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Today, the Boston Globe reported that the Chelsea Collaborative, a social justice organization that works to end oppression for all members of the greater Chelsea community, has returned $40,000 in funding from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development because the Collaborative could not get clarity about whether or not it would be permitted to organize on behalf of LGBT people who had been discriminated against.

Aug 2, 2012

 BOSTON, July 9, 2012—State lawmakers included a measure creating a commission to study the issue of unaccompanied homeless youth in the Commonwealth in the Fiscal Year 2013 budget, and Gov. Deval Patrick approved the creation of the Commission by signing the FY 2013 budget into law on Sunday, July 8. This Commission will have the authority to make recommendations for programs and services to support homeless youth and MassEquality will have a seat on the Commission. MassEquality Executive Director Kara Suffredini, Esq. issued the following statement in response:

Jul 9, 2012

 

On July 1, 2012, the Transgender Equal Rights Act will take effect. For the first time in the Commonwealth’s history, transgender residents will be included in the Commonwealth’s statutes, prohibiting the unfair and unjust discrimination they have faced for far too long. Massachusetts will join 15 other states and the District of Columbia in extending critical protections to transgender residents in employment, housing, education, credit, and hate crimes.

Jun 29, 2012

 

Today, the US Supreme Court upheld President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

Jun 28, 2012

 BOSTON June 25, 2012—Today, the United States Supreme Court struck down three key provisions of a 2010 Arizona immigration law: allowing police to arrest immigrants without a warrant if there was a belief that they had committed an offense that warranted deportation; making it illegal for immigrants to be found without registration papers; and preventing immigrants who are not authorized to work legally in the United States from seeking employment.

Jun 25, 2012

 MassEquality announces today that The Third Annual Taste of Provincetown will take place Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 6pm at Provincetown Town Hall, 260 Commercial Street. Attendees will enjoy gourmet hors d’oeuvres, les amuse-bouches, and fine wines and cocktails contributed by some of Cape Cod’s most highly-rated restaurants and celebrity chefs. Individual tickets are $125.

Jun 12, 2012

BOSTON, June 11, 2012—Today, MassEquality congratulates MotherWoman, the Amherst-based mothers’ advocacy group for winning the 2012 Mass Nonprofit Excellence Award in Advocacy for its work supporting passage of the Postpartum Depressionl Legislation of 2010.

Jun 11, 2012

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