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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 […]

MassEquality on HRC's Municipal Equality Index 2014

MassEquality on HRC’s Municipal Equality Index 2014

BOSTON, Mass.—Today, the Human Rights Campaign released its annual Municipal Equality Index (MEI). The MEI is a comprehensive scorecard on the laws and policies of cities and towns throughout all 50 states. In Massachusetts, the MEI was conducted for eight cities and towns including Amherst, Boston Cambridge, Lowell, Northampton, Springfield, Provincetown and Worcester. Salem submitted […]

Celebrating Transgender Awareness Month

Celebrating Transgender Awareness Month

This month, The Rainbow Times, with the assistance of the Hispanic Black Gay Coalition, MassEquality, and Body Image 4 Justice, prepared a  Transgender Awareness Month Supplement that highlights leaders, activists and those to be on the watch out for in the upcoming years … Some rising stars for the transgender community. The Supplement is below. […]

Op-Ed: With Friends Like Baker & Polito, Who Needs Enemies?

Op-Ed: With Friends Like Baker & Polito, Who Needs Enemies?

By: KC Coredini*— We’ve come a long way on LGBTQ issues in Massachusetts. This year, we’ve celebrated 10 years of marriage equality, and we’ve watched as now two-thirds of the country has followed our lead. We’ve celebrated the passage of a hard-won update to our state’s landmark anti-bullying law, which strengthens protections for LGBTQ youth. […]

Baker Endorses Right-Wing, Anti-Choice, Anti-Worker & Anti-Immigrant Rep.

Baker Endorses Right-Wing, Anti-Choice, Anti-Worker & Anti-Immigrant Rep.

Not On Public Schedule, Baker Endorses Self-Described “Right-Wing Nut-Job” Too Extreme For Bill Weld BOSTON, Mass.—In an event omitted from his public weekend schedule, Republican Charlie Baker traveled to Milford yesterday evening to endorse right-wing State Rep. Ryan Fattman, a legislator best known for his votes against the buffer zone law and his 2011 quote […]

TRT Proudly Endorses Seth Moulton for Congress

TRT Proudly Endorses Seth Moulton for Congress

By: TRT Editorial Team— Democrat Seth Moulton, has been on our radar since he won an upset primary victory against nine-term incumbent John F. Tierney in the run to represent Massachusetts 6th Congressional District. A story by The Boston Globe characterizes Moulton as humble when it comes to referring to his acts of military heroism—underplaying a […]

Coakley & Baker: Their Real Stance on Transgender Equal Protections

Coakley & Baker: Their Real Stance on Transgender Equal Protections

By: Nicole Lashomb, Editor-in-Chief— With Election Day just weeks away, The Rainbow Times reached out to the Massachusetts candidates of possibly the most highly contested race in the upcoming cycle, the race to the Governor’s office. The issue: Transgender public accommodations and the candidates’ stance on it. In 2011, the state legislature passed a law […]