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Romney Speech Leaves Gays Out of Tomorrow’s “Better Future”

Romney Speech Leaves Gays Out of Tomorrow’s “Better Future”

By: Chuck Colbert/TRT Reporter– The Republican Party’s presidential nominee Mitt Romney received a rousing reception, making his way through a spirited crowd on the convention floor, approaching the podium to address delegates in the Tampa Convention Center. Last night’s choreography evoked images of the president walking through the aisles of Congress before delivering a State […]

nAGLY Celebrates 20 Years of GLBTQ Youth Support

nAGLY Celebrates 20 Years of GLBTQ Youth Support

SALEM, Mass. — On September 27, at 7-11 p.m., the North Shore Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth, nAGLY, will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary as an organization that supports the GLBTQ youth of the North Shore. nAGLY’s Gala and Fundraising event, hosted by Fast Freddy, will showcase entertainment, a silent auction, fun […]

Wanda Sykes to Headline Ruth Ellis Center Benefit for Homeless LGBTQ Youth

Wanda Sykes to Headline Ruth Ellis Center Benefit for Homeless LGBTQ Youth

Highland Park, Mich. –   The Ruth Ellis Center will host its second annual benefit Voices with special celebrity guest Wanda Sykes on September 20.  Voices, to be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), celebrates the resilience of the more than 4,000 homeless, run away and at-risk lesbian, gay, bi-attractional, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth the […]

Andrew Rannells On The New Normal, Anti-Gay controversy & Comparisons to Modern Family

Andrew Rannells On The New Normal, Anti-Gay controversy & Comparisons to Modern Family

By: Chris Azzopardi*/Special to TRT– Another modern family is moving into prime time: Ryan Murphy’s The New Normal, premiering this fall on NBC, casts Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha as gay dads going through a surrogate to raise their own little bundle of joy (and tears, and poop). Known for originating the role of Elder […]

Creep of the Week: "Reverend" William Owens & His Judgment of Gays, Pres. Obama

Creep of the Week: “Reverend” William Owens & His Judgment of Gays, Pres. Obama

By: D’Anne Witkowski*/Special to TRT– Can we just get one thing clear? If you’re black and Christian then the thought of same-sex couples makes you puke and if it doesn’t then you are a “Judas” and/or not really black and/or not really Christian. Black vs. Christian Barack Obama, that means you. At least it does […]

Thinking Out Loud: Chick-Fil-A Freedom of Speech Means Supporting Bigotry & Bullying

Thinking Out Loud: Chick-Fil-A Freedom of Speech Means Supporting Bigotry & Bullying

By: Abby Dees*/Special to TRT– There were so many things I could have written about today: openly lesbian Tammy Smith’s promotion to the rank of brigadier general and the fact that the military is still intact after DADT, or Thomas Beatie’s (once dubbed the “pregnant man”) divorce court struggles due to Arizona’s confusion about his […]

Summer Institute at Fenway Health Fills Gap in LGBT Health Research Training

Summer Institute at Fenway Health Fills Gap in LGBT Health Research Training

By: Brook Rosini/Special to The Rainbow Times– The 2012 Summer Institute in LGBT Population Health just wrapped up last month. A growing program offered by Fenway Health in partnership with Boston University and the University of Michigan, the Summer Institute provides participants with the tools they need to conduct population research in sexual and gender […]

Michigan Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Hate Crimes Charge

Michigan Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Hate Crimes Charge

WASHINGTON – Everett Dwayne Avery, 36, of Detroit, Mich., pleaded guilty in federal court today to a federal hate crime, admitting that he assaulted a victim because he believed the victim was gay, the Justice Department, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan Barbara McQuade and Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Robert […]

Woven Voices: A New Creative Writing Group for HIV+ Long Term Survivors

Woven Voices: A New Creative Writing Group for HIV+ Long Term Survivors

BOSTON, Massachusetts — Woven Voices is a new Creative Writing Group at Fenway Health directed by artist and AIDS long-term survivor Cletus Warren. The program was originally designed for Desert Aids Project in Palm Springs, CA. where it received great acclaim. Participants, who are all long-term survivors of HIV/AIDS, will write excerpts of their experiences, […]

Transgender Activist to Give Keynote at HBGC's LGBTQ Youth Empowerment Conference

Transgender Activist to Give Keynote at HBGC’s LGBTQ Youth Empowerment Conference

BOSTON, Mass. — Janet Mock, People.com Staff Editor and nationally-renown transgender activist, will give the keynote address at the Hispanic Black Gay Coalition’s 2012 LGBTQ Youth Empowerment Conference. The free conference, which takes place Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., educates and inspires LGBTQ youth of color under age 25 to use their […]

Screen Queen: Hunger Games, Romy and Michele, Weekend, Jaws, Revenge

Screen Queen: Hunger Games, Romy and Michele, Weekend, Jaws, Revenge

By: Chris Azzopardi*/Special for TRT– Weekend In an interview with Andrew Haigh on the Criterion Collection release of his second feature film, Weekend, the director insists he’s not keen on having his British indie be classified as just a “gay movie.” He has a point: The film is so wonderful – absolutely one of the […]

Coalition of HIV/AIDS Organizations to RNC: Turn the Tide of HIV/AIDS in the U.S.

Coalition of HIV/AIDS Organizations to RNC: Turn the Tide of HIV/AIDS in the U.S.

By: AIDS United– TAMPA, Florida — AIDS United, The AIDS Institute, Metro Wellness and Community Center, the Florida HIV/AIDS Advocacy Network, and OASIS are urging delegates to the 2012 Republican National Convention to maximize gathering momentum to creating an AIDS-free generation in the United States. At a non-partisan luncheon during the Republican National Convention titled, […]

New Publication Highlights Experiences of Transgender Granite Staters

New Publication Highlights Experiences of Transgender Granite Staters

BOSTON, Mass. — Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) and TransGender New Hampshire (TG-NH) are pleased to announce the publication of We Are New Hampshire: Transgender Lives in the Granite State, a collection of 10 stories about local transgender people and their families. The book reveals the fullness of their lives and highlights the challenges […]

Adoption & Foster Care Mentoring E.D. Named a National “Angels in Adoption™”

Adoption & Foster Care Mentoring E.D. Named a National “Angels in Adoption™”

BOSTON, August 23, 2012—Adoption & Foster Care Mentoring announces today that Executive Director Colby Swettberg has been selected as a member of the 2012 class of Angels in Adoption™ by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute. Swettberg, who is also an executive member of the Massachusetts Commission on LGBT Youth, and who, while at Home […]

“Mitt Gets Worse” Slams Leaked RNC Marriage Platform as Hypocritical & Antiquated

“Mitt Gets Worse” Slams Leaked RNC Marriage Platform as Hypocritical & Antiquated

WASHINGTON, DC – In response to the marriage inequality plank that was in the platform leaked just days before the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, the Mitt Gets Worse campaign issued the following statement from founders Rick Jacobs, chair of the Courage Campaign, and David Brock, founder of American Bridge 21st Century: “The leak of […]

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