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The Coming Nightmare of a “Transsexual Rights
and Hate Crimes" Law in Massachusetts:

Why Bill H1722 Must Be Defeated

by Amy Contrada, MassResistance

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APPENDIX II: Groups Pushing Transgender Rights

Major Massachusetts actors behind Transgender Rights Bill H1722
june 14 gay leaders incl guerriero

Big-time lobbyists at their victory over the VoteOnMarriage  amendment, June 14, 2007. Arline Isaacson  of MGLPC ( red hair, 2nd from left); Norma Shapiro of ACLU of Massachusetts (gray hair & glasses);  former Mass. State Rep. Patrick Guerriero ( 3rd from left in rear), director of Gill Foundation Action Fund $$$); and Mark Solomon (red necktie) of MassEquality. (Photo: InNews Weekly)


Other Massachusetts groups behind transgender rights

Pamela Garramone, director of PFLAG of Greater Boston, which co-sponsored a transgender conference ("Transcending Boundaries 2006") promoting sexual sadism and polyamory (group sex). PFLAG is pushing transgenderism on children. At Youth Pride 2007 in Boston. (MassResistance photo)


Transgender American Veterans Association, Mass. chapter leaders. Note: man on right and woman on left. (TAVA photo)


Other Massachusetts groups with transgender focus
dr cox fenway comm health

Public Health, Massachusetts style: Fenway Community Health Center’s “Dr. Cox”.


This is a man walking with transgender girls at Youth Pride 2007 in Boston, sponsored by the “Friends of the Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth” and BAGLY. (MassResistance was told  by the BAGLY office manager that this man was a “performer” at that event.) If passed, Bill H1722 will promote such events with our school children all over the state, not just in Boston, not just once a year.


Photo from Transcend web site for transgender “women” (really men) at Cambridge Cares About AIDS. “We work to address how all forms of discrimination impact HIV prevention and health education.”


Local GLBT News


National & International Groups

ACLU American Civil Liberties Union, http://www.aclu.org/lgbt/transgender/index.html & http://www.aclu.org/lgbt/transgender/kyr_transgender.html

Anti-Defamation League, http://www.aclu.org/lgbt/transgender/index.html

Gender Education and Media, http://www.genderedmedia.org/index.shtml

GenderPAC, http://www.gpac.org/

GenderTalk Radio http://www.gendertalk.com/

GLAAD, Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, http://www.glaad.org/ 

GLSEN (national), http://www.glsen.org/cgi-bin/iowa/all/home/index.html.  Behind “gay-straight alliance” clubs in the high schools (GSAs), “Day of Silence,” “Transgender Day of Remembrance,” “Ally Week,” “No Name-Calling Week,” and anti-bullying programs.

Human Rights Campaign, http://hrc.org/ 

Human Rights Watch, LGBT Rights Program. http://www.hrw.org/doc/?t=lgbt

International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission. http://www.iglhrc.org/site/iglhrc/

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, http://www.lambdalegal.org/our-work/issues/rights-of-transgender-people/

National Center for Lesbian Rights, http://www.nclrights.org/site/PageServer?pagename=issue_transgender

National Center for Transgender Equality, www.nctequality.org. Video interview with executive director Mara Keisling (man dressing as woman) on CNN:

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, http://www.thetaskforce.org/

PFLAG National Transgender Network,  http://www.pflag.org/TNET_Leaders.717.0.html and http://www.pflag.org/

Planned Parenthood, http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-topics/sexual-orientation-gender-4329.htm  

Pride Foundation, http://www.pridefoundation.org/aboutus_whatsnew_main.php

Southern Poverty Law Center,  http://www.splcenter.org/index.jsp  

Transgender Law & Policy Institute, http://www.transgenderlaw.org/employer/index.htm

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