updated 04-25-2016

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. Church of the Covenant, Boston
  27. East Coast FTM Group
  28. Fair Housing Project of Greater Boston
  29. Family Equality Council
  30. Fenway Community Health
  31. First Presbyterian Church of Waltham
  32. Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, GLAD
  33. Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project
  34. The Gay and Lesbian Labor Activist Network (GALLAN)
  35. Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project
  36. Gay Officers Action League of New England
  37. Greater Boston PFLAG
  38. Gender Education & Media, Inc.
  39. GLSEN-Boston
  40. Greater Boston COLAGE Chapter
  41. Harvard BGLTSA
  42. Harvard College LGBT Political Coalition
  43. Harvard Gender and Sexuality Caucus
  44. Harvard University LGBT Faculty & Staff Group
  45. Hispanic Black Gay Coalition
  46. Human Rights Campaign
  47. The Imperial Court of Massachusetts
  48. Interfaith Coalition for Transgender Equality
  49. International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE)
  50. Invisible No More
  51. Jane Doe, Inc., The Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
  52. Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action (JALSA)
  53. Keshet
  54. Lambda Law Students Association of Boston College
  55. LBGT@MIT
  56. LBGT Aging Project
  57. LGBT Coalition of Western MA
  58. League of Women Voters
  59. Liberation Health Group
  60. MA AFL-CIO
  61. MA Bar Association
  62. MA Commission on LGBTQ Youth
  63. MA Commission on the Status of Women
  64. MA Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus
  65. MA Jobs with Justice
  66. MA LGBTQ Bar Association
  67. MA National Organization for Women (NOW)
  68. MA School Psychologists Association
  69. New England Leather Alliance
  70. MA Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
  71. MassEquality
  72. Multicultural AIDS Coalition
  73. National Association of Social Workers
  74. National Council of Jewish Women
  75. National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF)
  76. National Lawyers Guild, MA Chapter
  77. Northeastern University School of Law Queer Caucus
  78. Northshore Alliance of Gay & Lesbian Youth (NAGLY)
  79. Pride & Joy
  80. Project 10 GSA at Cambridge Rindge & Latin School
  81. Renewal House
  82. Sass Boston (South Asians Stepping in Solidarity)
  83. Second Gallery
  84. SEIU Local 509
  85. SEIU Local 615
  86. Sexual Minorities Archives
  87. Simmons Progressive Librarians Guild
  88. Somos Latinos LGBT Coalition
  89. SpeakOut
  90. Spontaneous Celebrations
  91. Tapestry Health, Inc
  92. The Network/La Red
  93. The Resource Center (at Harvard Yard)
  94. TransCampus Committee, Holyoke Community College
  95. Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA)
  96. TransVision
  97. TransCEND, AIDS Action
  98. TRANS•LATE
  99. Trans Panthers Party – United MA Chapters
  100. UAW Local 2322
  101. Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
  102. UNITE HERE Local 26
  103. Victim Rights Law Center
  104. Women’s Bar Association
  105. Wellesley College SPECTRUM
  106. Young Democrats of Massachusetts