Working for Lived Equity Report

Report of the 2019-2020 Community Needs Assessment conducted by MTPC.

This report represents the findings of the Working for Lived Equity (W4LE) community needs assessment conducted by MTPC and based on responses from 339 individual survey participants between December 2019 and March 2020. It serves as a follow-up of a 2009 community needs survey, which guided MTPC’s programming.

While much has changed since then, there is still significant work to be done to address the needs and priorities of trans communities in Massachusetts. The W4LE survey serves to collect updated data to better understand the specific needs of trans and non-binary youth, adults, and families in the state, and their thoughts on MTPC’s role in helping to address those needs. The survey also demonstrates that one of MTPC’s assets is the trans community itself as demonstrated by many respondents’ repeated expressed desire to get involved and offer peer support and resources.

Read the Full Report and the Summary Infographic

Recent changes in the RMV’s records system will allow any individual in Massachusetts to use one of three gender markers: female (F), male (M), or nonbinary, which will be
designated using the internationally-recognized marker of “X.” This document answers questions the following questions: Why might someone want to use a nonbinary gender marker? Is special documentation needed to get a nonbinary gender marker? Is any state other than Massachusetts doing this? What if coworkers or clients are upset about this change? and more. Read or download the Nonbinary Gender Marker FAQ

Black & Pink MA is the only abolitionist org in Massachusetts to exclusively serve incarcerated and formerly incarcerated LGBTQ+ / people living with HIV including pen-pals, bail support, housing, and court support. They organized to pass the CJRA (2018) and to defeat a bond bill that would have built a new prison. Programs include:

  • Penpal
  • Bail Support
  • Court Support
  • Re-entry Support
  • Housing Support
  • Weekly Drop-in and more