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Federal Judge Strikes Down Florida’s Ban on Marriage Equality

FLORIDA—The U.S. District Court Judge Robert Hinkle ruled against Florida’s constitutional amendment banning marriage equality yesterday, making the Sunshine State the latest to see such a ban struck down in federal court since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its historic marriage rulings last June. In Brenner v. Scott, the private attorneys sued the state on […]

New England LGBT Fall Event Preview Guide: Taste of Upcoming Events

By: Clara Lefton/TRT Reporter— The final weeks of summer do not mean the end of fun. The Rainbow Times has put together a list of LGBTQI-themed events events taking place throughout New England in preparation for the fall season. Worcester Pride The Western Mass. city of Worcester will be celebrating pride September 6. The event […]

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 […]