Leading sexual assault, domestic violence and women’s organizations across Massachusetts have affirmed their support for our state’s non-discrimination law ensuring explicit protections for transgender people in public places like restaurants, retail shops and doctors’ offices—as well as gender-segregated facilities like bathrooms and locker rooms.

These organizations want to make it clear: Ensuring these vital protections for transgender people does not diminish safety for sexual assault or domestic violence survivors. That’s why they worked hard to update Massachusetts’ existing non-discrimination law in 2016 to ensure transgender people are protected.

It’s already illegal to enter a restroom with the intent of harming or harassing someone. The protections secured under Massachusetts’ non-discrimination law are vital to protecting everyone—including transgender people in particular, who face a higher risk of harassment and assault.

That’s why these organizations are joining our coalition working to uphold Massachusetts’ law protecting transgender people from discrimination. Join them:

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  • American Association of University Women
  • Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence
  • Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
  • Boston Medical Center Domestic Violence Program
  • Boston GLOW
  • Casa Myrna Vazquez
  • Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery, a program of BIDMC
  • DOmestic Violence Ended (DOVE)
  • Economic Mobility Pathways (formerly Crittenton Women’s Union)
  • Elizabeth Freeman Center
  • Family and Community Resources, Inc.
  • Girls Inc.
  • HarborCOV
  • Jane Doe, Inc.
  • Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center
  • Jewish Family and Children’s Services
  • League of Women Voters of Massachusetts
  • LGBTQIA Domestic Violence Coalition
  • March Forward Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) – Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program
  • Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus, Inc.
  • MataHari Women’s Work Center
  • NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • National Organization for Women, Massachusetts Chapter
  • New England Learning Center for Women in Transition
  • New Hope Inc.
  • Newton Wellesley Hospital – Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program
  • Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund
  • REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, Inc.
  • Rosie’s Place
  • Saheli Inc.
  • Safe Passage, Inc.
  • The Center for Hope and Healing, Inc
  • The Second Step
  • Transition House, Inc.
  • Victim Rights Law Center, Massachusetts Chapter
  • Womanshelter/Companeras
  • Women Will Vote
  • Women’s Bar Association (WBA) of Massachusetts
  • Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom</li
  • Women’s Lunch Place
  • YWCA Boston
  • YWCA, Central Massachusetts
  • YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts

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