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Mr. Connecticut Bear Announces Hotel Takeover for Summertime Event

Mr. Connecticut Bear Announces Hotel Takeover for Summertime Event MERIDEN, Conn.—Mr. Connecticut Bear, Inc., producers of the Mr. Connecticut Bear competition, announced this week that they will be taking over the entire Four Points by Sheraton hotel in Meriden, CT, for the upcoming Mr. Connecticut Bear Weekend, to be held August 6 -8, 2016. Already […]

Biz Corner: Devereux Foster Care Seeks LGBTQ Parents

Biz Corner: Devereux Foster Care Seeks LGBTQ Parents

By: Christine Nicco/TRT Reporter— PITTSFIELD, Mass.—In 2014, there were more than 400,000 youth in the foster care system, according to the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS). Currently, organizations such as Devereux Foster Care are combating this statistic locally as it seeks homes for hundreds of children and youth in Massachusetts and […]

Cupid’s Corner: LGBTQ Couples Share the Secrets to Loving Relationships

Cupid’s Corner: LGBTQ Couples Share the Secrets to Loving Relationships

By: Alex Gentile/TRT Reporter— As Valentine’s Day approaches, The Rainbow Times reminds readers that love is in the air. Nelson Roman and his partner Manny Hernandez; John Trobaugh and his husband Jeroan Allison; Mason Dunn and his wife Lauren Willford; Andi Wheeler and her fiancée Meredith Munn; and Paul Fahey and his partner Benny Chan shared […]

Mass. Senate Passes Pay Equity Bill, State Treasurer Goldberg Support, Other Reactions

Mass. Senate Passes Pay Equity Bill, State Treasurer Goldberg Support, Other Reactions

BOSTON, Mass.—The Massachusetts State Senate voted unanimously to pass the Pay Equity Bill (S. 2107), An Act to Establish Pay Equity. The bill now heads to the Massachusetts House of Representatives. According to NARAL, this bill will: create a definition of comparable work; prevent employers from firing a person for disclosing their salary, and; prevent […]

Where do the 2016 Presidential Candidates Stand on Important LGBTQ Issues?

Where do the 2016 Presidential Candidates Stand on Important LGBTQ Issues?

By: Sara Brown/TRT Reporter— In 2016, the nation will elect a new president and some voters are wondering where the major candidates stand on LGBTQ issues. Here is a breakdown of their voting histories and their public stances on issues affecting LGBTQ people. Democrats Hillary Clinton The former U.S. senator and U.S. Secretary of State […]

Seasonal Affective Disorder: What is It and What Can be Done

Seasonal Affective Disorder: What is It and What Can be Done

By: Al Gentile/TRT Reporter— It’s no secret that LGBTQ people suffer heavily from depression given the societal pressures for gender and sexual conformity and ill treatment by conservative and regressive family members, friends, and co-workers. But this time of year the days are shorter and the nights come sooner and people are finding themselves experiencing […]

Creeps of the Week: Obergefell Win Rushed GOP’s Creation of the FADA Bill

Creeps of the Week: Obergefell Win Rushed GOP’s Creation of the FADA Bill

By: D’Anne Witkowski*/Special to TRT— Making sure that gays and lesbians were never afforded legally recognized marriages was the focus for the anti-gay right for so long. So many resources were poured into stopping John and Bill from saying, “I do” that ever since the Supreme Court said yes to marriage equality, anti-gay groups have […]

Devereux Foster Care: Pittsfield Office to Hold Open House, seeks LGBT parents

Devereux Foster Care: Pittsfield Office to Hold Open House, seeks LGBT parents

PITTSFIELD, Mass.— Devereux Therapeutic Foster Care recruitment staff are holding an open house at their Pittsfield office located on 395 North Street between 10 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on February 11. Devereux staff will be on hand to answer any questions about the agency and foster care experience. “If you have ever considered becoming a […]