GLBT Commission

What is the GLBT Commission?

The mission of the Cambridge GLBT Commission is to advocate for a culture of respect and to monitor progress toward equality of all persons with regard to sexual orientation and gender identity. We are committed to promoting and monitoring policies and practices that have a positive effect on the health, welfare, and safety of all persons who live, visit, or work in the City of Cambridge with regard to sexual orientation and gender identity.

The main focus of the Commission is:

  1. Help address the needs of GLBT seniors,
  2. Help address the needs of GLBT Youth, and
  3. Work with the Police department and Emergency service departments.

2015 Annual Report

The GLBT Commission has just released its 2015 Annual Report.

QUEER FRIENDLY EDUCATORS IN CAMBRIDGE APPRECIATION EVENT Tues, May 3, 2016 - 4-7 pm  at Tavern in the Square Central Square Invitation with details here

BAYARD RUSTIN SERVICE AWARD NOMINATION Each year an award is bestowed to a member of the GLBT Community of color and/or ally who has worked to advance the civil rights of all. Nominations are due by May 13. The award will be presented at the Pride Brunch on June 11. The Application Form is here.

Seniors Health Care Report

The GLBT Commission has just completed phase one of the Seniors Health Care project which is to assess Policies and Practices in Health Care Organizations in Cambridge (Hospitals, Medical care facilities, and Nursing Homes) with respect to LGBTQ Seniors. The overall objective is to learn about how these organizations are addressing this and build a relationship with the organizations to help them improve where indicated. We obtained some very interesting results; the report linked to here has an Executive Summary and lots of details.

Here is the report: Senior Health Care Report

LGBT Services Directory

The LGBT liaison of the City of Somerville has produced a really good directory of services for LGBT services available in the Greater Boston area

Click here to Somerville GLBT PDF.

Our Meetings

Our meetings are open to the public and we welcome anyone and everyone to join us. Meetings are usually held on 4th Thursday (no meetings in August and December. Also, the November meeting is the 3rd Thursday) from 6:00-7:30 p.m., at Windsor Street Community Health Center, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 119 Windsor St., Cambridge.

Next Meeting: April 28, 2016

GLBT Commission Agenda – April  28       6:00 - 7:30 PM
Approve / Modify Agenda
Approve Minutes from March Meeting

Police Report
Future Events
May 1 – May Fair
May 3 - Teacher Appreciation event
June 4 – River Festival
June 11 – Pride Brunch & Bayard Rustin Award  November? -  our own event – Transgender Arts event
LGBT Seniors Housing - Policy and Practices project  Update by Elysia Chandler  Questions and Comments
LGBT Youth After School Activities – Policies and Practices project
Update by Elysia Chandler
Committee Reports
Name Change Committee
Communications Committee
Gender Neutral Bathroom Committee
Public Comment/Announcements/Adjournment
Next Meeting – May 26

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Contact Information


John W. Gintell 

Aren Stone

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Postal Address: 795 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02139


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