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Gov. Charlie Baker & Lt. Gov. Polito Endorse Chris Christie; Implications for LGBTs

Gov. Charlie Baker & Lt. Gov. Polito Endorse Chris Christie; Implications for LGBTs

By: Gricel M. Ocasio/TRT Publisher— In a seemingly calculated move, Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Gov. Karyn Polito announced their endorsement of Chris Christie for president, sending shock waves across thousands of Massachusetts’ residents. Baker, via a press release, listed a series of reasons and issues why he decided to endorse Christie, calling those accomplishments […]

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Netflix’s Making A Murderer: A Travesty of Justice Revealed on Camera

  Making A Murderer; Netflix Audience Dramatic Response to the Series By: Keegan O’Brien*/The Socialist Worker— The Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer, directed by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, tears the mask off the criminal justice system and reveals, in clear-cut, heart-wrenching detail, the depths of its inhumanity. The show is about the case of Steven […]

A Democratic Conundrum: Clinton or Sanders

A Democratic Conundrum: Clinton or Sanders

By: Nicole Lashomb/Editor-in-Chief— There’s no doubt that the political landscape has shifted dramatically since Pres. Obama’s first run for the oval office in 2008. Like many of you, I watched the results of the Iowa Caucus pour in on February 1 and though Hillary Clinton edged out Bernie Sanders in a near tie, the race […]

The Others: The Real Cost of Dehumanization Based on Differences

The Others: The Real Cost of Dehumanization Based on Differences

By: Mike Givens*/TRT Assistant Editor— I was in the seventh grade the first time I experienced an overt act of hatred. I was in science class and asked a classmate a benign question, to which she responded, “you’re weird.” Her best friend at the time, a woefully damaged and tragic young girl who had always […]

Ask a Trans Woman: Importance of Trans Visibility for the Famous & Not-So-Famous

Ask a Trans Woman: Importance of Trans Visibility for the Famous & Not-So-Famous

By: Lorelei Erisis*/TRT Columnist— Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about visibility. I just now finished reading a marvelous and eloquent essay in defense of Caitlyn Jenner written by a later transitioning trans woman, sent to me through a mutual friend. Sent to me precisely because I myself am visible, and this trans woman and […]

Faith, God and Family:  The Lord’s Prayer for LGBTQ Persons of Faith

Faith, God and Family: The Lord’s Prayer for LGBTQ Persons of Faith

By: Paul P. Jesep*/TRT Columnist— The Lord’s Prayer can seem exclusionary, especially in its beginning. The Christian prayer, sometimes called the “Our Father,” however, is actually inclusive. It is a reflection, meditation, or conversation with the Almighty. Most religions have a core wisdom, though each can be perverted. Christianity is no different. It sometimes has […]

La Homofobia Hiere a Nuestros Jóvenes, a la Comunidad

La Homofobia Hiere a Nuestros Jóvenes, a la Comunidad

Por: Francisco “El Jimagua” Cartagena Méndez/Columnista de TRT— La lucha por los derechos humanos, civiles y legales de la comunidad LGBTT no ha culminado. Es importante comprender que la homofobia sigue presente en aquellos países que han progresado, incluyendo la otorgación del matrimonio igualitario. En efecto, cada vez que se gana una batalla y se […]

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Love & the Trans Person: The Issues and the Realities

By: Deja Nicole Greenlaw*/TRT Columnist— It’s February and Valentine’s Day is coming upon us. It’s a nice hallmark holiday that celebrates the love between special ones. There are gifts, dinner dates, and romance in the air! It can be a wonderful time for some folks, but for others it can be not so wonderful. If […]