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Cameron Diaz: The Real Thing

Cameron Diaz: The Real Thing

Exclusive New England Interview: Actress on being called ‘bisexual,’ mom fetishes and her disappointment in the ladies By: Chris Azzopardi*/Special to TRT— Cameron Diaz is all about breaking the rules … especially when someone else is breaking them too. Strutting into a room at the Four Seasons at Beverly Hills, the actress surveys the space […]

Forcing The Spring: The Becker Marriage Equality Book Outrage

Forcing The Spring: The Becker Marriage Equality Book Outrage

By: Lisa Keen/Keen News Service— To say there’s been a flurry of discussion around the release of a new book Tuesday on the legal case that challenged California’s Proposition 8 would be an understatement. The book, Forcing the Spring, by New York Times writer Jo Becker, has been thoroughly pilloried by many plugged-in LGBT activists […]

Out of Town: Exploring San Francisco’s SoMa Neighborhood

Out of Town: Exploring San Francisco’s SoMa Neighborhood

By: Andrew Collins*/Special to The Rainbow Times— Encompassing a vast, architecturally and demographically diverse tract of central San Francisco (www.sanfrancisco.travel/lgbt) that extends from the Mission District to the bay, SoMa is most markedly defined by what it stands for: it’s the neighborhood south of Market Street. Within this urban swath containing everything from shiny new […]

‘Kinky Boots’ star Billy Porter on Being Black & Gay and Forgiveness

‘Kinky Boots’ star Billy Porter on Being Black & Gay and Forgiveness

By: Chris Azzopardi*/Special to TRT— For his first solo album since becoming “Tony and Grammy award winner Billy Porter,” Broadway’s kinkiest drag queen is taking off the corset and stepping out of those iconic heels. With Billy’s Back on Broadway, the Pittsburgh-born crooner continues to honor his passion for musical theater, taking on songs made […]

Candidates Speak to LGBT Community at Gubernatorial Forum

Candidates Speak to LGBT Community at Gubernatorial Forum

Anti-gay Lively animates discussion By: Chuck Colbert /TRT Reporter— For the past seven years LGBT people in Massachusetts have enjoyed support for gay rights from the corner office on Beacon Hill. Recently, an advocate from the state’s leading LGBT rights group took note of Governor Deval Patrick’s unbridled enthusiasm in advancing “our” community’s gains in […]

Coakley Unveils Plan to Support LGBTQ Community

Coakley Unveils Plan to Support LGBTQ Community

Focus On Youth, Bullying Prevention, Public Health BOSTON, Mass.—Attorney General Martha Coakley, a candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, called for greater efforts to better the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) residents of the Commonwealth through a detailed action plan involving improving public health in the LGBTQ community, caring for LGBTQ […]

Creep of the Week: Anti-Gay & Anti-Women Hobby Lobby

Creep of the Week: Anti-Gay & Anti-Women Hobby Lobby

By: D’Anne Witkowski*/Special to TRT— It’s really amazing that in 2014 Americans are still fighting over birth control. As in whether or not contraception makes Jesus cry, and whether or not health insurance policies should be beholden to His tears. It’s also amazing that in 2014 gay and lesbian couples still don’t have the legal […]

Fenway: Health Risks of LGBs Not Well Documented

Fenway: Health Risks of LGBs Not Well Documented

By: Lisa Keen/Keen News Service— A report released March 27 by the Boston-based Fenway Institute has found important health-related risks within the LGB community that are not well-documented or well-known and not addressed by prevention and treatment programs. Many studies have shown that gay men have a higher risk of HIV infection and that LGBT […]

Fenway Health Nets $500k+ at 23rd Annual Women’s Dinner Party

Fenway Health Nets $500k+ at 23rd Annual Women’s Dinner Party

Click here for complete photo coverage By: Chuck Colbert/TRT Reporter— BOSTON, Mass.—“You are the happiest crowd I’ve ever seen,” comedian and emcee Kate Clinton told more than 1,100 attendees at the 23rd annual Women’s Dinner Party, one of Fenway Health’s signature fundraisers and one of the LGBT community’s largest affairs in New England. “Are you […]

Lea Michele: On Lesbian Role, being called a diva & Glee legacy

Lea Michele: On Lesbian Role, being called a diva & Glee legacy

By: Chris Azzopardi*/Special to TRT— “No personal questions” is the caveat before getting on the phone with Lea Michele, TV’s Rachel Berry. It’s an acceptable exception given the Glee star’s painfully tragic last year: Her on- and off-screen boyfriend, Cory Monteith, died suddenly on July 13, 2013 from a drug overdose. Recorded around the time of Monteith’s […]

RI Gay Speaker of the House Resigns Following Raid

RI Gay Speaker of the House Resigns Following Raid

By: Lisa Keen/Keen News Service— The openly gay speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, Gordon Fox, abruptly resigned his leadership position Saturday following a police raid on his home Friday for a criminal investigation. The subjection of the investigation has yet to be disclosed. The Providence Journal reported Saturday night that federal and […]

Breaking: Michigan Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down

Breaking: Michigan Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down

By: Lisa Keen/Keen News Service— A federal judge in Detroit ruled Friday that Michigan’s ban against same-sex couples marrying violates the couples’ constitutional rights to equal protection. The Michigan decision, from U.S. District Court Judge Bernard Friedman (a Reagan appointee) falls squarely in line rulings from federal district court judges in eight other states in […]

LGBTs March in Southie’s Big Parades

LGBTs March in Southie’s Big Parades

See the rest of the photos here! By: Chuck Colbert*/TRT Reporter— Gay pride unfurled its rainbow colors to brisk March breezes in the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade sponsored by the Allied War Veterans Council—almost as explicitly as it did in an alternative parade that followed afterwards. It’s not as if LGBT people had […]

High Court: Can Corporations Exercise Religion to Discriminate?

High Court: Can Corporations Exercise Religion to Discriminate?

By: Lisa Keen/Keen News Service— The U.S. Supreme Court will hear two cases next week that test the degree to which employers may use their personal religious beliefs to deny certain health coverage for employees. Neither case involves any LGBT-related health coverage; but the decisions in both may affect whether employers will be able to […]

Mayor Walsh: "I'll be Unable to Participate in the Parade"

Mayor Walsh: “I’ll be Unable to Participate in the Parade”

MassEquality Reacts to the Decision BOSTON – After unsuccessful negotiations with the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade organizers, Allied War Veteran’s Council, to try to allow LGBT veterans to openly participate in their parade, Mayor Marty Walsh released a statement that he will not participate in the parade, a press release from the Mayor’s […]

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