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Mass NOW Endorses Deb Goldberg for MA State Treasurer

Mass NOW Endorses Deb Goldberg for MA State Treasurer

Continues surge of momentum in final 2 weeks of Primary CampaignBOSTON, Mass.—Mass NOW, a leading organization on women’s issues that works to advance the equal status of women and girls in all aspects of their lives, endorsed Deb Goldberg for Treasurer today.Donna Denoncourt & Nancy Rosenblum, Mass NOW PAC Co-Chairs said, “Mass. NOW is proud […]

MA Transgender Equal Rights Coalition Applauds City of Worcester’s Passage of Nondiscrimination Protections for Transgender People

MA Transgender Equal Rights Coalition Applauds City of Worcester’s Passage of Nondiscrimination Protections for Transgender People

Coalition looks forward to working with the city to improve language around gender identity nondiscrimination protections BOSTON Mass. ─ On Tuesday, the Worcester City Council voted unanimously in favor of an amendment to the city’s Revised Ordinances of 2008 enacting nondiscrimination protections based on gender identity or expression. The Massachusetts Transgender Equal Rights Coalition issued the following […]

One More Time:  Maura Healey for Attorney General

One More Time: Maura Healey for Attorney General

By: TRT Editorial Team— With the Tuesday, Sept.9, primary election fast approaching, The Rainbow Times reiterates its initial June 7 endorsement of Maura Healey for attorney general. In re-stating our support for her,let us provide additional reasons why the LGBT community should turn out in full force for Healey. No question that this is a […]

Worcester Pride Grand Marshall Chosen by the People

Worcester Pride Grand Marshall Chosen by the People

WORCESTER, Mass.—This year Worcester Pride lets the community choose a Grand Marshall. A few names were suggested by the committee, but Pride also had a write-in category! Among the contestants were State Senator Harriette Chandler, Representative Jim McGovern, Mayor Joe Petty and  Erica Kay Webster. What happened next was very special, City Councilor Michael Gaffney […]

Teens & Young Adults Develop Skills at HBGC'S 4th Annual LGBTQ Youth Empowerment Conference

Teens & Young Adults Develop Skills at HBGC’S 4th Annual LGBTQ Youth Empowerment Conference

Discuss social issues; Keynote Speakers: Denise Frohman and Ritchie Torres   BOSTON, Mass.— On October 4th and 5th, 2014, teens and young adults from across New England will gather on MIT’s campus to develop life skills, discuss critical social issues and deepen their knowledge of resources and opportunities at HBGC’s fourth annual LGBTQ Youth Empowerment Conference […]

Equal Justice for LGBTs Animates Warren Tolman in Mass. Attorney General Race

Equal Justice for LGBTs Animates Warren Tolman in Mass. Attorney General Race

By: Chuck Colbert / TRT Reporter— BOSTON, Mass.—Only one candidate for statewide office in Massachusetts has earned his party’s endorsement outright: former state Senator Warren Tolman, a Democrat, who is running to succeed Martha Coakley for attorney general in a primary race that appears to be neck-and-neck, as public opinion polling suggests. Yet another measure […]

Salem Mayor Uses Negative Calls over Gordon College decision to Raise Money for nAGLY

Salem Mayor Uses Negative Calls over Gordon College decision to Raise Money for nAGLY

By: Lauren Walleser/TRT Assistant Editor— SALEM, Mass.—In early July, Salem Mayor Kimberley Driscoll wrote a letter to Gordon College President D. Michael Lindsay terminating a management contract the City held with the College for Old Town Hall. Although the City and Gordon College had already planned to terminate the contract, Driscoll opted to end it […]

Social Media Effort Envisions World Free of Intimate Partner Violence

Social Media Effort Envisions World Free of Intimate Partner Violence

By: Chuck Colbert*/TRT Reporter— BOSTON, Mass.—A mainstream, statewide non-profit organization which advocates against sexual assault and domestic violence and an LGBT survivor-led, social justice organization which works to end partner abuse in the LGBTQ community have joined forces to envision a world free of such abuse and much more. Recently, the two organizations, Jane Doe […]