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:



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


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