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Fenway Health Men's Event and Women's Dinner Party announces event chairs

Fenway Health Men’s Event and Women’s Dinner Party announces event chairs

This year, the Men’s Event co-chairs are Jeff Dugan, Scott Kearnan, and David Zimmerman. The Women’s Dinner Party co-chairs are Theresa Murray, Gina Savageau and Aimee Van Wagenen. Each year, Fenway Health celebrates with the LGBT community through their Men’s Event and Women’s Dinner Party. These events give attendees a chance to mingle, laugh, and […]

Mikey Rox’s Ultimate Guide to Gay Gift Giving

Mikey Rox’s Ultimate Guide to Gay Gift Giving

By: Mikey Rox/TRT Special What do you get a gay who has everything? Take your pick from these ideas, perfect for LGBT homebodies, adventurers, activists and more. Nobis Outerwear  They say that heat escapes the head faster than any other part of the body, which is why it’s good advice to wrap it up when […]

Out of Town: Winter Adventures of Vail and Beaver Creek

Out of Town: Winter Adventures of Vail and Beaver Creek

By: Andrew Collins/TRT Special Colorado’s most famous gay ski weeks are held in Aspen and Telluride, in mid-January and late February respectively, but over the past few years, Vail Gay Ski Week ( has begun drawing serious crowds. The gathering takes place in late March and includes the usual mix of fun on the slopes […]

Pregúntale a Lambda Legal – ¿Qué hacer después de “No Preguntes, No Digas?”

Dec. 1, 2011 Por: Peter Renn/Abogado, Lambda Legal Yo era parte de las fuerzas armadas de EE. UU. y fui despedido según la ley anti-gay “No Preguntes No Digas” (NPND). ¿Ahora que la ley ha sido revocada, puedo regresar? ¿Qué puedo hacer acerca del estatus de mi despedida? Primero, gracias por tu servicio a los […]

Ask Lambda Legal – Options after Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

Dec. 1, 2011 By: Peter Renn/Staff Attorney for Lambda Legal Dear Ask Lambda Legal, I’m a former U.S. service member who was discharged under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Now that the law has been repealed, can I re-enlist?  What can I do about my discharge status? First, I’d like to thank you for your service […]

GLAD continues legal offensive against DOMA

Nov. 2, 2011 By: Chuck Colbert/TRT Reporter Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders filed a brief on Thursday, Oct. 28 in the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston, a legal step that moves a constitutional challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act closer to a hearing date. Oral arguments are expected sometime in […]

In remembering 9/11, also acknowledge those continuing to suffer in an ongoing war

September 7, 2011 By: Jason Lydon/TRT Columnist Sept. 11, 2011, marks 10 years after the plane hijackings that were seen around the world. Many of us watched on our televisions as the World Trade Center buildings crumbled to the ground and parts of the Pentagon building were severely damaged. Thousands of people died that day […]

SLDN asks Defense Secretary for non-discrimination policy, benefits for gay service members

By: Chuck Colbert/TRT Reporter August 16, 2011 The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network has asked Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to adopt a policy of nondiscrimination based on sexual orientation and to do more to bring about changes in benefits for gay men and lesbians serving in armed forces. The request came in an August 11 letter […]

New York state ushers in marriage equality

August 4, 2011 By: Chuck Colbert/TRT Reporter The marriage equality movement enjoyed a burst of new energy on Sunday, July 24, as jubilant same-sex couples across New York state began marrying under a new law that took effect at midnight. From Niagara Falls to Albany to New York City hundreds of gay couples applied for […]

Facing HIV: Empowering others through education and advocacy

June 29, 2011 By: Lisa Laing/TRT Special Maria Mejia is 37 years old, was born in Colombia and has lived in Miami, Florida her entire life. She discovered she was HIV positive when she was with the Job Corps Program where they tested individuals for the virus. She was infected with it around the age […]

The Empire State Says “Yes” to Gay Marriage, just in time for NYC Pride

June 24, 2011 By: Christine Nicco/Online Report NOM issues threats via Twitter. New Yorkers must remain vigilant. In a long Senate session, close to 11 p.m. at night, the state of New York and its Senators made history for same-sex couples living in the Empire State. New York sent a strong message for the freedoms […]

GLBT Advocacy Group urges Orbitz to withdraw from Fox News

June 2, 2011 By: Joe Siegel/TRT Reporter Equality Matters, a GLBT media watchdog group, has met with resistance from Orbitz after requesting the travel company withdraw advertising from Fox News Channel for airing homophobic viewpoints. Equality Matters, along with the Courage Campaign and GLAAD, joined DropFox in asking the company to stop sponsoring Fox News […]

Presbyterians agree to ordination of gay clergy

By: Chuck Colbert/TRT Reporter May 17, 2011 After a three decades of debate, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has opened the door to openly gay persons in same-sex relationships for ordination as ministers, elders, and deacons. With its change in ordination policy, the 2.1 million-member denomination joins a growing number of mainline Protestant churches that have […]

Lt. Dan Choi beaten and arrested in Russia

May 28, 2011 By: Christine Nicco/TRT Reporter Approximately 5 hours ago, Lt. Dan Choi was at Moscow Pride peacefully walking along with Chicago activist Any Thayer when suddenly the Russian Police and others swarmed him, beat him and arrested him. According to video reports from America Blog, the incident was unexpected. A photo of the […]

Bin Laden killed!: Gov. Patrick, LGBT leaders & community weigh in

By: Christine Nicco/Online Reporter May 1, 2011 Osama bin Laden, mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S., was killed after a firefight with a small group of American forces on May 1st. According to President Obama, the U.S. quickly took custody of his body following the shooting. Located in Abbottabad, Pakistan, bin […]

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