RSSArchive for April, 2012

Boston Pride Headliners for 2012 Festival: Alexis Jordan, Rye Rye, and Kerli

Boston Pride Headliners for 2012 Festival: Alexis Jordan, Rye Rye, and Kerli

Three musical artists to perform at June 9th Festival on Boston’s City Hall Plaza BOSTON, Mass.– Boston Pride recently announced that musical artists, Alexis Jordan, Rye Rye, and Kerli will be the featured musical entertainment at this year’s Pride Festival to be held on Saturday, June 9th from noon to 6pm at Boston’s City Hall […]

Hayley Gorenberg Foto Cortesía de Lambda Legal

Pregúntale a Lambda Legal – Día de Silencio: ¿Aprobarán mis maestros?

Por: Hayley Gorenberg/Subdirectora jurídica legal para Lambda Legal– P: Soy un estudiante en la escuela secundaria (preparatoria), y quiero participar en el Día Nacional de Silencio. Mis amigos saben que soy gay pero no estoy seguro que mis maestros estarían de acuerdo – ¿puedo entrar en problemas?  R: Primero, te felicito por ‘salir del closet’ […]

Ask Lambda Legal – Day of Silence: Will my teachers approve?

Ask Lambda Legal – Day of Silence: Will my teachers approve?

By: Hayley Gorenberg/Deputy Legal Director for Lambda Legal– Q: I’m a high school student, and I want to participate in GLSEN’s National Day of Silence (DOS). I’m out to my friends but am not sure my teachers would approve – can I get in trouble? A: First, congratulations on being out to your friends – it’s […]

Melissa Etheridge (Kind Of) Opens Up: Talks Ex, Getting Remarried & New Album

Melissa Etheridge (Kind Of) Opens Up: Talks Ex, Getting Remarried & New Album

By: Chris Azzopardi*/Special for TRT– Come to her window, but Melissa Etheridge won’t be around. Why? Because she’s everywhere else – on tour through the summer and in the studio laying down tracks for her first album since 2010’s Fearless Love. And, in the midst of a heated custody battle with her ex, she dished […]

Expanded HIV Testing a Reality in Massachusetts

Expanded HIV Testing a Reality in Massachusetts

By: Rebecca Haag*/Special for TRT– Today we are one giant step closer to making it easier to test people for HIV in Massachusetts. Gov. Deval Patrick is set to sign “An Act to Increase Routine Screening for HIV,” which was approved by the Senate in March and the House just a few weeks ago. This bill modernizes the […]

AIDS Action Committee Applauds Governor & State Lawmakers For Passage of HIV Screening Bill

AIDS Action Committee Applauds Governor & State Lawmakers For Passage of HIV Screening Bill

BOSTON, Mass. —Tomorrow, April 26th, Governor Deval Patrick will sign “An Act To Increase Routine Screening of HIV.” This bill will modernize the Commonwealth’s HIV testing laws by replacing the need for written consent before an HIV test can be administered with verbal consent. AIDS Action Committee President and CEO Rebecca Haag issued the following […]

Senate Vote Keeps LGBT Protections in Domestic Abuse Bill

Senate Vote Keeps LGBT Protections in Domestic Abuse Bill

By: Lisa Keen/Keen News Service– A casual listener to U.S. Senate debate Thursday (April 26) would not have heard the skirmish over protections for LGBT victims of domestic abuse. Despite reports that Republicans were upset over new language in the Violence Against Women Act that would protect LGBT people, Republicans never said so on the […]

LGBT Coalition to Host Acceptance Workshop for Parents and Allies of LGBTQ Youth

LGBT Coalition to Host Acceptance Workshop for Parents and Allies of LGBTQ Youth

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – On Monday, May 21, the LGBT Coalition of Western Massachusetts will be holding a special workshop for those parents and families who may be struggling to accept their LGBTQ youth. This event, entitled “Loving Your Gay Teen,” is provided free of charge, and will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at […]

New Pew Poll Shows Increasing Support for Marriage Equality

New Pew Poll Shows Increasing Support for Marriage Equality

Numbers also show opposition to marriage equality reaches an all-time low Washington – New polling data from the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press shows support for marriage equality at 47 percent – significantly higher than it was at any point prior to previous presidential elections. The poll also finds opposition to […]

LGBT Cancer Network Directs Patients to 400 Facilities; New Transgender-Friendly Designation

LGBT Cancer Network Directs Patients to 400 Facilities; New Transgender-Friendly Designation

NEW YORK, NY – The National LGBT Cancer Network, the first program in the country to address the needs of all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people with cancer and those at risk, is pleased to announce that it has further expanded its officially approved directory of LGBT-friendly cancer screening facilities to cover 330 […]

LAPD New Transgender Inclusive Policies For Police Interaction & Prison Detainment, MTPC reacts

LAPD New Transgender Inclusive Policies For Police Interaction & Prison Detainment, MTPC reacts

By: Emily Scagel/TRT Reporter– Recently, the Los Angeles Police Department announced new policies regarding transgender individuals, signed into effect by Chief Charlie Beck. These policies are meant to improve police interactions with transgender people, both inside and outside of jail. According to the Transgender Law Center, the new policies mandate police officers to treat transgender […]

The Real Mike Ruiz: Photographer Opens Up About How It All Started

The Real Mike Ruiz: Photographer Opens Up About How It All Started

By: Chris Azzopardi/Special for TRT–  A child imagines life outside reality by creating a wild, monster-inhabited world of escapism in Pan’s Labyrinth, a stylistic fantasy-art film released in 2006 from Guillermo del Toro. That world, or at least a version of it, is very familiar to Mike Ruiz. As a kid, growing up as one […]

Simplifying Racism & Blaming Marginalized Groups Is Never OK (Updated)

Simplifying Racism & Blaming Marginalized Groups Is Never OK (Updated)

By: Gricel Martínez Ocasio*/TRT Publisher– No one said the world affairs and the people that surround us are remotely aware of differences that should not separate us, but unite us. I am not merely speaking of LGBT rights and the people who shed hatred from the right. That is to be expected and I think […]

Sex Scandal Involving the State Democratic Party Erupts in North Carolina

Sex Scandal Involving the State Democratic Party Erupts in North Carolina

By: Lisa Keen/Keen News Service– Less than three weeks before voters in North Carolina go to the polls to cast a vote on same-sex marriage early voting has begun, an embarrassing sex scandal involving the state Democratic Party has burst into the national media, and groups supporting a ban on same-sex marriage are launching a […]

GLAD Publishes Groundbreaking Transgender Family Law Book; organizations react

GLAD Publishes Groundbreaking Transgender Family Law Book; organizations react

BOSTON, Mass — Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, GLAD, is proud to announce the publication of Transgender Family Law: A Guide to Effective Advocacy, the first book to comprehensively address legal issues facing transgender people in the family law context and provide practitioners the tools to effectively represent transgender clients. Featuring chapters by attorneys […]

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