The Massachusetts Commission on LGBT Youth is established by law as an independent agency of the Commonwealth to recommend and advocate to all branches of state government effective policies, programs, and resources for LGBT youth to thrive.
The Commission was created by the General Court in an Act of Jul. 1, 2006, ch. 139, §4, codified in Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 3, §67 (2006).
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The Massachusetts Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Youth applauds the release of guidelines last Friday by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) outlining how school communities should support transgender and gender-nonconforming students.
Every summer, Provincetown's gay community celebrates with activities like Carnival Week and Bear Week. But elsewhere on the Cape, some teens who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender have very little to celebrate.
On Wednesday, January 9, Governor Patrick swore in new and returning members of the Massachusetts Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth and celebrated the progress his Administration has made in improving life for LGBT youth. Consistent with the Commission's previous policy recommendations, the Patrick-Murray administration has improved LGBT youth access to safe homes; expanded training and education programs for agency staff and providers that interact with LGBT youth; and recognized gender identity in the analysis of youth health and safety. Click here to continue reading.....
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The Commission on LGBT Youth is mandated each year to issue policy and program recommendations to the executive branch and state agencies that provide services to LGBT youth as well as to the state legislature to advocate for adequate funding and services for LGBT youth. The commission also issues a annual report that evaluates how well government programs and the private sector is addressing the challenges faced by LGBT youth in the state. These annual recommendations and annual reports are available here for all in the Commonwealth to review.
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