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climACTS! WET: LGBT Arts & Activism; Transparent Actress Honored

climACTS! WET: LGBT Arts & Activism; Transparent Actress Honored

BOSTON—The Theater Offensive‘s unique performance party fundraiser climACTS! WET was held to celebrate and support The Theater Offensive’s arts programs by, for and about the LGBT community. climACTS! WET featured unique performances, and a legendary Fantasy Auction with David Brown. The event also featured performances by AcroArts, a local acrobatic performance group, and an ensemble of local, sexy performance […]

Puerto Rico Will Not Defend Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Puerto Rico Will Not Defend Same-Sex Marriage Ban

By: The Seattle Lesbian— Friday, Puerto Rico’s Secretary of Justice César Miranda announced that he will submit a brief saying he would no longer oppose the right of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Puerto Ricans to marry in support Lambda Legal’s lawsuit seeking to end the discriminatory ban on marriage for LGBT people on the island, […]

St. Patrick's Parade: Paying Homage to VFP, Gay Inclusion

St. Patrick’s Parade: Paying Homage to VFP, Gay Inclusion

By: Christine Nicco*/TRT Reporter— OUTVETS and Boston Pride’s participation in the less exclusive South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade, organized by the Allied War Veterans Council, AWVC, is a move towards inclusivity, as reported by most media in and around Boston, Mass. However, little fanfare has been attributed to the organization serving as the probable […]

Kelly Clarkson: Our Lives Would Suck Without Her

Kelly Clarkson: Our Lives Would Suck Without Her

The singer talks new equality-inspired anthem, gay bars and her ‘Kezbo’ following By: Chris Azzopardi*/Special to TRT— Before catapulting to pop stardom, Kelly Clarkson was one of us. In many ways, she still is. The original American Idol, who memorably erupted into waterworks when she won the first season of the reality show in 2002, […]

Breaking: Veterans for Peace Cancels Annual Saint Patrick's Peace Parade

Breaking: Veterans for Peace Cancels Annual Saint Patrick’s Peace Parade

Judge’s initial ruling allows City to deny noon start time on March 15 – ACLU lawsuit on behalf of VFP will continue to challenge City’s 11-month delay in acting on permit application, and favoritism for South Boston Allied War Veterans parade, which excludes most LGBT and veterans’ peace groups. BOSTON, Mass.—The Massachusetts chapter of Veterans […]

Love Has No Labels Campaign - What is Your Bias?

Love Has No Labels Campaign – What is Your Bias?

By: The Seattle Lesbian— The Ad Council is leading an unprecedented group of historic brands to launch a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) on behalf of their Love Has No Labels campaign. First announced in February, the digital-first campaign is designed to further understanding and acceptance of all communities regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual […]

Michigan: Passes Bills Denying Homes to Foster Children

Michigan: Passes Bills Denying Homes to Foster Children

Despite concerns from constituents, legislators passed the discriminatory adoption bills LANSING, Michigan—Legislators serving on the Michigan House Committee on Families, Children, and Seniors have passed three bills out of committee, House Bills 4188 (LaFontaine-32), 4189 (Santana-9), and 4190 (Leutheuser-58), which would allow taxpayer funded adoption agencies the ability to deny an adoption placement based on […]

Ricky Martin: Beyond the Bon-Bon

Ricky Martin: Beyond the Bon-Bon

Singer talks love life, shirtless selfies and how he’d react to having gay sons By: Chris Azzopardi*/Special to TRT— A single tweet changed Ricky Martin’s life, and then it changed the world. When the internationally famed Puerto Rican heartthrob came out in 2010, declaring himself on Twitter “a fortunate homosexual man” who’s “very blessed to […]