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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 […]

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Devastating Effects of Religious Liberty & Phelps

By: Nicole Lashomb*/TRT Editor-in-Chief— Freedom of Religion has recently been coined the new phrase to justify discrimination again LGBTQ people. Based on this premise, LGBT people and women are being denied needed services. These objections come in many forms. For instance, schools are firing women because they became pregnant while not married, counselors are refusing […]

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St. Patrick’s Day: From One Settler to Another

By: Nicole Lashomb*/Editor-in-Chief— Identity. We all have many. However, to a select few, you can only have one—to be Irish, at least if you are a member of the LGBT community in the streets of South Boston on St. Patrick’s Day. Gay and Irish, that’s fine.  Just make sure you don’t wave a rainbow flag […]

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Celebrating Black History Month

By: Nicole Lashomb*/TRT Editor-in-Chief— This February, we celebrate Black History Month, honoring the many contributions the black community has made to America. Often, it is accompanied by a plethora of facts to enlighten others of such contributions. Students may learn the famous words of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech or study George […]

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Part II: The Salvation Army Fiasco, Clarified

By: Nicole Lashomb/Editor-in-Chief— Many thanks to each of you who participated in our online discussion pertaining to my last editorial regarding Salvation Army and its anti-gay stance, whether by sharing this editorial on your social media network, passing it along to a friend or by taking the time to share your thoughts directly on our […]