LGBTQ

PHOTOS: See Yes on 3 supporters react to historic transgender rights Question 3 win

Massachusetts has once again shown itself to be a leader in LGBTQ rights after residents voters overwhelmingly on Tuesday to uphold a transgender public accommodations law, barring discrimination on the basis of gender identity in places like bathrooms, restaurants and parks. Sixty eight percent...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 10:46am

How you can support transgender groups and organizations

According to a recent report by the New York Times, the Trump administration has plans to make changes to transgender rights in the United States. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a memo that shows exactly how the Trump administration plans to make changes to transgender...

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 4:20pm

Massachusetts gets high scores for LGBTQ equality: Human Rights Campaign report

Massachusetts made history as the first state to legalize same-sex marriage in 2004, and it’s still making itself known as a state that values LGBTQ equality, according to the Human Rights Campaign. The Human Rights Campaign released this week its seventh annual Municipal Equality Index, an...

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 10:06am

Queens LGBTQ icon Ms. Colombia found dead in Riis Park: NYPD

Beloved Queens LGBTQ figure Ms. Colombia was found dead on the shore of Jacob Riis Park in the Rockaways, NYPD said on Thursday. Police found Ms. Colombia, who was born Osvaldo Gomez, around 3:30 in the morning at Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 149 Street after responding to a 911 call....

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 2:13pm

House Republicans approve bill that lets adoption agencies discriminate against LGBTQ parents

On Wednesday, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved its 2019 Fiscal Year spending bill for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, which included a number of amendments related to the family separation crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. But, House Republicans...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 3:34pm

Move to repeal Massachusetts transgender protection law sees some support, polls show

A measure may appear on the Massachusetts November ballot that would overturn a state law that protects transgender individuals in public spaces such as bathrooms — and it seems to have some support. The transgender protections law was passed in 2016 and specifically outlaws discrimination...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 4:21pm

Mount Sinai celebrates 50 years of supporting LGBTQ and other city youth

While Pride March 2018 takes place Sunday, next year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, which sparked the modern gay rights movement. In conjunction with that historic milestone, New York will host WorldPride 2019, the first U.S. city to do so. But that’s a year away, and...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 8:59am

Pride Parade NYC 2018: Full route, map, street closures, MTA info

Pride Parade NYC 2018 is set to march through Manhattan this weekend on Sunday, June 24. The annual event takes place at the end of June to mark the end of LGBTQ Pride Month. June is a significant month for gay rights because it commemorates the tribute to the Stonewall Riots which took place on...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 4:48pm

NFL, MLB to participate in NYC Pride Parade for first time ever

This year’s NYC Pride Parade will make history with the participation of the NFL and MLB in the iconic LGBTQ march. The NFL and MLB are making their NYC Pride Parade debut, participating in the march for the first time ever, according to Outsports, an LGBTQ-focused sports news site owned by...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 10:17am

When is Pride Parade NYC 2018?

LGBT Pride Month takes over all of June and it’s in full swing. But for many, the month leads up to the ultimate event in New York City, so when is Pride Parade NYC 2018? Pride Month is held in June as a way to honor the Stonewall Riots, a key event in the gay rights movement that occurred...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 5:15pm

Boston Pride president talks importance of 2018 event, Rainbow Resistance theme

Boston Pride Parade 2018 is around the corner and this year’s event marks the 48th anniversary of a Pride celebration here. It’s one of the largest public parades in New England, according to the organizers, and will feature 45,000 participants and more than 500,000 spectators. Metro...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 5:05pm

5 ways to celebrate Boston Pride Week 2018

Boston Pride Week 2018 officially kicks off this weekend. The annual LGBTQ celebration returns June 1-10 with parades, parties and more set to go down around the city. Here are five ways you can get in on the Pride Week fun. Boston Pride Week 2018 events Boston Pride Week Kick-Off, Parade and...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 11:48pm

Celebrate LGBTQ Pride with the Queens Public Library

June third is the official date of the Queens Pride Parade and Festival in Queens, New York. In connection with this special day, the Queens Public Library will be hosting two full days of events honoring the LGBTQ community. First, on the day before —  June second — at the Glen...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 11:26am

Big Brothers Big Sisters launches LGBTQ-focused youth initiative in NYC

Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City is reaching out to LGBTQ youth in the five boroughs through a new initiative called Big Pride. Across New York City, Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) serves more than 5,500 young people each year, and though the organization has certainly mentored LGBTQ...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 5:02am

NY Federal Appeals Court rules in favor of LGBT workers rights

A Federal Appeals Court in New York ruled on Monday that anti-gay discrimination in the workplace is now considered illegal under the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This recent ruling was a major win for the LGBT community, which has routinely come under fire from the Trump administration since he took...

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 4:16pm

Danica Roem becomes Virginia's first transgender woman elected official

Virginia made history last night when Danica Roem became the first transgender woman to become an elected official. Democrat candidate Danica Roem, 33, defeated Republican Robert G. Marshall and was elected as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates in the state’s 13th District....

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 2:25pm

Rainbow flag flies high, proud and permanently near NYC's Stonewall Inn

Oct. 11 is an important day in LGBTQ history. Not only is it the 29th anniversary of National Coming Out Day, it’s also the 30th anniversary of the second March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, which had an estimated attendance of more than half a million people. Oct. 11, 2017...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 5:05am

Boston LGBTQ advocacy group reminds of importance of allies on National Coming Out Day

Coming out as LGBTQ can be intimidating, but it can also be an extremely powerful act, the Human Rights Campaign says. That’s why the HRC started National Coming Out Day 29 years ago. Today, LGBTQ youth are coming out to their family and friends at younger and younger ages, said Valerie...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 5:05am

Celebrate National Coming Out Day with pizzazz (and glitter and wine)

In a world where transgender soldiers are being told they are a burden and reproductive rights are at stake, celebrations like National Coming Out Day are more important than ever. Here is when and how to celebrate you and and support your loved ones. When is National Coming Out Day 2017?...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 8:51pm

LGBT rights thrown under the 'religious freedom' bus and Jeff Sessions is driving

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a broad decree which encourages agencies to do as much as possible for people who feel their religious beliefs are being violated. The new Trump administration policy does not name the LGBT community, but many see it as a direct hit against LGBT protections and...

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 4:13pm