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Engaging Parents Project Reaches Out to Parents of LGBT Youth Of Color

Engaging Parents Project Reaches Out to Parents of LGBT Youth Of Color

By: Fenway Health— When a child comes out to a parent, it can be a difficult time for everyone involved. Parents may feel torn between their love for their child and their belief systems, and children may feel misunderstood and alone. To find ways to better support all families, The Fenway Institute is launching the Our Health […]

What We’re Looking for Over the Next Five Years of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

What We’re Looking for Over the Next Five Years of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

By: Sean Cahill* One of my proudest moments in 25 years of LGBT and HIV/AIDS activism came in July, 2010, when I joined other HIV/AIDS activists and policymakers at the White House for President Obama’s announcement that he was launching a National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). From 2007 through 2010, I worked closely with many of […]

DOJ Declines to Weigh in on Exclusion of Transgender People from ADA Protections

DOJ Declines to Weigh in on Exclusion of Transgender People from ADA Protections

Yesterday in a Statement of Interest filed in the case Blatt v. Cabela’s Retail, the Department of Justice (DOJ) declined to weigh in on the constitutionality of an explicit transgender exclusion written into the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Today is the 25th anniversary of the passage of the ADA. When the landmark law passed in 1990, it explicitly […]

Rhode Island: Two AIDS Service Organizations Unite

Rhode Island: Two AIDS Service Organizations Unite

AIDS Project Rhode Island and AIDS Care Ocean State have announced that the organizations will be collaborating on two major fundraising events taking place in late summer. On Sunday, August 23, the organizations are unveiling the “High Heel Dash Race & Block Party,” in downtown Providence. On Sunday, September 13, the annual AIDS Walk RI will take place, with AIDS […]

Bill: Mass. Lawmakers Push for Pay Equity for Women

Bill: Mass. Lawmakers Push for Pay Equity for Women

By: Sara Brown/TRT Assistant Editor— Some lawmakers in Massachusetts are trying to combat the gender wage gap in the state. A bill was filed by Rep. Jay Livingstone and Sen. Patricia Jehlen called An Act to Establish Pay Equity. According to the bill, in Massachusetts, women earn 80 percent of what their male counterparts do. […]

Umbrella Covers All: Groups Give Trans Teens Needed Support

Umbrella Covers All: Groups Give Trans Teens Needed Support

By: Clara Lefton/TRT Reporter— Umbrella, a MetroWest group serving LGBTQ teens—particularly those identifying as transgender and gender-nonconforming—offers life-changing support according to one of its alum. “The experiences of transgender youth are extremely different even from LGB youth, and it has been so useful to me to have a specific trans space through the years, both […]

AAMC Releases Groundbreaking Medical Guidelines for LBGT Community

AAMC Releases Groundbreaking Medical Guidelines for LBGT Community

By: Sara Brown/TRT Assistant Editor— BOSTON, Mass.—Revolutionary medical guidelines on how to care for the LGBT community were released by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) late last year. Such guidelines are impacting the overall standard of care received by creating an inclusive environment for patients. “This groundbreaking publication represents a major step forward […]

CDC Awards Fenway Health, AIDS Action, Multicultural AIDS Coalition $3.78m for ‘Getting To Zero’ HIV Prevention Partnership

CDC Awards Fenway Health, AIDS Action, Multicultural AIDS Coalition $3.78m for ‘Getting To Zero’ HIV Prevention Partnership

BOSTON, Mass.—The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have awarded Fenway Health, AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, and the Multicultural AIDS Coalition  $3.78 million for a five-year HIV prevention partnership that will focus on gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women, the  groups at highest risk of HIV infection in […]