an Uprising: Stonewall Movie Examined

    The Real History of an Uprising: Stonewall Movie Examined

    Reviews of the movie Stonewall have been negative, but the Hollywood film does offer a chance to talk about the real history of LGBT resistance By: Keegan O’Brien*— GIVEN ALL the negative reviews, I was bracing myself for a real disaster when I walked in to see Stonewall, the new movie directed by Roland Emmerich about the riots in […]

  • The Truth Doesn’t Matter; It Just Doesn’t

    The Truth Doesn’t Matter; It Just Doesn’t

    By: Nicole Lashomb, Editor-in-Chief— By now, you would think that we all would be fairly numb to the deceptive practices of the Republican Party, particularly those carried out by one of the most venomous of theirs, like Mike Huckabee. It isn’t that what they say or do threatens me directly. It truly shocks me how […]

  • Hipocresía y Homofobia del Papa Francisco

    Hipocresía y Homofobia del Papa Francisco

    Por: Francisco “El Jimagua” Cartagena Méndez/Columnista de TRT— Entonó el Papa Francisco el agnusdéi del discrimen y la homofobia. No es nada nuevo que el verbo opresivo del fundamentalismo religioso ha estado presente siempre dentro de la iglesia católica. Como una vejación podemos resumir el encuentro entre el Papa Francisco y la homofóbica Kim Davis. […]

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