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:
- Help address the needs of GLBT seniors,
- Help address the needs of GLBT Youth, and
- Work with the Police department and Emergency service departments.
Here is the 2015 Annual Report The 2016 Will be available soon.
Seniors Housing Report
The GLBT Commission has just completed phase one of the Seniors Housing project which is to assess Policies and Practices in Housing facilities with respect to LGBTQ Seniors. This report is on our work with the Cambridge Housing Authority. The report linked to here has an Executive Summary and lots of details.
Here is the report: Senior Housing Report
Seniors Health Care Report
Phase one of the GLBT Commission Seniors Health Care project assessed 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 LGBT Resources Guide (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 6:00-7:30 p.m., at Windsor Street Community Health Center, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 119 Windsor St., Cambridge.
Next Meeting – Thursday, February 23, 2017