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UMass guard Derrick Gordon: Coming out made me a better basketball player

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Derrick Gordon
Gordon became the first openly gay player in men's Division I college basketball when he came out last year, and says it changed his life for the better in every way. ...

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EEOC ruling: Walmart discriminated against lesbian employee

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
A federal agency says Walmart discriminated against a lesbian employee who sought health coverage for her ailing wife and has ordered "a just resolution" for violating her civil rights. ...

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Lesbian couple gunned down by obsessed U.S. Coast Guard co-worker

Sunday, February 8, 2015
Lisa Trubnikova (left) was killed in Thursday's shooting in Bourne, Mass. Her spouse, Anna Trubnikova, was wounded and was hospitalized in stable condition.
A heavily armed Coast Guard member, allegedly obsessed for years with an attractive former co-worker, a lesbian who married another female co-worker, is charged with fatally wounding the woman and seriously injuring her spouse. ...

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USA’s first openly gay Attorney General eager to step into new role

Sunday, December 28, 2014
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey
Even before taking office, Maura Healey made news by becoming the nation's first openly gay elected attorney general, and says she's glad the barrier has been broken. ...

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Appeals court overturns ruling granting sex-change for convicted murderer

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Michelle Kosilek
Michelle Kosilek has waged a protracted legal battle for the surgery she says is needed to relieve the mental anguish caused by gender-identity disorder. ...

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First time in history: Gay veterans to march in Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Eric Bullen, of Westborough, Mass., left, holds an American flag as U.S. Army veteran Ian Ryan, of Dennis, Mass., front right, rolls up an OutVets banner after marching with a group representing LGBT military veterans in a Veterans Day parade in Boston on Nov. 11, 2014.
The South Boston Allied War Veterans Council, which has long resisted the inclusion of gay groups, voted Monday night to allow the group OutVets to march in the 2015 parade. ...

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Gay, transgender veterans march for the first time in Boston Veterans Day parade

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
BOSTON -- Massachusetts marked Veterans Day on Tuesday with commemorations around the state, including a parade in Boston in which gay and transgender veterans were allowed to march for the first time. OutVets, a recently-formed group representing LGBT military veterans, ...

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Gay veterans group to march in Boston parade for the first time

Monday, November 10, 2014
AP (File)
Boston's annual Veterans Day parade will include a group representing LGBT military veterans for the first time. OutVets, a recently-formed nonpartisan and nonpolitical group based in Boston, expects between 10 to 30 people to march Tuesday in matching polo shirts ...

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Maura Healey elected nation’s first openly gay Attorney General

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Maura Healey
BOSTON — Democrat Maura Healey has won the race for Massachusetts attorney general, topping Republican John Miller to become the nation’s first openly gay candidate elected to the top law enforcement job. ...

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Gay Republican Richard Tisei loses U.S. House bid in Massachusetts

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Richard Tisei
BOSTON — Democrat Seth Moulton has won the race for Massachusetts' 6th Congressional District, defeating openly gay Republican Richard Tisei. ...

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