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a disturbing step backward if our state’s non-discrimination laws protecting transgender people from discrimination are repealed.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!

Join the Coalition

Public Officials

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Amherst Town Manager Paul Bockelman
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Arlington Select Board Chair Dan Dunn
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Arlington Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine
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Boston, Belmont & Watertown State Senator Will Brownsberger, 2nd Suffolk and Middlesex
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Boston & Cambridge Representative Jay Livingstone, 8th Suffolk
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Boston City Council Member District 3, Frank Baker
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Boston City Council President District 4, Andrea Campbell
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Boston City Council Member District 9, Mark Ciommo
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Boston City Council Member District 1, Lydia Edwards
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Boston City Council Member At-Large, Michael Flaherty
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Boston City Council Member District 2, Edward Flynn
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Boston City Council Member At-Large, Annissa Essaibi George
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Boston City Council Member District 7, Kim Janey
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Boston City Council Member District 5, Timothy McCarthy
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Boston City Council Member District 6, Matt O'Malley
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Boston City Council Member At-Large, Ayanna Pressley
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Boston City Council Member At-Large, Michelle Wu
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Boston City Council Member District 8, Josh Zakim
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Brookline Board of Selectmen Chair Neil Wishinsky
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Cambridge & Somerville Representative Mike Connolly, 26th Middlesex
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Cape & Islands Senator Julian Cyr
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Charlton Town Constable Jordan Evans
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Chelsea City Manager Thomas G. Ambrosino
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Everett & Chelsea State Senator Sal DiDomenico, Middlesex and Suffolk
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Holyoke Councilor Nelson Rafael Roman
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Leominster Representative Natalie Higgins, 4th Worcester
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Lexington State Senator Mike Barrett, 3rd Middlesex
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Melrose School Committee Member Lizbeth DeSelm
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Natick, Millis & Sherborn​ Representative David Linsky, 5th Middlesex
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Reading & Wakefield State Senator Jason Lewis, 5th Middlesex
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Somerville Representative Denise Provost, 27th Middlesex
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Somerville & Medford Representative Christine Barber, 34th Middlesex
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Somerville Alderman Ward 6, Lance Davis
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Swampscott Town Administrator Sean R. Fitzgerald
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Waltham City Councillor Kristine Mackin
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Waltham & Lincoln Representative Tom Stanley, 9th Middlesex
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Watertown & Cambridge Representative Jonathan Hecht, 29th Middlesex

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
  • Boston City Council
  • Lexington Board of Selectman
  • Melrose Board of Aldermen
  • Somerville Board of Aldermen

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