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Local Orgs. Collaborate on Events for Trans Awareness Month

Local Orgs. Collaborate on Events for Trans Awareness Month

BOSTON, Mass.—November is Transgender Awareness Month. This is a time for individuals and communities to celebrate the diversity of the transgender community, acknowledge the meaningful contributions of transgender people, and raise awareness to the challenges transgender individuals still face for feeling safe and protected in their communities. This year, Body Image 4 Justice, the Hispanic […]

TRT Proudly Endorses Seth Moulton for Congress

TRT Proudly Endorses Seth Moulton for Congress

By: TRT Editorial Team— Democrat Seth Moulton, has been on our radar since he won an upset primary victory against nine-term incumbent John F. Tierney in the run to represent Massachusetts 6th Congressional District. A story by The Boston Globe characterizes Moulton as humble when it comes to referring to his acts of military heroism—underplaying a […]

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,” […]