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 […]