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

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

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 — 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

Q. What does being chosen as one of 40 Under 40 award winners mean to you?

A. It means a lot. There were 400 nominations across the country by people who know the nominees. I was nominated by one of our board members. It’s also a real vote of confidence for MassEquality.

Q. How did you arrive at MassEquality last year as executive director?

Jun 30, 2011

Advocates of transgender equality stepped up pressure on the Legislature for passage of a bill that would add “gender identity and expression” to Massachusetts' civil-rights laws, outlawing discrimination in employment, housing, education, credit, and access to public accommodations. The measure would also expand the state’s hate-crimes statutes to include transgender related offenses.

The latest push came on June 23, when a couple hundred activists gathered on Beacon Hill to lobby lawmakers directly for enactment of the bill, “An Act Relative to Transgender Equal Rights.”

Jun 28, 2011