lgbt en MA Gubernatorial Candidates Discuss LGBT Issues <p>Eight Massachusetts gubernatorial candidates discussed LBGT issues during a forum in Boston Tuesday night.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:13:34 +0000 Jim Levulis 86774 at MA Gubernatorial Candidates Discuss LGBT Issues March is LGBT Health Month <p></p><p></p><p>The Empire State Pride Agenda announced the launch of its fifth annual LGBT Health Month this week. The campaign is designed to bring awareness to the unique health needs of the LGBT community.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 23:10:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 85272 at March is LGBT Health Month New York State Senator Hoylman Concerned About LGBT Violence In District, JCOPE <p>This weekend, an openly gay man was shot to death after a confrontation in Greenwich Village Friday in what police commissioner Ray Kelly is calling a hate crime. According to New York state Senator Brad Hoylman of Manhattan, whose district includes Greenwich Village, the incident was at least the fifth instance of anti-gay violence in Manhattan this month. Mon, 20 May 2013 16:43:08 +0000 Ian Pickus 65111 at New York State Senator Hoylman Concerned About LGBT Violence In District, JCOPE LGBT Leader Burns Returns To Hamilton College <p></p><p>Forty years ago, Richard Burns was a high school senior, getting ready to begin college at Hamilton in the fall. Today, he is the executive director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center in New York City. This afternoon, Richard Burns returns to Hamilton to speak on “LGBTQ Rights, Past and Present” at the Red Room in the Kirner-Johnson building. He spoke to WAMC about what it was like 40 years ago to be gay and in college</p> Wed, 01 May 2013 19:40:00 +0000 Brian Shields 63618 at LGBT Leader Burns Returns To Hamilton College Gay and Lesbian Tourism Conference on 3/27 <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two years after marriage equality arrived in the Empire State, New York State is poised to make a bid for gay vacationers, especially those seeking to hold weddings in the Hudson Valley.</span></p><p>The first-ever gay and lesbian tourism conference for New York State will take place at <a href="">The Locust Grove</a> estate in Poughkeepsie, NY on March 27. The conference will involve tourism groups from all over the state.</p><p>Joining us to tell us more are Rich Volo of the <a href="">Hudson Pride Foundation</a>, Michele Vennard, President and CEO of the <a href="">Albany County Convention &amp; Visitors Bureau</a>, and Stephan Hengst Co-Founder of <a href="">Big Gay Hudson Valley</a>.</p><p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 60183 at Gay and Lesbian Tourism Conference on 3/27 "Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America" by Christopher Bram <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In his book, <em><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0446563137&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src=";l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0446563137" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>, novelist Christopher Bram chronicles the rise of gay consciousness in American writing. Beginning with a first wave of major gay literary figures -Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal, Truman Capote, Allen Ginsberg, and James Baldwin - he shows how they set the stage for new generations of gay writers to build on what they had begun.</p><p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 58521 at "Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America" by Christopher Bram Federal Judge Orders MA Department of Correction to Pay for Inmate's Sex Change <p>A Federal judge has ordered the Massachusetts Department of Correction to provide a sex change operation for a convicted murderer suffering from gender identity disorder. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 22:10:01 +0000 Lucas Willard 47316 at "Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution" <p>We speak with Linda Hirshman about her book,&nbsp;<em><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0061965502&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src=";l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0061965502" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em>. Tue, 03 Jul 2012 15:12:37 +0000 Joe Donahue 42482 at Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center's 8th Annual Pride March <p>The Eighth Annual Pride March and Festival sponsored by the <a href="">Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center</a> steps off on Sunday, June 3rd on Main Street in New Paltz. We learn more about it and the other work Hudson Valley LGBTQ does from Virginia Apuzzo (Founding President and Life Time Board Member) and Jan Whitman (Founding Board Member).</p> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 15:12:06 +0000 Joe Donahue 40261 at Zach Wahls - "My Two Moms" <p>We welcome Zach Wahls and speak with him about his book, <em><a href=";tag=wamcnortheast-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1592407137">My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src=";l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1592407137" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /> </em>.</p> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 20:56:43 +0000 Joe Donahue 37947 at Zach Wahls - "My Two Moms"