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.

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. Here is a link to the PDF.

 

Our Meetings

GLBT Commission Spring Newsletter
download and link to this file

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 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Windsor Street Community Health Center, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 119 Windsor St., Cambridge.

GLBT Commission Agenda – Nov 20, 2014 

Welcome/Introductions
Approve / Modify Agenda
Approve Minutes from Oct Meeting 

Police Report 

Expected Guests/Presentation and discussion:
Elysia Chandler, our intern
    – GLBT Seniors – Policies and Practices in Health Care organizations  Ed Byrne (our liaison to the Mayors Office and CRLS)
    -  LGBT Teachers and GSA leaders event and other items 

Planned Events:
 Transgender Day of Remembrance - Sun, Nov 23 – 4-7pm (doors open 3:30)
 University Lutheran Church – 66 Winthrop St 

Follow-up - topics from last meeting's minutes and other sources:
Flavors of Fall – Nov 17 benefit event for Youth on Fire  Discussion of preferred language to use when discussing people's sexual  orientations and gender identities
Consideration of changing meeting time 

Public Comment/Announcements/Adjournment 

 

Next Meeting: Thursday Dec 11

 

Quick Links

Contact Information

Co-Chairs: 

John W. Gintell  
john@gintell.org 

Aren Stone
arenstone@comcast.net

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Postal Address: 795 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02139

Phone:617-349-3355

Hours of Service

Daily