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Federal Appeals Court Judges Hear Arguments Against DOMA Case

Federal Appeals Court Judges Hear Arguments Against DOMA Case

By: Chuck Colbert/Keen News Service– When a panel of three judges on a federal appeals court hears arguments against the federal Defense of Marriage Act, three openly gay lawyers will argue the law is unconstitutional. Opposing them, one straight attorney. Attorney Mary Bonauto Legal gay icon Mary Bonauto will once again make a case for […]

HBGC Releases Anthology Of Black & Latino Coming Out Stories

HBGC Releases Anthology Of Black & Latino Coming Out Stories

BOSTON, Mass. — This month, the Hispanic Black Gay Coalition (HBGC) released its first anthology publication in hopes of raising visibility to and understanding of the experiences of Black and Latino lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals of color. The anthology, entitled Shout It OUT: Coming Out Black and Brown, features 21 selections from […]

HUD Awards $33 Million To Local HIV/AIDS Housing Programs, 2 in Mass.

HUD Awards $33 Million To Local HIV/AIDS Housing Programs, 2 in Mass.

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that more than 1,200 extremely low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS will continue to receive permanent housing as a result of nearly $33 million in grants HUD is awarding. Annually, these grants will provide permanent supportive housing for over 1,200 households so they can […]

Boston Pride Human Rights & Education Committee Onto 3rd Statewide Stop

Boston Pride Human Rights & Education Committee Onto 3rd Statewide Stop

Boston Mass. – The Human Rights and Education (HR&E) Committee of Boston Pride today announced the next stop on its 2011 – 2012 Community Forum Road Tour. On Wednesday, April 4th, the committee will meet with members of the community at the Randolph Country Club (South Shore) as part of an effort to reach out to local members of […]

Idina Menzel Defies … Everything

Idina Menzel Defies … Everything

By: Chris Azzopardi*/Special for TRT– Idina Menzel doesn’t do anything halfway – even when she’s deciding on her gay faves. “It’s so silly,” says the homo-hearted theater queen, surfing Google for “hot gay male celebrities.” Her assistant even gets involved. “This is very important stuff,” Menzel giggles, fully immersed in her search to name her […]

Chief Justice: Why make everyone pay for what only some need?

Chief Justice: Why make everyone pay for what only some need?

By: Lisa Keen*/Keen News Service– Tuesday’s landmark oral argument in a case testing the constitutionality of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act had some very interesting moments—such as when the chief justice seemed to support the notion that if a person doesn’t have kids he or she should not have to help pay for taking care […]

Creep of the Week: Pat Robertson for heterosexuality with demonic possession

Creep of the Week: Pat Robertson for heterosexuality with demonic possession

By: D’Anne Witkowski*/Special for TRT– Congratulations, Pat Robertson, for being chosen as Creep of the Week. There were a lot of outstanding candidates this week, but I chose you. Why? Alas, it’s not because you’re special. In truth, it’s because I’m tired. I’ve been reading about racism and homophobia and terrible horrible things all day […]

Boston Pride Partners with Dyke Night Productions to Produce 2012 JP Block Party

Boston Pride Partners with Dyke Night Productions to Produce 2012 JP Block Party

BOSTON, Mass. – Boston Pride is pleased to announce that it is partnering with LGBT event producer Dyke Night Productions for the annual Jamaica Plain Block Party that the organization hosts as part of Pride Week. This year’s Block Party will be held on Sunday, June 10th from 12 to 7 pm on Perkins Street in […]

Secret NOM Documents Show Agenda of of Anti-Gay Movement, More

Secret NOM Documents Show Agenda of of Anti-Gay Movement, More

By: Christine Nicco/TRT Reporter– In a move that clearly depicts the division, hatred and vitriol towards marriage equality, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) left behind documents obtained by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) that prove what its “leaders” and secret donors are really after, according to HRC officials.  NOM’s campaign is aimed at defeating […]

Deep Inside Hollywood: Lily Tomlin, Michael Sucsy & More Gay Pilots

Deep Inside Hollywood: Lily Tomlin, Michael Sucsy & More Gay Pilots

By: Romeo San Vicente*/Special for TRT– Yee-haw! Lily Tomlin to play Reba’s mom  Perhaps no performer has moved as effortlessly between media as Lily Tomlin, who’s struck comedy gold on records, in movies (she snagged an Oscar nomination for her dramatic turn in Nashville), on the stage (particularly in her acclaimed one-woman show The Search […]

Fenway launches LGBT Health Education website during LGBT Health Awareness Week

Fenway launches LGBT Health Education website during LGBT Health Awareness Week

BOSTON, Mass. — As part of LGBT Health Awareness Week, the National LGBT Health Education Center at The Fenway Institute has launched its new website providing resources to enhance top quality care to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, http://www.lgbthealtheducation.org/. The website will include interactive learning tools for health care staff and clinicians to […]

Proposed Revisions to U.S. Customs Forms Would Recognize Lesbian and Gay Families

Proposed Revisions to U.S. Customs Forms Would Recognize Lesbian and Gay Families

Immigration Equality Hails Proposal as a Significant Step Toward Federal Family Recognition Washington, DC – Immigration Equality, a national organization fighting for equality under U.S. immigration law for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and HIV-positive people, hailed the announcement today from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that would recognize lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender families (LGBT) […]

Film & Forum in Northampton to Address Gay Athletes in Schools

Film & Forum in Northampton to Address Gay Athletes in Schools

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — A film that looks at the lives of openly gay high school athletes will make its Western Massachusetts debut on Tuesday April 10 at 7 p.m. at Northampton High School, 380 Elm Street, in Northampton. Out for the Long Run is an inspirational documentary that demonstrates that even in the world of […]

Sisters Family Shows Its Love For Shriners Hospital

Sisters Family Shows Its Love For Shriners Hospital

By: Christine Nicco/TRT Reporter– BOSTON, Mass. — Recently, a trans-social organization in the New England area, donated $500 to Shriners Hospital in Boston, Mass, according to the organization’s founder. “Sisters Family raises funds for all types of charities. We have raised money for Toys for Tots, Saint Jude Hospital, The Transgendered Emergency Fund, as well […]

HBGC to Be Honored By AIDS Action Committee

HBGC to Be Honored By AIDS Action Committee

BOSTON, Mass. — On April 14, 2012, the Hispanic Black Gay Coalition, along with other community activists, will be honored at the Bayard Rustin Community Breakfast. Created by AIDS Action Committee over 20 years ago, the Bayard Rustin Community Breakfast recognizes the roles of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people from communities of color in the […]

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