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MassEquality Statement Condemning Anti-AAPI Racism and Violence

In the wake of the March 16 attacks that killed eight in Atlanta, GA, MassEquality stands in solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander community and condemns the rising tide of white supremacist hate and violence targeting them. The senseless, racist attacks terrorizing this community are sickening and inexcusable. MassEquality both recognizes and condemns…

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MassEquality Announces Move to Worcester, Focus on Statewide Action

WORCESTER – MassEquality, the leading statewide grassroots advocacy organization working toward lived equality for LGBTQ+ people in Massachusetts, has moved its headquarters to Worcester, MA. The new location reflects the organization’s commitment to make life better for LGBTQ+ people in every region of the Commonwealth. “As the second largest city in New England, in the…

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MassEquality Co-Hosts International Webinar Series on LGBTQ Issues

  MassEquality is excited to announce that we will be co-hosting a series of webinars on critical LGBTQ issues in partnership with the Québec Government Office in Boston and the Consulate General of Canada in Boston in the coming months.  From an international perspective, we will join forces with Canadian LGBTQ activists and share strategies…

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MassEquality Condemns Homophobia, Transphobia in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia

MASSACHUSETTS — 6 November 2020 — MassEquality stands strongly against the efforts to enshrine anti-LGBTQ discrimination in law in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia. We condemn Catholic Social Services’s attempt to justify what is tantamount to taxpayer-funded discrimination. CSS has claimed that they should receive a religious exemption from obeying Philadelphia’s requirement that agencies contracting…

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MassEquality Statement on President Trump’s Refusal to Condemn White Supremacy

President Donald Trump refused to condemn white supremacy during Tuesday’s Presidential Debate. In fact, the President told the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by” on national television. Gavin McInnes, the founder, and former chairman of the Proud Boys, understood the president’s request was a call to action against Antifa. Members of the Proud…

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Statement on Alex Morse Allegations

Over the past week, we have seen Alex Morse, a candidate for the CD1 Congressional seat, accused of sexual harassment and impropriety of college students. These allegations have been widely publicized and repeated as fact by the Massachusetts media and establishment, without substantiation or even anecdotal evidence of wrongdoing.  It has now come to light that these accusations were made…

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An Important Note to our Supporters and Friends

We at MassEquality are outraged and sickened by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade, some of the most recent black lives stolen by police violence.  As an organization committed to social justice more broadly and to uplifting all segments of the LGBTQ+ community in particular, MassEquality stands, today and always, with the…

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MassEquality Unites With Coalition of LGBTQ Organizations In Call for Racial Justice

Following the recent protests and concerted action against the epidemic of racial violence, MassEquality is proud join with other LGBTQ organizations in a call to action condemning racism. Along with seventy-five other LGBTQ groups, including the Human Rights Campaign, BAGLY, MTPC, and dozens of our fellow state Equality organizations, we have issued an open letter…

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MassEquality Stands with State LGBTQ Equality Groups Against Racial Violence

MassEquality, in its status as a state equality organization, joins with the Equality Federation and its other undersigned member organizations stand in solidarity with our partner OutFront Minnesota in condemning the senseless murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. George Floyd was murdered while he was handcuffed and other officers looked on…

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MassEquality Welcomes New Executive Director

BOSTON, Mass.—The Board of Directors of MassEquality is pleased to announce that Tanya Neslusan has accepted the position of executive director of the organization. Having left the corporate tech world to turn her full attention to her activist roots, Tanya joins MassEquality at a critical juncture. MassEquality is redirecting its focus from a primary emphasis…

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