updated 08-30-2014

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. Invisible No More
  50. Jane Doe, Inc., The Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
  51. Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action (JALSA)
  52. Keshet
  53. Lambda Law Students Association of Boston College
  54. LBGT@MIT
  55. LBGT Aging Project
  56. League of Women Voters
  57. Liberation Health Group
  58. MA AFL-CIO
  59. MA Bar Association
  60. MA Commission on the Status of Women
  61. MA Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus
  62. MA Jobs with Justice
  63. MA LGBTQ Bar Association
  64. MA National Organization for Women (NOW)
  65. Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA)
  66. MA School Psychologists Association
  67. New England Leather Alliance
  68. MA Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
  69. MassEquality
  70. Multicultural AIDS Coalition
  71. National Association of Social Workers
  72. National Council of Jewish Women
  73. National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF)
  74. National Lawyers Guild, MA Chapter
  75. Northeastern University School of Law Queer Caucus
  76. Northshore Alliance of Gay & Lesbian Youth (NAGLY)
  77. Pride & Joy
  78. Project 10 GSA at Cambridge Rindge & Latin School
  79. Renewal House
  80. Sass Boston (South Asians Stepping in Solidarity)
  81. Second Gallery
  82. SEIU Local 509
  83. SEIU Local 615
  84. Sexual Minorities Archives
  85. Simmons Progressive Librarians Guild
  86. Somos Latinos LGBT Coalition
  87. SpeakOut
  88. Spontaneous Celebrations
  89. Tapestry Health, Inc
  90. The Network/La Red
  91. The Resource Center (at Harvard Yard)
  92. TransCampus Committee, Holyoke Community College
  93. TransVision
  94. TransCEND, Cambridge Cares About AIDS
  95. TRANS•LATE
  96. Trans Panthers Party – United MA Chapters
  97. UAW Local 2322
  98. Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
  99. UNITE HERE Local 26
  100. Victim Rights Law Center
  101. Women’s Bar Association
  102. Wellesley College SPECTRUM
  103. Young Democrats of Massachusetts
  104. LGBT Coalition of Western MA