Who We Are

Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) began as an all-volunteer program in 2001 working for trans, nonbinary, and all gender expansive communities of Massachusetts. Led by trans people, for trans people.

Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) began as an all volunteer program in 2001 working for the transgender, nonbinary and gender-expansive communities of Massachusetts. MTPC is the only statewide organization focused solely on our communities – led by trans people, for trans people.Founded in 2001, the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) is an advocacy, education, and community-building organization that works to end oppression and discrimination on the basis of gender identity and gender expression. This includes working towards the lived equity of all persons who have been, are being, or might be deprived of equal rights and/or fair treatment because of their gender identity or gender expression

MTPC does not engage in campaign or electoral politics.

MTPC is a fiscally sponsored 501c3 non-profit with one full-time staff and dedicated volunteers. MTPC is governed by a Steering Committee (SC), made up of persons of all ages who self-identify as transgender/nonbinary/intersex (majority) as well as cisgender family members, partners, friends, and allies (minority). SC members, elected on an annual basis by the voting membership, oversee MTPC’s executive director, and direct policy and organizational priorities. The SC also performs much of MTPC’s work in the absence of adequate paid staff.

MTPC provides a consistent voice to key decision makers about the lives of transgender, nonbinary, and gender-expansive youth, adults, elders, and their families. While there are many legal, advocacy, and social organizations focused broadly on the LGBTQ+ community, there are very few that are led by and created specifically for the transgender community, and in Massachusetts, MTPC is that organization.

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