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Stonewall Transgender Woman Celebrates Marriage Equality Decision

Stonewall Transgender Woman Celebrates Marriage Equality Decision

By: Erica Kay-Webster— WEST BARNSTABLE, Mass—At The Stonewall Inn on June 28, 1969 we firmly stood our ground and refused to surrender to the injustices that we had lived with for so many years. That was the night that we said enough is enough. We fought back and the riots on the streets lasted for 3 […]

Activista Gay Boricua Exhorta la Homofobia Sea un Delito

Activista Gay Boricua Exhorta la Homofobia Sea un Delito

SAN JUAN, PR—El activista de derechos humanos puertorriqueño, Francisco ‘El Jimagua’ Cartagena Méndez, expresó que la homofobia debe ser catalogada como un crimen, debido a las “graves consecuencias sociales” que inflige en contra de la comunidad LGBTT. “Es hora de que se criminalice la homofobia”, expresó Cartagena Méndez en su blog para la página española […]

Positive Thoughts: Crossing the HIV Viral Divide

Positive Thoughts: Crossing the HIV Viral Divide

By: Diane Anderson-Minshall*/Special to TRT— It was little surprise when HBO’s Looking—a critically acclaimed but poorly rated TV series about gay men in San Francisco—introduced an HIV-positive character in season two. After all, the city was once the epicenter of the AIDS crisis and now has one of the nation’s highest rates of HIV-positive gay […]

Creep of the Week: Gov. Rick Snyder's Religious Beliefs, Against Gay Parents

Creep of the Week: Gov. Rick Snyder’s Religious Beliefs, Against Gay Parents

By: D’Anne Witkowski*/Special to TRT— Fact: Michigan’s Republicans, who are literally in charge of every branch of state government, do not give a shit about kids. In case that wasn’t clear to the world, the Republicans rammed through a religious exemption bill so that adoption agencies that receive tax payer money could discriminate against LGBT […]

New England Pride Projects Released; New Assist. Editor Welcomed; Hello Caitlyn!

New England Pride Projects Released; New Assist. Editor Welcomed; Hello Caitlyn!

By: Nicole Lashomb*/TRT Editor-in-Chief— The Rainbow Times again this year had the privilege to produce not one, but two Pride Projects for you—the New England Pride Guide & the New England Pride Map. We would like to thank the 70+ advertisers that supported these pride projects, which allowed us to continue to work for you, on […]

Why the LGBT Movement Should Support #BlackLivesMatter

Why the LGBT Movement Should Support #BlackLivesMatter

By: Keegan O’Brien*/Special to The Rainbow Times— The Baltimore Rebellion has reignited a national discussion about police violence and racism and what relationship the LGBTQ movement should take to the Black Lives Matter movement. Far from being two separate issues, the fights to make Black Lives Matter and win social justice and equality for LGBTQ […]

Why Mainstream News’ LGBTQ Coverage Doesn’t Help

Why Mainstream News’ LGBTQ Coverage Doesn’t Help

By: Milo Todd*/TRT Columnist— On May 23rd, newscasters around the world declared that Ireland would make equal marriage legal due to a landslide victory via popular vote. That’s a success and a massive deal. A people’s vote deciding a new law that supports LGBTQ rights has never, ever been done before. History was made mere […]

San Juan y Boquerón: Las Paradas Gay Principales de Puerto Rico

San Juan y Boquerón: Las Paradas Gay Principales de Puerto Rico

Por: Francisco “El Jimagua” Cartagena Méndez/Especial para TRT— Puerto Rico, siento a mis pies como niño inquieto que se sujeta de la falda de tus playas, hermosas canciones entonan tus riberas al arcoíris y lleva tu voz el pitirre en sus alas. ¡Oh patria mía! Déjame darte un beso en tu frente de arena o […]