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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 […]

Out of Town: Gay Weekend in Dallas

Out of Town: Gay Weekend in Dallas

By: Andrew Collins*/Special to TRT— The ninth largest city in the country, and one of the nation’s most important centers of commerce and culture, Dallas (www.visitdallas.com/things-to-do/diverse-dallas/lgbt) carries a reputation as a powerful business center, a highly influential retail and restaurant hub, and a gay community with high visibility in just about every sphere of city […]

High Court Fails to Review; Victory for Marriage Equality

High Court Fails to Review; Victory for Marriage Equality

WASHINGTON, DC—The United States Supreme Court today declined to review the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals decision striking down Utah’s marriage ban for same-sex couples, thereby permitting that decision to stand, as well as a similar decision from Oklahoma. The Court also denied review of decisions by the Fourth and Seventh Circuit Courts of Appeals, […]

Anti-Gay Laws Equals Higher Rates of Poverty for LGBT People

Anti-Gay Laws Equals Higher Rates of Poverty for LGBT People

WASHINGTON, D.C.—A landmark report released today paints a stark picture of the added financial burdens faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans because of anti-LGBT laws at the national, state and local levels. According to the report, these laws contribute to significantly higher rates of poverty among LGBT Americans and create unfair financial […]

Lithgow on his ‘Defiance of Prejudice’ & Humanizing Gay Rights

Lithgow on his ‘Defiance of Prejudice’ & Humanizing Gay Rights

The World According to John Lithgow, ‘Love Is Strange’ is in theaters now By: Chris Azzopardi*/Special to TRT— There’s a beautiful moment in Ira Sachs’ indie hit Love Is Strange involving two older men—a New York couple, forced to live apart after one of them loses his job, tearfully embraces. Life-changing? No. But that’s the […]

#SpeakOutHIV: 25 Young Gay Men. 25 Inspiring Stories.

#SpeakOutHIV: 25 Young Gay Men. 25 Inspiring Stories.

MENLO PARK, Cal.—Twenty-five young gay men get real about HIV as part of #SpeakOutHIV, a campaign from Greater Than AIDS. The group is encouraging people to break the silence around HIV on social media in the two weeks between National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (September 27) and National Coming Out Day (October 11). Anchored […]

7 Gay-Friendly Fall Getaway Destinations: Easy on the Wallet

7 Gay-Friendly Fall Getaway Destinations: Easy on the Wallet

By: Mikey Rox*/Special to TRT— Summer just bid us adieu, but that’s no reason to put your luggage away. There are lots of great LGBT-friendly destinations to consider this fall, many of which are more affordable than they were just a month ago. What new adventures should be on your itinerary? Peep my picks below, […]

Healey: The Clear Choice to Uphold LGBT Rights

Healey: The Clear Choice to Uphold LGBT Rights

By: Christine Nicco/TRT Reporter— In the final stretch on the eve of the Massachusetts primary race for Attorney General, what you say and what you mean counts, especially in this highly contested election. In the final NECN televised debate, the candidates, Assistant District Attorney Maura Healey and former State Rep. and Senator Warren Tolman, shared their […]