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Three-Strikes Bill Passes Mass. House & Senate Despite Objection

Three-Strikes Bill Passes Mass. House & Senate Despite Objection

By: Jason Lydon*/TRT Columnist– Despite a multi-faith, multi-racial, cross-community effort, the fight to stop the three-strikes bill in the Massachusetts legislature failed. In November, both the House and Senate passed a version of the three-strikes bill; the Senate unanimously and the House 142-12, with all House members of the Black and Latino Legislative Caucus in […]

Northampton, Mass. Fourth Annual Miss Trans New England Pageant

Northampton, Mass. Fourth Annual Miss Trans New England Pageant

Transgender Woman Vie for Crown; Lucky Belcamino, Founder of East Coast Biker Chicks to Host NORTHAMPTON, Mass — On September 1st, 2012 the Northampton Center for the Arts will host the fourth annual Miss Trans New England Pageant from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Produced by Christa Hilfers the pageant allows transgender women to compete […]

Taste of Provincetown: An interview with Sage Inn and Lounge Chef Lucio Garnica

Taste of Provincetown: An interview with Sage Inn and Lounge Chef Lucio Garnica

Courtesy of MassEquality– Chef Lucio Garnica, most recently of Wequassett Resort in Chatham, will be showing off his gourmet creations at this year’s Taste of Provincetown August 25. Not only that but Chef Garnica will be taking part in the cooking challenge—which will be refereed by Sweet Cheeks chef/owner Tiffani Faison. Frank Vasello of Relish, […]

Out of Town: Yellowstone, Cody, Bozeman, and Jackson Hole

Out of Town: Yellowstone, Cody, Bozeman, and Jackson Hole

By: Andrew Collins*/Special for TRT– Yellowstone, Cody, Bozeman, and Jackson Hole Established as America’s first national park in 1872, Yellowstone has bewitched human visitors for more than 11,000 years with its otherworldly landscape of geothermal features, coniferous forest, and high-altitude lakes and rivers. It’s one of the most visited places in North America, and this […]

Ask Lambda Legal – Arizona’s Immigration Law

Ask Lambda Legal – Arizona’s Immigration Law

By: Iván Madrigal-Espinoza/LambdaLegal, Special for TRT– Q: Some of my gay friends have expressed some insensitivity towards immigration issues—especially with the news about Arizona’s anti-immigrant law, SB 1070.  What can I say to them that might make them reconsider their view? A: Arizona’s anti-immigrant law, known as SB 1070, was passed in April 2010 and, […]

TOD@S Shines Spotlight on Domestic Violence in Black/Hispanic Communities

TOD@S Shines Spotlight on Domestic Violence in Black/Hispanic Communities

Prevention and intervention project surveys community needs, increases access to services and resources Boston, MA (July 2012) – When we hear the words “domestic violence” or “partner abuse,” we rarely think of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) individuals. Media and society would have us believe that people in LGBTQ communities don’t experience the devastating […]

Pregúntale a Lambda Legal – La Ley Sobre Inmigración de Arizona

Pregúntale a Lambda Legal – La Ley Sobre Inmigración de Arizona

Por: Iván Espinoza-Madrigal/Abogado de Lambda Legal– P: Algunos de mis amigos gay han mostrado una falta  de sensibilidad hacia asuntos de inmigración—especialmente con las noticias de la ley anti inmigrante de Arizona, SB 1070. ¿Qué puedo decirles a ellos para tal vez cambiarles el  punto de vista? R: La ley anti-inmigrante de Arizona, conocida como […]

Re-examining The Violence Against Women Act: Does It Help or Hinder?

Re-examining The Violence Against Women Act: Does It Help or Hinder?

By: Jason Lydon*/TRT Columnist– The majority of the GLBT press is currently heralding the Violence Against Women Act as an essential piece of legislation for our community and even patting Senator Scott Brown on the back for his support, but I want us to look a bit more closely. Firstly, it must be abundantly clear […]