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Sexual Minorities Archives: Fights to Stay Active in Northampton

Sexual Minorities Archives: Fights to Stay Active in Northampton

By: Lauren Walleser/TRT Assistant Editor— NORTHAMPTON, Mass.—The Sexual Minority Archives (SMA), housed in Northampton, Mass. for 31 years, is in danger of being put into storage if its curator, Bet Power, cannot raise enough money to purchase the home it is currently displayed in, a home in which he also lives. The Archives—a collection of […]

Come Dance for a Cause: Prison Birth Project

Come Dance for a Cause: Prison Birth Project

By: Erica Silber/Special to TRT—  EASTHAMPTON, MA—Dancers of all levels are invited to Dance for a Cause! Benefiting Prison Birth Project on the first four Fridays in August (1, 8, 15, 22), our first annual summer series of Latin dances and lessons will spin across the floor at Eastworks suite 147 in Easthampton, MA, 7-11 […]

Martha Coakley Launches Women's Leadership Council to Fight for Women's Well-Being

Martha Coakley Launches Women’s Leadership Council to Fight for Women’s Well-Being

BOSTON, Mass.—Attorney General Martha Coakley, candidate for governor, today launched a Women’s Leadership Council that will serve as a voice for women across the Commonwealth, focusing on the health, safety and economic well-being of all women. “In 2014, it is unacceptable that we are taking steps backwards when it comes to a women’s access to […]

Principality of WMA Presents 2nd Annual Imperial Crown Prince and Princess Ball

Principality of WMA Presents 2nd Annual Imperial Crown Prince and Princess Ball

The Principality of Western Massachusetts on behalf of: Queen Mother and Protector of the Realm, In Line of Succession Empress IV Verna Turbulence  and T.I.H. Imperial Crown Prince Rafael Giza & Imperial Crown Princess Jenayah De Rosario Present the 2nd Annual Imperial Crown Prince and Princess Ball. Honorees: Gricel Martinez Ocasio & Nicole Lashomb to Receive Community Service Diamond Award; Sofia […]

Why I’m Working for Martha 


Why I’m Working for Martha 


By: Valerie Fein Zachary*/Special to TRT— My wife, Jacqueline, and I are celebrating our 19th wedding anniversary this week (the 10th legal one, of course). We got involved in the marriage equality movement as leaders in the Freedom to Marry Coalition and fought hard, first in the LGBT community to get folks to realize we deserved full […]

AIDS Foundation of Western Massachusetts: Introducing Dance for a Cause

AIDS Foundation of Western Massachusetts: Introducing Dance for a Cause

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—The 1st annual Dance for a Cause summer series will kick off this August with Latin dances and lessons benefiting Prison Birth Project and The AIDS Foundation of Western MA. All are welcome to dance for good causes every Friday evening in August at Eastworks in Easthampton, MA.  Prison Birth Project provides full-spectrum doulas and […]

LGBTQ History Walking Tour of Northampton Set for July 13

LGBTQ History Walking Tour of Northampton Set for July 13

Journey Through Lesbian Mecca Will Recall Key Organizations and Locations   NORTHAMPTON, Mass.—A walking tour that reveals the untold history of Northampton’s LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) community will take place on Sunday, July 13 at 2:00 p.m., and all are welcome. Offered by the Sexual Minorities Archives (SMA) as a benefit for its non-profit, […]

2014 Boston Pride Guide and New England Pride Map Released

2014 Boston Pride Guide and New England Pride Map Released

BOSTON, Mass.—Again, this year, The Rainbow Times, LLC has produced two (2) print publications to honor New England’s Pride celebrations—The Boston Pride Guide 2014 and the New England Pride Map 2014. The Rainbow Times was proud to also donate 4 brand new iPad models to Boston Pride last month to assist the organization in expediting their objectives […]