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Creep of the Week: So-Called Religious Freedom

Creep of the Week: So-Called Religious Freedom

By: D’Anne Witkowski*/Special to TRT— Dear Religious Freedom: Fu@k off. Actually, that should say “so-called religious freedom” (or “so-called religious liberty”) since I happen to like living in a country that allows its citizens to choose to worship whatever imaginary friend they want, or to choose not to have any imaginary friends at all. The […]

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Hobby Lobby: No Only to Contraception & LGBTs

By: Nicole Lashomb/TRT Editor-in-Chief— Late last month, The Supreme Court has ruled that a “closely-held” company, a for-profit corporation mostly owned by five or fewer individuals, can be exempt from the contraceptive coverage mandate provided to its female employees under the Affordable Care Act, based on its owner’s religious beliefs. Shocked and outraged by such […]

Ask a Transwoman: Am I Trans?

Ask a Transwoman: Am I Trans?

By: Lorelei Erisis*/TRT Columnist— Dear Lorelei, I’ve known since I was nine years old that I didn’t want breasts. I went through puberty very young. By the time I was ten I was already getting hair in certain parts of my body. I was raised that hair was to be shaved off because young girls […]

Pregúntale a Lambda Legal: Las Universidades LGBT y las Llamadas Terapias Reparativas Ex-Gay

Pregúntale a Lambda Legal: Las Universidades LGBT y las Llamadas Terapias Reparativas Ex-Gay

Por: Hayley Gorenberg/Subdirectora Jurídica de Lambda Legal— P: Un grupo se acercó reciente al centro LGBT de mi universidad para indicarnos que, por ley, tenemos que proveer materiales que promuevan terapias de reorientación sexual o las llamadas terapias reparativas ex-gay. ¿Es esto cierto? R: De vez en cuando, el personal de centros LGBT o estudiantes […]

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“The times, They are A-Changin”: Trans People in Media Make Strides for Equality

By: Deja Nicole Greenlaw*/TRT Columnist— As Bob Dylan sings, “The times, they are a-changin.’” They certainly are changing for LGBT people, especially for the transgender segment of that acronym, and the changes are for the better. For a long time it seemed like it would never get better, but it has. I think the turning […]

Faith, Family and God: Building up Instead of Tearing Down

Faith, Family and God: Building up Instead of Tearing Down

By: Paul P. Jesep*/ TRT Columnist— Apostle Paul cautions us in how we react to things. “Let no evil talk come out of your mouths,” he wrote in one of his letters to the early Christians, “but only what is useful for building up” (Ephesians 4:29). This should include sending out biting emails, too. I […]

Derecho a Expresar Nuestro Amor en Público, Hagámoslo con Respeto y Unión

Derecho a Expresar Nuestro Amor en Público, Hagámoslo con Respeto y Unión

Por: Wilfred Labiosa/Columnista de TRT— Crecemos en una sociedad heteronomartiva, machista y sexista y muchas veces no lo cuestionamos. Ahora hay más personas LGBT que antes que preguntan y están tratando de cambiar este tipo de sociedad que nos rodea, el resto de nosotros/as, que quizás no seamos activistas o políticos, no nos atrevemos a […]

Updated: Community Reacts to Supreme Court Decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.

Updated: Community Reacts to Supreme Court Decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.

GetEQUAL Reacts to Today’s SCOTUS Ruling on Hobby Lobby Case Statement from Heather Cronk, GetEQUAL Co-Director: “Today’s ruling sends an unfortunately clear message that the Supreme Court of the United States thinks more highly of private, for-profit corporations than individuals. While we’re disappointed in this ruling because of the implications for women across the country […]