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.
Deadline for applications is Dec 16.
For more information here is the announcement
LGBT Seniors Information Fair
The GLBT Commission and the Council on Aging held a LGBT Seniors Information Fair on July 29. See this article in the Chronicle about it.
Annual Pride Brunch Awards
At the 23rd Annual Pride Brunch in City Hall on June 8 the Pride Individual Recognition Award was given to Supt. Chris Burke of the Cambridge Police Department; the Pride Organization Award to Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) with Lee Swislow - ED receiving; Pride Rose Lipkin Award to CRLS High School student Maia Holloway, and the Bayard Rustin Award to Rev. Irene Monroe.
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 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.
Next Meeting, Thursday, January 23, 2014