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.
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
Approve / Modify Agenda
Approve Minutes from Oct Meeting
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
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
Next Meeting: Thursday Dec 11