RSSArchive for September, 2012

Breaking News: CA To Offer Equal Access to Fertility Services for Same-Sex Couples

Breaking News: CA To Offer Equal Access to Fertility Services for Same-Sex Couples

[From a Press Release] SAN FRANCISCO, CA, — Today, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill to ensure that women in same-sex relationships and single women can access fertility services on the same terms as women in different-sex relationships. Assembly Bill 2356, authored by Assemblymember Nancy Skinner and co-sponsored by Equality California and the National Center […]

SJC: Massachusetts Recognizes California Registered Domestic Partnerships

SJC: Massachusetts Recognizes California Registered Domestic Partnerships

[From a Press Release] Unanimous Ruling Protects Best Interest of Children BOSTON, Massachusetts — In an important decision issued today, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled unanimously that Massachusetts must recognize other states’ parallel spousal statuses for same-sex couples, such as California registered domestic partnerships. Under the ruling, both spouses are the legal parents to […]

Gay Man Pleads Guilty to Killing Partner Sentenced to 15 Years

Gay Man Pleads Guilty to Killing Partner Sentenced to 15 Years

[From a Press Release] BOSTON, Massachusetts – On Wednesday, September 26th, in Barnstable Superior Court, James Costello pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter of his boyfriend David Walton. Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe announced that Costello was sentenced to 15 years in state prison. Costello had been charged with murder, but pleaded to voluntary […]

Terrence McNally: Ragtime Speaks to Themes of LGBT Equality

Terrence McNally: Ragtime Speaks to Themes of LGBT Equality

By: Chuck Colbert/TRT Reporter– For the second time in five years time, a local advocacy organization has honored a great American playwright who happens to be gay. And theatre legend Terrence McNally was in Boston recently when the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts awarded him its Beacon of Liberty Award during a cocktail reception […]

Historic Supreme Court Session Opens Monday

Historic Supreme Court Session Opens Monday

By: Lisa Keen/Keen News Service– Perhaps the most historic U.S. Supreme Court session ever for the LGBT community gets underway officially October 1, with a record nine gay-related cases seeking review, all involving same-sex marriage. Two of the nine cases include high-profile landmark decisions in federal appeals courts –one declaring the California’s ban on same-sex […]

James Franco’s Cruising, Wanda Sykes, Neil Patrick Harris & Lana Wachowski

James Franco’s Cruising, Wanda Sykes, Neil Patrick Harris & Lana Wachowski

By: Romeo San Vicente*/Special for TRT– James Franco’s Cruising is a thing that’s really happening If you’re a film festival nerd or just really into arty-dirty stuff like BUTT Magazine, you probably saw or at least heard about I Want Your Love, the indie movie from director Travis Mathews that featured actors having real sex […]

Public TV’s First & Only LGBT Newsmagazine, In The Life, To Air Final Episode in Dec.

Public TV’s First & Only LGBT Newsmagazine, In The Life, To Air Final Episode in Dec.

[From a Press Release] New York, NY – After 20 years in production, In The Life Media (ITLM) announces that December 2012 will mark the last broadcast of IN THE LIFE. Though legally dissolving the organization is a process that will continue into 2013, all regular ITLM operations will conclude with the final broadcast. At […]

Lily: Comedian talks Longtime Relationship, Gay Repression & Retirement Rumors

Lily: Comedian talks Longtime Relationship, Gay Repression & Retirement Rumors

By: Chris Azzopardi*/Special for TRT– Lily Tomlin launched her career over four decades ago with a timeless clan of wacky characters that she established on NBC’s sketch comedy show Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In. But what if she had to be friends with Edith Ann, Ernestine or Susie the Sorority Girl? It’s something the veteran comedian […]

Op-Ed: Chick-fil-A Clear About Traditional & Biblical Purposes, not LGBTs

Op-Ed: Chick-fil-A Clear About Traditional & Biblical Purposes, not LGBTs

By: Christine Nicco/TRT Columnist– [UPDATED] Ok, so I was really offended when Chick-fil-A was donating millions of dollars to anti-LGBT organizations. Then the whole debacle turned national when Boston Mayor, Thomas Menino, decided to write a letter to Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy after the fried chicken president stated that he was “guilty as charged” for […]

20% Theatre Company Presents -- The Naked I: Wide Open - Abridged!

20% Theatre Company Presents — The Naked I: Wide Open – Abridged!

Minneapolis—Last winter, 20% Theatre Company in Minneapolis, MN, created and produced the world premiere of The Naked I: Wide Open – and sold out all eight performances a week before opening night! The buzz did not stop, and so the company remounted the show for four more sold-out performances in June. And now we’re going […]

Op-Ed: "Romney, Taxes, and Dependence on Government"

Op-Ed: “Romney, Taxes, and Dependence on Government”

By: Sheldon Richman/Special to TRT– Mitt Romney isn’t just out of touch; he’s also out of sync with the movement to shrink government. In an interview clarifying his now-infamous speech to donors, captured on clandestine video, Romney said, “I think people would like to be paying taxes.” Come again? He also said, “The good news is […]

Historic National LGBT Smoking Data Shows Elevated Rates of Tobacco Use

Historic National LGBT Smoking Data Shows Elevated Rates of Tobacco Use

From a press release Report Marks Historic First Release of National Surveillance Data on LGBT Tobacco Use A CDC (United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) analysis of data from 2009-2010 National Adult Tobacco Survey published in the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) showed that with the exception of pipes, tobacco use was significantly higher […]

In NYC: DADT Repeal Celebrated One Year Out

In NYC: DADT Repeal Celebrated One Year Out

By: Chuck Colbert/TRT Reporter– A gala tribute honoring veterans, service members, and activists in the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal effort sold out this week on Tuesday evening, Sept. 18, as 1,100 attendees boarded the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum, located in New York City. The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, OutServe, and the Interbank […]

Creep of the Week: Jerome Corsi & His Theory that Pres. Obama is Gay

Creep of the Week: Jerome Corsi & His Theory that Pres. Obama is Gay

  By: D’Anne Witkowski*/Special for TRT– Have you heard the news about Obama? He’s gay. A total homo closeted to the extreme who spent an awful lot of time at Chicago gay clubs and bath houses. Brave “author” Jerome Corsi, known for books such as “Where’s the REAL Birth Certificate?” and “Obama Nation” (get it? […]

Nelly Furtado's 1st Drag Experience, Coming Full-Circle with Her New Album, More

Nelly Furtado’s 1st Drag Experience, Coming Full-Circle with Her New Album, More

Pop singer on first drag experience, musical ADD and how she’s still like a bird By: Chris Azzopardi*/Special to TRT– There’s a story Nelly Furtado likes to tell of her seeing two lesbian teens squeeze each other while crying as she sang “ … On the Radio (Remember the Days)” on one of her first […]

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