BOSTON, June 30, 2011— Statement by MassEquality Executive Director Kara Suffredini, Esq. on the Commission on Bullying Prevention’s recommendations to the Legislature for improving the Commonwealth’s anti-bullying law:

Jun 30, 2011

BOSTON, June 27, 2011— Statement by MassEquality Executive Director Kara Suffredini, Esq. on New York’s passage of marriage equality law:

“MassEquality welcomes New York to the growing roster of states that recognize the full marriage rights of same-sex couples. In less than one month, couples will be able to legally wed in New York. Some of these couples have waited decades for this moment, and we offer our most enthusiastic congratulations on their pending nuptials.

Jun 27, 2011

BOSTON, June 15, 2011—New Leaders Council, a national nonprofit that works to train and support the next generation of progressive political entrepreneurs, has named MassEquality Executive Director Kara S. Suffredini, Esq. a 2011 40 Under 40 Leader.

Once a year, New Leaders Council honors the most influential young leaders in America's progressive movement with the 40 Under 40 Leadership Awards. Last year's winners included leaders like Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY's List and Michael Brune, Executive Director of the Sierra Club.

Jun 15, 2011

BOSTON, JUNE 8, 2011 — Statement by MassEquality Executive Director Kara Suffredini, Esq. on the swearing in of Judge Barbara A. Lenk to the Supreme Judicial Court:

Jun 8, 2011

Thanks to your calls and emails, the Senate allotted $100,000 to the state GLBT Youth Commission, whose important work includes improving the climate for LGBT students by advocating for anti-LGBT bullying resources. This is $75,000 more than was included in the House budget.

Jun 6, 2011

Noting the statewide consensus for its passage and the growing trend at the state and federal level for enacting non-discrimination protections for transgender people, the Transgender Equal Rights Coalition is calling on the legislature’s Joint Committee on the Judiciary to report the bill favorably out of committee so that it may be debated and voted on by the full House and Senate.

Jun 3, 2011

BOSTON, May 25, 2011—Nevada Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law yesterday a measure banning employment discrimination based on gender identity and expression. Nevada is the 14th state to prohibit workplace discrimination against transgender people.

“We applaud Nevada for protecting all residents,” said Gunner Scott, executive director of the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition. “Everyone should have the same opportunities to work, and this bill will help Nevada residents who are transgender support themselves and their families.”

May 25, 2011

BOSTON, May 19, 2011—Statement by MassEquality Executive Director Kara Suffredini, Esq. on passage of civil union bill by Rhode Island House of Representatives:

May 19, 2011

A Festival of Fine Food, Wines and Cocktails With Special Guest Chef Tiffani Faison Saturday, August 27, 2011, beginning at 6:00 PM Provincetown Town Hall Auditorium

May 17, 2011

 BOSTON — A new research study released today by The Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy shows that employment discrimination against transgender residents of Massachusetts likely costs the state millions of dollars each year. These costs are the result of reduced income tax revenue, expenditures on public assistance programs, and other costs related to an increased need for public assistance programs.

May 11, 2011