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Transgender Day of Remembrance’s Boston Origins

DID YOU KNOW that Transgender Day of Remembrance grew out of the Greater Boston’s LGBTQIA+ community’s shock at the 1998 murder of one of our own—34-year-old Rita Hester—combined with intense anger over Boston media’s callous reporting of her murder?  Rita was a singer who routinely performed at Jacques Cabaret and hung out at Bunratty’s, a… Continue reading Transgender Day of Remembrance’s Boston Origins

LGBTQIA+ Pride Banners!

This year, for the first time, Arlington proudly flew LGBTQIA+ Pride banners in the town center! They were up for the month of September. Next year, they’ll be displayed throughout the month of June. We want to offer our sincerest thanks to all those who generously donated to the LGBTQIA+ Rainbow Commission for the purchase… Continue reading LGBTQIA+ Pride Banners!

Do you have a story to tell? AnOther Suburbia wants to hear it.

AnOther Suburbia is an oral history and theater project documenting LGBTQ+ and marginalized experiences in American suburbs. They are currently seeking volunteers from the Greater Boston Area to share their stories with our team. AnOther Suburbia explores the diversity of race, sexuality, and gender expression in American suburbs and the unique experiences, identities, and communities… Continue reading Do you have a story to tell? AnOther Suburbia wants to hear it.

Statement on verbal attack and use of a homophobic slur against a town resident.

Dear Arlington friends and neighbors,  The Arlington LGBTQIA+ Rainbow Commission condemns the recent hateful verbal attack and use of a homophobic slur against a town resident. The verbal attack was captured on video and posted to the Arlington MA Current Residents group on Facebook on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. It took place on Massachusetts Avenue… Continue reading Statement on verbal attack and use of a homophobic slur against a town resident.

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