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Rebels with a Cause: A Weekend in Providence, Rhode Island

By Matthew Wexler | Apr 30
With plenty of ups and downs, Providence has remained resilient, and most recently, seen a resurgence of small businesses and a flourishing LGBTQ scene.

Providence on Your Palate

By David Perry | Dec 6
Red or white, Providence offers clam chowder worth the trip alone, along with a robust culinary scene for any palate or budget.

Providence: Fun-Sized and Flaming

By David Perry | Oct 14
Looking for the perfect-sized getaway? Providence, Rhode Island is on fire - literally - offering culture and LGBT offerings without the maddening pace of some of its East Coast counterparts.

Providence: Mayor OK to Send Firemen to Gay Parade

By Michelle R. Smith | Sep 24
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 | Apr 7
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 | Dec 3
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

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

RI Catholic School Nixes Gay Marriage Prof’s Talk

Sep 25
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 | Sep 18
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 | Aug 21
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.

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