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Local LGBTQ Organizations Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Share Insights on Inclusion

Local LGBTQ Organizations Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Share Insights on Inclusion

By: Lauren Walleser/TRT Assistant Editor— Hispanic Heritage Month—celebrated annually from September 15 through October 15—recognizes the cultures, histories and contributions of individuals with ancestral roots in Central and South America, Mexico, Spain and the Caribbean. “As a proud Mexican American, I celebrate my culture year round, never afraid to share my family history and background,” […]

Martha Coakley & Sen. Elizabeth Warren to Lay Out Proposals to Make College More Affordable

Martha Coakley & Sen. Elizabeth Warren to Lay Out Proposals to Make College More Affordable

Charlie Baker has record of cutting higher ed ROXBURY, Mass.—This morning, Martha Coakley joined Senator Elizabeth Warren (who has already endorsed Coakley for MA Governor, see video) to discuss two proposals that will make higher education more affordable for young people in Massachusetts. As Governor, Coakley will institute a full-need financial aid policy at the […]

Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund Congratulates Maura Healey on Historic Win in Mass. Attorney General Primary

Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund Congratulates Maura Healey on Historic Win in Mass. Attorney General Primary

WASHINGTON—Today the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, the nation’s largest resource for openly LGBT individuals in politics, congratulated Maura Healey on her victory in the Democratic primary election for Massachusetts Attorney General. If elected in November, Healey will become the first openly LGBT attorney general in the United States. “All of us at Victory are […]

Healey: The Clear Choice to Uphold LGBT Rights

Healey: The Clear Choice to Uphold LGBT Rights

By: Christine Nicco/TRT Reporter— In the final stretch on the eve of the Massachusetts primary race for Attorney General, what you say and what you mean counts, especially in this highly contested election. In the final NECN televised debate, the candidates, Assistant District Attorney Maura Healey and former State Rep. and Senator Warren Tolman, shared their […]

Making History: Goodridge Plaintiffs Make Case for Martha and Maura

Making History: Goodridge Plaintiffs Make Case for Martha and Maura

In late 2003, the Goodridge v. Department of Public Health decision paved the way for Massachusetts to become the first state in this country to achieve marriage equality. Though more than a decade ago, the Goodridge case undoubtedly left its fingerprints on the LGBTQ community; 19 states and the District of Columbia currently allow same-sex […]

Wave of Boston Elected Officials Endorse Deb Goldberg

Wave of Boston Elected Officials Endorse Deb Goldberg

BOSTON, Mass. – On Sept. 5th, Deb Goldberg received the endorsement of eight Boston City Councilors (Michael Flaherty, Ayanna Pressley, Michelle Wu, Salvatore LaMattina, Frank Baker, Matt O’Malley, Tito Jackson, and Josh Zakim), five Boston State Representatives (Nick Collins, Edward Coppinger, Liz Malia, Aaron Michlewitz and Mike Moran), and Suffolk County Sheriff Steven Tompkins. In […]

Campus Pride releases 2014 Top 50 List of LGBT-friendly Colleges & Universities

Campus Pride releases 2014 Top 50 List of LGBT-friendly Colleges & Universities

By: Lauren Walleser*/TRT Assistant Editor— BOSTON, Mass.—In mid-August, Campus Pride announced the annual Campus Pride 2014 Top 50 LGBT-Friendly Colleges & Universities, highlighting the positive efforts to improve safety and academic life for LGBT students as well as the top institutions leading the way. This year’s list included three Massachusetts institutions: Amherst College, Harvard University, […]

 Sexual Minorities Archives Gains Federal Non-profit Status; Received Leslie Feinberg Library

Sexual Minorities Archives Gains Federal Non-profit Status; Received Leslie Feinberg Library

NORTHAMPTON, Mass.—The Sexual Minorities Educational Foundation, Inc. (SMEF), the non-profit organization that furthers the work of the Sexual Minorities Archives, was notified by the Internal Revenue Service on August 11 of a determination of its tax-exempt status as an educational public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations to SMEF, Inc. are […]