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CT Governor Signs Bill Modernizing Process to Change Gender on Birth Certificates

CT Governor Signs Bill Modernizing Process to Change Gender on Birth Certificates

GLAD Publishes Toolkit to Assist Transgender People Making Changes Last week, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed into law a bill that updates the state’s birth certificate procedures, enabling transgender people to change their birth certificates to the appropriate gender without having to undergo invasive and sometimes unnecessary surgical requirements. “This is a critically important advance […]

Hartford Public Schools to Train Principals On LGBTQQ Issues in the 2015-2016 School Year

Hartford Public Schools to Train Principals On LGBTQQ Issues in the 2015-2016 School Year

HARTFORD, Conn.—In the 2015-2016 school year, Hartford Public Schools, in collaboration with the LGBTQQ community (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning), will train its principals on issues of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. The training will also be provided to central office staff and faculty, and will cover state and federal nondiscrimination protections on the basis […]

Worcester Pride: 1975 to 2015 — 40th Anniversary Celebration

Worcester Pride: 1975 to 2015 — 40th Anniversary Celebration

This year Worcester Pride celebrates the 40th anniversary since the first celebration in 1975! The 1975 celebration was about 7 years since the Stonewall riots and about 5 years after Boston celebrated their first celebration. It was also the same year that “Love Will Keep Us Together” was number one on the charts. Worcester Pride’s […]

Springfield Mass. Pride: Past, Present & Future

Springfield Mass. Pride: Past, Present & Future

By: Nelson Rafael Roman*/Special for the NPG2015— When thinking about the history of PRIDE in Springfield one can directly track it to the rise of LGBT Civil Rights movement in Massachusetts. Coming out of the late 70’s and early 80’s when the “community” in Springfield was tired of being in the closet and of hiding, […]

Sexual Minorities Archives to Relocate from Northampton to Holyoke

Sexual Minorities Archives to Relocate from Northampton to Holyoke

NORTHAMPTON, Mass.—The Sexual Minorities Archives (SMA), a 40-year-old, national collection of LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex) literature, history, and art in all media, will begin a move late in 2015 from its longstanding location in Northampton to a larger house in Holyoke, Massachusetts. The SMA collections, open to the public, researchers, and […]

Pride Season in New England: The Biggest, Boldest & Best to Come

Pride Season in New England: The Biggest, Boldest & Best to Come

[Updated Story, including RI PrideFest, originally ran on TRT’s April 2, ’15 issue] By: Lauren Walleser/TRT Assistant Editor— BOSTON, Mass.—After a winter for the record books, Boston and New England residents have begun preparing for a spring and summer filled with outdoor activities, including the many Pride parades and festivals taking place around the state. Boston […]

Imperial Crown Prince and Princess Ball, Western Mass.

Imperial Crown Prince and Princess Ball, Western Mass.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.— The Principality of Western Massachusetts’ 3rd Annual Imperial Crown Prince and Princess Ball will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at the Springfield Sheraton. RuPaul’s Drag Race mega stars Jujubee, Raven and Kayta will headline the event. “We are thrilled to be able to have such amazing talent again appearing at the […]

NoHo Pride Celebrates 34 Years

NoHo Pride Celebrates 34 Years

By: Clara Lefton/TRT Reporter— This past Saturday the town of Northampton, Mass. celebrated its 34th annual NoHo Pride parade, a celebration of the LGBT community. The day opened with the march beginning at noon on Hampton Avenue. The 1.1 mile route proceeded to finish on Fair Street on the Three County Fairgrounds, while the festivities […]