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.
Pride Brunch in City Hall - June 8 9:30-11am
The Cambridge GLBT Commission and the Mayor's Office invite you to the 23rd Annual Pride Brunch on June 8 in the Council Chambers of City Hall from 9:30-11:00 AM. We will have delicious food provided by local establishments and a few short speeches celebrating the progress for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender people in Cambridge, the nation, and the world. On May 17, 2004, the first same-sex marriages in the US were performed in Cambridge City Hall; now there are 12 states that allow it. We will probably still be anticipating the Supreme Court ruling on DOMA. The annual Bayard Rustin Award will be presented to a person of color with an outstanding history of service to the Cambridge GLBT Community. In 2011 and 2012, this award was given to the late Rev. Peter Gomes and Priscilla Lee, respectively. Community recognition awards and the Rose Lipkin award to a Cambridge Rindge and Latin School student will also be presented. Free bus rides will be provided to the Pride March in Boston immediately following the Brunch.
Link to more details and the application form.
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 5th Thursday) from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Windsor Street Community Health Center, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 119 Windsor St., Cambridge.
Next Meeting: Thurs, May 23, 2013
Welcome and Intros; minutes & agenda approval; Ethics training / Conflict of Interest
Budget / spending
Bayard Rustin Award
LGBT Film Festival
Youth on Fire
Proposal for event in fall; decide on next steps if any
Upcoming Event Planning:
Harvard Square Mayfair - Sun, May 5; noon - 6pm
Youth Pride – Sat, May 18; 11am – 4pm
Cambridge River Festival - Sat, June 1; noon - 6pm
Pride Brunch - Sat, June 8; 9:30am - 11:00 am
Next steps :
Youth After School Project