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Warning: Genital Inspection, 50 Feet Ahead

Warning: Genital Inspection, 50 Feet Ahead

By: Nicole Lashomb, Editor-in-Chief— Maybe you’ve heard of him. The Congressman from South Dakota who thinks its perfectly fine to “inspect” the genitals of transgender high school athletes to be sure they are playing on the “right” team. Legislator Roger Hunt (R-S.D.) proposed legislation that could require examination of transgender athlete’s genitals. According to Hunt, gender […]

Now What? LGBT Struggles & Changes That Lie Ahead Post Marriage Equality

Now What? LGBT Struggles & Changes That Lie Ahead Post Marriage Equality

By: Nicole Lashomb*/TRT Editor-in-Chief— I’ve seen many changes during my editorship at The Rainbow Times. The changes came with the needs of the community, first reflected significantly as the battle for marriage equality. It wasn’t because marriage equality was the only worth fighting for then. On the contrary, it seemed like many people, especially Gay […]

LGBTQ Struggles Do Not End with Marriage Equality

LGBTQ Struggles Do Not End with Marriage Equality

By: Nicole Lashomb, Editor-in-Chief— Since the SCOTUS decision leading to the legalization of same-sex marriage across the nation, I have found myself breathing a bit easier these days. Like many in our community, I celebrate. I celebrate because no more do my wife and I need to carry our Power of Attorney and Health Care […]

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 […]

Pride Celebrations in New England: May - Sept. 2015

Pride Celebrations in New England: May – Sept. 2015

By: Nicole Lashomb*/ TRT Editor-in-Chief— Like many other organizations, The Rainbow Times is gearing up for Pride. One of New England’s largest Pride events just took place—Northampton (NoHo) Pride, which officially kicked off Pride Season in New England. Our photo coverage of NoHo Pride, which is something we’ve been covering since 2007, can be found […]

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. […]

Southie’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Inclusion or Aversion?

Southie’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Inclusion or Aversion?

By: Nicole Lashomb*/Editor-in-Chief— For the first time in the history of South Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, its organizers, the Allied War Veterans Council (AWVC), approved participation of OUTVETS, a military group honoring LGBT veterans in a 5-4 vote. Traditionally, the AWVC has had a long history of excluding all LGBT groups and organizations from […]

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 […]