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A Democratic Conundrum: Clinton or Sanders

A Democratic Conundrum: Clinton or Sanders

By: Nicole Lashomb/Editor-in-Chief— There’s no doubt that the political landscape has shifted dramatically since Pres. Obama’s first run for the oval office in 2008. Like many of you, I watched the results of the Iowa Caucus pour in on February 1 and though Hillary Clinton edged out Bernie Sanders in a near tie, the race […]

Get Out of the Way: A Perspective on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Get Out of the Way: A Perspective on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

By: Nicole Lashomb*/Editor-in-Chief— On Jan. 18, we honor Martin Luther King Jr. by celebrating his life and achievements as an iconic American civil rights leader. Most well known for his campaigns to end racial segregation on the way to peacefully paving the way to racial equality, I can’t help but wonder how far we’ve really […]

Happy Holidays from Our Family to Yours

Happy Holidays from Our Family to Yours

By: Nicole Lashomb/TRT Editor-in-Chief— Happy Holidays (whistling well-known caroling songs)! Like many people, undeniably, this is my favorite time of the year. However, this past Thanksgiving, I found myself pondering something other than turkey and mistletoe. As I sat in my living room with seasonal music playing in the background, aromas of the feast we […]

Facebook Updates “Real Name” Policy, Affects Trans, Others

Facebook Updates “Real Name” Policy, Affects Trans, Others

By: Nicole Lashomb, Editor-in-Chief— Facebook has been under fire by thousands of LGBT organizations, groups and activists and concerned users for its discriminatory “real name” policy, often resulting in suspension and eventual deactivation of transgender and gender non-conforming user accounts, until now. The social media site’s “real name policy” currently requires users to register with […]

The Truth Doesn’t Matter; It Just Doesn’t

The Truth Doesn’t Matter; It Just Doesn’t

By: Nicole Lashomb, Editor-in-Chief— By now, you would think that we all would be fairly numb to the deceptive practices of the Republican Party, particularly those carried out by one of the most venomous of theirs, like Mike Huckabee. It isn’t that what they say or do threatens me directly. It truly shocks me how […]

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 […]