updated 02-25-2014

MTPC Newsletter Archive

February 25, 2014

  • Action Alert: Support Healthy Youth Bill Feb. 26
  • MTPC to hold first Community Advocate Program training Mar. 8-9
  • Lawyers for Trans Rights event set for Apr. 3

January 17, 2014

  • MTPC releases “Shelter for All Genders” best practices guide for homeless shelters, services, and programs
  • NCTE’s Mara Kiesling to speak at Emerson Jan. 23
  • Cat Magic: Trans Rights Meow MTPC fundraiser Feb. 8

December 13, 2013

  • Season’s Greetings!
  • Ways to get involved in MTPC in 2014

November 8, 2013

  • Trans Awareness Week, Nov. 11-17 
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance in Boston, Nov. 17
  • #MAtransbill Twitter campaign, through Nov. 22
  • Trans Advocate Peer Support Summit, Nov. 23

October 11, 2013

  • Come out in support of trans rights to mark 25th anniversary of Coming Out Day
  • Twitter campaign to support the Equal Access Bill
  • Transgender Activist Peer Support Summit
  • Trans Awareness Week, Nov. 11-17
  • New group for non-trans partners in relationships with trans-identified people

September 16, 2013

  • Come Support MTPC and Enjoy the Femme Show, Oct. 4 & 5
  • September is Suicide Prevention Month
  • MIT Covers Gender Confirmation Surgery for Employees & Dependents
  • U.S. Dept. of Health Needs Your Trans Health Care Discrimination Story
  • AFL-CIO Nondiscrimination Protections Now Cover Gender Identity & Gender Expression
  • Boston Bi Pride Day Sept. 27

August 14, 2013

  • A note from our new ED, Mason Dunn
  • Info from our Community Organizer
  • Punk show to help pay for puberty blockers for a Mass. youth
  • Party for The Network/La Red

August 2, 2013

  • Ban “Conversion Therapy” for Minors
  • Take the 20-minute MA Trans* Needs Assessment Survey
  • National Trans* News Roundup

July 24, 2013

  • MTPC announces new executive director, Mason Dunn

July 8, 2013

  • Equal Access Bill hearing July 9 — written testimony wanted
  • Trans* Youth and Parent Summit July 13
  • Community Advocate program

July 1, 2013

  • Equal Access Bill hearing July 9 — written testimony wanted
  • Share our public accommodations protections graphic
  • New Social Security Administration rules for gender marker change
  • Bills MTPC supports
  • Community Advocate program
  • Trans* Youth and Parent Summit

June 24, 2013

  • Voter information for US Senate special election June 25
  • Sharing Your Stories for Trans* Equality event in Lowell June 24
  • Parents of Trans* Kids: Sharing Your Story For Trans Equality event in Boston June 27

June 14, 2013

  • Trans* Youth and Parent Summit July 13
  • Boston Police’s New Guidelines for Interacting with Transgender Individuals
  • Volunteer and internship opportunities and the new MTPC Community Advocate program

June 7, 2013

  • Boston Dyke March and Pride
  • Trans* Youth and Parent Summit July 13
  • Center for Transgender Equality Lobby Day June 17 in DC

May 24, 2013

  • Volunteer and internship opportunities and the new MTPC Community Advocate program
  • Drag Divas Give Back event May 28
  • Interfaith meeting May 30
  • Springfield Pride May 30-June 4
  • Boston Dyke March and Pride June 7-8
  • LGBTQ Bar Association Event June 11
  • MTPC Executive Director applications due May 31

May 2, 2013

  • MTPC Seeks New Executive Director
  • Northampton Pride May 4
  • MTPC Volunteer Orientation May 9
  • Boston LGBT Film Festival May 2-14
  • Healthy Youth Bill Hearing May 14
  • The Network/La Red Event May 14
  • Student Non-Discrimination Act

April 23, 2013

  • Join Us to Fight Discrimination in Massachusetts Public Spaces!
    MTPC and LifeSkills present Creating Change Through Lived Experience April 23, 6-8 pm, Fenway Health
  • One Boston and Boston Strong
  • Survey about MTPC Newsletter

April 3, 2013

  • Fourth Annual Lawyers for Transgender Rights Event April 4: Carl Sciortino and Dylan Orr Award Recipients
  • Second Annual Massachusetts Transgender Faith Action Week April 8-15
  • Marsha Aizumi reads from Two Spirits, One Heart April 7
  • Creating Change Through Lived Experience April 23
  • Survey about MTPC Newsletter

March 22, 2013

  • Action Alert: Stand Up for Students at DESE Meeting in Malden 3/26
  • Lawyers for Trans Rights 4/4
  • Trans Faith Action Week 4/8-15
  • Survey about MTPC Newsletter

March 7, 2013

  • MTPC Welcomes Interim Director Jesse Begenyi
  • Save the Date: Lawyers for Trans Rights 4/4
  • Mass Equality Volunteer Nights for Equal Access Bill
  • Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics reading 3/8

February 26, 2013

  • MTPC Releases K-12 Education Best Practices
  • Survey about MTPC Newsletter
  • Gunner Scott’s Goodbye Party

February 8, 2013

  • Change of Leadership Announced
  • Gunner Scott’s Send-off Party 2/22

January 29, 2013

  • Call to Action: Trans Equal Access Bill Cosponsorship Deadline 2/1
  • MTPC’s ED, Gunner Scott, Named 35th Most-Influential Mass. Politics Tweeter
  • Creating Change Conference
  • BU Study: Transgender People and Mental Health

January 17, 2013

  • Action Day for Trans Equal Access 1/17 at State House
  • Participate in Action Day from Your Desk
  • Detailed Script You Can Use When Talking to Legislators
  • Equal Access Legislative Brief (House Docket 1172/Senate Docket 568)

December 21, 2012

  • MTPC Ranked #5 on the List of High-Impact Local LGBT Non-profits
  • Survey about Trans People Being Targeted for Screening at Airport by TSA
  • January 17 Action Day at the State House for Transgender Equal Access
  • January 12 MTPC Benefit Drag Show and Dance Party at Machine
  • Calendar listings

December 11, 2012

  • 2012 Year in Review
  • MTPC Goals for 2013

November 21, 2012

  • MTPC Meets with White House to Mark Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 9, 2012

  • Trans Awareness Week

November 6, 2012

  • Voter Info

October 18, 2012

  • Design Contest for New MTPC Logo
  • Spirit Day
  • Transcending Boundaries Conference

October 11, 2012

  • National Coming Out Day
  • Suggested Activities for Transgender Awareness Week, November 12-19

October 4, 2012

  • GLAD and MTPC Joint Statement on Commonwealth’s Appeal of Kosilek Decision
  • MTLA Closes Free Legal Clinic
  • Save the Date: Trans Awareness Week November 12-19
  • LGBT History Month
  • Calendar Listings

July 2012

  • The Transgender Equal Rights Law Goes Into Effect July 1, 2012
  • A Gender Discussion Group: By & For People of Color (sponsored by Kaleidoscope & MTPC) Is Now Monthly

June 13, 2012

  • Hispanic Black Gay Coalition’s Day of Action and Awareness
  • Kylar Broadus, first transgender person to testify in front of U.S. Senate
  • Public Hearings on the State of LGBT Youth

June 4, 2012

  • Last MTPC Annual Transgender Town Hall Meeting in Easthampton in conjunction with GLAD’s launch party for Transgender Family Law
  • Hispanic Black Gay Coalition’s Day of Action and Awareness
  • Trans Youth, Families & Allies to testify at public hearings on the State of LGBT Youth
  • Calendar listings

May 23, 2012

  • Second annual Drag Divas event featuring Boston’s legendary drag performers
  • MA Commission on GLBT youth hearing
  • LGBT Awareness & Action Day
  • New rules to address prison sexual assault, with regulations regarding LGBT & gender-nonconforming inmates

May 4, 2012

  • MTPC named a Boston Pride Grand Marshal
  • We have a “secret” with the Theater Offensive
  • Trans films at Boston LGBT Film Fest
  • Drag Divas are giving back … to MTPC!

April 25, 2012

  • EEOC victory
  • Federal agency to spotlight transgender health

April 4, 2012

  • Vote for MTPC for Boston Pride Grand Marshal
  • Drag Divas give back
  • NE Transgender Film Fest

March 5, 2012

  • MTPC 2012 community survey
  • MTPC town hall meetings schedule
  • Gender discussion group for POC
  • Lawyers for Trans Rights Keynote: House Speaker DeLeo

February 14, 2012

  • “Have a Heart: Help End Unaccompanied Youth Homelessness” call-in day to House Ways & Means on Valentine’s Day!
  • Launch party & MTPC fundraiser for I AM: Trans People Speak COMMUNITY

February 6, 2012

  • MTPC teams up with Salem State University researchers for transgender mental health access study
  • Launch party & MTPC fundraiser for I AM: Trans People Speak COMMUNITY
  • New video of Trans Rights Bill signing

February 1, 2012

  • Launch party & MTPC fundraiser for I AM: Trans People Speak COMMUNITY
  • MTPC applauds HUD in ending housing discrimination against LGBT Americans
  • Calendar listings

January 11, 2012

  • Photo open call! I AM: Trans People Speak COMMUNITY
  • Signing with Gov. Deval Patrick & celebration for the Transgender Rights Bill
  • Info on First Event Conference and MTPC’s workshop – Know Your Rights/The State of Trans Civil Rights
  • Transsexuals from Space film premiere

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