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Transition & Family: Dealing with Resistance and Lack of Acceptance

By: Deja Nicole Greenlaw*/TRT Columnist— When you decide to transition, it can be a wonderful thing. Up to that point you may have felt you’ve been living untrue to yourself, and now all those painful years of being in the closet are finally over and done. Everything is full speed ahead. There’s no looking back, […]

Standing on Your Own & We Can Stand with You: Being Your Own Best Advocate

Standing on Your Own & We Can Stand with You: Being Your Own Best Advocate

By: Lorelei Erisis*/TRT Columnist— I usually like to focus on the positive aspects of being trans in this column. I’m happiest when I’m celebrating our lives and experiences, but there is no denying that a lot of the trans experience can be difficult. We face more slings and arrows in our lives than many people […]

Faith, Family and God:  Dancing with Atheism as a Person of Faith

Faith, Family and God: Dancing with Atheism as a Person of Faith

By: Paul P. Jesep*/TRT Columnist— It may surprise some readers of this column, but I struggle with faith. There are days I’m a Christian and others when I lean toward deist, or “c”hristian-atheist—a person believing in the principles of Jesus, without a belief in Christ’s divinity, an afterlife or higher authority. Intellect gets in the […]

Gender Non-Conforming Teen to File Federal Lawsuit against South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles

Gender Non-Conforming Teen to File Federal Lawsuit against South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles

New York, NY – The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) will hold a press conference on Tuesday, September 2, on the South Steps of the South Carolina State House in Columbia to announce the filing of a federal lawsuit against the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles on behalf of a 16-year-old gender […]

Creep of the Week: Tim Dunkin's Hatred for Gay Parents

Creep of the Week: Tim Dunkin’s Hatred for Gay Parents

By: D’Anne Witkowski*/Special to TRT— Conservative commentator Tim Dunkin is raging mad that “sodomites” are allowed to adopt children, and he’s not going to take it any more! In an Aug. 2 “think” piece on the Renew America website, Dunkin argues that the only reason homos want kids is to “recruit” them and make them […]

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The Rainbow Times Moving on: Full Steam Ahead, a Brief

By: Nicole Lashomb*/Editor-in-Chief— Congratulations Congratulations to all teams that participated in the Beantown Softball League in another successful season. Cheers especially to our sponsored team, TRT’s Terriers, for their first place accolade in Division 4. You’ve done us proud and we are proud to have stood by your side again this year. Here’s to you […]

Transgender Discrimination in Public Accommodations: The New Report & How you can Help

Transgender Discrimination in Public Accommodations: The New Report & How you can Help

By: Lorelei Erisis*/TRT Columnist— One of the advantages to having a column of my own, especially as an activist, is having a little soapbox to hop up onto when things get under my skin or when there’s something really important I feel folks need to know about. In this case, it’s the subject of discrimination […]

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Being Misgendered, Whether Intentional or Not, Causes Pain

By: Deja Nicole Greenlaw*/TRT Columnist— Have you ever been misgendered? That is, have you ever been mistakenly referred to as “she” instead of “he,” or as “him” instead of “her?” Does it make you feel uncomfortable? What do you do? Do you let it go or do you correct the person? If you correct them, […]