BOSTONThe Massachusetts Nonprofit Network has announced that MassEquality, the leading statewide LGBT advocacy organization based in Boston, has been selected as a finalist for the 2012 Nonprofit Excellence Awards. The Excellence Awards are given each year to outstanding nonprofit organizations and professionals in the Commonwealth as part of MNN’s Nonprofit Awareness Day, a statewide holiday recognizing the nonprofit sector in Massachusetts.

May 22, 2012

 BOSTON, May 21, 2012—Over the weekend, the Board of Directors of the NAACP, the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, voted to endorse marriage equality. MassEquality Executive Director Kara Suffredini issued the following statement in response:

“This is a critical and significant endorsement for the marriage equality movement. The NAACP is the oldest civil rights organization in the country and is a powerful leading voice for equality.

May 21, 2012


BOSTON, May 16, 2012—Tomorrow marks the eighth anniversary of the rights of same-sex couples to wed in Massachusetts. MassEquality Executive Director Kara Suffredini, Esq. issued the following statement on the eve of the anniversary:

May 16, 2012

 BOSTON, May 9, 2012—Yesterday, voters in North Carolina approved an amendment to the North Carolina state constitution prohibiting recognition of “domestic legal unions.” State law in North Carolina already prohibited marriages of same-sex couples.

MassEquality Executive Director Kara Suffredini, Esq. issued the following statement in response to the vote:

May 9, 2012


BOSTON, May 9, 2012—Today, during an interview with ABC News, President Barack Obama expressed his support for marriage equality for all Americans. His statement of support comes after three of his cabinet officials, including Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan have all expressed support for marriage equality recently.

May 9, 2012

Boston, May 7, 2012—MassEquality announces today that it is seeking volunteers and marchers to join the organization for Massachusetts Youth Pride May 19, 2012. Youth Pride, which celebrates the diversity of the state’s LGBTQ and allied youth, is a day-long festival that takes place from 11am-4pm on Boston Common.

May 7, 2012


May 2, 2012, Boston—Tomorrow, May 3, marks the second anniversary of the signing of the state’s bullying law. This law requires school districts to create bullying prevention plans and provide training on bullying prevention and intervention for all levels of school personnel.

May 2, 2012

 BOSTON, April 10, 2012—MassEquality announces today that it has named longtime LGBT advocate Wes Ritchie as its new Organizing Director. Ritchie is a former campaign organizer for MassEquality. As a student at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, he founded an organization to engage young people in the marriage equality movement, which eventually became part of MassEquality’s youth outreach program. He also has extensive experience working on campaigns, which will inform his electoral organizing work for MassEquality.

Apr 10, 2012