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Semana Santa, la Pascua y los Gays

Semana Santa, la Pascua y los Gays

Por: Francisco “El Jimagua” Cartagena Méndez*/Especial para TRT— La comunidad LGBTT es un sector de la sociedad que es constantemente perseguido por la iglesia. Aun habiendo millones de gays creyentes, éstos se han sentido excluidos (as) de tener un lugar donde profesar su fe, ya que muchas instituciones religiosas juzgan, condenan y discriminan contra los […]

Ask a Trans Woman: Flushing Away Freedom on Florida’s Proposed Bathroom Bill

Ask a Trans Woman: Flushing Away Freedom on Florida’s Proposed Bathroom Bill

By: Lorelei Erisis*/TRT Columnist— I’d like to talk to you about bathrooms. Well, actually, I’d like to talk to you about bathrooms and locker rooms and libraries and courthouses and restaurants too, but let’s start with bathrooms. By now, you have probably heard about Florida’s “Bathroom Bill (HB 583).” Given that I usually write these […]

Activismo LGBT: ¡Es Tiempo de Reactivarse a la Lucha!

Activismo LGBT: ¡Es Tiempo de Reactivarse a la Lucha!

Por: Wilfred Labiosa*/Columnista de TRT— Se va logrando tanto en relación a nuestros derechos como comunidad LGBT, pero todavía no tenemos una igualdad o equidad absoluta. Aunque se logre el derecho a adopciones y al matrimonio igualitario en toda la nación norteamericana, Puerto Rico, o el mundo, la lucha por tantas otras cosas no termina.  […]

LGBT Hate Disguised by Religious Freedoms and Politics

LGBT Hate Disguised by Religious Freedoms and Politics

By: Nicole Lashomb*/TRT Editor-in-Chief— According to many, religious conservatives have been defeated in the same-sex marriage battle. Although there are a few clinching tightly to their homophobic interpretation of the bible, a vast majority has succumbed to the idea that gay marriage will indeed become law of the land. As of April 28, the U.S. […]

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Fear & loathing in Florida Restrooms: Firsthand Experience Traveling to the Sunshine State

By: Deja Nicole Greenlaw*/TRT Columnist— I recently took a drive down to Florida to meet up with friends and to get relief from the seemingly never-ending New England winter. On the way down, I stopped at various public restrooms as needed. When I reached the Florida Welcome Center off I-95, I decided to use the […]

Faith, Family and God: Inner Wellbeing With or Without the Almighty

Faith, Family and God: Inner Wellbeing With or Without the Almighty

By: Paul P. Jesep*/TRT Columnist— Spring is here! Now is a good time to celebrate the renewal of life for ourselves and families while having renewed hope for the world. It’s also a good time to do an annual spiritual check-in regarding one’s inner wellbeing, and you don’t need a belief in a higher authority […]

Creep of the Week: Dolce & Gabbana

Creep of the Week: Dolce & Gabbana

By: D’Anne Witkowski*/Special to TRT— As I write this I’m taking a box cutter to my collection of Dolce & Gabbana handbags, shoes and frocks (wait, are frocks a thing? It seems like something Dolce & Gabbana would put their name on). Take that very rich and famous fashion designers! Now, you may be thinking, […]

Op-Ed: Boston Pride’s Decision to March in the St. Patrick's Day Parade is an Abandonment of Solidarity

Op-Ed: Boston Pride’s Decision to March in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade is an Abandonment of Solidarity

By: Keegan O’Brien and Ann Coleman*— This St. Patrick’s Day made history in Boston, Mass. as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer organizations were finally allowed to march in South Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, with the city’s Mayor joining them, for the first time in over two decades. Since 1993, the Allied War Veterans […]