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Judge Rules in Favor of Marriage Equality in Montana

Judge Rules in Favor of Marriage Equality in Montana

By: Sarah Toce/Editor-in-Chief/The Seattle Lesbian— Referencing family values, the divorce rate and procreation, U.S. District Judge Brian Morris issued a ruling in favor of the freedom to marry Wednesday (yesterday) in Montana. “Plaintiffs Angela Rolando and Tonya Rolando, a same-sex couple, live in Great Falls, Montana,” the ruling explained. “The couple attempted to obtain a marriage license at […]

Leslie Feinberg: Transgender Pioneer, Author, Civil Rights Icon Dies

Leslie Feinberg: Transgender Pioneer, Author, Civil Rights Icon Dies

Leslie Feinberg was ahead of her time, as many have stated in the past. Not only was she a transgender rights advocate, she was involved in causes that had to do with lesbian issues, worker rights, and intersectionality, as The Advocate states way “before anyone could define the phrase.” Her first novel “Stone Butch Blues” […]

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 […]

Lisa Kudrow: A Comeback to Cherish

Lisa Kudrow: A Comeback to Cherish

Lisa Kudrow on Valerie’s return, ‘superhuman’ gays and the future of Romy and Michele By: Chris Azzopardi*/Special to TRT— Ten years without our favorite cupcake-wearing gonzo, Valerie Cherish, is 10 years too long. But the wait’s over. You were heard. A decade after The Comeback first premiered, the hilariously cringe-y HBO trailblazer that lasted just one […]

The Femme Show: Challenges Assumptions, Subversive Femininity

The Femme Show: Challenges Assumptions, Subversive Femininity

By: Lauren Walleser/ TRT Assistant Editor— CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Billed as “queer art for queer people,” The Femme Show—a variety show featuring personal explorations of queer and subversive femininity through dance, drag, poetry, performance art, and burlesque—took the stage for its eighth year in mid-October at the Cambridge YMCA. Artistic Director Maggie Cee, a 2011 recipient of […]

MassEquality, Others on Mayor Thomas Menino's Passing

MassEquality, Others on Mayor Thomas Menino’s Passing

  BOSTON, Mass.—In response to the passing of former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, K.C. Coredini, executive director of MassEquality, issued the following statement: “Mayor Tom Menino was one of the original LGBTQ champions. He wanted his legacy to be inclusion, and he succeeded. The MassEquality family sends its love and gratitude to his wife, Angela, […]

Op-Ed: With Friends Like Baker & Polito, Who Needs Enemies?

Op-Ed: With Friends Like Baker & Polito, Who Needs Enemies?

By: KC Coredini*— We’ve come a long way on LGBTQ issues in Massachusetts. This year, we’ve celebrated 10 years of marriage equality, and we’ve watched as now two-thirds of the country has followed our lead. We’ve celebrated the passage of a hard-won update to our state’s landmark anti-bullying law, which strengthens protections for LGBTQ youth. […]

Federal Gov. to Recognize Same-Sex Marriage in 6 More States

Federal Gov. to Recognize Same-Sex Marriage in 6 More States

Same-Sex Marriage Now Recognized in 32 States, Plus District of Columbia WASHINGTON—In the latest development following the Supreme Court’s decision earlier this month to decline to hear any pending cases regarding same-sex marriage, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday that the federal government will now recognize same-sex married couples in six new states: Alaska, Arizona, […]