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Gender Non-Conforming Teen to File Federal Lawsuit against South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles

Gender Non-Conforming Teen to File Federal Lawsuit against South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles

NEW YORK, NY—The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) will hold a press conference on Tuesday, September 2, on the South Steps of the South Carolina State House in Columbia to announce the filing of a federal lawsuit against the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles on behalf of a 16-year-old gender non-conforming teen […]

Creep of the Week: Tim Dunkin's Hatred for Gay Parents

Creep of the Week: Tim Dunkin’s Hatred for Gay Parents

By: D’Anne Witkowski*/Special to TRT— Conservative commentator Tim Dunkin is raging mad that “sodomites” are allowed to adopt children, and he’s not going to take it any more! In an Aug. 2 “think” piece on the Renew America website, Dunkin argues that the only reason homos want kids is to “recruit” them and make them […]

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The Rainbow Times Moving on: Full Steam Ahead, a Brief

By: Nicole Lashomb*/Editor-in-Chief— Congratulations Congratulations to all teams that participated in the Beantown Softball League in another successful season. Cheers especially to our sponsored team, TRT’s Terriers, for their first place accolade in Division 4. You’ve done us proud and we are proud to have stood by your side again this year. Here’s to you […]

Transgender Discrimination in Public Accommodations: The New Report & How you can Help

Transgender Discrimination in Public Accommodations: The New Report & How you can Help

By: Lorelei Erisis*/TRT Columnist— One of the advantages to having a column of my own, especially as an activist, is having a little soapbox to hop up onto when things get under my skin or when there’s something really important I feel folks need to know about. In this case, it’s the subject of discrimination […]

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Being Misgendered, Whether Intentional or Not, Causes Pain

By: Deja Nicole Greenlaw*/TRT Columnist— Have you ever been misgendered? That is, have you ever been mistakenly referred to as “she” instead of “he,” or as “him” instead of “her?” Does it make you feel uncomfortable? What do you do? Do you let it go or do you correct the person? If you correct them, […]

La Hipocresía Reinante en Nuestra Comunidad LGBT, ¿Qué Hacer?

La Hipocresía Reinante en Nuestra Comunidad LGBT, ¿Qué Hacer?

Por: Wilfred Labiosa/Columnista de TRT— En los pasados meses he sentido hipocresía entre y hacia la comunidad LGBT, en general. La palabra significa la actitud constante o esporádica de fingir creencias, opiniones, virtudes, sentimientos, cualidades o estándares que no se tienen o no se siguen. La persona que es hipócrita finge cualidades o sentimientos contrarios […]

Faith, Family and God: Appearances, LGBTQ Religious History, Why You Should Care

Faith, Family and God: Appearances, LGBTQ Religious History, Why You Should Care

By: Paul P. Jesep*/TRT Columnist— Several years ago, I wrote a weekly column for a daily paper. In the photo, I wore a bow tie. It’s amusing the conclusions people made about me based on my appearance. During World War II, my father saw his village destroyed and friends and family fall victim to the […]

Letter to the Editor: Israel is Not a Colonial, Racist Society

Letter to the Editor: Israel is Not a Colonial, Racist Society

To the Editor, Israel is not “a colonial settler society based on racial apartheid” (“There’s no pride in apartheid; stop pink washing Israel’s crimes,” Keegan O’Brien, June 7). Instead, Israel emerged as a refuge for people fleeing intense persecution in Europe, which culminated in the worst manifestation of racism in history. Almost half of Jewish […]