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 […]

30 Years of Worldwide Pride Inspires Boston Pride’s Biggest Event

30 Years of Worldwide Pride Inspires Boston Pride’s Biggest Event

By: Linda DeMarco/President of Boston Pride– Every year, Boston Pride Week shows our pride for the LGBT community through the Parade, Festival and other activities, but this year, it means even more.  2012 Pride Week marks the 42nd annual Pride Parade and Festival in Boston, an accomplishment of which we are extremely proud , especially […]

The Rhode Island Pride Honors award: Exceptional LGBT leaders and advocates in the community

The Rhode Island Pride Honors award: Exceptional LGBT leaders and advocates in the community

By: Casey Rocheteau/TRT Reporter Held in the same building as Rhode Island Pride’s new offices in Pawtucket, the R.I. Pride Honors was an emotional event ranging from mournful to ecstatic. The new annual event hosted an eclectic mix of advocates, activists, politicians and supporters who came together to honor five community members who have served […]

Creep of the Week: Mitt Romney’s vitriolic opposition to the LGBT community

Creep of the Week: Mitt Romney’s vitriolic opposition to the LGBT community

By: D’Anne Witkowski*/Special for TRT– It makes me sad that there are LGBT people in America who will vote for Mitt Romney should he get the wet bar of soap that is the Republican nomination. I mean, I understand it. There are some folks who feel like Romney meets their needs. These people are mostly […]

The Most Dangerous Candidate In Modern Politics

The Most Dangerous Candidate In Modern Politics

By: Nicole Lashomb, Editor-in-Chief– The views of Rick Santorum are fundamentally radical to say the least. What concerns me the most is how exuberantly he professes his religious beliefs as the ultimate way to lead the American people—so much for religious freedom. In recent interviews and reports, Santorum has referenced the Bible as the most […]

Ask Lambda Legal – Transitioning at Work

Ask Lambda Legal – Transitioning at Work

By: Greg Nevins/Supervising Senior Staff Attorney at Lambda Legal Q: I’m a transgender woman, and it is time for me to transition at work but I am concerned about being able to keep my job.  Will the law protect me from the discrimination I might face because I’m transitioning? A: As far as we’ve come […]

Fenway Institute Report: PrEP could be “game changer” in fight against HIV

Fenway Institute Report: PrEP could be “game changer” in fight against HIV

Analysis examines biomedical prevention technology to be reviewed by U.S. Food and Drug Administration by June 15, 2012 BOSTON, Mass. — Pre-exposure chemoprophylaxis (PrEP)—taking antiretroviral medications to prevent HIV transmission—could be a “game changer” for HIV prevention, according to an analysis released by The Fenway Institute last week. PrEP has demonstrated partial efficacy with men […]

The Kate Clinton Q&A: Her responsibility to be political

The Kate Clinton Q&A: Her responsibility to be political

Comedian talks election, pissing off right-wingers By: Chris Azzopardi*/Special for TRT– Times like this – election years, when politics are a comedian’s punching-bag – were made for Kate Clinton, who has hilariously riffed on 30 years of stupid presidents and right-winged morons. In the midst of her All Fracked Up Tour, we caught up with […]

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