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Boston Mayor Pledges Support for Major New Initiative to Combat Bullying in Local School Districts; Partners with BULLY Filmmaker

Boston Mayor Pledges Support for Major New Initiative to Combat Bullying in Local School Districts; Partners with BULLY Filmmaker

New Partnership Between the US Conference of Mayors and the BULLY Project Engages Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to Make Boston’s Schools Safer and Effective for All LearnersBOSTON, Mass.—Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has signed onto a new partnership with The U.S. Conference of Mayors and The BULLY Project as part of a major national initiative to […]

29th Annual AIDS Walk for Life Looking for Walkers!

29th Annual AIDS Walk for Life Looking for Walkers!

Fight AIDS by walking for life this September! PROVIDENCE, RI—The 29th annual AIDS Walk for Life has been scheduled for Saturday, September 27, 2014 starting and ending on the Rhode Island State House lawn. On-site registration for the 2.5 mile walk begins at 9 a.m., with the kick-off at 10. Registration is also available on-line at www.aidsprojectri.org or www.firstgiving.com/aidswalkri. […]

MassEquality PAC Announces Next Round of Electoral Endorsements

MassEquality PAC Announces Next Round of Electoral Endorsements

BOSTON ─ July 22, 2014 ─ The MassEquality PAC has endorsed four more candidates this electoral season. In particular, the PAC will be endorsing in a county-wide race, a deviation from past endorsements, which have typically involved legislative or statewide offices.

MassEquality Executive Director Kara Coredini to Step Down December 31

MassEquality Executive Director Kara Coredini to Step Down December 31

BOSTON, Mass.—After more than four years as Executive Director, Kara Coredini will be leaving MassEquality at the end of this year. Her last day will be December 31, 2014. “For four years, I’ve had one of the greatest jobs in the Commonwealth. It’s been an honor to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our state’s diverse, strong and beautiful […]

Disproportionate Impact of Smoking on LGBT People

Disproportionate Impact of Smoking on LGBT People

By: Harvey Makadon, MD— As a primary care physician I routinely talk with patients about the hazards of smoking. But I must confess that I don’t think of it as something we need to teach clinicians a lot about. For example, I included the subject in a talk I was giving on LGBT health at […]

MassEquality Applauds President’s Executive Order Banning LGBTQ Employment Discrimination

MassEquality Applauds President’s Executive Order Banning LGBTQ Employment Discrimination

BOSTON, Mass.─This morning, President Obama signed two executive orders establishing nondiscrimination protections for federal employees and employees of federal contractors based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.  MassEquality Executive Director Kara Coredini made the following statement regarding the President’s orders:  “By now, it is well documented that LGBTQ Americans are highly under-employed and […]

 GLAD: Executive Order will Help New England's LGBT Federal Workers

GLAD: Executive Order will Help New England’s LGBT Federal Workers

Impact of White House Executive Order on LGBT Federal Workers and Contractors in New England; Statement by Gary Buseck, Interim Executive Director ofGay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders BOSTON, Mass.—Every day we hear about LGBT people who are not treated equally on the job. We agree with the President that workers should be judged only by […]

Fenway & MTPC Release Project VOICE Report on Transgender Discrimination

Fenway & MTPC Release Project VOICE Report on Transgender Discrimination

Report finds that transgender-related discrimination harms health BOSTON, Mass.—Nearly two-thirds of transgender Massachusetts residents have experienced discrimination in a public accommodation setting in the past 12 months and those experiencing this discrimination were nearly twice as likely to report adverse physical and mental health outcomes, according to a study released today by The Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) and The […]