Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth

Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth

The Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth is an independent state agency founded by law to advise all branches of state government on effective policies, programs, and resources for LGBTQ youth to thrive.

Address

250 Washington St, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02108

Phone

Hours M-F 10am-6pm

Online

Dharani Persaud, Coordinator dharani.persaud@state.ma.us
Corey Prachniak-Rincón, Director corey.prachniak-rincon@state.ma.us
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Who we serve

In 1992, Governor William Weld created the Governor's Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth in response to an epidemic of suicide among gay and lesbian youth in the Commonwealth. That original Commission was transformed in 2006 into an independent state agency established by law, which today is known as the Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth. 

The 50-member Commission, together with its staff, issue yearly recommendations and work regularly with all levels of state government on making the Commonwealth a place in which LGBTQ (and all) youth can thrive. Our most recent recommendations for Fiscal Year 2018 are available here.

The Commission also works with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to produce the Safe Schools Program, which organizes the statewide network of school Gender and Sexuality Alliances (GSAs) and conducts trainings in every corner of the Commonwealth.

Recent news & announcements

News

Commission Highlights Out-of-Home Youth 

12/15/2017 Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth

Press Release

Agencies Issued Notice on Workplace Safety and Equality for Gender Minorities 

12/07/2017 Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth

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