LGBT rights

A Win for LGBT Rights: State legislature passes Transgender Equal Rights Bill

Governor Patrick is expected to sign legislation outlawing discrimination in employment, education, housing, and credit against transgender residents.

News release | Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition website

Military "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" anti-gay policy ends

After 18 years, it’s finally over. The American military’s discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) policy – which threw out soldiers for being openly gay – was repealed today. There’s still much work to be done – including fighting for fair treatment of those who were discharged under the policy – but it’s worth taking a moment to celebrate a big step forward for LGBT equal rights.

Blogs: BMG: DADT in Massachusetts | Soldiers discharged under DADT deserve fairness

Miz Liberty 2011: "I will not let go of justice"

For this year's Boston Pride parade, the ACLU of Massachusetts held a contest for one supporter to be our "Miz Liberty"--to ride in our VIP car and hold forth as our chosen symbol of justice and equality. Our winner, Caroline McHeffey, sent us this eloquent letter on her time as a canvasser for the ACLU in Boston, and the importance of activism in her life, making her this year's definitive "Miz Liberty".

Civil Liberties Minute episodes: LGBT Rights

Just in time for LGBT Pride season, the following is a collection of Civil Liberties Minute episodes that highlight issues and news stories concerning LGBT rights and equality.

Listen to the episodes here