Not long ago I volunteered to help the director of a New England nonprofit get media coverage and, we hoped, more funding, for his organization that helps transgendered youth.

What the public responds to first and foremost, I said, are personal stories. But he told me that reporters wouldn’t be able to interview the kids.

Fair enough. So I asked if he would tell his own story about transitioning from female to male, getting booted from a job because of it, and starting this organization to help other gender-questioning youth feel more empowered.

Aug 9, 2011

The openly lesbian "Top Chef" finalist talks with Bay Windows about her new Fenway restaurant, the It Gets Better Project, and her favorite summertime food.

Aug 3, 2011

Boston, MA--Star Chef Tiffani Faison will design and host Taste of Provincetown’s first QuickFire Challenge at this year’s Taste of Provincetown. The Taste of Provincetown, MassEquality’s annual elegant evening affair will also feature three hours of fabulous hors d’oeuvres, les amuse-bouches, fine wines and cocktails contributed by some of Cape Cod’s most highly-rated restaurants and celebrity chefs.

This year, the gala will take place at Provincetown’s Town Hall Auditorium [260 Commercial Street] on Saturday, August 27.

Jul 26, 2011

Sarvis: We celebrate this day, but the fight for LGB equality in America’s military marches forward

Jul 22, 2011

A Conservative Christian group formed last year is looking to play a bigger role in the race for GOP presidential primary. Iowa-based The Family Leader issued a pledge asking candidates to fill what includes stance on 14 policy positions. Among these is the controversial demand that they enforce the federal Defence of Marriage Act and support a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.

Jul 18, 2011

(NECN: Scot Yount) - A new radio ad has sparked a controversial debate about a Massachusetts bill that would increase rights for transgender citizens.


Jul 14, 2011

On July 7, the Northampton City Council unanimously passed a resolution in support of the Transgender Equal Rights Bill that called for the legislature to act quickly to pass this important legislation. The Transgender Equal Rights Coalition applauds the Council’s action and encourages the legislature to follow the council’s leadership and pass the bill this year.

Jul 12, 2011

NORTHAMPTON – They are a minority within a minority, but the transgender community won another battle in a long war last Thursday when the City Council voted unanimously to support state legislation affirming transgender rights.

Jul 12, 2011

NORTHAMPTON — Urging the state to follow the city’s lead, the Northampton City Council unanimously approved a resolution supporting a bill in the Legislature that would provide equal rights for transgender people.

Northampton enacted a local nondiscrimination ordinance to that effect in 2005, and the resolution backed by councilors Thursday urges state lawmakers to do the same.

Jul 8, 2011

Editor’s Note: In June, New Leaders Council named their “40 Under 40” — a group exemplifying “the spirit of political entrepreneurship.” Below is a guest post from Kara Suffredini, one of those recently selected who were kind enough to share some of their wisdom with Care2. You can meet Kara in Boston July 20th. More posts will be shared over the coming days — so stay tuned!

BY KARA SUFFREDINI, Executive Director of MassEquality

Jul 7, 2011