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 […]