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Massachusetts Senate Passes Bill to Add Third Gender Option to State IDs

For some, the stressful part of getting a driver’s license ends as soon as they manage to parallel park a vehicle. But for others, the […]

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Poll: Preserving the Transgender Protections Law Is No Sure Thing

Activists for transgender rights had a lot to celebrate in 2016 when they successfully fought for a bill that would shield the trans community from discrimination […]

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Photos from the 2018 Boston Pride Parade and Festival

Hundreds of rainbow-clad marchers assembled in Copley Square Saturday morning, hoisting banners and waving brightly colored flags as they prepared for the 48th annual Boston Pride […]

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Massachusetts Has the Second-Largest LGBT Population in the Nation

Boston Pride Week is right around the corner, and a sweeping report released Thursday shines a bright light on the size of and the challenges […]

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When Did Boston’s Gay Scene Get So Straight?

The city’s gay bars are disappearing, the singles action is now online, and married couples keep heading for the ’burbs. Is this the new status quo, or will the age of Trump spark a queer-culture comeback?

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A Transgender Woman is Suing the Massachusetts Department of Correction

A transgender woman is suing the Massachusetts Department of Correction after being assigned to an all-male prison and allegedly enduring harassment by her fellow inmates. […]

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Wellesley Welcomes Its First Trans Students

For most students settling into campus life this fall, their biggest hurdle involved cramming for the SATs. But for Ninotska Love, that path was a […]

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Where Is the LGBT Community in This Provincetown Promo Video?

It happened again: Someone made a marketing video about Massachusetts, and people are mad. If you’ve ever taken the ferry to Provincetown, or braved the […]

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The Anti-Transgender “Free Speech Bus” Came to Boston

The anti-transgender “Free Speech Bus” that’s been touring the Northeast made a stop in Boston Wednesday morning, and the welcome it received was less than hospitable. […]

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The Anti-Transgender “Free Speech Bus” Is in Boston

Update Thursday, March 30, 10:45 a.m.: The anti-transgender Free Speech Bus has arrived in Boston. It made an appearance this morning at City Hall at around 10:30 a.m., […]

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Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Is in Crisis Mode Over Gay Veterans’ Ouster

Update, Friday, March 10, 4:26 p.m.: After a barrage of backlash, the Allied War Veterans Council has reportedly changed its mind and will now permit the gay […]

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Gay Veterans Group Says It’s Been Denied Entry to Southie’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

New year, new drama over South Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade. OUTVETS, a local group for LGBTQ veterans, posted on its Facebook page Tuesday that the Allied War Veterans Council, […]

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Boston Is Not Having Trump’s New Transgender Student Policy

President Trump’s move to roll back protections for transgender students is not going over well in Boston. The move seeks to undo an Obama administration […]

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For Goodness’ Sake, Ed Markey, Please Stop Making Acronyms

Sen. Ed Markey has an exemplary record on LGBT rights. The Malden Democrat consistently scores a 100-percent rating from the Human Rights Campaign for his support […]

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Bruins’ Brad Marchand Says All the Right Things on LGBTQ Equality

Bruins winger Brad Marchand earned plaudits last month after he not only shut down a homophobic Twitter troll with gusto, but retweeted a screenshot of the […]