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Is TrumpĀ® a Muzzle on Free Speech?

POLITICS | By Sue O'Connell | Sep 24, 2015

Mr. Trump is not the first candidate to have a name that is also a brand. But will Mr. Trump's legal team crackdown on Trump latex masks? Life-size cut-out stand-ups?

Problems Cited at Gordon College Working Group

NATIONAL | By Sue O'Connell | Feb 20, 2015

Jesse Steele, an openly gay Gordon College student, resigned from a working group that was formed last fall in response to criticism about the Christian college's anti-gay policies.

Botticelli Confirmed as Director of National Drug Control Policy

POLITICS | By Sue O'Connell | Feb 20, 2015

Last week the US Senate confirmed Michael Botticelli as the new Director of the White House Office of Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). Botticelli, who is openly gay, is also the first director who is a substance abuse survivor.

David Breen is now Judge Breen

NEWS | By Sue O'Connell | Jan 9, 2015

Openly gay community lawyer David Breen was sworn in as a judge by Governor Deval Patrick on Monday.

Boston Gay Men's Chorus To Perform At Baker Gubernatorial Inauguration

LOCAL | Jan 2, 2015

The Boston Gay Men's Chorus announced that it will perform at the Inaugural Celebration of Gov.-Elect Charlie Baker at the Boston Convention Center at 8:45pm on January 8, 2015.

MA Legislature Sends Homeless Youth Bill To Patrick

LOCAL | By Sue O'Connell | Jan 2, 2015

Massachusetts state legislature sent House Bill 4517 to Governor Deval Patrick for him to sign the bill into law. The bill provides housing and services for unaccompanied homeless youth.

Menino: Gay Boston's Tough Big Brother

POLITICS | By Sue O'Connell | Nov 6, 2014

To understand the relationship between Mayor Tom Menino and Boston's gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender communities, you need look no further than the the 1980 movie "My Bodyguard."

News Channel Outs Transit Cop's Racist, Homophobic Facebook Page

LOCAL | By Sue O'Connell | Oct 2, 2014

WCVB TV, Channel 5 reported on a Facebook page that contained language offensive to LGBT people, Jews, women and non-white people.

Openly and Pro Gay Candidates Run the Ticket

POLITICS | By Sue O'Connell | Sep 11, 2014

It may actually be that the low voter turnout combined with the openly gay, pro gay and female candidates (including those in the Governor's Council race) allowed the progressive voters to call the shots for once.

City Hall Plaza Ready for Pride

PRIDE | By Sue O’Connell | Jun 5, 2014

The structural safety of Boston’s City Hall Plaza has been in the news this week - the Boston Herald reported that "Weidlinger Associates stated that the structure could collapse at any moment a week before the concerts began."

Working Toward Parade Inclusion

LOCAL | By Sue O’Connell | Mar 20, 2014

Make no mistake - progress was made this year. The Allied War Veterans moved closer to allowing LGBT groups into the parade they organize, the traditional St. Patrick’s Day Parade in South Boston.

Touchdown: The NFL Saves Arizona From Itself

POLITICS | By Sue O’Connell | Feb 27, 2014

One can only imagine how difficult it must have been for Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer this week. Never one to embrace logic, she was presented with a bill that a logical person would simply reject.

City’s Image Crux of Crack Pipe Opposition

NATIONAL | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Feb 22, 2014

San Francisco Health Director Barbara Garcia is bowing to Mayor Ed Lee’s office as she opposes trying to cut transmission of HIV and other diseases by distributing crack pipes to drug users.

Tiffany Club Honors Eastern Bank

LOCAL | By Sue O’Connell | Jan 31, 2014

The Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation was honored on Jan. 23 with a "Community Leadership Award" from The Tiffany Club of New England.

Fritz transforms to "The Trophy Room"

BARS | By Sue O’Connell | Jan 9, 2014

On Sunday January 13, long-time South End and LGBT institution Fritz Bar will close for renovations. Fritz, at the corner of Berkeley and Chandler Street opened in 1983 just as the South End was becoming a neighborhood known for its large gay population.

Pro-LGBT Candidates Top the Tickets

POLITICS | By Sue O’Connell | Nov 7, 2013

GLBT (and pro-GLBT) candidates won in the Boston and Cambridge city elections Nov. 5.

The Other Election :: The At Large Race Filled with Personality

POLITICS | By Sue O’Connell | Oct 31, 2013

With the first non-Menino mayoral race in decades, it’s no surprise that the under-resourced local media and over-bombarded citizenry has not paid much attention to the the district and city-wide Boston city council races.

Pride’s Linda DeMarco, Rep. Kathi-Anne Reinstein Honored

LOCAL | By Sue O’Connell | Oct 24, 2013

The Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus (MWPC) honored Linda DeMarco, president of Boston Pride, and marriage equality advocate Representative Kathi-Anne Reinstein, Abigail Adams awards on Wednesday night.

Katherine Clark Tops Dem Ticket to Replace Ed Markey in House

POLITICS | By Sue O’Connell | Oct 17, 2013

Openly gay state Representative Carl Sciortino finished third in the race of six Democrats with 16.1 percent; State Senator Katherine M. Clark topped the ticket.

Castro Fair Marks 40 Years

LOCAL | By Matthew S. Bajko | Oct 5, 2013

It began four decades ago as a way to promote San Francisco’s new gay neighborhood in the Castro. Over the years it has maintained its community celebration roots but also evolved into a major fundraiser for local nonprofits.

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