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AAC to Turn Prudential Tower Red & Present Commitment to Action Awards on World AIDS Day

AAC to Turn Prudential Tower Red & Present Commitment to Action Awards on World AIDS Day

BOSTON, Mass.—AIDS Action Committee will light the Prudential Center red to remember those we have lost, honor those who are affected by HIV/AIDS, and commit to ending the epidemic on World AIDS Day, Monday, December 1. The ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. in the Prudential Center’s Belvidere Arcade, 800 Boylston Street, Boston. The 2014 Commitment to […]

Boston Gay Men’s Chorus Mixes Carols & New Classics in Annual Holiday Concert

Boston Gay Men’s Chorus Mixes Carols & New Classics in Annual Holiday Concert

BOSTON, Mass―The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus is proud to present Noel, a holiday concert where traditional favorites like “Deck the Halls” and “The First Noel” will be combined with fun new classics like “Sparklejollytwinklejingley” from the Broadway musical Elf. The concert also features the debut of “A New Year’s Carol,” a stirring new work by […]

MassEquality on HRC's Municipal Equality Index 2014

MassEquality on HRC’s Municipal Equality Index 2014

BOSTON, Mass.—Today, the Human Rights Campaign released its annual Municipal Equality Index (MEI). The MEI is a comprehensive scorecard on the laws and policies of cities and towns throughout all 50 states. In Massachusetts, the MEI was conducted for eight cities and towns including Amherst, Boston Cambridge, Lowell, Northampton, Springfield, Provincetown and Worcester. Salem submitted […]

GLAD Appoints Janson Wu, as its New ED

GLAD Appoints Janson Wu, as its New ED

BOSTON, Mass.—Janson Wu, Deputy Director and Senior Staff Attorney for Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), has been appointed the organization’s new executive director. Wu, who has been with GLAD for eight years, will start his new position on December 1, 2014. “We are thrilled and proud to name Janson our new executive director […]

New Regulations Make it Easier to Change Gender Designations on RI Birth Certificates

New Regulations Make it Easier to Change Gender Designations on RI Birth Certificates

PROVIDENCE, RI—New vital records regulations, filed Wednesday, October 22, will modernize Rhode Island’s birth certificate policies to allow transgender people to obtain accurate gender designations on their birth certificates. The change in regulations will take effect on November 11, 2014. As a result of this change in regulations, the RI Department of Health will no […]

Celebrating Transgender Awareness Month

Celebrating Transgender Awareness Month

This month, The Rainbow Times, with the assistance of the Hispanic Black Gay Coalition, MassEquality, and Body Image 4 Justice, prepared a  Transgender Awareness Month Supplement that highlights leaders, activists and those to be on the watch out for in the upcoming years … Some rising stars for the transgender community. The Supplement is below. […]

Nation’s 1st Openly Gay Attorney General Elected, Tribute to Mayor Menino, More

Nation’s 1st Openly Gay Attorney General Elected, Tribute to Mayor Menino, More

By: Nicole Lashomb*/TRT Editor-in-Chief— Massachusetts Makes History Again Congratulations to all of the newly elected officials of the Commonwealth and New England and kudos to all in a long well-fought battle. We look forward to working with you in the near future. Massachusetts, making history once again, voted in the first openly gay attorney general, […]

Promise Place School for LGBTQ Homeless Youth to host 1st Annual Gala

Promise Place School for LGBTQ Homeless Youth to host 1st Annual Gala

By: Lauren Walleser/TRT Assistant Editor— BOSTON, Mass.—The Promise Place School—a residential school aiming to provide a permanent, safe and loving home environment in Cape Cod for homeless LGBT youth in Massachusetts ages 12-24—is set to open in September 2015. Founded by Erica Kay-Webster and The Foundation for International Justice, Promise Place School will host its […]