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By Antoinette Weil | Wednesday Mar 13, 2013
The first domestic violence-related homicide trial of a Western Massachusetts lesbian who killed her wife is piquing media interest, not just because it features a female murderer, but also because of the lack of knowledge of domestic violence among gays.
By Antoinette Weil | Wednesday Jan 23, 2013
Boston Alliance for Gay and Lesbian Youth (BAGLY), Mass Equality, and Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) have all been recognized as top local nonprofits by Philanthropedia.
By Jason St. Amand | Friday Jan 4, 2013
Although Barney Frank has only been out of Congress for a single day, he said he told Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick that he wants to be interim senator when Sen. John Kerry leaves to become secretary of state.
By Dan Meyer | Saturday Sep 22, 2012
When a Roman Catholic Church prevented a gay couple from purchasing a large mansion owned by an associate of the Diocese of Worcester, the men filed a lawsuit stating that the parties involved violated Massachusetts’ anti-discrimination laws.
By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Jun 20, 2012
The Boston Globe reported that former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney’s administration prevented an anti-bullying public school guide from being published in 2006 because it used the terms "bisexual" and "transgender."
By Sandy MacDonald | Thursday Jun 7, 2012
For years - decades! - I could see only one possible use for that dreary, boxy motel at the far eastern edge of Provincetown: the parking lot lent itself beautifully to last-minute wardrobe adjustments prior to pulling into town.
By Dan Meyer | Wednesday May 2, 2012
A new law that Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signed on April 26 will allow doctors to test patients for HIV once they receive their verbal consent. They previously needed written consent from their patients before they could conduct the screening.
By Michael K. Lavers | Wednesday Apr 25, 2012
National Stonewall Democrats honored retiring Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. The outspoken gay lawmaker stressed that efforts to ban anti-LGBT discrimination should happen legislatively.
By Michael K. Lavers | Monday Apr 23, 2012
Despite strong indications the electorate doesn’t want to institutionalize anti-gay policy, the GOP, as the presidential contenders showed us, believe an appeal to the party’s base means sometimes appealing to their basest instincts.
By Dan Meyer | Friday Apr 13, 2012
The Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition on Thursday presented House Speaker Robert DeLeo (D-Winthrop) with its Transgender Ally Award for his efforts in support of the commonwealth’s Transgender Rights Bill that passed last year.
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