Jenn Steinfeld, the Executive Director of the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island, discusses the future of feminism.
As transgender issues gain media attention, Rhode Island native and University of Rhode Island (URI) graduate Jessica Brand takes the topic to a more local and even deeper place.
Sarah Bernstein is Board Chair of Girls Rock! Rhode Island and Director of Operations at The Learning Community.
Even though we are besieged with public definitions of gender in the media, on billboards, and within our families and cultures, gender is deeply personal.
For many of us, the annual tradition of Gay Pride has been both a time of reflection on gay history and struggles and a celebration of important milestones and achievements.
In 1976, Billy Mencer Ackerly marched in Rhode Island’s first Gay Pride Parade. In 2015, we celebrate his 40th consecutive march.
by Cathy S. Cranston. SAGE-RI has received a small grant to partner with SAGE USA and other SAGE affiliates across the country on a campaign called Our Tomorrow. Our Tomorrow is an effort to engage LGBTQ people across the country in a conversation to shape the future of a bigger, bolder movement that leaves no […]
by Christion Battey for AIDS Project RI. For people who “transgress the binary [we] do not see [ourselves] as a man or woman.” At a recent HIV testing event at the Community College of Rhode Island’s Knight Campus in Warwick, I came across twenty-year-old Brandy, a student who identifies as genderqueer. Being from a different […]
by Jen Stevens. The 2014 Triple Crown title holders are an exceptionally engaged, visible, congenial, mutually supportive, and talented trio. All three fulfilled their duties to Pride and our community with grace and minimal drama—a feat for any “crowned one.” We took the time to reflect on their year in the spotlight. Options: What surprised […]
by The Lit Chick. Former Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank discovered the two things about himself at age fourteen that mattered most: that he wanted to be a politician and that he was gay. In his new memoir, Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage, he chronicles a life that has […]