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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 […]

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 […]