In 2011, the Massachusetts Transgender Equal Rights Coalition (MATERC) successfully advocated for a bill that provided legal protections to transgender and gender non-conforming people in the areas of credit/lending, housing, employment, and public education. Despite this victory, we still need to ensure that all people, regardless of their gender identity or expression, can live without fear of discrimination. In Massachusetts, there are no explicit legal protections protecting transgender people in places of public accommodations, or the areas that we visit when we are not at work, home, or school. These places include medical facilities, public transportation, restaurants, and more.

Freedom Massachusetts, a new bi-partisan initiative that comprises elected officials, faith organizations, businesses, and community groups, is working hard to ensure that transgender people are provided with explicit legal protections in all public spaces. Visit the Freedom Massachusetts website at http://www.freedommassachusetts.org/ to plug into the campaign and to find out more about the Lobby Day on September 17th.

This Is Why We Do It:

From an email from one of our members:

I just wanted to thank you, Lauren, Kat, Tim, Bethany, Sissy (& anyone else I have left off) for your parts in planning today.


I was surprised at well they received us.

I honestly don’t think it could have gone any better.

It was very empowering to be able to tell my story & be heard.

Even if they go ahead with the proposed legislation at least I will have used my voice to advocate for better situations for students & teachers all over the state.

Looking forward to the next Lobby Day!”

Kony 2012

Hello, My name is Samuel Cerwinske. I reside in the 1st Congressional District of Minnesota. I am currently in the act of speaking with a member of Resolve, Rep. Timothy Walz, and Gov. Timothy Pawlenty for setting up a lobby for April 20th, 2012 in Mankato Minnesota. If you are not familiar with the Lobby Day set up by Resolve, at 2am you will meet up with the lobby leader at a selected destination and put up stickers and posters like the photo above to get the attention of those who don’t know who Joseph Kony is. 

I am making this post in hope that you will be reading this, live in the area, and want to join me in the battle against Kony. Look me up on Facebook or Twitter to get more information on when and where this will be. And please, let your friends and family know who this terrible man is. 


Keep rebloging and sharing. Everyone needs to know him.


Today the Rev. Anita C. Hill, ReconcilingWorks Regional Director, joined forces with other MN clergy and attendedOutFront Minnesota’s Lobby Day advocating for the Safe Schools Bill. 

Pastors, students, teachers, and parents visited their legislators, told their stories, and talked with them about why we need safe schools, a higher minimum wage and more welcoming communities statewide.

At noon the Minnesota AIDS Project and OutFront Minnesota hosted the “Creating a Safe & Healthy Future” Rally in the Rotunda at the Capitol.

Take Action! To make Minnesota a better place for youth today, sign the petition (https://outfront.wufoo.com/forms/i-support-comprehensive-safe-schools-legislation/) to Minnesota legislators urging them to pass the Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act.

Learn more about the bill: https://outfront.org/safeschools/bill

For free “allies against bullying” congregational curriculum visit: http://www.reconcilingworks.org/antibullying


Are you coming to the lobby day on May 29th? Join us.


What’s up with all of these anon questions all of a sudden?

Anyways, I’m in a very good mood today. I am honored to have been elected Alpha Gamma Sigma President today as well as President for the Political Club. I am also going to Sacramento for Lobby Day/ March in March this weekend (all expenses covered by AFT).           :)
This school semester is going to be killer! 

equality ohio

hey loves.

if you live in columbus (or i guess just ohio) equality ohio has two events coming up:

Their Lobby day (may 18th) and their C.A.U.S.E. conference (april 1-3) for 18-24 year old lgbtq individuals.

they’re also still accepting proposals, so if you want to present do it do it (i guess the cut off is march 12th)