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Theater Offensive Recognized for Work Promoting HIV/AIDS Awareness in Communities of Color

Theater Offensive Recognized for Work Promoting HIV/AIDS Awareness in Communities of Color

Award Presented by AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts at the 25th Annual Bayard Rustin Breakfast BOSTON—The Theater Offensive, which for 25 years has worked in Boston neighborhoods to create original, groundbreaking works by, for and about the LGBT community, and its founder and executive artistic director Abe Rybeck, have received the Belynda A. Dunn Award of Recognition […]

Boston Pride Announces Five Headline Musical Acts for 2014 Festival

Boston Pride Announces Five Headline Musical Acts for 2014 Festival

  Mary Lambert, A Great Big World, Alex Newell, JD Samson & Men, and Jeanie Tracy to Perform June 14th Festival on Boston’s City Hall Plaza BOSTON, Mass.—Boston Pride announced through its mobile app that Mary Lambert, A Great Big World, Alex Newell, JD Samson & Men , and Jeanie Tracy will headline the Boston […]

Beekman Boys to Make First Appearance on Cape Cod

Beekman Boys to Make First Appearance on Cape Cod

Provincetown, MA – Sage Inn & Lounge, Cape Cod’s leading destination for food enthusiasts, recently announced that the Beekman Boys, stars of the The Cooking Channel’s The Fabulous Beekman Boys and winners of The Amazing Race Season 21, will be featured during an entire weekend devoted to fine food at Sage Inn & Lounge, April […]

Boston City Councilors Michelle Wu & Ayanna Pressley File Gender Identity Non-Discrimination Ordinance

Boston City Councilors Michelle Wu & Ayanna Pressley File Gender Identity Non-Discrimination Ordinance

BOSTON, Mass.—Boston City Councilors At-Large Michelle Wu and Ayanna Pressley today filed an ordinance to ensure that transgender City of Boston employees will be fully included in city-sponsored health care coverage. The ordinance will be discussed at the April 16th meeting of the Boston City Council. “The City of Boston should set the standard as […]

AIDS Walk Boston & 5K Run: Raul Medina explains, ‘Why I Walk’

AIDS Walk Boston & 5K Run: Raul Medina explains, ‘Why I Walk’

Courtesy of AIDS Action Committee— Raul Medina is the Senior Integrated Media Solutions Consultant with Entravision, the local affiliate for Univision Boston (Channel 27) and a Board Member of both Fenway Health and AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts. Raul will be one of the thousands of people walking in AIDS Walk Boston & 5K Run […]

Candidates Speak to LGBT Community at Gubernatorial Forum

Candidates Speak to LGBT Community at Gubernatorial Forum

Anti-gay Lively animates discussion By: Chuck Colbert /TRT Reporter— For the past seven years LGBT people in Massachusetts have enjoyed support for gay rights from the corner office on Beacon Hill. Recently, an advocate from the state’s leading LGBT rights group took note of Governor Deval Patrick’s unbridled enthusiasm in advancing “our” community’s gains in […]

Coakley Unveils Plan to Support LGBTQ Community

Coakley Unveils Plan to Support LGBTQ Community

Focus On Youth, Bullying Prevention, Public Health BOSTON, Mass.—Attorney General Martha Coakley, a candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, called for greater efforts to better the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) residents of the Commonwealth through a detailed action plan involving improving public health in the LGBTQ community, caring for LGBTQ […]

LGBT Aging Project receives Tufts Health Plan Foundation Award

LGBT Aging Project receives Tufts Health Plan Foundation Award

The Fenway Institute’s LGBT Aging Project was awarded $6,500 by participants in the Future Philanthropists program at Tufts Health Plan Foundation. The money will help fund the next four events for the LGBT Elders of Color Initiative, a community coalition that is sponsored by the LGBT Aging Project, Fenway Health, and Central Boston Elder Services.

HBGC Partners with Local Organizations to Raise Awareness, Respond To Gentrification in Boston

HBGC Partners with Local Organizations to Raise Awareness, Respond To Gentrification in Boston

Set in Columbus, Ohio, Flag Wars follows what happens when black working­ class families are faced with an influx of white gay homebuyers in their neighborhood.

LGBT Statewide Aging Commission's First Meeting

LGBT Statewide Aging Commission’s First Meeting

BOSTON—Senator Patricia D. Jehlen (D-Somerville) and Representative James O’Day (D-West Boylston), co-chairs of the Massachusetts Commission on LGBT Aging, convened the commission’s first meeting on April 2nd, 2014. Created in an outside section in the FY2014 budget, the LGBT Aging Commission is the first statewide commission in the country to focus on the needs of […]

Gleeks Rejoice! Boston Gay Men’s Chorus Celebrates LGBT Pride with Glee Star Alex Newell

Gleeks Rejoice! Boston Gay Men’s Chorus Celebrates LGBT Pride with Glee Star Alex Newell

BOSTON, Mass. — Boston Gay Men’s Chorus proudly presents Can’t Stop the Beat, the biggest production in its 32-year history, on June 12, 13, and 15 at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall. The concerts feature Alex Newell, who stars as the show-stopping transgender teen Wade “Unique” Adams on FOX’s hit series Glee. Newell will also […]

Maura Healey in Historic Campaign for Massachusetts Attorney General

Maura Healey in Historic Campaign for Massachusetts Attorney General

By: Chuck Colbert/ TRT Reporter— In closing remarks, the candidate for attorney general made her pitch quite clear: “I say as a point guard, I am looking to grow this team. So come on forward.” The candidate, Maura Healey, 43, is a former assistant attorney general for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is perhaps best […]

Waltham House Celebrates 11 Years of Serving GLBTQ Youth at Annual Fundraiser

Waltham House Celebrates 11 Years of Serving GLBTQ Youth at Annual Fundraiser

By: Lauren Walleser/ TRT Assistant Editor— The Home for Little Wanderers’ Waltham House, a group home program designed to provide a safe and supportive living environment for up to 12 gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or questioning youth ages 14 to 18, will celebrate its 11th anniversary April 12 at a fundraiser in Boston. The program was […]

RI & Mass. Orgs. Raise $ to Fight HIV/AIDS Through Dining Out for Life®

RI & Mass. Orgs. Raise $ to Fight HIV/AIDS Through Dining Out for Life®

By: Lauren Walleser/ TRT Assistant Editor— Participating restaurants will donate a percentage of purchases April 24 to AIDS Project Rhode Island as part of Dining Out for Life®, an annual fundraiser in which more than 3,000 restaurants donate a portion of their proceeds for one day to the licensed AIDS service agency in their city. […]

Fenway: Health Risks of LGBs Not Well Documented

Fenway: Health Risks of LGBs Not Well Documented

By: Lisa Keen/Keen News Service— A report released March 27 by the Boston-based Fenway Institute has found important health-related risks within the LGB community that are not well-documented or well-known and not addressed by prevention and treatment programs. Many studies have shown that gay men have a higher risk of HIV infection and that LGBT […]

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