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Biz Corner: Devereux Foster Care Seeks LGBTQ Parents

Biz Corner: Devereux Foster Care Seeks LGBTQ Parents

By: Christine Nicco/TRT Reporter— PITTSFIELD, Mass.—In 2014, there were more than 400,000 youth in the foster care system, according to the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS). Currently, organizations such as Devereux Foster Care are combating this statistic locally as it seeks homes for hundreds of children and youth in Massachusetts and […]

GLSEN Launches First Lifestyle Brand to Support LGBT Youth

GLSEN Launches First Lifestyle Brand to Support LGBT Youth

GLSEN’s “Shop to Support” Efforts Will Fund Work with Students, Educators, Policymakers to Improve School Climates for All Students NEW YORK—GLSEN, the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for all students, today officially launched the new GLSEN Shop, which includes the first-ever lifestyle brand to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) […]

Orange Star Dascha Polanco Talks LGBT & Being a Minority

Orange Star Dascha Polanco Talks LGBT & Being a Minority

Actress on being a Hollywood minority, breaking the ‘stigma’ and why Joy will resonate with the LGBT community By: Chris Azzopardi*/Special to TRT— Dascha Polanco: “I want you to smell me.” Chris Azzopardi: It’s not your typical conversation starter, sure, but Orange Is the New Black star Dascha Polanco does smell nice, like fresh flowers. […]

Victory: Wedding Venue Cannot Discriminate Against Gay Couples

Victory: Wedding Venue Cannot Discriminate Against Gay Couples

NEW YORK—The Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court today affirmed that it is illegal for businesses to discriminate based on sexual orientation. The New York Civil Liberties Union victory came in the case of Melisa and Jennifer McCarthy, who were turned away by the Albany wedding venue they chose after the venue owners […]

2015: An LGBT Year to Remember, Our Top Picks

2015: An LGBT Year to Remember, Our Top Picks

The year 2015 was a monumental year for LGBT rights and engagements. From the historic year for the Obergefell v. Hodges decision legalizing marriage equality nationally to immersion in the #BlackLivesMatter movement leading to the halting of the Boston Pride Parade locally, Caitlyn Jenner’s debut as a trans woman and the Boys Scouts lifting the ban on gay […]

LGBT Top Headlines in 2015

LGBT Top Headlines in 2015

By: Mikey Rox*/Special to TRT—  This year the LGBT community laughed, cried, and celebrated together as news broke on issues important to us all. To refresh your memory on the year that almost was, here are our picks for the top headlines that had us talking in 2015. Pizza parlor says it won’t cater same-sex […]

This Light of Ours: Judith Light Talks Longtime LGBT advocacy, More

This Light of Ours: Judith Light Talks Longtime LGBT advocacy, More

Actress Judith Light shares how she ‘wanted to be like the gay community’ By: Chris Azzopardi*/Special to TRT— Judith Light didn’t know courage until she met the gay community. As one of a few prominent celebrities in the ’80s to pledge her unwavering support to “the leaders,” as she calls them, the Who’s The Boss? actress […]

Report: Addresses Health Disparities Faced by LGBTQ Youth Of Color

Report: Addresses Health Disparities Faced by LGBTQ Youth Of Color

LGBTQ youth of color experience disproportionate challenges to their physical and mental health, according to an extensive survey released by The Fenway Institute. The Our Health Matters study is the result of partnership of Fenway, BAGLY Inc., and Boston GLASS aimed at examining and addressing the health needs of LGBTQ youth of color in the Greater Boston area. Our Health […]