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North Shore Pride Invites the Community to Join in Standing Proud Together

North Shore Pride Invites the Community to Join in Standing Proud Together

Full Week of Educational, Cultural and Community Events Mark Fourth Annual LGBT and Allied Pride Celebration this June The fourth annual North Shore Pride Parade and Festival will take place Saturday, June 20, 2015, in Salem, MA. The theme of this year’s celebration, voted on by members of the community, is Standing Proud Together. New this year […]

Black Lives Matter: A Statement from Boston LGBTQ and HIV Organizations

Black Lives Matter: A Statement from Boston LGBTQ and HIV Organizations

BOSTON, Mass.—The Boston area LGBTQ and allied organizations listed below stand together in solidarity with people across the nation—in Baltimore, here in Boston, and elsewhere—who raise their voices to challenge systemic inequity and violence, which continue to degrade and cut short too many Black lives in America. LGBTQ people form a vastly diverse community that […]

MA SJC: Clarifies Legal Rights of Same-Sex Parents in Assisted Reproduction Arrangements

MA SJC: Clarifies Legal Rights of Same-Sex Parents in Assisted Reproduction Arrangements

MA Supreme Judicial Court Clarifies Legal Rights of Same-Sex Parents in Assisted Reproduction Arrangements with a Known Donor Parents Not Required to Notify a Known Donor of a Petition for Adoption The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) issued a ruling in Adoption of a Minor clarifying that a married same-sex couple are the only legal […]

In Charge! Tom Bourdon Gets It Done in Greater Boston

In Charge! Tom Bourdon Gets It Done in Greater Boston

By: Christine Nicco/TRT Reporter— Founded in 1972, PFLAG is the nation’s largest family and ally organization serving the LGBTQ community with over 350 chapters across the country. One of said chapters is the Greater Boston PFLAG, an organization that has been making leaps and bounds since the inception of its new President and Executive Director, […]

NE Organizations Support Marginalized Sexualities, Relationships, Gender & Racial Identities

NE Organizations Support Marginalized Sexualities, Relationships, Gender & Racial Identities

By: Lauren Walleser/TRT Assistant Editor— Despite growing visibility and acceptance of LGBTQ+ individuals throughout society, there are still many segments of the population whose identities continue to be marginalized. Organizations in Boston and New England are striving to serve and support these communities. Last month, the Hispanic Black Gay Coalition (HBGC) hosted “Colors of Love: […]

Heading to the Cape? Check Out These LGBTQ Summer Attractions in P-Town

Heading to the Cape? Check Out These LGBTQ Summer Attractions in P-Town

By: Clara Lefton/TRT Reporter— BOSTON, Mass.— Summer is almost upon us, and Provincetown, Mass. will be full of events geared towards the LGBTQ community in Cape Cod’s well-known artist colony. From family events to athletics, charity fundraisers and entertainment, there is something for everyone. Here are seven ideas for making the most of your vacation […]

LGBTQ Discrimination in the Workplace: Local Orgs. Provide Support

LGBTQ Discrimination in the Workplace: Local Orgs. Provide Support

By: Clara Lefton/TRT Reporter— CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people has been a hot topic in the media recently after Indiana passed its Religious Freedom and Restoration Act, RFRA. The religious objections bill would have allowed organizations and businesses to legally discriminate against the LGBTQ community. However, significant backlash quickly had […]

BSL: The Rainbow Times Sponsors The Terriers Again

BSL: The Rainbow Times Sponsors The Terriers Again

BOSTON, Mass.—LGBTQ Sports teams are not often ones that make the headline news. However, for marginalized groups such as the LGBTQ community, such sports foster pride and enhance community building through shared interests. For the third year in a row, The Rainbow Times has sponsored a team on the Beantown Softball League, BSL—The Terriers. “The […]