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Montana Strikes Down Anti-Trans Ballot Measure

Politics
The LGBTQ rights community is celebrating the defeat of I-183, the proposed ballot measure that would have prevented transgender Montanans from using facilities consistent with their gender identity. ...
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Women Outdoor Adventure Leaders Hope to Inspire Young Girls to Be Strong, Confident

Vivian Black/Zoar Outdoor
Travel
Rachel Maestri Hailey, the 35-year-old canopy tour manager at Zoar, is in her third season there. She said not only is she a woman, but she is also Congolese and British, so she breaks all the stereotypes. ...
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Pop-Up ID Clinic for Transgender New Englanders Launches

National
Transgender individuals seeking to update their legal names and gender designations on federal and state documents can receive free legal representation through this program. ...
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Non-Birth Mother Wins Parental Rights in Massachusetts Parentage Case

Karen Partanen/The Salem News
National
Partanen and Gallagher mutually agreed to have children by means of assisted reproduction and then raised the children together. ...
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New England Professional Sports Teams Announce Support of Massachusetts Transgender Bill

Sports
The New England Patriots, New England Revolution, Boston Celtics, Boston Bruins, and TD Garden have announced their support of a bill that would protect transgender people in Massachusetts. ...
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Mass Votes Override Baker’s Veto in Support of Homeless Youth

Politics
The override was a bipartisan effort with the Legislature voting to restore the $2 million in youth homelessness funding. ...
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Public Accommodation Critical to Transgender Health, Study

Health
Currently, 18 states and the District of Columbia have gender identity nondiscrimination laws in employment, housing, public education, and business/credit. ...
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Pride Season in New England: The Biggest, Boldest & Best to Come

Worcester Pride Photo
Travel
After a winter for the record books, New England residents are preparing for Pride parades and festivals taking place around the area. ...
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INTERVIEW: Barney Frank Still Has All the Right Moves

Barney Frank
Top News Politics Local
Having been at the forefront of American politics for over five decades, there’s little that still surprises Frank…except the Tea Party. ...
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Gallup: Massachusetts, Maryland Most Democratic States

Top News Politics
Massachusetts and Maryland were the two most Democratic states in 2014, based on party affiliation; Utah and Wyoming were the most Republican. ...
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