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AIDS Action Calls on Lawmakers to Invest in Ending HIV/AIDS

AIDS Action Calls on Lawmakers to Invest in Ending HIV/AIDS

BOSTON, Mass.—Statement by Carl Sciortino, Executive Director of AIDS Action Committee on the House Ways and Means Committee’s Recommended Funding of HIV/AIDS: “Since the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, Massachusetts has wisely invested resources in fighting HIV. As a result, the state is a national leader in reducing new diagnoses of HIV and improving the […]

Boston Gay Men’s Chorus Celebrates Boston Pride with Smile

Boston Gay Men’s Chorus Celebrates Boston Pride with Smile

Tony-Winning Star of Stage and Screen Laura Benanti to Join Chorus at Symphony Hall  BOSTON, Mass.—The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus (BGMC) proudly presents Smile, a performance that will showcase a wide-ranging collection of Broadway favorites and the latest pop hits from Madonna. Smile features special guest Laura Benanti, a 2008 Tony Award winner who is […]

Women's Dinner Party Raises Close to $500,000

Women’s Dinner Party Raises Close to $500,000

BOSTON, Mass.—Fenway Health held a successful Women’s Dinner Party on April 11, raising close to $500,000 in cash, pledges and in-kind donations to support the life-saving services and programs at Fenway Health. The organization presented Judith B. Bradford, PhD, Director of the Center for Population Research in LGBT Health and Co-Chair of The Fenway Institute, with the […]

BGMC to sponsor team in Beantown Softball League

BGMC to sponsor team in Beantown Softball League

Joins Beantown Softball League as Corporate Sponsor; Adds “BGMC BassRunners” to roster of teams in LGBT League BOSTON, Mass.—The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus (BGMC) is pleased to announce it is now sponsoring a team in the Beantown Softball League, the largest athletic organization open to LGBT people and straight allies in New England. The BGMC […]

Rates of HIV Diagnoses in U.S. stable, but Gay Men Still Have High Rates of Infection

Rates of HIV Diagnoses in U.S. stable, but Gay Men Still Have High Rates of Infection

By: Eric Brus*— Late last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released their new surveillance report, Diagnoses of HIV infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2013. CDC estimates that there were about 47,352 newly diagnosed cases of HIV infection during 2013 in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and six […]

MA Commission on LGBTQ Youth’s Annual Recommendations; Prioritizing Expansion of Public Accommodation Protections

MA Commission on LGBTQ Youth’s Annual Recommendations; Prioritizing Expansion of Public Accommodation Protections

By: Lauren Walleser/TRT Assistant Editor— The Massachusetts Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning Youth released a report in March recommending policy changes for state agencies that serve LGBTQ youth. Since 1992, the Commission has been tasked with making annual policy recommendations to address issues such as harassment, assault, suicide attempts, and homelessness, […]

Pride Season in New England: The Biggest, Boldest & Best to Come

Pride Season in New England: The Biggest, Boldest & Best to Come

By: Lauren Walleser/TRT Assistant Editor— BOSTON, Mass.—After a winter for the record books, Boston and New England residents have begun preparing for a spring and summer filled with outdoor activities, including the many Pride parades and festivals taking place around the state. The season will begin with Northampton Pride (otherwise known as Noho Pride) May […]

Why I Walk: Kelly Rush

Why I Walk: Kelly Rush

At 6.2 miles, the AIDS Walk Boston route is not very long compared to other fundraising walks. But for Kelly Rush, it represents a long journey to self-acceptance. Since he first started walking in 2011, Rush and his team, now called Divas and Devils, have raised more than $21,000 for AIDS Action Committee, making them […]