RSSArchive for January, 2012

Creep of the Week: Pope Benedict XVI

By: D’Anne Witkowski*/Special for TRT– You know, whenever I’m in the market for marriage advice, the only person I trust is an unmarried guy in a dress. It also helps if he was also once a Hitler Youth. So you can imagine that whenever Pope Benedict XVI starts dishing out the marriage talk, I am […]

¡Celebra el año del Dragón con una nueva actitud!

¡Celebra el año del Dragón con una nueva actitud!

Por: Wilfred Labiosa*/Columnista de TRT ¡Espero que este nuevo año 2012 haya comenzado bien para todos/as! Pero sé que para muchos/as de nuestros/as lectores/as están pasando por tiempos difíciles. Algunos no tienen trabajos, otros todavía no tienen una ley migratoria justa, estamos batallando una economía injusta y nuestra comunidad LGBT no es reconocida con igualdad […]

Black History Month: Reflecting on the gay black feminist movement

By: Jason Lydon/TRT Columnist– February is Black History Month, a reminder to the dominant culture to lift up the stories and lives of black people. As LGBTQ folks, regardless of whether we experience oppression by racism or if we gain white privilege, February offers a fantastic opportunity to ignite or reignite our flaming selves to […]

Faith, Family, and God: A Q & A about God

By Paul P. Jesep*/TRT Columnist – Does God punish LGBT people? No. God created you. You are holy. God is not self-destructive. God no more sent HIV/AIDS than cancer that inflicts children. Theologians, philosophers, and great thinkers have debated, discussed, and reflected for thousands of years why bad things happen to good people. No one […]

Glenn Close: Actress talks gender-binding role, unexpected bisexual turn & going lesbian – in real life

Glenn Close: Actress talks gender-binding role, unexpected bisexual turn & going lesbian – in real life

By: Chris Azzopardi*/Special for TRT– Man, Glenn Close feels like a woman, but she sure doesn’t look like one in her new gender-bending movie. In Albert Nobbs, the actress – known especially to gay audiences for her role in the 1995 film Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story, about a real-life lesbian soldier – […]

Boston Pride’s Human Rights Road Tour parks in Northampton

Boston Pride’s Human Rights Road Tour parks in Northampton

By: Tynan Power/TRT Reporter– Last month, Boston Pride’s new Human Rights & Education Committee made a stop in Northampton on its statewide Community Forum Road Tour. The forum, held at the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence, drew LGBT people from around – and beyond – the Pioneer Valley. Attendees came to hear about the […]

New policy to ban discrimination on Sexual Orientation Or Gender Identity in Federal Housing Policy addressed

New policy to ban discrimination on Sexual Orientation Or Gender Identity in Federal Housing Policy addressed

BOSTON, January 31, 2012— Statement by MassEquality Executive Director Kara Suffredini, Esq. on announcement by US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shawn Donovan that agency will end anti-LGBT discrimination in federal housing policies: “This decision will make a real, immediate difference for the better in the lives of millions of US residents, including those right here […]

Out! For Reel LGBT Film Series' New Powerhouse Films

Out! For Reel LGBT Film Series’ New Powerhouse Films

On Saturday, February 11, The Lesbian Film Festival, at Wright Hall, Smith College, Northampton will be a one night festival offering a variety of films in two separate shows. The first show, starting at 5:15 pm, will be an encore screening of “Kiss Me”, the new lesbian hit feature film from Sweden. The second show, […]