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New Director Announced for LGBTQ Youth Commission Posted on Jul 17

New Director Announced for LGBTQ Youth Commission

The Commission announced Corey Prachniak-Rincón as its new Director, starting Monday, July 17. “The Commission is proud to welcome a strong leader with extensive knowledge of LGBTQ issues and a diverse set of advocacy and service experience at the local, state, and federal levels,” said Commission   …Continue Reading New Director Announced for LGBTQ Youth Commission

In Memory of Commissioner Chester Posted on Jun 27

In Memory of Commissioner Chester

We are immensely saddened by the news of Commissioner Chester’s passing. Commissioner Chester has been a fearless champion on behalf of LGBTQ students. In the face of fear and bias, Commissioner Chester stood firm in advocating for the right of all students to a safe   …Continue Reading In Memory of Commissioner Chester

LGBTQ Youth Commission FY2018 Policy Recommendations Released for 25th Anniversary Posted on Jun 20

LGBTQ Youth Commission FY2018 Policy Recommendations Released for 25th Anniversary

The Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth is pleased to release our Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) Policy Recommendations to nearly 20 state agencies. In June 1992, almost exactly 25 years ago, Governor William Weld swore in the first members of what was then the Governor’s Commission   …Continue Reading LGBTQ Youth Commission FY2018 Policy Recommendations Released for 25th Anniversary

The Pulse Shooting: Remembrance & Solidarity One Year Later Posted on Jun 12

The Pulse Shooting: Remembrance & Solidarity One Year Later

  As we celebrate the resiliency of the LGBTQ community this Pride month, the Commission stands in solidarity with LGBTQ and Latinx communities across the country in remembering the 49 victims of the heartbreaking massacre at Pulse one year ago today. The Commission recognizes the   …Continue Reading The Pulse Shooting: Remembrance & Solidarity One Year Later

40 to None Day: Addressing LGBTQ Youth Homelessness Posted on Apr 26

40 to None Day: Addressing LGBTQ Youth Homelessness

  The Commission joins young people, providers, researchers, and policymakers around the country to participate in 40 to None Day – a national day to raise public awareness about LGBTQ youth homelessness and ways to make a difference. While the state has made progress for   …Continue Reading 40 to None Day: Addressing LGBTQ Youth Homelessness

Standing Up for Trans Students Posted on Feb 22

Standing Up for Trans Students

  On Wednesday, February 22, the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Justice rescinded federal guidelines outlining how educators should ensure nondiscrimination for transgender students in compliance with Title IX, the federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in public schools. The Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ   …Continue Reading Standing Up for Trans Students

Martha’s Vineyard Listening Session Posted on Jan 11

Martha’s Vineyard Listening Session

The Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth is pleased to partner with the Island Wide Youth Collaborative to host our first listening session of 2017 in Martha’s Vineyard. Join us to discuss progress for LGBTQ youth communities and remaining gaps, learn about the Commission’s work with   …Continue Reading Martha’s Vineyard Listening Session

Communications Fellowship Opportunity Posted on Sep 27

Communications Fellowship Opportunity

Next year, the Commission is celebrating 25 years of a Commission on LGBTQ youth existing in Massachusetts. We are seeking a motivated Fellow to organize historical records and support communications and planning around this upcoming anniversary. This is an ideal opportunity for individuals interested in   …Continue Reading Communications Fellowship Opportunity

Calling New Members! Posted on Jun 9

Calling New Members!

The Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth is an independent agency established to recommend policies, programs, and resources for LGBTQ youth to thrive. The Commission’s work is driven by 50 members – including youth, providers, educators, policymakers, researchers, and community members. We asked one of our   …Continue Reading Calling New Members!