RSSArchive for February, 2012

Lady Gaga Launches Born This Way Foundation, MassEquality Congratulates her

Lady Gaga Launches Born This Way Foundation, MassEquality Congratulates her

By: Christine Nicco/TRT Reporter– BOSTON, MA—Lady Gaga selected Harvard University as the official site to launch her Born This Way Foundation, where she spoke about the organization’s undertaking of fostering “a more accepting society, where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated.” At the live event, Lady Gaga also talked about the “new culture Born […]

Anti-hate-crime bill passes R.I. House, still needs to clear Senate

Anti-hate-crime bill passes R.I. House, still needs to clear Senate

By: Casey Rocheteau/TRT Reporter While it is short, House Bill 7111 in Rhode Island has the potential to be an important step forward in hate-crime legislation. In essence, the bill, which passed through the House on Feb. 8, adds gender identity and expression to the list of hate-crime markers. The bill is being put forward […]

Fight for marriage equality in RI persists in 2012; but leaders are hopeful

Fight for marriage equality in RI persists in 2012; but leaders are hopeful

By: Casey Rocheteau/TRT Reporter– One thing is clear after last year’s failed attempt to pass gay marriage in Rhode Island: champions of equal rights will not accept civil unions as a second-class compromise. From the R.I. Pride Honors to politicians to the everyday advocacy of groups like Marriage Equality Rhode Island (MERI), the issue is […]

Fried-Oppenheim Case: When transphobia arrives, we're all on trial

Fried-Oppenheim Case: When transphobia arrives, we’re all on trial

By: Tynan Power*/TRT Columnist– In February, my community was gripped by the unfolding trial of David Fried-Oppenheim, founder of a popular local performing arts center. Fried-Oppenheim, a cisgender man, was charged with multiple counts of child rape, stemming from a sexual relationship that began when the victim, now 20, was only 14. The jury convicted […]

The OutField: Two Super Bowl winners

The OutField: Two Super Bowl winners

By: Dan Woog*/Special for TRT– Although billions of dollars were bet on this month’s Super Bowl, the score of the game shouldn’t have mattered to the LGBT community. Both the New England Patriots and New York Giants were winners. As the website OutSports noted, the title contenders are among the NFL’s most gay-friendly teams. Both […]

Ask A Transwoman: A rose by any other name … is whatever she says it is!

Ask A Transwoman: A rose by any other name … is whatever she says it is!

By: Lorelei Erisis*/TRT Columnist– If you were talking to someone and in the conversation they referenced your old birth/boy name (several times), what would you do? How would you feel? How bad would it creep you out? Stalker/weirdo maybe? — Lady Fox Ahhh, names! Identity can be such a minefield, most especially for transpeople, but […]

Visión Latina: Nuestra Hermandad Latina LGBT

Visión Latina: Nuestra Hermandad Latina LGBT

Por: Wilfred Labiosa/Columnista de TRT– ¿Qué nos une como comunidad Latina? Tenemos tantas diferencias pero a la misma tenemos muchas similitudes. Por supuesto que nos une el idioma. El idioma de cada país Latino es diferente ya que tenemos idiosincrasias que algunas veces nos hacen particulares, pero nos entendemos. Las categorías de Latino o Hispano, […]

Pregunte Lambda Legal – Transición en el Trabajo

Pregunte Lambda Legal – Transición en el Trabajo

Por: Greg Nevins/Abogado de Lambda Legal– P: Soy una mujer transgénero, y es hora de comenzar mi transición. ¿Me protegerá la ley de la discriminación en el trabajo? ¿Puedo seguir trabajando durante mi transición? R: En la marcha para la igualdad, todavía hay muchos problemas legales para la comunidad transgénero, especialmente en el área laboral, a […]