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Decision Day: A Community Event on SCOTUS Decision

Decision Day: A Community Event on SCOTUS Decision

BOSTON, Mass.—Yesterday, hundreds of people gathered at a MassEquality and community event at the front steps of the Massachusetts State House to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court 5-4 decision that made marriage equality nationally a reality. Politicians, organization leaders, and dozens of attendees from the LGBTQ community and allies carried rainbow flags, brought their children, […]

Same-Sex Marriage Legal in all 50 States [Updated]

Same-Sex Marriage Legal in all 50 States [Updated]

By: Editorial Staff— In a historic decision, the High Court has ruled 5-4 that same-sex marriage is legal across the nation. Justice Kennedy wrote the opinion, cementing the decision. Kennedy says the constitution grants them [gay people] that right. Read the Court’s decision here. Ruling by the narrowest of margins, the Justices ruled on gay […]

Point Foundation Announces 36 New Higher Education Scholarships

Point Foundation Announces 36 New Higher Education Scholarships

LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Point Foundation (Point) is awarding new scholarships to 36 students who have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership in their communities, despite facing obstacles such as bullying and financial hardship. Point is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students. These new scholarship recipients join 47 current undergraduate […]

It's Now Time to #ThankFrank

It’s Now Time to #ThankFrank

WASHINGTON—U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez will induct civil rights leader and worker rights equality pioneer Frank Kameny into the Department of Labor’s Hall of Honor on Tuesday, June 23 at 3 p.m. at its national headquarters. A World War II veteran and Harvard-educated doctor of astronomy with the U.S. Army Map Service, Kameny […]

Still #WickedPissed, Boston Pride Mum on Demands

Still #WickedPissed, Boston Pride Mum on Demands

By: Sara Brown/TRT Assistant Editor— BOSTON, Mass.— Thousands of online users and organizations across the state and nation took to the streets and stormed the internet responding in support of a protest that disrupted Boston Pride’s 45th Anniversary Parade for several minutes. The protesters staged a sit down at Boylston and Charles streets, halting the Boston […]

#WickedPissed: Activists Halt Boston Pride Parade for 11 minutes

#WickedPissed: Activists Halt Boston Pride Parade for 11 minutes

BOSTON, Mass.—On the corner of Boylston and Charles Street in Downtown Boston, about a dozen LGBTQ activists of Color and allies participated in a sit-in to disrupt and shut down the 45th Annual Boston Pride Parade. The sit-in served to refocus attention on those most marginalized in the LGBTQ community, honor the lives of trans […]

Everything’s Coming Up Rose

Everything’s Coming Up Rose

Bridesmaids actress talks Hollywood discrimination, playing gay and drag-inspired Spy role By: Chris Azzopardi*/Special to TRT— Rose Byrne is up to no good again. After driving Kristen Wiig further into cupcake-consuming meltdown mode during 2011’s Bridesmaids, the Australian actress goes full-on diva in Spy, which reunites her with director Paul Feig and co-star Melissa McCarthy. […]

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

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

[Updated Story, including RI PrideFest, originally ran on TRT’s April 2, ’15 issue] 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. Boston […]