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MassEquality Office CLOSED Friday 2/8

Feb 8, 2013

MassEquality's office will be closed on Friday, February 8, 2013, due to the blizzard. 

Statement on Appointment of State Sen. Stan Rosenberg as Senate Majority Leader

Feb 1, 2013

 

February 1, 2013—State Sen. Stan Rosenberg was named Senate Majority Leader by Senate President Therese Murray. The appointment makes Rosenberg the highest ranking out-LGBTQ elected official in the Massachusetts state legislature. MassEquality Executive Director Kara Suffredini offered the following statement in response:

Statement on Confirmation of Sen. John Kerry as US Secretary of State

Jan 29, 2013

 

January 29, 2013—Today, Sen. John Kerry was confirmed by the United States Senate to serve as US Secretary of State. MassEquality Executive Director Kara Suffredini offered the following statement in response:

Statement on President Obama’s Immigration Reform Proposal

Jan 29, 2013

 

January 29, 2013—Today, President Barack Obama announced his support for comprehensive immigration reform that would establish a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and make it possible for US citizens in same-sex, binational marriages to sponsor their spouse in the United States.

MassEquality Executive Director Kara Suffredini offered the following statement in response:

Tiffani Faison To Roll Burritos For MassEquality!

Jan 9, 2013

 

BOSTON, January 9, 2013 – Tiffani Faison, the chef-owner of Sweet Cheeks BBQ, will be at Anna’s Taqueria Jan. 29 rolling its signature West Coast-style burritos in support of MassEquality. The event will take place from 6 to 8 pm at Anna’s Taqueria, 446 Harvard St., Brookline. Proceeds from each $10 burrito will be donated to MassEquality. 

MassEquality named a leading high-impact local nonprofit by Philanthropedia

Jan 4, 2013

January 4, 2013—MassEquality announces today that it made Philanthropedia’s list of top nonprofits working locally to advance LGBTQ equality. Philanthropedia is a division of the leading nonprofit information provider GuideStar.

Philanthropedia compiled its list by surveying 110 experts working in the field of LGBTQ equality to identify organizations that were making the biggest impact on a local and national level.

Statement on Nomination of Sen. John Kerry as US Secretary of State

Dec 21, 2012

 

December 21, 2012—Today, President Barack Obama nominated United States Senator John Kerry (D-MA) to serve as his next Secretary of State. MassEquality Executive Director Kara Suffredini offered the following statement in response:

MassEquality Statement on US Supreme Court Decision To Hear Arguments in Two Cases Impacting Marriage Equality

Dec 7, 2012

BOSTON, December 7, 2012 —Today, the US Supreme Court announced that it would hear arguments in Windsor v. United States, which challenges Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which prohibits federal recognition of the marriages of same-sex couples. At President Barack Obama’s direction, the US Department of Justice is no longer defending DOMA. A Congressional panel led by House Speaker John Boehner has been defending the law in court.

LGBT Movement Gains Financial Strength

Dec 5, 2012

BOSTON, December 5, 2012 -- Following several years of declining revenue, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) social justice organizations experienced a 17% revenue increase from 2010 to 2011 according to a new report by the Movement Advancement Project (MAP). Organizations are reaping the benefits of improved efficiency during the belt-tightening years, and increased funding primarily fueled by an increase in individual donations, which helped secure historic victories in the 2012 election.