In a city where people still experience racism and homophobia on a daily basis, young queer people of color are seeking spaces where they can party without fear of prejudice – but those spaces are increasingly rare.
By Morgan Lloyd Ronel Remy was once a tenant in Boston. Not anymore. He was evicted six times from apartments around the city, each time landing further outside Boston proper. From Somerville to Dorchester, then to Hyde Park and Roslindale, […]
Born out of an era where more female jazz musicians are speaking out about injustice and sexism in the industry, the Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice provides jazz education in a female-driven environment.
The following is a Q&A with the new managing director.
In the echoing main hall of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul on Sunday, Myles S. Golden, a black gender-nonconforming trans-femme poet, stood up to perform. Although Golden is a decorated poet, it was their first time performing for an […]
Around 50 people gathered in a large meeting room at Massachusetts General Hospital on the afternoon of Friday, April 13. Among them were four groups of innovators looking to win a $10,000 grand prize from CAMtech, the Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies based at the hospital. After two months of preparation, all four teams shared the same goals: curb the gun violence epidemic and improve the lives of survivors.
By Yasmina Khasoggi They moved fast. In the middle of the night, under the moonlit sky with only their smartphone flashlights and hundreds of posters in their hands, they combed the Northeastern University campus. A team of activists were launching […]
By Tiffany Montagne Tensions were running high at the Tobin Community Center in Mission Hill. As residents heard yet another development proposal, eye-rolls and skeptical expressions filled the room. Whispers were drowned out by clashing honks from rush hour traffic on […]
With one year of federal grant funding left, advocates for trafficked children are worried about the future of protective services.
By Paxtyn Merten Darrin Howell had worked in office and administrative jobs since he was 16. But after he was arrested and sent to jail at 21, he could no longer get those same jobs because he had a criminal […]
By Audrey Cooney Massachusetts Senate Democrats have introduced a package of new bills on criminal justice reform, one of their most ambitious legislative pushes ever on this issue in the state. The proposed bills, advocates and Democratic lawmakers argue, would help […]