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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 […]

Remembering Leelah Alcorn: You Will Always Sparkle

Remembering Leelah Alcorn: You Will Always Sparkle

Trans teen ends life after years of “Christian” rejection By: Nicole Lashomb, Editor-in-Chief— Leelah Alcorn, assigned a different name at birth, knew all too well what it meant to be ostracized by society, her parents, their Christian faith and even herself. After desperate attempts to be accepted by her family as the transgender girl she was, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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Hobby Lobby: No Only to Contraception & LGBTs

By: Nicole Lashomb/TRT Editor-in-Chief— Late last month, The Supreme Court has ruled that a “closely-held” company, a for-profit corporation mostly owned by five or fewer individuals, can be exempt from the contraceptive coverage mandate provided to its female employees under the Affordable Care Act, based on its owner’s religious beliefs. Shocked and outraged by such […]

Running Toward Marriage Equality, 10 Years Later

Running Toward Marriage Equality, 10 Years Later

By: Gricel M. Ocasio*/TRT Publisher—  In 2001 and prior to that we, my wife and I, had other relationships. All of them were closeted — some from work, some from the minute we stepped outside our homes, and some to our family members. No one spoke of marriage equality, but instead there were commitment ceremonies […]

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‘12 Years a Slave,’ Tactics and Pride

By: Nicole Lashomb/Editor-in-Chief— Pride season is not only a time of year where we come together as one community, celebrating, advocating, and affirmatively being who we are, or supporting family and friends that belong to the LGBT community. Pride n. a feeling or deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements. As a community we […]