Topics :: Rhode Island

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.

RI Bishop Switches Parties Over Gay Rights, Abortion

Wednesday Aug 14, 2013
The Roman Catholic bishop of Providence says he has become a registered Republican.

Lennie Watts Brings Award-Winning Cabaret to Ocean St. Theatre

By EDGE | Tuesday Aug 6, 2013
Ocean State Theatre Company in Warwick, is pleased to present the Multi Award-winning cabaret performer and OSTC fan favorite, Lennie Watts, in his unny, yet poignant show, Bloody Bloody Lennie Watts for one performance only on Friday, Au