Tag Archive | Massachusetts

US: LGBT+ candidates make gains in mid-term elections

US: LGBT+ candidates make gains in mid-term elections

More LGBT+ candidates won in the US midterm elections than ever before – and gender or sexual orientation was less of an issue than ever before, too, experts said. Six new gay legislators joined the US House of Representatives taking the total to seven; Jared Polis became the nation’s first openly-gay governor in Colorado, and […]

US: 21st Annual Lesbians & Friends Dance: A Party For Prevention

US: 21st Annual Lesbians & Friends Dance: A Party For Prevention

The October 2018 Lesbians & Friends Dance: A Party for Prevention is a benefit for Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC), Massachusetts’ leading breast cancer organisation, with the unique goal of breast cancer prevention. This event for the New England LGBTQ+ community will be held on Saturday, October 20, from 8:00pm-12:00am at the Holiday Inn Brookline, […]

US: Massachusetts Transgender Protections Will Face Repeal Vote 2018

US: Massachusetts Transgender Protections Will Face Repeal Vote 2018

Over the weekend, Massachusetts celebrated the one-year anniversary of the state extending non-discrimination protections to transgender residents. However, the celebration could be short-lived as the young law is already in danger of being stripped away at the ballot next year. In 2016, soon after the bill was passed in the state legislature with bipartisan super-majorities […]

Boston Professional Sports Teams Support Bill Against Trans Discrimination

Boston Professional Sports Teams Support Bill Against Trans Discrimination

Professional sports teams in Boston are supporting a bill which aims to end discrimination against transgenders. The Boston Globe has reported that teams such as Boston Celtics and the New England Patriots are supporting a bill which will ban transgender discrimination in public places. Freedom Massachusetts, an activist group who want to change the law […]

Freedom To Marry – Until We Could – Amazing Poem by Richard Blanco

Until We Could, a gorgeous new poem written by Madrid-born inaugural poet Richard Blanco, celebrates love and the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. The film is narrated by Golden Globe winning actress Robin Wright and actor Ben Foster Freedom To Marry commissioned Blanco, inaugural poet for Obama’s second inauguration, to write the poem to […]

Video: John Oliver Turns Nintendo Gay with Mass. Celebration of Equal Marriage

John Oliver celebrated 10 years of marriage equality in Massachusetts on the Last Week Tonight show on HBO recently, as well as showing up a recent controversy involving computer game giants Nintendo, by showing a sketch of some of Nintendo’s most famous characters getting hitched to one another! See what you think!

Boston Beer Company Pulls Support from Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Boston Beer Company Pulls Support from Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade

In a new development in the ongoing controversy surrounding LGBT groups and the St. Patrick’s Parades of both Boston and New York City, the Boston Beer Company has released a statement, announcing that it has cancelled its participation in the Boston parade in support of the LGBT community. The Boston Beer Company, which produces the […]