RSSArchive for April, 2011

Forward March: ‘A Marine Story’ dissects the damage caused by DADT

Director Ned Farr and actress Dreya Weber discuss their new film now on DVD You wouldn’t know it by her powerful portrayal of a closeted lesbian discharged from the military because of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” but actress Dreya Weber is married. To a man. That man, Ned Farr, also happens to be her boss. […]

Creep of the Week: Let’s examine Matt Barber

Have you punched a gay middle-schooler for Christ today? Well, you’d better do it fast, because Barack Obama is trying to take this God-given duty and religious right away from you. It’s no secret that LGBT students get bullied at school. In fact, it’s no secret that kids who get bullied at school are often […]

Queeries: To spy or not? Plus, some insight on in-laws

“To spy or not to spy on my girlfriend” Q: Last week I picked up my girlfriend’s cell and read a very intimate text from someone who was no doubt a sexual partner. I completely flipped out and have been thinking about downloading some of the “spy” software that allows you “to find out everything […]

The search for understanding, Part II

By: Lorelei Erisis*/TRT Columnist- Last we convened here dear readers; I was living in Northampton for the first time around and speaking to you of my search for myself. Eventually however, I was driven out of Northampton by my innate wanderlust, my need for adventure (as well as one too many lectures on the word […]

Regional LGBT chambers and their importance

By: Jenn Tracz*/Special for TRT- Back in November I wrote about an amazing experience that I had at a conference in Washington D.C., hosted by the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). That particular conference brought hundreds of business and community leaders to discuss the LGBT movement in terms of economic development and […]

It, Ze, They: What pronoun to use?

By: Tynan Power/TRT Reporter and Columnist* At the Five College Queer Sexuality and Gender Conference held at Hampshire College on March 5th, I was handed a name tag with an extra space for my preferred pronoun. While anyone can always choose to write in anything people need to know-whether it’s a preferred pronoun or favorite […]

Purging: An awful, painful ordeal many transwomen have to endure

By: Deja Nicole Greenlaw*/TRT Columnist- Purging. The Free Online Dictionary defines it as “1. a. To free from impurities; purify. b. To remove (impurities and other elements) by or as if by cleansing.” If you have the chance to speak to a transwoman 30-years-old or older ask them (and some younger ones too!) about purging. […]

The OutField: Three boys’ gay high school blog

By: Dan Woog*/Special for TRT- For a high school athlete who was so terrified of being gay he contemplated suicide, coming out was huge. But Robert Scott did it – and, within a couple of months, he was blogging nationally about his life. Welcome to the gay youth world, 2011-style. At 14, Robert felt cursed […]

Police repression: Third largest perpetrators of anti-LGBT violence

By: Jason Lydon/TRT Columnist- On March 25, 2011 former City Councilor Chuck Turner reported to the Federal Bureau of Prisons to begin his three year prison sentence. The night prior to his sentence Chuck was part of an incredibly well-attended event, “Framing the Innocent: Crimes Under Color of Law at the Massachusetts U.S. Attorney’s Office.” […]

Deep Inside Hollywood: Ellen DeGeneres, Charlize Theron, and Tom Hardy

Ellen is going to Sing You Home Jodi Picoult’s new novel, Sing You Home, has a new (future) home: multiplexes. That’s because Ellen DeGeneres has obtained the rights to make it into a movie, which she’ll do as producer alongside gay Hollywood power players Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. The book, which debuted earlier this month in […]

To Cook is To Love: A Foodies Journal

By: John Verlinden Meet my friend, Herb! Spring is in the air … mixed with freezing rain and occasional flurries. Springtime in New England can be elusive – here today, gone tomorrow, but it really is coming, really! Spring is awesome – warm weather, flowering trees, green sprouts appearing everywhere, and then there’s also the […]

Visión Latina: Primavera, época nueva y de renacimiento para la felicidad

Por: Wilfred Labiosa/Columnista de TRT- Ya tuvimos que mover los relojes una hora más tarde, la nieve se derritió y ahora esperamos el Día de Pascuas floridas (conocido en inglés como “Easter”) y el día del Maratón de Boston que señala oficialmente que la primavera arribó. Siempre espero con ansias la primavera ya que es […]

Gangsta-Groove: Aiden Leslie at the top of the charts

By: Will Baker/TRT Special Hip-pop phenomenon Aiden Leslie hit the top of the charts this month with his club track, “Worlds Away.” The song about life’s ups and downs struck a chord with clubbers for its slick grooves and gangsta rap rhymes, courtesy of Farrah Burns. Is this the beginning of a new movement of […]

Boston Food Bank CEO to be honored at Fenway Women’s Dinner

By: Joe Siegel/TRT Reporter Catherine D’Amato, the President and CEO of The Greater Boston Food Bank, will be presented with the Dr. Susan M. Love Award at the 20th Women’s Dinner Party May 7 from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. at The Westin Copley Place. “This is certainly a very big honor, but more importantly it recognizes […]

TRT Heroes: Robin McHaelen, a survivor passionately turning LGBT youth lives around

TRT Heroes: Robin McHaelen, a survivor passionately turning LGBT youth lives around

By: Joe Siegel/TRT Reporter– Robin McHealen is the founder and Executive Director of True Colors, a Connecticut non-profit organization, which works with other social service agencies, schools, organizations, and within communities to meet the needs of sexual and gender minority youth. According to McHealen, this year the True Colors XVIII Conference brought together over 3,200 […]

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