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AFWM Announces Free Conference for National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

AFWM Announces Free Conference for National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—The AIDS Foundation of Western Massachusetts, Inc. (AFWM) is excited to announce its fourth annual Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Conference to be held at Baystate Health’s Chestnut Building on March 14, 2015. The conference is for everyone who cares about women and girls and HIV/AIDS. Women, girls, and all others who want […]

Mass. Same-Sex Couples Share Their Relationships for Valentine’s Day

Mass. Same-Sex Couples Share Their Relationships for Valentine’s Day

By: Clara Lefton/TRT Reporter— BOSTON, Mass.—In June 2015 the United States Supreme Court will listen to four different cases that dispute the issue of same-sex marriage in the nation. The decision has the possibility of allowing same-sex marriage to become legal in all 50 states after decades of debate. The Rainbow Times spoke with some New […]

Maura Healey Sworn in as AG; MassEquality Congratulates Her

Maura Healey Sworn in as AG; MassEquality Congratulates Her

BOSTON, Mass.—More than 800 people attended the Attorney General’s inauguration on Wednesday at Boston’s Faneuil Hall. Maura Healey took the historic oath of office, which made her commonwealth’s 55th Attorney General. Administering the oath of office was Ralph D. Gants, the chief of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. The master of ceremonies was Mo Cowan, who served […]

AIDS Foundation of Western Mass. Readies for Viva! Gala

AIDS Foundation of Western Mass. Readies for Viva! Gala

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—There are only five tables still available for The AIDS Foundation of Western Massachusetts’ annual Viva! gala! Now in its 18th year, this unique celebration of life will be held on Friday, January 30th at The Log Cabin Banquet and Meeting House in Holyoke. Viva! will feature satirical humor set to song by The Kinsey Sicks, […]

MassEquality Congratulates Senator Rosenberg on Being Sworn in as MA’s Senate President

MassEquality Congratulates Senator Rosenberg on Being Sworn in as MA’s Senate President

BOSTON, Mass.— Today, Senator Stan Rosenberg (D — Amherst) was sworn in as the 93rd Massachusetts Senate President. A true leader and advocate for the LGBTQ community in Massachusetts, Senator Rosenberg has supported a number of bills aimed at preventing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Carly Burton, interim co-executive director for MassEquality, […]

LGBTQs to Celebrate Holidays with Accepting, Inclusive Religious & Spiritual Orgs. in New England

LGBTQs to Celebrate Holidays with Accepting, Inclusive Religious & Spiritual Orgs. in New England

By: Lauren Walleser/ TRT Assistant Editor— BOSTON, Mass.—With the holiday season approaching, LGBTQ people who are spiritual and/or religious may be looking for places of worship, congregations, or other organizations through which they can celebrate while also feeling safe and accepted. The New England area offers many progressive Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and other groups of […]

AFWM Announces World AIDS Day Gathering

AFWM Announces World AIDS Day Gathering

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—The AIDS Foundation of Western Massachusetts (AFWM) announced today that the organization will host a community gathering to mark World AIDS Day on December 1, 2014. Free and confidential HIV testing and counseling by Baystate Health and refreshments will be available beginning at 4:00 p.m., with the program beginning at 5:00 p.m. The World […]

Western Mass. City Councilors Valentin & Ramos Join Newly Elected Latino Officials in DC for NALEO “Bootcamp” Training

Western Mass. City Councilors Valentin & Ramos Join Newly Elected Latino Officials in DC for NALEO “Bootcamp” Training

Three-and-a-half-day institute will prepare nearly 70 Latino elected officials from across the country with the skills needed to serve in public office HOLYOKE, Mass.—Holyoke City Councilor Jossie Valentin and Springfield City Councilor Orlando Ramos will join the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund, the nation’s preeminent Latino leadership organization, and nearly […]