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AIDS Walk Boston & 5K Run: Raul Medina explains, ‘Why I Walk’

AIDS Walk Boston & 5K Run: Raul Medina explains, ‘Why I Walk’

Courtesy of AIDS Action Committee— Raul Medina is the Senior Integrated Media Solutions Consultant with Entravision, the local affiliate for Univision Boston (Channel 27) and a Board Member of both Fenway Health and AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts. Raul will be one of the thousands of people walking in AIDS Walk Boston & 5K Run […]

LGBTQ History Walking Tour of Northampton Set for May 4

LGBTQ History Walking Tour of Northampton Set for May 4

A walking tour that reveals the untold history of Northampton’s LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) community will take place on Sunday, May 4 at 2:00 p.m. and everyone is welcome

Maura Healey in Historic Campaign for Massachusetts Attorney General

Maura Healey in Historic Campaign for Massachusetts Attorney General

By: Chuck Colbert/ TRT Reporter— In closing remarks, the candidate for attorney general made her pitch quite clear: “I say as a point guard, I am looking to grow this team. So come on forward.” The candidate, Maura Healey, 43, is a former assistant attorney general for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is perhaps best […]

Sports Educator Pat Griffin Joins Board of Sexual Minorities Educational Foundation, Inc.

Sports Educator Pat Griffin Joins Board of Sexual Minorities Educational Foundation, Inc.

Will Help Expand Focus of the Sexual Minorities Archives NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – Pat Griffin, Professor Emerita in Social Justice Education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, has joined the board of directors of the Sexual Minorities Educational Foundation, Inc. (SMEF), an educational non-profit that furthers the work of the Sexual Minorities Archives (SMA). Griffin’s research […]

Award-Winning Play “The Naked I” Returns to Northampton after 11 Years

Award-Winning Play “The Naked I” Returns to Northampton after 11 Years

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. —“The Naked I: Monologues from Beyond the Binary” returns to its birthplace for a three day run starting on Friday, March 28, 2014. The award-winning play brings to life the rich and colorful landscape of experience that exists between the black and white polar opposites of the gender binary. “The Naked I” debuted […]

MassMutual Joins Forces with NGLCC to Support LGBT Business Owners

MassMutual Joins Forces with NGLCC to Support LGBT Business Owners

Showcase Diversity of Talent in LGBT Communities; Bring Hands-on Road Shows to LGBT Businesses in California, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts and Ohio SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) announced today that it has become a corporate partner with the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) to help that organization advance the economic equality of […]

BUTCH: Not Like The Other Girls

BUTCH: Not Like The Other Girls

Photo-based exhibition by SDHolman at Eastworks, April 4 – May 4, 2014 Easthampton, MA—US premiere of SD Holman’s show, BUTCH: Not like the other girls, will be exhibited at the Mill Arts Project MAP (Eastworks 116 Pleasant Street suite 137, Easthampton, MA ) from April 4 – May 4, 2014, with an opening party on April […]

Attorney General Makes Landmark Marriage Equality Announcement from HRC NY Gala Stage

Attorney General Makes Landmark Marriage Equality Announcement from HRC NY Gala Stage

NEW YORK—At tonight’s HRC New York Dinner, Attorney General Eric Holder announced landmark changes to the way the federal government treats married lesbian and gay couples. In his remarks, the Attorney General said: “In every courthouse, in every proceeding and in every place where a member of the Department of Justice stands on behalf of […]

Fenway Study Enrolls Gay Men Who Have Experienced Childhood Sexual Abuse

Fenway Study Enrolls Gay Men Who Have Experienced Childhood Sexual Abuse

BOSTON, Mass. — The Fenway Institute’s Project THRIVE is currently seeking gay, bisexual, and other men, who have sex with men (MSM) who have experienced childhood sexual abuse who may be interested in participating in a study designed to help reduce emotional distress and sexual risk behaviors related to a sexual abuse history. MSM are the […]

Arkansas Conference for Medical Sciences to Focus on LGBT Health Open to Providers & Public

Arkansas Conference for Medical Sciences to Focus on LGBT Health Open to Providers & Public

BOSTON, Mass.—Harvey Makadon, M.D., Director of the National LGBT Health Education Center at The Fenway Institute and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School will deliver the keynote lecture at “Providing Optimal Health Care for LGBT Patients,” a day-long conference at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) focusing on health care disparities in […]

Fenway Health's JGIM Study: High Rates of Inadequate PAP Tests in Trans Men

Fenway Health’s JGIM Study: High Rates of Inadequate PAP Tests in Trans Men

BOSTON, Mass.—Fenway Health’s Jennifer Potter, MD, and colleagues at Fenway, Harvard Medical School and the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health have published study results in the Journal of General Internal Medicine finding that female to male (FTM) transgender patients had over 10 times higher odds of having an inadequate Papanicolaou (Pap) test compared to […]

GLAD Lauds CT Insurance Dept. Bulletin on Health Coverage for Transgender Patients

GLAD Lauds CT Insurance Dept. Bulletin on Health Coverage for Transgender Patients

BOSTON, Mass.—Today, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders praised the Connecticut Insurance Department for issuing a bulletin directing all health insurers operating in the state to pay for treatment related to a patient’s gender transition. The bulletin is a significant step toward increasing access to critical health care for transgender residents of Connecticut, who have […]

AIDS Foundaction of WMA to Host the Kinsey Sicks at Annual Fundraising Gala

AIDS Foundaction of WMA to Host the Kinsey Sicks at Annual Fundraising Gala

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — The AIDS Foundation of Western Massachusetts, Inc. (AFWM) is excited to announce that “Viva!,” its seventeenth annual gala, will be held on January 31, 2013 at the Log Cabin Banquet and Meeting House in Holyoke. This year, AFWM welcomes The Kinsey Sicks, America’s Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet. According to the Washington Post, […]

Is Holyoke the New Northampton for LGBTQ Politics?

Is Holyoke the New Northampton for LGBTQ Politics?

Openly lesbian and Puerto Rican candidate wins Council seat by a landslide By: Christine Nicco/TRT Reporter— HOLYOKE, Mass.—Is Holyoke the new Northampton for LGBTQ politics? Based on the results of municipal elections within the last 2 years, the question begs to be asked. In 2011, openly gay candidate, Alex Morse, received national attention as the […]

New Director to Take Over LGBT Coalition of Western Massachusetts

New Director to Take Over LGBT Coalition of Western Massachusetts

By: Lauren Walleser/TRT Assistant Editor— NORTHAMPTON, Mass.—The LGBT Coalition of Western Massachusetts—an organization committed to improving and preserving the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer identified people of all races and ethnicities—will soon be under new management as Executive Director Suzanne Seymour steps down after leading the nonprofit since 2009, when she acquired […]

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