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The LGBT Guide to Election Night 2012, Hour by Hour

The LGBT Guide to Election Night 2012, Hour by Hour

By Lisa Keen/Keen News Service– It’s a close race for the White House, a close race for Tammy Baldwin’s bid to the U.S. Senate, five unpredictable outcomes on marriage related votes, and an openly gay caucus in Congress that could total either three or six by the end of the evening. The stakes and the […]

News from Your Gayborhood: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

News from Your Gayborhood: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

By: Emily Scagel/TRT Assistant Editor– Boston, MA MassEquality urges team to make pro-LGBT video Following a homophobic tweet from New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes, MassEquality has called upon the Patriots to make an “It Gets Better” video. Spikes, when confronted about the remark, tried to claim it as a joke. In response, MassEquality stated […]

Deep Inside Hollywood: Jodie Foster, Tyra Banks, Gregg Araki, Casey Wilson

Deep Inside Hollywood: Jodie Foster, Tyra Banks, Gregg Araki, Casey Wilson

By: Romeo San Vicente*/Special for TRT– Jodie Foster to direct money monster Jodie Foster’s next turn behind the camera – her fourth as director – is called Money Monster and it already sounds tailor-made to star the Oscar-winner herself. The story involves a financial advice-giving TV personality who, after delivering a series of bad tips, is taken […]

InterPride Annual World Conference a Success, Hosted by Boston Pride

InterPride Annual World Conference a Success, Hosted by Boston Pride

By: Emily Scagel/TRT Assistant Editor– Thirty years ago, Pride coordinators created InterPride to increase outreach and effect positive change through networking, collaboration and education within Pride groups. Since then, InterPride has held Annual World Conferences to accomplish this mission. Boston Pride, the host committee for the 2012 InterPride Annual General Meeting, AGM, wanted to bring […]

Thanksgiving: Remembering Colonialism, Genocide & the Truth About the Holiday Legacy

Thanksgiving: Remembering Colonialism, Genocide & the Truth About the Holiday Legacy

By: Jason Lydon*/TRT Columnist– November sees the end of the election season and the beginning of the winter holidays. This is when we trade debates on television for debates over shared meals. We trade candidate ads for commercials convincing us to rack up credit card debt buying presents. Of course, we also trade Halloween candy […]

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How Race Could Affect This Election

By: Nicole Lashomb*/TRT Editor-in-Chief– If you’re anything like me, you may be experiencing some anxiety this election cycle—severe anxiety. I’ve always been a news junkie. But now, every day, all day, I’ve found myself checking various news outlets for the latest polls and the latest zingers by political candidates to a point of no return. […]

Pregúntale a Lambda Legal – Donativos de Sangre Gay

Pregúntale a Lambda Legal – Donativos de Sangre Gay

Por: Scott Schoettes/Director del Proyecto de VIH para Lambda Legal– Estimado Lambda Legal, P. Yo soy un hombre gay y por mucho tiempo he querido donar sangre. ¿Escuche que podría cambiar la política sobre los donativos de sangre por hombres gays, es verdad? R. Desde 1983, se ha prohibido que hombres gay donen sangre – de hecho, la política dice que si eres […]

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Transgender Day of Remembrance: Why Do We Die?

By: Deja Nicole Greenlaw*/TRT Columnist– It is November, and to a transperson, our thoughts turn to the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. This is the day when we pay homage to all of those transgenders who have died because of who they are. In this particular column, I will explore two of the causes of […]

Faith, Family, and God: You Don’t Go to Hell - Myths and Legends

Faith, Family, and God: You Don’t Go to Hell – Myths and Legends

By: Paul P. Jesep*/TRT Columnist– Many in the LGBTQ community, especially those of practicing faith, are surprised when I share that hell is myth, legend and folklore. Lucifer is Halloween fun, nothing more. If I’m wrong, there will be hell to pay. Some argue Satan’s strength comes from the spiritually bankrupt like me who deny […]

¡En Acción de Gracias Debemos Dar Gracias por Todo!

¡En Acción de Gracias Debemos Dar Gracias por Todo!

Por: Wilfred Labiosa*/Columnista de TRT– Ya pronto este año termina y comienza otro, pero este mes ¡vamos a reflexionar y a dar gracias por todo! Al escribir esta columna no sabemos quien ganó las elecciones, pero de igual manera debemos dar gracias por vivir en una democracia en la cual podemos elegir a nuestros/as governantes. […]

LGBT Unity and Trans Solidarity Part 1: Why We Belong Together

LGBT Unity and Trans Solidarity Part 1: Why We Belong Together

By: Lorelei Erisis*/TRT Columnist– Q. Why are Trans People included in the LGBT acronym? What does our struggle have to do with a person’s sexuality? Shouldn’t we be separate from that? A. These are questions I have heard a lot, from both outside and within the LGBT(+QIKA&GQ) community. The question makes a certain amount of […]

Creep of the Week: Birther & Anti-Marriage Equality Dinesh D’Souza

Creep of the Week: Birther & Anti-Marriage Equality Dinesh D’Souza

By: D’Anne Witkowski*/Special to TRT– Are you sitting down? Because this may come as quite a shock: Another anti-gay stalwart and “defender” of marriage has been caught in a marital mishap. Now, I’m not a marriage counselor, but I feel pretty confident dolling out this advice: if you’ve been married for 20 years, and are, […]

Grassroots to Lawsuits: How Pride Died & an Army of Lovers Became a Gaggle of Lawyers

Grassroots to Lawsuits: How Pride Died & an Army of Lovers Became a Gaggle of Lawyers

By: Abby Dees*/Special for TRT– Last weekend I was the MC at my local Pride festivities. It had been a while since I’d done anything Pride-y, so I didn’t know what to expect. Historically, Suburban Pride has been more about strollers and soy frappuccinos than leather chaps and fifteen-dollar beer, like its metropolitan version. But […]

Spirituality Book Reviews: Gay Amish, Magnificent Journey & Spiritual Self-Esteem

Spirituality Book Reviews: Gay Amish, Magnificent Journey & Spiritual Self-Esteem

By: Paul P. Jesep*/TRT Columnist– Three recent books about LGBTQ spirituality offer very different insights. In doing so, they underscore how diverse, complex and different a faith journey is for each person. “Lifting the Spiritual Self-Esteem of the LGBT Community” by Khepra Ka-Re Amente Anu takes on world religions from an African cultural perspective. His […]

The OutField: Chris Billig is Gay for Soccer

The OutField: Chris Billig is Gay for Soccer

By: Dan Woog*/Special for TRT– The “gay soccer” stories come fast and furious. * Major League Soccer sponsors Spirit Day, encouraging players and fans to wear something purple, drawing attention to bullying and LGBT youth. * FC Edmonton goalkeeper – and staunch straight ally Lance Parker – is a finalist for Cosmopolitan Magazine’s 2012 “Bachelor […]

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