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City Life

What’s a Summer without Provincetown?

My insatiable desire to spend summer weekends in Provincetown on a journalist’s budget is best explained by my long history of desperate sleeping accommodations. I’ve […]

City Life

Boston Pride’s Response to the Black Lives Matter Protests Is a Shame

“This is not a time to dance around anything. This is a time to make a statement.” Casey Dooley is clear and direct. She needs […]

Home & Property

Boston Welcomes New England’s First LGBTQ-Friendly Senior Housing Facility

Sixteen years after becoming the first state to legalize gay marriage, Massachusetts has become the first state in New England to develop a senior housing […]

Arts & Entertainment

Photos from the 2019 Boston Pride Parade and Festival

The 49th annual Boston Pride Parade was the largest in history, with hundreds of thousands turning out in rainbow attire to show their solidarity with […]

City Life

Massachusetts Votes Yes on Three, Defending Rights of Transgender Residents

Massachusetts voters firmly decided to keep a landmark piece of legislation designed to protect the rights of transgender residents in public accommodations. Ballot question three […]

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City Life

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 […]

City Life

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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Arts & Entertainment

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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City Life

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 […]

City Life

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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City Life

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. […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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. […]

Free Speech Bus
City Life

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., […]