Join Massachusetts Businesses for Freedom!
  • Policies protecting transgender people allow Massachusetts businesses to retain and attract top talent, improving the state’s business climate.
  • Inclusive policies make Massachusetts a more desired destination for travel and vacation, bolstering the state’s critical tourism industry.
  • When businesses and other public spaces are welcoming of all, personal consumption increases, as people feel more comfortable buying more goods and services.

The Massachusetts Businesses for Freedom Coalition

Discrimination isn’t just wrong—it’s bad for business too. That’s why Harvard Pilgrim, Google and Eastern Bank all support Freedom Massachusetts and our campaign to update Massachusetts’ public accommodation law to prohibit discrimination against transgender Bay Staters. Those businesses understand that when communities are welcoming places for everyone to live, work and raise families; businesses succeed as well.

It’s not just Harvard Pilgrim, Google and Eastern Bank that make fairness and equality for all a priority. In fact, businesses are usually on the leading edge of efforts to secure protections for LGBT people. So it’s no surprise that nearly 70 percent of the nation’s leading Fortune 500 companies have nondiscrimination policies in place that explicitly cover gender identity, according to the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index.

  • Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare Foundation
  • Google
  • Eastern Bank
"Ensuring people can experience protection in public accommodations is essential to addressing health care disparities. It's critically important that people be free from discrimination and harassment in health settings and other public accommodations having an effect on the access to health care and quality of life of transgender people in Massachusetts. Harvard Pilgrim is proud to support Freedom Massachusetts in making that a reality in Massachusetts." Karen Young, Vice President & Chief Inclusion Officer for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care "Google is proud to support Freedom Massachusetts because we aspire to be a company that reflects the globally diverse audience that our products serve, including the transgender community. We believe that in addition to hiring the best talent, the diversity of perspectives, ideas, and cultures leads to the creation of better products and services." Steve Vinter, Engineering Director and Site Lead for Google Cambridge "Eastern Bank has been a part of Massachusetts for nearly 200 years, and we know what it takes to make our communities strong and successful. We know that ensuring our communities are open and welcoming places for everyone is essential to that. When our communities are thriving, it lifts up businesses of all sizes – and that makes our state a stronger, better place to call home." Nancy Stager, Eastern Bank's Vice President of Talent Acquisition and Inclusion Director
Join Massachusetts Businesses for Freedom Today To sign your business up as a public supporter of legislation to provide explicit legal protections for transgender people in public spaces, fill out this form:

Massachusetts Businesses for Freedom Coalition Members

Big Businesses

  • Akamai Technologies
  • Arnold Worldwide
  • athenahealth
  • Atrius Health
  • Bain & Company
  • Barking Crab
  • Biogen
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Boston Celtics
  • Boston Bruins
  • BNY Mellon
  • Boston Red Sox
  • Cambridge Health Alliance
  • Cape Air
  • Carbonite
  • Cisco Systems
  • Delta Dental
  • Dimensional Insight
  • Barking Crab
  • Eastern Bank
  • EMC
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Hammond Real Estate
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Hill Holliday
  • Huron Consulting Group
  • Iron Mountain, Inc.
  • J.P. Licks, Inc.
  • John Hancock Financial
  • John Snow Inc.
  • Legal Sea Foods
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • LPL Financial
  • The New England Patriots
  • New England Revolution
  • PayPal
  • Planet Fitness
  • Ropes & Gray
  • Salesforce
  • Shields Health Care Group
  • State Street
  • TD Garden
  • Trillium Asset Management
  • Trip Advisor
  • Twitter
  • UMass Memorial Health Care
  • United Way of Massachusetts Bay
  • YWCA

Industry Associations, Professional Organizations and Government Entities

  • Massachusetts AFL-CIO
  • Boston Public Health Commission
  • City of Boston’s Office of Women’s Advancement
  • Greater Boston Business Council
  • Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
  • Massachusetts Hospital Association
  • Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Massachusetts Nurses Association
  • Massachusetts Parent Teacher Association
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Women’s Bar Association
  • Worcester Chamber of Commerce

Small Businesses

  • 4 Buyers Real Estate
  • 8 by design
  • Abedeon
  • Ashtanga Yoga Belmont
  • AtHome Veterinary
  • B.G. Events and Catering
  • Babies in Common
  • Ballroom in Boston
  • Bella Luna Restaurant and the Milky Way Lounge
  • Bradley & Diegel Salon
  • Broadway Market
  • Cambridge Common Restaurant
  • Carbonmind
  • Carol Goodman Complementary Health Services
  • Chameleon Tattoo
  • Christine F. Connelly, CPA
  • Christopher's Restaurant
  • Clozure Associates, LLC
  • Column Health
  • Dan Luker Carpentry
  • Dark Matter Chocolate Laboratory
  • Darwin's Ltd.
  • Digital-11
  • Every Body Pilates
  • Gonzalez & Associates
  • Fazenda Cafe
  • Ferris Wheels Bike Shop
  • Firecracker
  • Flour Bakery + Cafe
  • Fresh Copy
  • Fresh Hair
  • Hair by Christine & Co.
  • Hope Vanderwolk Interiors
  • Just Crust Pizzeria
  • Karen W Saakvitne, Ph.D.
  • Karla’s Hair Designs
  • Kauffman Crozier LLP
  • Law Office of Andrew Cowan
  • Leah C-S Photography
  • Learning Touch, LLC
  • Life Alive
  • Lucky Find
  • Machine/Ramrod
  • MaeBright Group
  • Mark’s Deli
  • Maryann Thompson Architects
  • Michael J. Wolfson, Esq.
  • Nomad
  • Ocean House Cafe + Surf Shop
  • OnSite Studios
  • Pandemonium Books & Games Inc.
  • Pecorino Fine Cheese & Wine Shop
  • Preble Electric
  • Pontikes Law LLC
  • Porter Square Books
  • Positive Images
  • Quad Bikes
  • Rebekah Brooks Jewelry
  • Rickenbacker Resources
  • Robyn Ochs Consulting
  • RocketBoard
  • Sage Inn & Lounge
  • Salt & Olive
  • Sleepy Dog Acupuncture
  • Spy Pond Partners, LLC
  • Sweet Cheeks Q
  • Swet Studio
  • Schoenhof's Foreign Books
  • TDM Photography
  • The Ashfield Lake House
  • The Chatty Press
  • The Tap
  • Tokai
  • Triple Canopy Consulting
  • TrueNorth Transit Group LLC
  • Ula Cafe
  • Vaiani & Clarke Salon
  • Valerie Bartolo Hair Removal
  • Veggie Galaxy
  • Vesuvius Pizza
  • West Side Lounge
  • Wistia
  • Wise & Jack, LLC
  • Wooden Kiwi Productions LLC
  • Work Shop Salon