MassEquality Board of Directors Candidate Application
Since its founding, MassEquality has been committed to ensuring that everyone across Massachusetts can thrive without discrimination and oppression based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. We are proud to have achieved numerous policy and electoral victories to this end. From marriage equality to the ban on gay conversion therapy and the protection and expansion of transgender rights, MassEquality has been a leading voice for the LGBTQ community for over 15 years.
When we look beyond these legislative accomplishments, however, we still see too many Massachusetts leaders who openly criticize the fight for LGBTQ equality. We see communities opposed to providing inclusive sex education or educating their children about gender identity and expression. We see an increase in bullying and hate crimes nationwide. As the national discourse becomes increasingly intolerant, we can see the seeds of hate being planted among our neighbors right here in Massachusetts.
For these reasons, MassEquality’s work is not done. In the coming months, we will launch a new initiative aimed at addressing needs of communities outside the immediate Boston area. Through a mix of community organizing and local advocacy, we will seek to empower and engage LGBTQ citizens and allies to effect change in their communities. We will continue to advocate and educate for LGBTQ equality, while electing leaders who will protect and expand LGBTQ rights and increase visibility for this community.
In order to successfully realize this transition, we are recruiting new Board members who are passionate about this new direction. We seek to establish a Board of Directors that is reflective of the LGBTQ community, in terms of racial and socioeconomic diversity as well as sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. As our work will be expanding outside the immediate Boston area, we also encourage applicants from around the state.
Please consider joining us as we seek to make the dream of LGBTQ equality a reality, not just in Boston, but also in Western Mass, on the South Shore, the Cape and Islands, and every region in between.