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Transgender Americans Face Staggering Rates of Poverty, Violence

Transgender Americans Face Staggering Rates of Poverty, Violence

New Reports Find Widespread Discrimination, Economic Vulnerably, and Health Disparities WASHINGTON, D.C.— In a year when transgender Americans are experiencing unprecedented visibility in the State of the Union address, the media, and popular culture, while simultaneously suffering extreme violence, two new reports released recently detail the widespread discrimination and inequities the transgender population faces, particularly […]

Creep of the Week: Homophobic Linda Harvey

Creep of the Week: Homophobic Linda Harvey

By: D’Anne Witkowski*/Special to TRT— After years of arguing that being gay is not a choice and that gay people can’t magically become straight via a wish and a prayer, I now have to admit that I was wrong. On Feb. 1, 2015 I found the strength and will to finally become a heterosexual woman. […]

The Super Bowl Gives Gay Love

The Super Bowl Gives Gay Love

By: Nicole Lashomb*/Editor-in-Chief— The Super Bowl, the nation’s most widely anticipated sporting event, is over for another year. Undoubtedly, New England will continue to celebrate the Pats victory for months to come after defeating the Seahawks in what I would describe as the most exciting football championship game I’ve seen. Since then, our team has […]

¿Por qué Luchar por la Equidad?

¿Por qué Luchar por la Equidad?

Por: Francisco “El Jimagua” Cartagena Méndez/Especial para “The Rainbow Times”— La lucha por la equidad busca el reconocimiento pleno los derechos constitucionales, jurídicos y legales para todas las personas. En otras palabras, esta noble lucha desde la perspectiva LGBTT, busca erradicar el discrimen por orientación sexual. El fundamento religioso extremo (fundamentalismo), ha generalizado una creencia […]

Faith, Family & God: Do Unto Others—The Dangers of Discrimination Based on Religion

Faith, Family & God: Do Unto Others—The Dangers of Discrimination Based on Religion

By: Paul P. Jesep*/TRT Columnist— In January, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to hear arguments on expanding the definition of secular marriage. One issue before the court will determine whether states without same-sex marriage may prohibit them, but be required to recognize such unions for residents who had them legally performed elsewhere. The other is […]

Ask a Trans Woman: The Entirely Complicated Answer About All the Simple Answers

Ask a Trans Woman: The Entirely Complicated Answer About All the Simple Answers

By: Lorelei Erisis*/TRT Columnist— I’ve been writing this column for a number of years now, and in that time, I’ve also become recognized as something of an “expert” on trans people and our lives and also a number of other intersectional and adjacent issues including gender, sexuality, activism, feminism, coffee and whiskey. I put “expert” […]

¡Derechos Gay, la Serenata de Principios de Año y Otras Consideraciones!

¡Derechos Gay, la Serenata de Principios de Año y Otras Consideraciones!

Por: Wilfred Labiosa/Especial para TRT— Este 2015 comenzó fuerte ya con tantos sucesos de contar y reflexionar. Primero, la temperatura está diferente por todos lados. Ha habido más frio, más tormentas, más lluvias, a los que no creen sobre el cambio climático de la tierra están mal. Segundo, el panorama del matrimonio gay en los […]

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Changing Romantic Preference Along With Changing Gender Identity

By: Deja Nicole Greenlaw*/TRT Columnist— When trans people transition to their true gender identity, most will keep their romantic preference the same, meaning that whatever gender they liked romantically before they transitioned they will still like after they transition. For example, if they liked women before they transitioned, then they will most likely still like […]