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Providence: Mayor OK to Send Firemen to Gay Parade

By Michelle R. Smith | Wednesday Sep 24, 2014
Former Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci did not violate the rights of firefighters ordered to drive a fire truck in a 2001 gay pride parade, a lawyer for the city argued to the Rhode Island Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Clay Pell Carries on Family’s Political Dynasty

By Joe Siegel | Monday Apr 7, 2014
Clay Pell is one of the candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for Governor of Rhode Island. He talks to EDGE about his family’s legacy, including his grandfather Claiborne Pell and his aunt Julie Pell, a veteran LGBT rights activist.

Rhode Island Home to 1st Transgender High School Coach

By Joe Siegel | Tuesday Dec 3, 2013
Stephen Alexander has been coaching boys’ soccer at Ponaganset High School in Gloucester, R.I., for the past three years. But what separates Alexander from the average high school coach is that he identifies as transgender.

Youth Pride Inc. Recognizes Supporters of LGBT Youth

Monday Oct 28, 2013
The annual event honors youth & adults whose efforts have impacted the LGBT community.

HIV Activist Electrifies Rhode Island’s Walk for Life

By Joe Siegel | Monday Sep 30, 2013
Hundreds of participants gathered on the south lawn of the Rhode Island State House Saturday for AIDS Project Rhode Island’s 28th annual Walk for Life, an event that raises money for the agency’s programs and services.

RI Catholic School Nixes Gay Marriage Prof’s Talk

Wednesday Sep 25, 2013
Providence College, a Roman Catholic school, canceled a talk on gay marriage by a philosophy professor who has spoken and written extensively in favor of it, prompting concerns about academic freedom from some students and faculty members.

Boy George DJs in Boston & Providence on U.S. Tour

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Sep 18, 2013
Boy George is touring as a DJ over the next two months in the U.S. and Canada. Boston and Providence are coming up next weekend.

NecronomiCon Celebrates Horror in Providence

By Michelle R. Smith | Wednesday Aug 21, 2013
If you’ve enjoyed the works of Stephen King, seen the films "Alien" or "Prometheus," or heard about the fictional Arkham Asylum in Batman, thank H.P. Lovecraft. Fans are celebrating his work in Providence at "NecronomiCon" Aug 22-25.

From Art to Beaches: 5 Free Things to do in Rhode Island

By Michelle R. Smith | Friday Aug 2, 2013
You don’t have be a Vanderbilt to enjoy the Ocean State. Many of its most interesting spots don’t cost a thing.

Are Anti-Gay Hate Crimes on the Rise in Rhode Island?

By Joe Siegel | Wednesday Jun 5, 2013
According to reports, anti-gay attacks are on the rise around the country, with nine hate crimes occurring in Providence last year. A sobering statistic given the size of Rhode Island’s population.