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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, […]

Fantasia Fair Hosts 40th Annual Conference in Provincetown, Mass.

Fantasia Fair Hosts 40th Annual Conference in Provincetown, Mass.

By: Clara Lefton/TRT Reporter— PROVINCETOWN, Mass.—The week of October 19-26, 2014 marked the 40th anniversary of Fantasia Fair, a conference focusing on transgender issues in Provincetown, Mass. and the world’s longest running annual transgender event. Approximately 151 participants between the ages of 21-89 attended this year’s fair from across the United States and other countries […]

Ask a Trans Woman: TDoR, a Vigil for Our Dead, a Reminder for Our Community

Ask a Trans Woman: TDoR, a Vigil for Our Dead, a Reminder for Our Community

By: Lorelei Erisis*/TRT Columnist— I’ve been avoiding writing this. It’s been in my head for a while now, but every time I sit down to write, I find something, anything else to distract me. It’s not the sort of column I like to write. I prefer to focus on the positive things about being trans. […]

Derechos Humanos LGBT: La Religión no Significa Persecución

Derechos Humanos LGBT: La Religión no Significa Persecución

Por: Francisco “El Jimagua” Cartagena Méndez/Especial para The Rainbow Times— El artículo 1 de la Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos establece que todos los seres humanos nacen libres e iguales en dignidad y derechos y, dotados como están de razón y conciencia, deben comportarse fraternalmente los unos con los otros. También reconoce que el […]

Faith, Family and God: Sexualizing Homosexuality at the Risk of Diminishing Equality

Faith, Family and God: Sexualizing Homosexuality at the Risk of Diminishing Equality

By: Paul P. Jesep*/TRT Columnist— Without the act of sex, what does it mean to be LGBTQ? A person of faith sent me a link to an article featuring a video and photos showing very muscular, attractive Eastern Europe men almost nude in a Christian, religious setting. The article portrayed these hunks as priests and […]

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When Death Claims a Trans Person: Family, Planning, Remembering

By: Deja Nicole Greenlaw*/TRT Columnist— Recently, I received a phone call from a friend to inform me that John, one of our trans brothers, had passed away and to ask me if I knew if he had any relatives. I remember talking with John many times, but I didn’t remember him ever mentioning his family, […]

Op-Ed: Only by Knowing Ourselves and Being Out, Can We Create Change

Op-Ed: Only by Knowing Ourselves and Being Out, Can We Create Change

By: Harvey J. Makadon, MD*— In a talk I recently gave at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, I was asked to discuss the challenges and opportunities that I faced during a career as a physician who is also gay. These issues came alive for me as I was writing my talk when I […]

An Honest Examination of Hispanic Heritage Month

An Honest Examination of Hispanic Heritage Month

By: Nicole Lashomb*/TRT Editor-in-Chief— Every time a dedicated month comes to date with the intent to honor a group of traditionally oppressed people, my heart clenches. It is simply a reminder that not all people are created equal or at least not afforded the same opportunity, certainly not by an American system that strictly favors […]