We at MassEquality are outraged and sickened by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade, some of the most recent black lives stolen by police violence.  As an organization committed to social justice more broadly and to uplifting all segments of the LGBTQ+ community in particular, MassEquality stands, today and always, with the…

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MassEquality, in its status as a state equality organization, joins with the Equality Federation and its other undersigned member organizations stand in solidarity with our partner OutFront Minnesota in condemning the senseless murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. George Floyd was murdered while he was handcuffed and other officers looked on…

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BOSTON, Mass.—The Board of Directors of MassEquality is pleased to announce that Tanya Neslusan has accepted the position of executive director of the organization. Having left the corporate tech world to turn her full attention to her activist roots, Tanya joins MassEquality at a critical juncture. MassEquality is redirecting its focus from a primary emphasis…

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BOSTON – October 31, 2019 – In response to the toxic remarks made by Christopher Pohner, a candidate running for an at-large seat in next week’s Springfield City Council election, MassEquality released the following statement: “MassEquality condemns the vile transphobic, homophobic, and racist comments made by Springfield City Council candidate Christopher Pohner. No candidate who…

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Dear Friends of MassEquality, Since its founding, MassEquality has committed to ensuring that everyone across Massachusetts can thrive without discrimination and oppression based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. We are proud to have achieved numerous policy and electoral victories to this end. From marriage equality to the ban on gay conversion therapy…

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BOSTON – August 29, 2019 – A group known as Super Happy Fun America is planning a Straight Pride March at noon on Saturday, August 31, 2019, beginning in Boston’s Copley Square and ending at Boston City Hall Plaza. MassEquality’s Acting Executive Director, Robb Johnson, released the following statement: “MassEquality works to ensure that everyone…

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BOSTON – September 6, 2018– MassEquality PAC celebrates Tuesday’s primary wins by its endorsed candidates, including two openly LGBTQ people. The PAC’s winners include first-time contenders Jo Comerford, Mindy Domb, Tami Gouveia, Becca Rausch and Maria Robinson as well as incumbents Sen. Jason Lewis, Rep. Marjorie Decker and Rep. Liz Malia. MassEquality Executive Director Deborah Shields,…

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BOSTON – June 19, 2018 – Today, the MassEquality PAC announced its first round of endorsements for the 2018 legislative races. First-time candidates endorsed by MassEquality PAC include: Gretchen Van Ness (14th Suffolk) Sabrina Heisey (36th Middlesex) “Both of these candidates have been effective advocates and supporters of LGBTQ equality in their communities,” said MassEquality Executive Director Deborah…

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BOSTON – June 19, 2018 – Today, the MassEquality PAC announced its first round of endorsements for the 2018 legislative races. First-time candidates endorsed by MassEquality PAC include: Gretchen Van Ness (14th Suffolk) Sabrina Heisey (36th Middlesex) “Both of these candidates have been effective advocates and supporters of LGBTQ equality in their communities,” said MassEquality Executive Director Deborah…

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