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New England News
9:00 am
Sun January 25, 2015

National Gay Rights Group Gives High Marks To Massachusetts

A national gay rights organization gives Massachusetts high marks on a report card grading states on legislation affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

The Washington, D.C.-based Human Rights Campaign puts Massachusetts in its "Solidifying Equality" category. That's second-highest on a four-step index measuring states on their legislative success in stamping out workplace discrimination and other anti-LGBT bias.

Seven states and the District of Columbia are in the highest category, "Working Toward Innovative Equality."

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Commentary & Opinion
12:52 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Sean Philpott-Jones: (Golden) Global Change And LGBT Rights

I make it a tradition to watch televised awards shows like the Oscars, Emmys, and Grammys. This is not because I particularly care about the entertainment industry, but primarily because I enjoy providing a running commentary of snarky comments about the various nominee's clothes, styling and speeches on Facebook and other social media outlets.

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New England News
6:25 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

March And Program To Decry Violence Against Transgender Community

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Transgender Day of Remembrance is Thursday (Nov.20).  The national observance calls attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Genny Beemyn, director of The Stonewall Center, a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center at the UMass Amherst.

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The Roundtable
11:33 am
Wed November 19, 2014

'Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around' By Barbara Smith

  As an organizer, writer, publisher, scholar-activist, and elected official, Barbara Smith has played key roles in multiple social justice movements, including Civil Rights, feminism, lesbian and gay liberation, anti-racism, and Black feminism.

Her four decades of grassroots activism forged collaborations that introduced the idea that oppression must be fought on a variety of fronts simultaneously, including gender, race, class, and sexuality.

By combining hard-to-find historical documents with new unpublished interviews with fellow activists, her new book, Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around, uncovers the deep roots of today’s “identity politics” and “intersectionality” and serves as a primer for practicing solidarity and resistance.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue September 30, 2014

'This Is A Book For Parents Of Gay Kids' By Dannielle Owens-Reid And Kristin Russo

    

  National Coming Out Day is October 11th. There is a new guide for parents to help them answer questions when their son and/or daughter come out to them. We welcome the authors of the new: This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids.

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New England News
6:13 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

MA Gubernatorial Candidates Discuss LGBT Issues

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Eight Massachusetts gubernatorial candidates discussed LBGT issues during a forum in Boston Tuesday night.

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Health
6:10 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

March is LGBT Health Month

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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. 

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Politics
12:43 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

New York State Senator Hoylman Concerned About LGBT Violence In District, JCOPE

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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.

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WAMC News
3:40 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

LGBT Leader Burns Returns To Hamilton College

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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

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Gay and Lesbian Tourism Conference on 3/27

  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.

The first-ever gay and lesbian tourism conference for New York State will take place at The Locust Grove estate in Poughkeepsie, NY on March 27. The conference will involve tourism groups from all over the state.

Joining us to tell us more are Rich Volo of the Hudson Pride Foundation, Michele Vennard, President and CEO of the Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Stephan Hengst Co-Founder of Big Gay Hudson Valley.

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