Massachusetts Commission on GLBT Youth

Massachusetts Commission on GLBT Youth

About Us

The Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ 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 LGBTQ 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). Learn about our Values and History.

 

Holyoke Hearing Youth Pride 2013 / Photo: Ryan Stranz 2013 Swearing In / Photo: Eric Haynes, Governor Patrick's Office  Photo: Jeremiah Robinson, Governor Patrick's Office Youth Pride 2013 / Photo: Ryan Stranz Youth Pride 2013 / Photo: Ryan Stranz Photo: Eric Haynes / Governor Patrick's Office Youth Pride 2013 / Photo: Ryan Stranz 2012 GSA Student Leadership Camp Photo: Scott Eisen, Governor Patrick's Office  Youth Pride 2013 / Photo: Ryan Stranz 2013 Swearing in / Photo: Eric Hayes, Governor Patrick's Office

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Featured Topics

Commission on LGBTQ Youth Holds Healthcare Forum at State House (via Bay Windows)

Panel discusses healthcare accessibility challenges and best practice policy solutions for vulnerable populations. Click here to continue reading.....

Commission on LGBT Youth Gets Senate Bipartisan Support to Expand Bullying Definition (via The Rainbow Times)

The Massachusetts Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Youth lauded the Massachusetts Senate for its adoption of amendments to fund the Commission's work and to expand the definition of bullying to encompass all school personnel in the state's landmark Anti-Bullying Law. Click here to continue reading.....

MA Commission on LGBT Youth Applauds Patrick Administration's Support of Trans Students (via The Rainbow Times)

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. Click here to continue reading.....

Governor Patrick Celebrates Administration's Commitment to LGBT Youth (via Bay Windows)

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. Click here to continue reading.....

Upcoming Events
  • Full Commissing Meeting*
    Wednesday, July 16, 2014 
    6:00-8:00 PM 
    Microsoft New England Research and Development center
  • Executive Committee Meeting*
    Thursday, September 4, 2014 
    6:00-8:00 PM 
    MA Department of Public Health
  • Full Commission Meeting*
    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 
    6:00-8:00 PM 
    Location TBA 
  • Executive Committee Meeting*
    Thursday, October 16, 2014 
    6:00-8:00 PM 
    Location TBA

*Please be advised that due to building security standards, attendees of all meetings must RSVP by 12:00 PM on the day of the meeting. Please RSVP to Landen.Motyka@state.ma.us

Attendees who do not RSVP will not be allowed to enter the building. Attendees are advised to bring state issued identification to gain access to the building.

The Commission Chair must be notified of photography, video, or cell phone recordings of Commission meetings.

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Annual Reports and Reccommendations

The Commission on LGBTQ Youth is mandated each year to issue policy and program recommendations to the executive branch and state agencies that provide services to LGBTQ youth as well as to the state legislature to advocate for adequate funding and services for LGBTQ youth. The Commission also issues a annual report that evaluates how well government programs and the private sector is addressing the challenges faced by LGBTQ youth in the state. These annual recommendations and annual reports are available here for all in the Commonwealth to review.

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