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On Feb 17, 2011 Carly Burton, MassEquality's Director of Public Policy & Political Affairs, testified on the recently enacted Massachusetts anti-bullying legislation. 

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Feb 22, 2011

Massachusetts Becomes 21st State Offering Employment Non-Discrimination Protection For Transgender State Workers

Feb 17, 2011

BOSTON, February 2, 2011—MassEquality’s annual signature fundraiser, The Red Party, will be held Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 7 p.m. at The Estate, One Boylston Place (The Alley), Boston. Proceeds from the event will be used to fund MassEquality’s work to end anti-LGBT bullying in schools.

 

Feb 7, 2011

Longtime policy advocate Carly Burton will run political and policy program, and Equality California veteran Chris Riley will direct MassEquality field work

BOSTON, January 26, 2011 —MassEquality announces today that it has named longtime advocates Carly Burton and Chris Riley as its new Director of Public Policy and Political Affairs and Field Director, respectively.

Jan 26, 2011

Sara and Cathy WhitmanDecember 22, 2010—Longtime ally Cathy Whitman died Tuesday, December 21 after a long battle with cancer. Cathy supported MassEquality’s work as a major donor, and as the beloved sister of Sara Whitman, chair of the MassEquality.org Board of Directors.

Dec 22, 2010

Today’s vote by the U.S. Senate to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ is an historic victory for LGBT equality, and it would not have happened without you.

Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown was a key vote for repeal. Since March, you signed 2,262 postcards urging Sen. Brown to vote for repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and we delivered them to Sen. Brown during visits to his Boston office.

You wrote 110 handwritten letters to Sen. Brown urging him to support repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and we got them to his office.

Dec 18, 2010

Thanks in no small part to your work, U.S. Sen. Scott Brown announced today that he will support the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

Since March, you signed 2,262 postcards urging Sen. Brown to vote for repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and we delivered them to Sen. Brown during visits to his Boston office.

You wrote 110 handwritten letters to Sen. Brown urging him to support repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and we mailed them to his office.

Dec 3, 2010

BOSTON, DECEMBER 3, 2010 — Statement by MassEquality Executive Director Kara Suffredini, Esq. on U.S. Sen. Scott Brown’s announcement today to vote to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” 

Dec 3, 2010

 

This post-election period is bittersweet. Nationally, voters exorcised their economic angst on a lot of pro-LGBT pols. But here in Massachusetts, we retained an overwhelming majority of pro-LGBT lawmakers in the State House. And we reelected the most pro-LGBT Governor in history. As a result, Massachusetts is poised to do even more to protect the rights of LGBT citizens from cradle to grave.

Nov 3, 2010