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Veterans For Peace applauds OUTVETS entry into Saint Patrick's Day Parade

Veterans For Peace applauds OUTVETS entry into Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

BOSTON, Mass.—Veterans For Peace applauds the decision by the Allied War Veterans Council to allow OUTVETS, a fledging new LGBT veterans group, to walk in the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. The LGBT community has been denied participation in the traditional Saint Patrick’s Day Parade for over twenty years. This certainly signals a step in the […]

GLAD Reacts to Appeals Court Ruling that Dept. of Corrections Can Deny Care to Transgender Woman

GLAD Reacts to Appeals Court Ruling that Dept. of Corrections Can Deny Care to Transgender Woman

BOSTON, Mass.—The full First Circuit Court of Appeals today reversed an earlier ruling that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts must provide Michelle Kosilek, an incarcerated transgender woman, medically-necessary gender reassignment surgery. The decision was divided, with a 3-2 majority and two sharply worded dissents.  Judge Thompson wrote in her dissent, “I am confident that I would not […]

Boston Gay Men's Chorus Needs a Few Good Men for Auditions

Boston Gay Men’s Chorus Needs a Few Good Men for Auditions

BOSTON, Mass.—Boston Gay Men’s Chorus announces that auditions for its 2014-15 season will be held on January 4, 2015. The BGMC will embark on an historic Middle Eastern Tour in June 2015. Members who join in January are eligible to participate with the tour. Auditions are run by Music Director Reuben Reynolds in a relaxed […]

Melrose City Council Passes Ordinance Banning Discrimination in Public Places Based on Gender Identity

Melrose City Council Passes Ordinance Banning Discrimination in Public Places Based on Gender Identity

Melrose is the 10th jurisdiction in the Commonwealth to pass ordinance BOSTON, Mass.—By a unanimous vote, the Melrose City Council approved an ordinance providing nondiscrimination protections for transgender and gender non-conforming people in public spaces such as restaurants, parks, and malls. KC Coredini, executive director of MassEquality, made the following statement about the ordinance. “Melrose […]

Promise Place School for LGBTQ Homeless Youth Holds 1st Annual Gala

Promise Place School for LGBTQ Homeless Youth Holds 1st Annual Gala

By: Lauren Walleser/TRT Assistant Editor— HYANNIS, Mass.—Over $100,000 was raised Saturday, December 6 as Promise Place School—a residential school aiming to provide a permanent, safe and loving home environment in Cape Cod for homeless LGBTQ youth in Massachusetts ages 12-24—hosted their First Annual Fundraising Gala. Politicians, local businesses, and youth from a number of service […]

Merry & Gay: Boston Gay Men’s Chorus’ Annual Holiday Extravaganza

Merry & Gay: Boston Gay Men’s Chorus’ Annual Holiday Extravaganza

With elves in sequins, polka dancers, and fresh takes on holiday classics, Noel is sure to entertain Courtesy of the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus— It’s the most wonderful time of the year―time, that is, for the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus’s (BGMC) annual holiday extravaganza. With Noel BGMC combines traditional favorites like “Deck the Hall” and “The First Noel” with fun new classics […]

New England Patriots Owner Pledges $100K to Support LGBTQ Youth Leadership in Mass.

New England Patriots Owner Pledges $100K to Support LGBTQ Youth Leadership in Mass.

BAGLY is the proud recipient of a generous challenge gift from Robert Kraft BOSTON, Mass.—The Boston Alliance of LGBTQ Youth has teamed up with Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, to build a strong and enduring infrastructure for LGBTQ youth leadership. Kraft has pledged to match up to $100,000 of new or increased […]

Boston-Based Unity Pride Reacts to Ferguson, NYC: #BlackLivesMatter

Boston-Based Unity Pride Reacts to Ferguson, NYC: #BlackLivesMatter

BOSTON, Mass.—In the span of less than two weeks, two grand juries—one located in Ferguson, Missouri and one in Staten Island, New York—voted against indicting two police officers, each charged with murdering an unarmed African-American man. Nathanael Bluhm, a founding member of the the Boston-based Unity Pride Committee, offered the following response to the two […]