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MassEquality Co-Hosts International Webinar Series on LGBTQ Issues

  MassEquality is excited to announce that we will be co-hosting a series of webinars on critical LGBTQ issues in partnership with the Québec Government Office in Boston and the Consulate General of Canada in Boston in the coming months.  From an international perspective, we will join forces with Canadian LGBTQ activists and share strategies…

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MassEquality Statement on President Trump’s Refusal to Condemn White Supremacy

President Donald Trump refused to condemn white supremacy during Tuesday’s Presidential Debate. In fact, the President told the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by” on national television. Gavin McInnes, the founder, and former chairman of the Proud Boys, understood the president’s request was a call to action against Antifa. Members of the Proud…

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Statement on Alex Morse Allegations

Over the past week, we have seen Alex Morse, a candidate for the CD1 Congressional seat, accused of sexual harassment and impropriety of college students. These allegations have been widely publicized and repeated as fact by the Massachusetts media and establishment, without substantiation or even anecdotal evidence of wrongdoing.  It has now come to light that these accusations were made…

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An Important Note to our Supporters and Friends

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 Unites With Coalition of LGBTQ Organizations In Call for Racial Justice

Following the recent protests and concerted action against the epidemic of racial violence, MassEquality is proud join with other LGBTQ organizations in a call to action condemning racism. Along with seventy-five other LGBTQ groups, including the Human Rights Campaign, BAGLY, MTPC, and dozens of our fellow state Equality organizations, we have issued an open letter…

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MassEquality Stands with State LGBTQ Equality Groups Against Racial Violence

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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MassEquality Welcomes New Executive Director

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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MassEquality Statement on the Toxic Comments of Candidate for Springfield City Council Christopher Pohner

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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A Letter to Our Membership

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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MassEquality Statement on the Straight Pride Parade

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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