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Op-Ed: Boston Pride’s Decision to March in the St. Patrick's Day Parade is an Abandonment of Solidarity

Op-Ed: Boston Pride’s Decision to March in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade is an Abandonment of Solidarity

By: Keegan O’Brien and Ann Coleman*— This St. Patrick’s Day made history in Boston, Mass. as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer organizations were finally allowed to march in South Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, with the city’s Mayor joining them, for the first time in over two decades. Since 1993, the Allied War Veterans […]

Thank You Mr. Nimoy: A Tribute to You!

Thank You Mr. Nimoy: A Tribute to You!

By: Tammy TwoTone*/Special to TRT— “I live life as Clark Kent, but I’d rather be Rita Hayward.” Those are the words that caught Leonard Nimoy’s attention. I did not think that I had a shot, and I really didn’t want to send the usual resume. So, I boiled everything down to those words. And, I […]

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 […]

Hablemos Sobre Discrimen y Desigualdad Entre Gays

Hablemos Sobre Discrimen y Desigualdad Entre Gays

Por: Francisco “El Jimagua” Cartagena Méndez/Especial para TRT— Todas las personas merecen respeto a su dignidad humana. Las mujeres, las personas negras, los emigrantes, las personas gay, así como personas con discapacidades han sido marcadas por prejuicios y leyes que han perpetuado desigualdades en su contra. Quien discrimina a otras personas lo hace desde una visión […]

Ask A Trans Woman: Answering Basic Q's About Transitioning, Hormones, PMS, etc.

Ask A Trans Woman: Answering Basic Q’s About Transitioning, Hormones, PMS, etc.

By: Lorelei Erisis*/TRT Columnist— Hi Steve! Your email was pretty similar to a lot of other queries I receive, and it covered a number of topics that people often ask about. Therefore, I thought it would be nice to return to form a bit and answer you with an old fashioned Q&A column. I’ve broken […]

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Latin Vision: Las Respuestas a Preguntas Difíciles y el Futuro

Por: Wilfred Labiosa*/Columnista de TRT— Este invierno se ve que nunca termina y la nieve no para de caer. Han tenido tiempo de permanecer dentro de sus casas y pasarlas solos o acompañados. Es tiempo de compartir y reflexionar. ¡Yo la he pasado en el calor de Puerto Rico pensando en todos ustedes! Es  hora […]

Faith, Family and God: Hearts & Minds are Changing about LGBTs

Faith, Family and God: Hearts & Minds are Changing about LGBTs

By: Paul P. Jesep*/TRT Columnist— Over the years, I’ve written about changing laws advancing LGBTQ civil and human rights while observing that such changes don’t immediately translate into the softening of hearts with acceptance or minds being nurtured with understanding. There are several extraordinary examples, however, that can be cited where a change of hearts […]

Creep of the Week: Homophobic Linda Harvey

Creep of the Week: Homophobic Linda Harvey

By: D’Anne Witkowski*/Special to TRT— After years of arguing that being gay is not a choice and that gay people can’t magically become straight via a wish and a prayer, I now have to admit that I was wrong. On Feb. 1, 2015 I found the strength and will to finally become a heterosexual woman. […]