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Pride Celebrations in New England: May - Sept. 2015

Pride Celebrations in New England: May – Sept. 2015

By: Nicole Lashomb*/ TRT Editor-in-Chief— Like many other organizations, The Rainbow Times is gearing up for Pride. One of New England’s largest Pride events just took place—Northampton (NoHo) Pride, which officially kicked off Pride Season in New England. Our photo coverage of NoHo Pride, which is something we’ve been covering since 2007, can be found […]

La Sociedad Debe Evolucionar al Matrimonio Gay

La Sociedad Debe Evolucionar al Matrimonio Gay

Por: Francisco “El Jimagua” Cartagena Méndez*/Especial para TRT— Recientemente se suscitó un arduo debate en el Tribunal Supremo de los Estados Unidos por una demanda civil de clase (que varias parejas gay demandan al mismo tiempo). Dicha demanda llega a la Corte Suprema debido a la necesidad que las parejas gay tienen para que se […]

Ask a Trans Woman: On Personal Milestones and the “Right” Way to Transition

Ask a Trans Woman: On Personal Milestones and the “Right” Way to Transition

By: Lorelei Erisis*/TRT Columnist— This is going to be a very personal column. Recently, I had several major milestones in my own transition all come to fruition in a short period of time. I began my own formal transition about eight years ago, a full decade if I’m including the ramp-up to starting hormone replacement […]

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When Did You Know You Were Trans? A Tough Question in the Mid-1960s

By: Deja Nicole Greenlaw*/TRT Columnist— I recently took a trip to Florida, where I met many people and visited several friends, including one friend I’ve known since the mid-60s when we were both teenagers. He was very open to me still being his friend even though I have transitioned to female, and said it would […]

La Dificultad de Encontrar a Una Pareja

La Dificultad de Encontrar a Una Pareja

Por: Wilfred Labiosa*/Especial para TRT— Comienzo con que no estoy buscando en estos momentos a una pareja. Estoy envés compartiendo con mis amistades, familiares y gozando de la vida en Puerto Rico—ajustándome, pero tampoco soy un santo. Escribo esta columna con un amigo que me ha enseñado cómo manejar las “curvas y calles” de la […]

Faith, Family and God: Lesbian Partners Make Presbyterian History as Ministers

Faith, Family and God: Lesbian Partners Make Presbyterian History as Ministers

By Paul P. Jesep*/TRT Columnist— Quakers, Episcopalians, Presbyterians, Evangelical Lutherans, and members of the United Church of Christ are among the Christian denominations supporting marriage equality or blessing same-gender unions. The Reform Jewish Movement and Conservative Jewish Movement also support marriage equality, while Hindus and Buddhists have no settled position. Recently, the Presbyterian Church (distinct from […]

Semana Santa, la Pascua y los Gays

Semana Santa, la Pascua y los Gays

Por: Francisco “El Jimagua” Cartagena Méndez*/Especial para TRT— La comunidad LGBTT es un sector de la sociedad que es constantemente perseguido por la iglesia. Aun habiendo millones de gays creyentes, éstos se han sentido excluidos (as) de tener un lugar donde profesar su fe, ya que muchas instituciones religiosas juzgan, condenan y discriminan contra los […]

Ask a Trans Woman: Flushing Away Freedom on Florida’s Proposed Bathroom Bill

Ask a Trans Woman: Flushing Away Freedom on Florida’s Proposed Bathroom Bill

By: Lorelei Erisis*/TRT Columnist— I’d like to talk to you about bathrooms. Well, actually, I’d like to talk to you about bathrooms and locker rooms and libraries and courthouses and restaurants too, but let’s start with bathrooms. By now, you have probably heard about Florida’s “Bathroom Bill (HB 583).” Given that I usually write these […]