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Support the Transgender Equal Rights Bill!

Fellow QAPA members, please take a moment to call your state lawmaker to support this very important piece of legislature:

Dear MTPC Supporter,

I am writing you with important news.

Lawmakers are expected to vote on the Transgender Equal Rights bill TODAY or TOMORROW.

Please take a moment NOW to contact your state lawmakers to ask for their support of this bill.  

Your request for support from state lawmakers is vital. Opponents of the bill have been swamping the inboxes of lawmakers. Lawmakers need to know that the public and their constituents support this bill!

Over the next 24 hours, it is critical that lawmakers hear from bill supporters!  

MassEquality will be phonebanking in support of the bill all day tomorrow. And we need volunteers! During phone banks, we talk to constituents and transfer supporters of the bill directly to their lawmakers’ voicemail boxes so they can leave messages in support of the bill. Call Justin at 617.878.2344 to sign up or send him an email!

In the days ahead, you may hear confusing things about this bill.  To be clear, this bill provides vital protections in employment, education, housing, credit, and hate crimes which transgender residents of the Commonwealth desperately need.  The bill is not perfect as it does not include public accommodations protections, but it is a solid civil rights bill that represents an historic step forward in supporting full civil rights protections for the transgender community.

Please contact lawmakers today and ask them to vote in favor of this bill.


Gunner Scott, MTPC Executive Director

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Prop 8 = hate

Thank you to all the QAPA members who attended the Prop 8 rally on last Saturday 11/15/08! We welcomed some new members and saw some old faces. =)  It was truly amazing seeing all of MA get together for such advocacy. I haven’t seen such energy since our community rallied together to fight a legislative decision that would have put our marriage rights to a vote, which helped us avoid the fate in CA. 

Huddled Masses

As we are all aware, the fight isn’t over, and we must stand in solidarity as a part of the  ational LGBT community as even though we have marriage rights here in MA. Here at QAPA, despite occasionally running thin on volunteerism, we’re still out there, demonstrating that our queer API community remains strong and committed.

We hope you will join us in our next event. 

Marriage is So Gay


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