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Creep of the Week: Randy Thomasson's Gay Marriage Problem

Creep of the Week: Randy Thomasson’s Gay Marriage Problem

By: D’Anne Witkowski*/Special to TRT— Desperate times call for desperate measures, and these are desperate times for anti-gay “marriage defenders” like Randy Thomasson of Save California, an organization dedicated to children and families, just not gay ones. On January 7, Thomasson sent an “urgent” memo to fellow “pro-family leaders” that laid out the “solution” to […]

Educar Sobre Sexualidad e Identidad de Género en Nuestras Escuelas

Educar Sobre Sexualidad e Identidad de Género en Nuestras Escuelas

Por: Francisco “El Jimagua” Cartagena Méndez/Especial para “The Rainbow Times”— El concepto sexualidad se relaciona con el sexo y posee características tanto anatómicas y fisiológicas muy naturales en el ser humano. Estas características son determinadas genéticamente. Sin embargo, este concepto no es meramente una definición entre hombre o mujer, sino que posee aspectos dimensionales desde […]

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, […]

Ask a Trans Woman: A Scene of the Banality of Everyday Discrimination

Ask a Trans Woman: A Scene of the Banality of Everyday Discrimination

By: Lorelei Erisis*/TRT Columnist— It being a new year, I thought I’d give you something very different this month: a little glimpse inside an all-too-common moment. I think it’s one many trans people will recognize. The specific incident is fictionalized, as are the characters involved, though the scene is drawn directly from my own actual […]

Faith, Family and God: Finding your Truth & Relevance in 2015

Faith, Family and God: Finding your Truth & Relevance in 2015

By: Paul P. Jesep*/TRT Columnist— Often when I conduct a workshop, speak before a civic group, or receive an email inquiry about spiritual counseling and inner wellbeing, there is a direct or inferred question about the meaning of life, or lack thereof. There is a hunger to connect to something bigger than self-interest. There is […]

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TRANSitioning at Work: Are you Ready? Are they Ready? Let’s Do It!

By: Deja Nicole Greenlaw*/TRT Columnist— Transitioning to your true gender is a wonderful thing. You’ve gotten to the point where you’re finally on the right path, and you’re eager to begin your new life. At the same time, people have to adjust to you as your new self. One of the places that you have […]

Op-Ed: MassEquality's Commitment is to a Grander Vision

Op-Ed: MassEquality’s Commitment is to a Grander Vision

By: Various Community Organization Leaders*— [Bay Window’s editor] Sue O’Connell’s editorial on December 17, “Is it Time for MassEquality to Retire?” asks the wrong question. Instead, the question we should be asking is, “Are we as a community of LGBTQ and HIV-positive people up to the challenge of growing and innovating our movement, including our […]

Creep of the Week: Stone Casting & Anti-LGBT "The Duggars"

Creep of the Week: Stone Casting & Anti-LGBT “The Duggars”

By: D’Anne Witkowski*/Special to TRT— I’ll admit I’ve never watched “19 and Counting,” the reality show about the Duggar family. But from what I understand, it’s a show about Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, a woman and man so sex-obsessed that they can’t stop f#@&ing to the point that Michelle is literally pregnant, like, all […]