updated 01-05-2014

Transgender Equal Rights Coalition

MTPC leads a statewide coalition of partners to educate communities, legislators, and policy makers on issues facing transgender youth, adults, and our families, including anti-transgender discrimination and hate crimes.

Our coalition succeeded on November 16, 2011, in securing passage of the legislation, “An Act Relative to Transgender Equal Rights,” thanks to lead sponsors Representative Carl Sciortino & Byron Rushing, and Senators Ben Downing, and Sonia Chiang-Diaz. This new non-discrimination and hate crimes law sends a clear message that transgender people in our communities should be able to work, go to school, and live without fear. This legislation strengthens the Commonwealth’s commitment to all people, including transgender people, having equal protection under the law and the chance to contribute to our communities and economy.

The Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) and the Transgender Equal Rights Coalition (TERC) will continue to work towards passage of non-discrimination protections in public accommodations. We ask you to please become a TERC Partner and help us complete the protections for transgender people that have been extended to other marginalized groups.

Partners are listed on our website and in printed materials, and will also receive opportunities such as invitations to forums, educational sessions, and media exposure. Interested in becoming a partner?

Fill out our easy TERC Partner form

Transgender Equal Rights Coalition Partners

  1. ACLU of Massachusetts
  2. AIDS Action Committee of MA, Inc.
  3. AIDS Project Worcester, Inc.
  4. American Association of University Women
  5. Anti-Defamation League (ADL) NE Office
  6. AFSCME Local 1526
  7. Bay State Stonewall Democrats
  8. Bisexual Resource Center
  9. Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth (BAGLY)
  10. Boston City Council
  11. Boston Central Labor Council
  12. Boston Bisexual Women’s Network
  13. Boston Dyke March
  14. Boston Gay & Lesbian Adolescent Social Services (GLASS)
  15. Boston Pride Committee
  16. Boston University Law Students for Choice
  17. Brandeis Triskelion
  18. City of Boston Women’s Commission
  19. City of Cambridge Women’s Commission
  20. City of Cambridge GLBT Commission
  21. Coalition for Equality/BC Law School
  22. Community Church of Boston
  23. Cross Fit Fenway
  24. The Crossing at St. Paul’s Episcopal
  25. Dorrington & Saunders and Associates
  26. East Coast FTM Group
  27. Fair Housing Project of Greater Boston
  28. Family Equality Council
  29. Fenway Community Health
  30. First Presbyterian Church of Waltham
  31. Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, GLAD
  32. Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project
  33. The Gay and Lesbian Labor Activist Network (GALLAN)
  34. Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project
  35. Gay Officers Action League of New England
  36. Greater Boston PFLAG
  37. Gender Education & Media, Inc.
  38. GLSEN-Boston
  39. Greater Boston COLAGE Chapter
  40. Harvard BGLTSA
  41. Harvard College LGBT Political Coalition
  42. Harvard Gay & Lesbian Caucus
  43. Harvard University LGBT Faculty & Staff Group
  44. Hispanic Black Gay Coalition
  45. Human Rights Campaign
  46. The Imperial Court of Massachusetts
  47. Interfaith Coalition for Transgender Equality
  48. International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE)
  49. Jane Doe, Inc., The Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
  50. Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action (JALSA)
  51. Keshet
  52. Lambda Law Students Association of Boston College
  53. LBGT@MIT
  54. LBGT Aging Project
  55. League of Women Voters
  56. Liberation Health Group
  57. MA AFL-CIO
  58. MA Bar Association
  59. MA Commission on the Status of Women
  60. MA Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus
  61. MA Jobs with Justice
  62. MA LGBTQ Bar Association
  63. MA National Organization for Women (NOW)
  64. Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA)
  65. MA School Psychologists Association
  66. New England Leather Alliance
  67. MA Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
  68. MassEquality
  69. Multicultural AIDS Coalition
  70. National Association of Social Workers
  71. National Council of Jewish Women
  72. National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF)
  73. National Lawyers Guild, MA Chapter
  74. Northeastern University School of Law Queer Caucus
  75. Northshore Alliance of Gay & Lesbian Youth (NAGLY)
  76. Pride & Joy
  77. Project 10 GSA at Cambridge Rindge & Latin School
  78. Renewal House
  79. Sass Boston (South Asians Stepping in Solidarity)
  80. Second Gallery
  81. SEIU Local 509
  82. SEIU Local 615
  83. Sexual Minorities Archives
  84. Simmons Progressive Librarians Guild
  85. Somos Latinos LGBT Coalition
  86. SpeakOut
  87. Spontaneous Celebrations
  88. Tapestry Health, Inc
  89. The Network/La Red
  90. The Resource Center (at Harvard Yard)
  91. TransCampus Committee, Holyoke Community College
  92. TransVision
  93. TransCEND, Cambridge Cares About AIDS
  94. TRANS•LATE
  95. Trans Panthers Party – United MA Chapters
  96. UAW Local 2322
  97. Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
  98. UNITE HERE Local 26
  99. Victim Rights Law Center
  100. Women’s Bar Association
  101. Wellesley College SPECTRUM
  102. Young Democrats of Massachusetts
  103. LGBT Coalition of Western MA