Topics :: Rhode Island

RI Pride Celebrates 39th Anniversary

By Joe Siegel | Monday Jun 23, 2014
Rhode Island’s LGBT community held their 39th annual Pride celebration on June 21 in Providence, featuring sunny skies, lots of heat, and passionate performances from several local entertainers.

Get Your Game On at RI Youth Substance Abuse Training

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Apr 28, 2014
On May 2, the The Rhode Island HIV Prevention Coalition is sponsoring "Got UR Game On?," a one-day conference and training on improving communication with young people about sexual health and substance abuse issues.

Dining Out For Life Benefits AIDS Project Rhode Island

By EDGE | Tuesday Apr 15, 2014
Restaurants across Rhode Island will be participating in Dining Out for Life, Thursday, April 24, benefitting AIDS Project Rhode Island.

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.

House Majority Leader Elected Rhode Island Speaker

By Erika Niedowski and David Klepper | Wednesday Mar 26, 2014
Rhode Island’s House majority leader has been elected speaker in a lopsided vote days after the abrupt resignation of one of the state government’s most powerful figures.

Rhode Island Lawmakers Jockey to be House Speaker

By Erika Niedowski and Michelle R. Smith | Sunday Mar 23, 2014
Two legislators have emerged as candidates to replace RI’s first openly gay House Speaker Gordon Fox after he relinquished the House speakership following FBI raids on his home and office.

First Openly Gay RI House Speaker to Step Down After FBI Raids

By Erika Niedowski | Saturday Mar 22, 2014
Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox is resigning from his leadership post and will not run for re-election, he said Saturday, a day after federal and state authorities raided his Statehouse office and home.

State Police Raid Office Of Openly Gay R.I. House Speaker

Friday Mar 21, 2014
Law enforcement officials raided the office of House Speaker Gordon Fox on Friday as part of an investigation by the U.S. attorney’s office, the FBI, IRS and state police.

Rhode Island LGBT Community Honors Gov. Chafee

By Joe Siegel | Tuesday Nov 19, 2013
Governor Lincoln Chafee (D) was honored by Rhode Island’s LGBT community Thursday at the Rhode Island Pride Honors with the Pyramid of Pride Award.

Openly Gay Candidate Runs for RI Governor

By Joe Siegel | Wednesday Oct 30, 2013
Todd Giroux, who is openly gay and a Bristol resident, has announced he will seek the Democratic nomination for Governor of Rhode Island in 2014.