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MassEquality Applauds FY15 State Budget Funding of LGBTQ Youth and Homelessness Programs

By Bobby McGuire | Saturday Jul 12, 2014
Friday, Governor Patrick approved a new budget that funds LGBTQ homeless programs and services for youth.

Massachusetts Governor Signs Anti-Bullying Bill

Thursday Apr 24, 2014
Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill designed to build on the state’s 2010 anti-bullying law by strengthening protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students and students with disabilities.

MassEquality Icons Awards Honor Boston Bruins’ Anti-Bullying Advocacy

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Mar 5, 2013
MassEquality Second Annual Icons awards honored those who have helped gain equality for everyone, including the Boston Bruins, who have helped advance the cause of LGBT acceptance in pro sports.

Mass. Gov. Pressed to Name Frank to Kerry Seat

By Steve LeBlanc | Thursday Jan 10, 2013
Liberal groups have launched twin online petitions aimed at pressuring Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to temporarily name former Congressman Barney Frank to Sen. John Kerry’s seat if Kerry is confirmed as secretary of state.

Barney Frank Wants to be Interim Mass. Senator

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Jan 4, 2013
Although Barney Frank has only been out of Congress for a single day, he said he told Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick that he wants to be interim senator when Sen. John Kerry leaves to become secretary of state.

Mass. Reviewing Judge’s Inmate Sex Change Ruling

Tuesday Sep 11, 2012
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says his administration is reviewing a judge’s ruling ordering state prison officials to pay for sex reassignment surgery for a transgender inmate.

New Mass. Law to Allow Verbal Consent for HIV Tests

By Michael K. Lavers | Wednesday May 2, 2012
A new law that Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signed on April 26 will allow doctors to test patients for HIV once they receive their verbal consent. They previously needed written consent from their patients before they could conduct the screening.

Transgender Rights Bill, Frank’s Retirement Dominate Mass. Headlines in 2011

By Michael K. Lavers | Friday Dec 16, 2011
From the passage of the landmark transgender rights bill to gay Congressman Barney Frank’s announcement that he would leave Capitol Hill after more than three decades, 2011 proved a momentous year for LGBT news in Massachusetts.

Deval Patrick Releases "It Gets Better" Video

By Mahalel Kilian Melloy | Friday Aug 5, 2011
Governor Deval Patrick released his own "It Gets Better" video on Friday, Aug. 5

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