Transgender Rights Policy Initiative

mayor walsh raising the transgender flag over Boston

On July 8, 2016, Massachusetts passed an anti-discrimination law that gives transgender people the right to use public restrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identities, regardless of their sex at birth. That law is now in danger of being overturned. We will not move backward.

Our Activist Fellow will spend a year working with Freedom for All Massachusetts, a broad-based bipartisan coalition with the goal of updating Massachusetts’ longstanding civil rights laws to include nondiscrimination protections for transgender people in public places such as restaurants, hotels, and hospitals.

The goal of the Freedom for All Massachusetts campaign in 2017 is to continue building the Commonwealth’s familiarity with transgender people and to continue growing support for fair and equal treatment. Full transgender equality is the law in Massachusetts now. When presented in 2018 with the question of whether to continue to treat transgender people as equal members of the Commonwealth, voters will vote yes.