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Creep of the Week: Stone Casting & Anti-LGBT "The Duggars"

Creep of the Week: Stone Casting & Anti-LGBT “The Duggars”

By: D’Anne Witkowski*/Special to TRT— I’ll admit I’ve never watched “19 and Counting,” the reality show about the Duggar family. But from what I understand, it’s a show about Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, a woman and man so sex-obsessed that they can’t stop f#@&ing to the point that Michelle is literally pregnant, like, all […]

Letter to the Editor: Rox is a Homophobe

Letter to the Editor: Rox is a Homophobe

Dear Editor, Mikey Rox’s piece in your Dec. 3 edition, “9 Reasons Why Coming Out On A Holiday Isn’t A Good Idea,” was homophobic and wrong. Here are 9 reasons why: 1. Coming out to family causes division, according to Rox. His argument implies that there is something inherently bad about being gay, and that disruption […]

Ask a Trans Woman: Thanking Our Community for their Help

Ask a Trans Woman: Thanking Our Community for their Help

By: Lorelei Erisis*/TRT Columnist— As I write this, I’ve just come home from my second Transgender Day or Remembrance (TDoR) observance of the weekend. It’s been an intense and emotional few days. Given this, as well as the intense nature of my column about TDoR last month, I thought I’d talk about something a bit […]

¡Mis 10 Deseos para la Comunidad LGBT!

¡Mis 10 Deseos para la Comunidad LGBT!

Por: Wilfred Labiosa*/Columnista de TRT— ¡Un año nuevo ya se aproxima! Otro año con esperanzas, deseos, y sueños llega. Espero que a todos/as se les cumplan sus deseos en este nuevo año 2015. Quince (15) años ya en el 2000—¡como vuela el tiempo! ¡Les deseo una Feliz Navidad, Hanukah, Kwanza y Feliz Día de los […]

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“Being Trans is Beautiful and Should be Celebrated:” Learning to Accept Yourself

By: Deja Nicole Greenlaw*/TRT Columnist— The title above is a partial quote from Laverne Cox. Her full quote, from her speech at University of Miami’s Diversity Week, states: “It took me a lot of years to fully internalize the fact that someone can tell that I am transgender and that is a beautiful thing—that being […]

Faith, Family and God: Creating Blessings for Yourself and Others

Faith, Family and God: Creating Blessings for Yourself and Others

By: Paul P. Jesep*/TRT Columnist— In November, I gave a workshop on integrating spiritual care with mind and body health. Too often we compartmentalize, losing a sense of wholeness.  Even if you consider yourself an atheist or humanist, there is something holy, divine and inherently spiritual about your being. One of the questions explored involved […]

NY High Court Allows Retrial on Hate Crime Charge in Killing of Transgender Woman

NY High Court Allows Retrial on Hate Crime Charge in Killing of Transgender Woman

NEW YORK, NY—The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) yesterday renewed its call for justice in the case of a slain transgender woman after the New York State Court of Appeals overturned the hate crime conviction of the man accused of killing her but allowed the state to retry him on the disputed hate […]

Nation’s 1st Openly Gay Attorney General Elected, Tribute to Mayor Menino, More

Nation’s 1st Openly Gay Attorney General Elected, Tribute to Mayor Menino, More

By: Nicole Lashomb*/TRT Editor-in-Chief— Massachusetts Makes History Again Congratulations to all of the newly elected officials of the Commonwealth and New England and kudos to all in a long well-fought battle. We look forward to working with you in the near future. Massachusetts, making history once again, voted in the first openly gay attorney general, […]