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Survey: Majority of Americans Back Up Open Transgender Military Service

Survey: Majority of Americans Back Up Open Transgender Military Service

WASHINGTON—Today, the American Military Partner Association (AMPA), the nation’s largest organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) military families, responded to the results of a new national survey that show a majority of Americans support open service by transgender people in the U.S. military.  The results were released by University of Illinois Springfield Survey Research Office and were […]

Trans Women are 49 Times More Likely to Have HIV & Here’s Why You Should Care

Trans Women are 49 Times More Likely to Have HIV & Here’s Why You Should Care

By: Diane Anderson-Minshall*/Special to TRT— Let me tell you about a woman I met. Let’s call her Trina. On the surface, we have some similarities. A woman of color and a bottle blonde, Trina grew up feeling like she never fit in. Shuffled between family members, she left home early in an effort to be […]

Tearing Down the Walls: Beyond the Stonewall Rebellion

Tearing Down the Walls: Beyond the Stonewall Rebellion

The story of the Stonewall Rebellion and the rise of the gay liberation movement. By: Keegan O’Brien*— Forty-six years ago patrons at the Stonewall Inn, a popular New York City gay bar, fought back against abusive police, and in doing so launched the modern lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender movement. With the historic Supreme Court ruling in June declaring gay […]

Social Justice Group Launches U.S. Trans Survey for Transgender Americans

Social Justice Group Launches U.S. Trans Survey for Transgender Americans

National Center for Transgender Equality Launches Survey Devoted to the Lives and Experiences of Trans People  Washington, DC — On Wednesday, August 19th, the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) opened the 2015 U.S. Trans Survey (USTS), the follow-up to the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, in attempt to gather a more comprehensive understanding of the experiences of transgender people […]

Obituary: The Community Bids Adieu to Ariel Maranda Gibbs (Updated)

Obituary: The Community Bids Adieu to Ariel Maranda Gibbs (Updated)

Ariel Maranda Gibbs, 47 July 20th 1968 – August 3rd 2015 Ariel Maranda Gibbs passed away peacefully at her home in Naples, Maine on Monday August 3rd, 2015 after losing her courageous battle with Stage 4 Oral Cancer. She is survived by her husband Brian O’Connor. Daughter of Muriel D. Gentley & the Late Eugene […]

Now What? LGBT Struggles & Changes That Lie Ahead Post Marriage Equality

Now What? LGBT Struggles & Changes That Lie Ahead Post Marriage Equality

By: Nicole Lashomb*/TRT Editor-in-Chief— I’ve seen many changes during my editorship at The Rainbow Times. The changes came with the needs of the community, first reflected significantly as the battle for marriage equality. It wasn’t because marriage equality was the only worth fighting for then. On the contrary, it seemed like many people, especially Gay […]

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Reflexión y Tristeza: Pérdidas Personales — ¡Hasta Luego a Tod@s!

Por: Wilfred Labiosa*/Columnista de TRT— Durante el mes de Junio tuvimos la decisión de la Corte Suprema aprobando nuestras uniones/matrimonios entre parejas del mismo sexo en toda la nación. Debo estar celebrando pero, todo lo contrario, estoy triste por dos razones. Primero, el día antes de recibir las noticias de este triunfo, mi papá nunca […]

Ask a Trans Woman: Why Trans Actors Should Play More Trans Characters

Ask a Trans Woman: Why Trans Actors Should Play More Trans Characters

By: Lorelei Erisis*/TRT Columnist— I recently finished watching the new Netflix science fiction series, “Sense8.” I binged on it in a couple of big gulps. It’s that good. This column isn’t going to be a review of “Sense8” though. Instead, I am inspired to make an argument for trans actors playing trans roles. “Sense8” was […]