Public officials from both sides of the aisle know we must uphold Massachusetts’ law that protects transgender people from discrimination, because discrimination has no place in our Commonwealth.

Now, our Commonwealth’s most iconic government entities, from libraries to city commissions, are joining them. All want to uphold fairness for our transgender neighbors, family and friends at the ballot this November.

Public Officials & Government Organizations Have A History of Support

Massachusetts has a long history of progress in securing LGBT equality. It would be a disturbing step backward if our state’s non-discrimination laws protecting transgender people from discrimination are repealed. As a result, our communities will be less safe and welcoming.

This law lets all Massachusetts residents—including those who are transgender—live their lives free from discrimination. Our public organizations know we should treat all hardworking people, including transgender people, fairly and equally. So we updated the laws of our state in 2016, with the support of many public officials and organizations, to reflect that.

What Can My Organization Do?

Our coalition of local public officials and government organizations committed to upholding the law at the ballot box in November 2018 is growing rapidly. If you are an elected official or represent a government entity, sign up to join us today!


Local Officials

Amherst Town Manager Paul Bockelman
Arlington Select Board Chair Dan Dunn
Arlington Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine
Arlington State Representative Sean Garballey
Arlington, Billerica, Burlington, Lexington & Woburn State Senator Cindy Friedman
Bedford State Representative Ken Gordon
Beverly City Councilor-At-Large Julie Flowers
Bolton, Hudson, Maynard, and Stow State Senator Kate Hogan
Boston, Belmont & Watertown State Senator Will Brownsberger, 2nd Suffolk and Middlesex
Boston & Cambridge Representative Jay Livingstone, 8th Suffolk
Boston City Council Member District 3, Frank Baker
Boston City Council President District 4, Andrea Campbell
Boston City Council Member District 9, Mark Ciommo
Boston City Council Member District 1, Lydia Edwards
Boston City Council Member At-Large, Michael Flaherty
Boston City Council Member District 2, Edward Flynn
Boston City Council Member At-Large, Annissa Essaibi George
Boston City Council Member District 7, Kim Janey
Boston City Council Member District 5, Timothy McCarthy
Boston City Council Member District 6, Matt O’Malley
Boston City Council Member At-Large, Ayanna Pressley
Boston City Council Member At-Large, Michelle Wu
Boston City Council Member District 8, Josh Zakim
Brookline Select Board Chair Neil Wishinsky
Brookline Library Trustee Michael Burstein
Cambridge & Somerville Representative Mike Connolly, 26th Middlesex
Cambridge Vice Mayor Jan Devereux
Cambridge City Councillor Quinton Zondervan
Canton Board of Selectman Chairman Mark Porter
Canton Selectman Kevin Feeney
Cape & Islands Senator Julian Cyr
Charlton Town Constable Jordan Evans
Chelsea City Manager Thomas G. Ambrosino
Dracut School Committee Member Sabrina Heisey
Easthampton Precinct 3 City Councilor Thomas Peake
Easthampton City Councilor At-Large Owen Zaret
Everett & Chelsea State Senator Sal DiDomenico, Middlesex and Suffolk
Hampden State Representative Aaron Vega
Holliston State Representative Carolyn Dykema
Holyoke Councilor Nelson Rafael Roman
Leominster Representative Natalie Higgins, 4th Worcester
Lexington State Senator Mike Barrett, 3rd Middlesex
Ludlow School Committee Member Jake Oliveira
Melrose Alderman-At-Large Manisha Bewtra
Melrose School Committee Member Lizbeth DeSelm
Natick, Millis & Sherborn Representative David Linsky, 5th Middlesex
Needham Selectman Dan Matthews
Needham Selectman Marianne Cooley
Newton City Councilor Amy Sangiolo (former)
Newton State Representative Ruth Balser
North Attleboro Selectman Patrick Reynolds
Northampton City Councilor Alisa Klein
Northampton City Councilor Gina-Louise Sciarra
Pittsfield Human Rights Commission Chairman Drew Herzig
Reading & Wakefield State Senator Jason Lewis, 5th Middlesex
Somerville Representative Denise Provost, 27th Middlesex
Somerville Alderman Ward 6, Lance Davis
Somerville School Committee Member Laura Pitone
Somerville & Medford Representative Christine Barber, 34th Middlesex
Stoneham & Winchester State Representative Michael Day, 31st Middlesex
Swampscott Town Administrator Sean R. Fitzgerald
Wakefield Town Councilor Mehreen Butt
Wakefield Town Councilor Ann McGonigle Santos
Wakefield Town Councilor Ann Santos
Wakefield Town Councilor Julie Smith-Galvin
Waltham City Councillor Kristine Mackin
Waltham & Lincoln Representative Tom Stanley, 9th Middlesex
Watertown & Cambridge Representative Jonathan Hecht, 29th Middlesex
Wellesley Library Trustee Ana-Mara Lanza
Wellesley Natural Resources Commission Vice-Chair Raina McManus
Wellesley School Committee Member Linda Chow
Wellesley Selectman Jack Morgan
Westford Selectman Elizabeth Almeida
Westford Selectman Tom Clay
Westford School Committee Member Megan Eckroth
Westford School Committee Member Gloria Miller
Westford School Committee Vice-Chair Chris Sanders
Winthrop School Committee Chair Valentino Capobianco
Worcester City Councillor-At-Large Khrystian E. King
Worcester Human Rights Commission Member Jayna Turchek

Government Organizations

Ashfield Board of Health
Arlington Human Rights Commission
Arlington LGBTQIA+ Rainbow Commission
Boston Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement
Boston Public Health Commission
Boston Public Library
Cambridge LGBTQ+ Commission
Needham Human Rights Committee
Wakefield Human Rights Commission

Municipal Governments

  • Arlington Select Board
  • Beverly City Council
  • Beverly School Board
  • Boston City Council
  • Cambridge City Council
  • Canton School Committee
  • Charlton Board of Selectman
  • Easthampton City Council
  • Lexington Board of Selectman
  • Melrose Board of Aldermen
  • Melrose School Board
  • Newton City Council
  • Norton School Committee
  • Quincy City Council
  • Reading Select Board
  • Salem City Council
  • Salem School Committee
  • Somerville Board of Aldermen
  • Westford School Committee
  • Winthrop School Committ
  • Worcester City Council

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