Massachusetts Commission on GLBT Youth

Massachusetts Commission on GLBT Youth

About Us

The Massachusetts Commission on GLBT 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 GLBT 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).

To Read more about our Values and History, Click Here

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Featured News Stories

GLBT Youth Share Stories (via: http://www.hcc.edu/news/glbt-youth)

Arthur Lipkin, chair of the Massachusetts Commission on GLBT Youth, opened the committee's hearing in the Leslie Phillips Theater at HCC by asking everyone in the room to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. He then referred back to the Pledge in explaining what the hearing was all about.

"We're seeking input from the community to get a good understanding of where your liberties and your justice are not fulfilled," said Lipkin. "We're here to find out what's working and what still needs to be done." Click here to continue reading.....

Horror Stories and Hope At Massachusetts Commission on GLBT Youth Hearings (via: Boston.com)

A boy comes out to his parents via letter because he can’t bear to tell them in person. A young lesbian, now an adult, escapes from the home where she’s beaten by her parents only to be beaten by the girls at the protective shelter, because she’s “different.” An out teacher receives hate mail from her students. Social workers ask children to "pinky swear" that they won’t be gay, or else they won’t get into heaven. Click here to continue reading.....

Upcoming Events
  • Executive Committee Meeting*
    Thursday, December 13, 2012
    6:00 - 8:00 PM
    DPH, Lobby 1
  • Full Committee Meeting*
    Tuesday, December 18, 2012
    6:00-8:00 PM
    DPH, Public Health Council Room, 2nd FL

*Please be advised that due to building security standards, attendees of all meetings taking place at the Department of Public Health (DPH) must RSVP by 12:00 PM on the day of the meeting. Please RSVP to Hannah.Hussey@state.ma.us

Attendees who do not RSVP will not be allowed to enter the building.

Photography, video, and cell phone use is prohibited at all Commission meetings.

Annual Reports and Reccommendations

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

  • Annual Recommendations to the Great and General Court and Executive Agencies October 2011
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  • Annual Recommendations to the Great and General Court and Executive Agencies FY2012
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  • Annual Recommendations to the Great and General Court and Executive Agencies FY2011
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