Mission & Values

Mission Statement

MTPC works to ensure the wellbeing, safety and lived equity of all trans, nonbinary, and gender expansive community members in Massachusetts.

We educate the public; advocate at state, local, and systemic levels; and through collective action, we mobilize community, engage in capacity building, and advance community wellness and prosperity.


We envision a world where all trans, nonbinary, and gender expansive people

–  are valued and celebrated;

–  fully participate and thrive in all areas of society;

–  actualize our full potential and self-determination to shape the future.


Trans Leadership: centering by trans, for trans.

Accessibility: making information and resources easily comprehensible and readily available; providing accommodations for disabled persons in all areas of our work.

Collective Liberation: dream big; being as imaginative as we can in meeting our goals; pushing for liberation of all peoples in our work and partnerships.

Power Sharing: collaboration and community input in our work; operating without centralizing power in one person or one organization.

Transparency: being open and honest about our process and decision making.

Humility: knowing our place in community; being open to learning and approaching things in a new way.

Empathy: being understanding of everyone we touch, their backgrounds, and what they face.

Political Analysis:

We honor the full range of all trans, nonbinary, and gender expansive identities and experiences. As we collectively struggle against all forms of oppression, MTPC serves as a political center for all gender expansive people to support, mobilize, and advocate for our community.

We understand oppression to be the experience of repeated, widespread, systemic injustice based on but not limited to: race, ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, class, disability, sexuality, sex assigned at birth, education, religion, nationality, immigration status, age, body size, language capacity, HIV status, and history of incarceration and court involvement.

We are committed to creating a culture of intersectional and multigenerational learning; building and sharing community power; and participating in community mobilization, and coalition building. Although MTPC’s work focuses on the wellbeing, safety, and lived equity of all trans, nonbinary, and gender expansive people, ultimately, our work is inherently tied to the collective liberation of all oppressed peoples.

We work to:

  • Build broad-based participation and community power;
  • Build a statewide presence and serve all of Massachusetts
  • Support the development of leaders and coalitions;
  • Draw strength from all of our communities’ experiences and identities;
  • Learn from our history and evolve consciously;
  • Honor the experiences and voices of elders and youth;
  • Be accountable to the communities in which we work.

We do not discriminate based on:

race, ethnicity, spoken, signed, or written language, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, HIV status, disability, genetic information, BMI/size, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. This policy applies to all employees, volunteers, members, interns, program participants, contractors, outside vendors, service clients, consultants, and all dealings with the general public. Read our full Non-Discrimination Policy here.

MTPC Bylaws

MTPC is one of the strongest, most recognized organizations of its kind, educating the public, building leadership, and empowering community through collective action.