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Catholic college accused of bias by nonbinary former DEI director for refusing to use their pronouns

The former director has filed a discrimination complaint, alleging harassment and other mistreatment based on sexual orientation and gender identity at Providence College.

FBI responds to spate of bomb threats against Planet Fitness after right-wing transphobic campaign

Chaya Raichik, the right-wing extremist behind the account, has been targeting the gym chain over its inclusive stance on transgender members.

71 Wet, Wild, and Wonderful Pics from Rhode Island Pride 2023

Not even a little rain was going to stop this Pride from happening.

Republican Lawmaker Asks Lesbian Colleague if She’s a Pedophile

Video captured the entire exchange, which the lawmaker now claims was a misunderstanding.

Gay Lawmaker David Cicilline Announces Resignation From Congress

Cicilline has served since 2011.

Two-Spirit Joy (and Pain) Examined in New Doc 'Being Thunder'

Sherente Mishitashin breaks the bounds of gender -- just as their ancestors did hundreds of years ago.

Man Arrested Over Allegedly Throwing Punches, Antigay Slurs at Gay Bar

Police say the alleged homophobic assailant was still inside the Dark Lady bar in Providence, Rhode Island when police arrived.

GOP Candidate Sought Russian Help to Unseat Gay Rep. David Cicilline

The Federal Election Commission said H. Russell Taub reached out to a Twitter account known to be used by Russian intelligence to help find him win the election.

The Triple 'Murder' of Eduardo Tirella, Gay Confidant of Doris Duke

In 1966, Eduardo Tirella was killed by his friend and employer, Doris Duke. Police ruled the incident an accident, but questions remain about what really happened and what the police really knew. 

Newport Museum Urged to Fix 'Big Lie' Exhibition on Gay Man's Death

The Newport Restoration Foundation's Rough Point Museum is accused of misrepresenting founder Doris Duke's killing of Eduardo Tirella.

The Buttigieg Campaign Says No to a Gay Bar's Stripper Pole

A Rhode Island campaign event was moved at the last minute, allegedly because of the pole.


Rhode Island Will Restore Benefits for LGBTQ Veterans

Gov. Gina Raimondo signed legislation into law on Friday.

Dolly Parton & Brandi Carlile's Tearjerking 'I Will Always Love You'

The legendary Parton joined Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shire, and Natalie Hembly for their premiere gig at the Newport Folk Festival. 

Baseball Team's LGBTQ Pride Night Featured Chick-fil-A, Sean Spicer

The Pawtucket Red Sox of Rhode Island delivered a swing and a miss on a night intended for Pride.

56 Pics of Rhode Island Showing off Its Pride

Good things come in small packages, but initial estimates have the crowds of more than 125,000+ people coming to “Live Your Truth,” as part of the theme for this year’s celebration.

Meet Rhode Island Pride's Best-Kept Secret

If you've ever been to Rhode Island Pride, you have Alexis Gorriaran to thank. 

Bishop Who Ignored Pedophilia: LGBTQ Pride Events 'Harm Children'

The Rhode Island bishop, who admitted turning his back on child sex abuse, claims Pride events are dangerous.

110 Photos of Rhode Island Pride Rooted In Tradition

In 1976, LGBT Rhode Islanders began to organize the first ever Pride Parade. 75 people marched.

Lesbian Firefighter Wins in Court After Having Brain Matter Flung at Her

Providence, R.I., firefighter Lori Franchina's colleagues spit on her, threw an injured person's blood and brain matter at her, and committed other shocking acts of harassment..

Elska Presents the Men of Providence (Photos)

Known for its inclusion of diverse men on its pages, this edition of Elska Magazine is perhaps the most diverse yet.