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Maura Healey Sworn in as AG; MassEquality Congratulates Her

Maura Healey Sworn in as AG; MassEquality Congratulates Her

BOSTON, Mass.—More than 800 people attended the Attorney General’s inauguration on Wednesday at Boston’s Faneuil Hall. Maura Healey took the historic oath of office, which made her commonwealth’s 55th Attorney General. Administering the oath of office was Ralph D. Gants, the chief of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. The master of ceremonies was Mo Cowan, who served […]

Boston Gay Men's Chorus Makes History at Governor's Inaugural Celebration

Boston Gay Men’s Chorus Makes History at Governor’s Inaugural Celebration

BOSTON, Mass.―In an historic performance, the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus sang at the Inaugural Celebration of Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker at the Boston Convention Center January 8, 2015. The occasion marked the first time that a gay chorus has performed at a gubernatorial inauguration in New England. Before the chorus performed, Governor Baker, Lieutenant Governor […]

OUTVETS to Make History Marching in Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

OUTVETS to Make History Marching in Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

By: Clara Lefton/TRT Reporter—   BOSTON, Mass.—Last month, The South Boston Allied War Veterans Council (AWVC) voted 5-4 in favor of allowing an LGBT veterans organization to march in South Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This historic procession, first started in 1901, has had a long history of debating whether or not members of the […]

Family Equality Council to Host 20th Annual Family Week in 2015

Family Equality Council to Host 20th Annual Family Week in 2015

By: Lauren Walleser/TRT Assistant Editor— SOMERVILLE, Mass.—Family Equality Council (FEC)—a national organization that connects, supports, and represents the three million parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer in the U.S. today and their six million children—will present a workshop in Somerville in January entitled “Fostering Healthy Racial Identity Development in Trans-Racial Adoptive LGBTQ-Parented […]

Exclusive: Harvard University Seminar Series Explores LGBT Issues Post-Marriage Equality

Exclusive: Harvard University Seminar Series Explores LGBT Issues Post-Marriage Equality

By: Clara Lefton/TRT Reporter— CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Throughout the 2014-2015 academic year, Harvard University is hosting a seminar series called “After Marriage: The Future of LGBT Activism.” As many states continue to pass legislation in favor of marriage equality, this series looks at what the most important issues facing the LGBT movement are now, including discrimination and […]

Fenway Study: Transgender Youth at High Risk for Negative Mental Health Outcomes

Fenway Study: Transgender Youth at High Risk for Negative Mental Health Outcomes

Primary Care clinicians should routinely screen transgender youth for mental health concerns BOSTON, Mass.—Transgender youth have disparately negative mental health outcomes related to depression, anxiety, suicide ideation, suicide attempt, and self-harm without lethal intent compared to their non-transgender youth counterparts. The finding is detailed in a new study entitled Mental health of transgender youth in care […]

MassEquality Congratulates Senator Rosenberg on Being Sworn in as MA’s Senate President

MassEquality Congratulates Senator Rosenberg on Being Sworn in as MA’s Senate President

BOSTON, Mass.— Today, Senator Stan Rosenberg (D — Amherst) was sworn in as the 93rd Massachusetts Senate President. A true leader and advocate for the LGBTQ community in Massachusetts, Senator Rosenberg has supported a number of bills aimed at preventing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Carly Burton, interim co-executive director for MassEquality, […]

MassEquality Applauds Governor’s Signing of Homeless Youth Bill

MassEquality Applauds Governor’s Signing of Homeless Youth Bill

BOSTON, Mass.—Today, Governor Patrick signed into law the Unaccompanied Homeless Youth bill which defines who is an unaccompanied homeless youth and instructs the Executive Office of Health and Human Services to enter into contracts to provide housing and supports for these young people ages 24 and below. The bill also paves the way for implementing services […]