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Coakley & Baker: Their Real Stance on Transgender Equal Protections

Coakley & Baker: Their Real Stance on Transgender Equal Protections

By: Nicole Lashomb, Editor-in-Chief— With Election Day just weeks away, The Rainbow Times reached out to the Massachusetts candidates of possibly the most highly contested race in the upcoming cycle, the race to the Governor’s office. The issue: Transgender public accommodations and the candidates’ stance on it. In 2011, the state legislature passed a law […]

 MassEquality on Mitt Romney Fundraiser for Charlie Baker

MassEquality on Mitt Romney Fundraiser for Charlie Baker

BOSTON, Mass.—Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is scheduled to headline a fundraiser for Charlie Baker and Karyn Polito in Boston this evening. MassEquality Executive Director Kara Coredini offered the following response:   “It comes as no surprise to anyone familiar with Charlie Baker and Karyn Polito’s records that Mitt Romney, who made a national name for […]

Op-Ed: Only by Knowing Ourselves and Being Out, Can We Create Change

Op-Ed: Only by Knowing Ourselves and Being Out, Can We Create Change

By: Harvey J. Makadon, MD*— In a talk I recently gave at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, I was asked to discuss the challenges and opportunities that I faced during a career as a physician who is also gay. These issues came alive for me as I was writing my talk when I […]

LGBTs: Think About the Arts When You Go to Vote

LGBTs: Think About the Arts When You Go to Vote

By: Matt Wilson and Craig Coogan*— In just a few short weeks, on November 4, we’ll be electing a new governor, and making our picks for state lawmakers. Each of us have various litmus tests for deciding who to vote for: a candidate’s support for LGBT issues; fiscal policy plans; how the candidate has performed […]

The Fenway Institute Approved for $813K Research Award to Study Sexual Health of Female-to-Male Transgender People

The Fenway Institute Approved for $813K Research Award to Study Sexual Health of Female-to-Male Transgender People

BOSTON, Mass.—The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health has been approved for an $813,000 funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study the sexual health of female-to-male (FTM) transgender people. The study is one of 46 proposals PCORI approved for funding on September 30 to advance the field of comparative clinical effectiveness research […]

Local LGBTQ Organizations Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Share Insights on Inclusion

Local LGBTQ Organizations Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Share Insights on Inclusion

By: Lauren Walleser/TRT Assistant Editor— Hispanic Heritage Month—celebrated annually from September 15 through October 15—recognizes the cultures, histories and contributions of individuals with ancestral roots in Central and South America, Mexico, Spain and the Caribbean. “As a proud Mexican American, I celebrate my culture year round, never afraid to share my family history and background,” […]

In Apology to Trans Community, HRC pledges Push for Broad LGBT Bill

In Apology to Trans Community, HRC pledges Push for Broad LGBT Bill

By: Chuck Colbert/TRT Reporter—   BOSTON, Mass.—The leader of the nation’s largest LGBT organization offered an apology to the transgender community at the same time he said the group would take a lead in advocating for fully comprehensive federal LGBT civil rights legislation. “I want to cut right to the chase here today,” said Human […]

HBGC Hosts Fourth Annual LGBTQ Youth Empowerment Conference

HBGC Hosts Fourth Annual LGBTQ Youth Empowerment Conference

By: Clara Lefton/TRT Reporter— CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The Hispanic Black Gay Coalition (HBGC) will hold their fourth annual LGBTQ Youth Empowerment Conference October 4-5, 2014. The event, held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Tang Center, is set to open with musical guest Jamar Roger’s from NBC’s “The Voice,” followed by two days including a variety of […]