RSSArchive for August, 2011

Creep of the Week: Let’s take a look at Marcus Bachmann

By: D’Anne Witkowski* Marcus Bachmann and the Christian counseling clinics he owns are not anti-gay. And if you say they are then you’re just an anti-hetero hate crimer. Stop hate criming, gays! So hateful, gays are, about people who are just trying to help them stop being disgusting queers who make Jesus puke. Thankfully Bachmann, […]

By: Chris Azzopardi/TRT Special k.d. lang is manning up, and here’s why: Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and all the other sexpots of pop who shoot whipped cream from their chests and ride disco sticks. In our recent interview with lang, a longtime gay activist and singer of the purest form who turns 50 later this […]

Beyoncé: 4 The Gays: First Gay press exclusive since 2006

Queen Bey talks gay fans, loving Lady Gaga and remaking A Star Is Born If there’s any girl who runs the world, it’s Beyoncé. The reigning diva – she’s called Queen Bey for a reason, people – is one of the biggest and best voices behind a long run of hits dating back to the […]

Queeries: Talking STDs with a new partner, Children changing gender

“Talking about HIV and other STDs with a new partner” Q: I’ve gotten pretty confused about when to talk with new partners or boyfriends about STDs and HIV status. Some of my friends say that as long as you’re having safer sex, there’s no need to have “the talk.” Others say-vehemently, I might add-that I […]

The OutField: Justice Calo reign reigns

By: Dan Woog* There’s more to Justice Calo Reign’s uniqueness than his name. He’s an African-American gay man who graduated from the United States Air Force Academy. He’s one of only 2 percent of the Cadet population to receive the Commandant’s Award coming out of basic training, and one of fewer than 2 percent to […]

Facebook and the cowards behind the screen

By: Nicole Lashomb*/TRT Editor-in-Chief- Recently, I signed on to my personal Facebook account and was annoyingly disturbed by what I saw.  In a status post from a friend of mine, she posed an innocent and important question to her Facebook network. As an employee of my alma mater, her office was being visited by the […]

Catching queer kids who fall through the cracks

Tynan Power*/TRT Columnist- “Michael (a fictitious name used to protect his identity) told us he’s bi during lunch,” my son Justyn announced one day when he came home from sixth grade. Until that moment, LGBTQ had only applied to adults in my son’s world. Now it also included a new friend he’d made at school. […]

There’s a lot we can learn from the too-early death of Amy Winehouse

By: Jason Lydon/TRT Columnist- Amy Winehouse is the newest member of the 27 Club, joining Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain as artists who will forever be 27. Unfortunately, the tragic death of Amy Winehouse has been an opportunity for a litany of jokes, the most cliché of which quickly comes to mind: […]

How to be the best you, you can be

By: Lorelei Erisis*/TRT Columnist- Q. Is there a trans friendly spa or salon where a transwoman (or transman even) can go to get a makeover or other beauty regimen advice? I know (actually I assume) that at the beginning of your new trans life that it would be hard to know how to compliment your […]

Spiritual options for those in the LGBT and searching community

By: Paul P. Jesep*/TRT Columnist- Faith takes work. Think of your soul getting spiritual exercise at the gym. It’s easier to be a nonbeliever. Sometimes I’d rather not pray. If I do pray, I don’t necessarily hear God’s voice. Hence, I’d like to know what Kool-Aid some of the evangelical pastors drink. Why bother to […]

Activismo LGBT: ¡Es tiempo de ejercer nuestros derechos!

Por: Wilfred Labiosa*/Columnista de TRT- Ya llegó el verano, el calor, playa y tiempo de vacaciones para muchos/as. Para otros/as el trabajo nunca acaba y no tenemos la experiencia de un “verano”.  El activismo nunca termina. El mes de Orgullo-Pride ya pasó pero todavía quedan actividades como la de Worcester y la de Orgullo Latino […]

Things are getting better for us transfolk, but we still have a ways to go

By: Deja Nicole Greenlaw*/TRT Columnist- We live in changing times. The world keeps changing every day in many ways, especially in the LGBT world. Same-sex marriage is gaining acceptance nationwide, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is officially gone, anti-bullying laws are coming into place and transfolk are beginning to have their rights recognized! In Connecticut, legislature […]

Chasing Dane: Chase Coleman on Living In Between

By: Mark Gray/TRT Special- “Too many gay men look outside themselves for affirmation of worth,” says Jennifer Gelfer, director and executive producer of the newest gay drama series to heat up the web, In Between Men. “Gay men are not taught to love themselves. They’re often told they should be something else, namely ‘straight’. “Dane […]

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