The May issue of Options Magazine has been released! We sat down for an interview with Stephen Hartley and give you the scoop on Kitty Litter! We also meet the face of the future at the Providence Public Library, Jack Martin. Our calendar of events is the best resource in the area for event listings. Also, […]
Living Under the Gay Umbrella-Letter to the Editor By: Jen Hug What would you say is the adjective we most utilize as the LGBTQ community to describe ourselves? I’ll tell you—it’s “gay”. As words go, it’s a nice one, and great to use while trying to fundraise or gain votes. For marketing purposes it’s succinct and […]
A new study reports that gay teens face less bullying after they leave high school, proving that the sentiment behind the It Gets Better campaign is more than just a slogan. BY ON TOP MAGAZINE STAFF-ontopmag.com Columnist and gay rights activist Dan Savage co-founded the It Gets Better project. Through videos posted online, adults promise bullied […]
The differences between Girls Scouts and Boy Scouts run deep on LGBT acceptance. BY TRUDY RING AND LAUREN JOW-Advocate.com 1) NATIONAL POLICY ON GAYS AND LESBIANS Girl Scouts: The Girl Scouts of the USA’s LGBT-inclusive policies have drawn the ire of right-wing groups. “Girl Scouts of the USA and its local councils and troops value diversity […]
Dear friend, A new volunteer showed up here at Options recently, telling us that her therapist had given her a copy of the publication. She was struggling with coming out later in life, and found everything she needed within our pages, including a fun new place to give back to her newfound community. We get letters from incarcerated […]
It’s that time of year when the volunteers and workers at The Salvation Army start ringing bells in front of their red kettles, soliciting donations. If you happen to see a Salvation Army kettle this holiday season, here’s a few reasons you should probably give your money to a more worthwhile charity instead: The Salvation […]
By: Jessica Cinquegrana As we celebrate 30 years in print, each issue we reflect back upon some of the major events that took pace in the Rhode Island LGBT community. Options Newsmagazine has lead the charge is covering LGBT news for 30 years, and still to this day brings information that no other news source […]
After closing its doors on Richmond Street, one of Rhode Island’s hottest gay bars will re-open tomorrow at its new location 15 Elbow Street. Stay tuned and check back here soon for more information on the grand opening festivities!
The November issue is hot off the press and being distributed around the state as we speak! If you don’t subscribe (you really should though, it’s free), and can’t wait to go pick up a copy from your favorite coffee shop or bar, check it out online here! As always, thank you for your continued […]
Add a Twibbon to your Facebook & Twitter profile today and show your support for LGBT youth! Visit http://twibbon.com/Support/SpiritDay for an easy way to change your photo. Use GLAAD’s #SpiritDay tool and after you turn your profile pictures purple, spread the word by posting to Twitter and Facebook!