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Stonewall Transgender Woman Celebrates Marriage Equality Decision

Stonewall Transgender Woman Celebrates Marriage Equality Decision

By: Erica Kay-Webster— WEST BARNSTABLE, Mass—At The Stonewall Inn on June 28, 1969 we firmly stood our ground and refused to surrender to the injustices that we had lived with for so many years. That was the night that we said enough is enough. We fought back and the riots on the streets lasted for 3 […]

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 […]

Why the LGBT Movement Should Support #BlackLivesMatter

Why the LGBT Movement Should Support #BlackLivesMatter

By: Keegan O’Brien*/Special to The Rainbow Times— The Baltimore Rebellion has reignited a national discussion about police violence and racism and what relationship the LGBTQ movement should take to the Black Lives Matter movement. Far from being two separate issues, the fights to make Black Lives Matter and win social justice and equality for LGBTQ […]

Ask a Trans Woman: A Glittery, Star-Filled Night at the GLAAD Media Awards

Ask a Trans Woman: A Glittery, Star-Filled Night at the GLAAD Media Awards

By: Lorelei Erisis*/TRT Columnist— I recently had the privilege to attend the GLAAD Media Awards at the Waldorf-Astoria in NYC. My attendance was thanks to the hard work of my friend and regular creative collaborator Tammy Twotone, as well as to all the people who contributed to the quick and dirty crowdfunding campaign she put […]

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A Trans Timeline from 2004 to 2015: Transgender Milestones During Pride

By: Deja Nicole Greenlaw*/TRT Columnist— It’s June and Pride season is now in full swing. Since 2004, I’ve been attending Pride and participating in the marches. I have noticed that a lot has changed for trans people in those past 11 years. When I first marched in 2004, not too many people knew about trans […]

Vanity Fair's Exclusive with Caitlyn Jenner

Vanity Fair’s Exclusive with Caitlyn Jenner

By: Christine Nicco/TRT Reporter— This is Caitlyn. Gorgeous. Out. Fresh. Radiant. Courageous. “Caitlyn doesn’t have any secrets. As soon as the Vanity Fair cover comes out, I am free,” said Caitlyn Jenner through a special behind-the-scenes video of Annie Leibovitz’s photo shoot. This is the “outside” that Caitlyn always saw within. At 65 (is she […]

Ask a Trans Woman: On Personal Milestones and the “Right” Way to Transition

Ask a Trans Woman: On Personal Milestones and the “Right” Way to Transition

By: Lorelei Erisis*/TRT Columnist— This is going to be a very personal column. Recently, I had several major milestones in my own transition all come to fruition in a short period of time. I began my own formal transition about eight years ago, a full decade if I’m including the ramp-up to starting hormone replacement […]

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When Did You Know You Were Trans? A Tough Question in the Mid-1960s

By: Deja Nicole Greenlaw*/TRT Columnist— I recently took a trip to Florida, where I met many people and visited several friends, including one friend I’ve known since the mid-60s when we were both teenagers. He was very open to me still being his friend even though I have transitioned to female, and said it would […]