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CT Governor Signs Bill Modernizing Process to Change Gender on Birth Certificates

CT Governor Signs Bill Modernizing Process to Change Gender on Birth Certificates

GLAD Publishes Toolkit to Assist Transgender People Making Changes Last week, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed into law a bill that updates the state’s birth certificate procedures, enabling transgender people to change their birth certificates to the appropriate gender without having to undergo invasive and sometimes unnecessary surgical requirements. “This is a critically important advance […]

Decision Day: A Community Event on SCOTUS Decision

Decision Day: A Community Event on SCOTUS Decision

BOSTON, Mass.—Yesterday, hundreds of people gathered at a MassEquality and community event at the front steps of the Massachusetts State House to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court 5-4 decision that made marriage equality nationally a reality. Politicians, organization leaders, and dozens of attendees from the LGBTQ community and allies carried rainbow flags, brought their children, […]

Thousands to Celebrate the SCOTUS Decision on Marriage Equality

Thousands to Celebrate the SCOTUS Decision on Marriage Equality

BOSTON, Mass.—Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that marriage equality for same-sex couples is a constitutional right, thereby making marriage equality the law in every state in the country! More than 20 LGBTQ and allied organizations are hosting a community celebration on this historic day. Government officials and LGBTQ community leaders are slated to speak […]

Stonewall Transgender Woman Celebrates Marriage Equality Decision

Stonewall Transgender Woman Celebrates Marriage Equality Decision

By: Erica Kay-Webster— WEST BARNSTABLE, Mass—At The Stonewall Inn on June 28, 1969 we firmly stood our ground and refused to surrender to the injustices that we had lived with for so many years. That was the night that we said enough is enough. We fought back and the riots on the streets lasted for 3 […]

Joint Statement from the HBGC & the LCCREJ in Response to the SCOTUS Marriage Equality Decision

Joint Statement from the HBGC & the LCCREJ in Response to the SCOTUS Marriage Equality Decision

“The proof that one truly believes is in action.” ― Bayard Rustin BOSTON, Mass.—The Hispanic Black Gay Coalition and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice dream of a society where every person—regardless of race, color, creed, age, national origin, immigration status, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability—can live and love without fear of violence or discrimination. Today, […]

Fenway Health Celebrates SCOTUS Decision on National Marriage Equality

Fenway Health Celebrates SCOTUS Decision on National Marriage Equality

Studies Have Shown That Lesbian, Gay And Bisexual People Derive Positive Health Benefits From Same Sex Marriage “Today the U.S. Supreme Court said that same-sex couples and gay, lesbian and bisexual people are fully equal citizens of the United States,” said Stephen L. Boswell, MD, FACP, President & CEO of Fenway Health. “This is the […]

Fenway Health Commends Supreme Court For Upholding Federally-Run Insurance Exchanges

Fenway Health Commends Supreme Court For Upholding Federally-Run Insurance Exchanges

BOSTON, Mass.—Fenway Health commends the U.S. Supreme Court for ruling 6-3 in favor of federally-run insurance marketplaces. Because of a legal challenge to the federally-run insurance exchanges, some 6.5 million newly-insured Americans were at risk of losing their health insurance. Altogether 16.4 million Americans are newly insured through private insurance or Medicaid since the implementation […]

Key Businesses Support New Campaign to Secure Nondiscrimination Protections

Key Businesses Support New Campaign to Secure Nondiscrimination Protections

Freedom Massachusetts launches bipartisan campaign to win passage of public accommodations protections for transgender Bay Stater BOSTON, Mass.—Some of the region’s and nation’s biggest businesses are supporting a new campaign aimed at updating Massachusetts’ nondiscrimination law to include public accommodations protections for transgender residents and visitors. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Google and Eastern Bank are […]