Voices of Massachusetts

Discrimination is wrong—period. That’s why a growing chorus of Bay Staters are speaking out in support of protecting transgender people from discrimination in the places we all are when we’re not at home, work or school. Transgender people and their families are joining with Democrats, Republicans, leading businesses and faith leaders to make the case that discrimination has no place in Massachusetts. Read their stories below.

Department of Corrections Sergeant Calls for #TransLawMA to Be Protected Sarah Stowe • Plymouth
Mother of a Transgender Daughter Calls for Non-Discrimination in Massachusetts Jeanne Talbot • Graton
“Every day, I live my life in fear. I’m scared.” Brandon Adams • Framingham, MA
“The law would have provided the direction our leadership needed.” Michelle H. • Westborough, MA
“A conservative community can elect me, but I can legally be denied service” Jackie Ryan • Sturbridge
“No one should have to live in fear” Janice Josephine Carney • Beverly
“Countless ways in which people are made in God’s image” Rabbi Victor Reinstein • Jamaica Plain
“We’re not asking for anything special” Kaden Mohamed • Allston
“As parents, it’s our job to ensure our kids’ health and happiness” Joe & Mimi Lemay • Boston
“Supporting my country and protecting my community” Alishia Ouelette • Peabody