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.

Next Meeting: Thursday, October 23, 5:30-7:30 

GLBT Commission Agenda - Oct 23, 2014

Welcome/Introductions
Approve Minutes from Sept. meeting
Changes to Agenda

Mayor’s Boards and Commissions Appreciation party Nov. 5th Atrium Church St. Hvd. Sq.

Police Report

Guest: Cambridge Family and Children’s Services—Michelle Drolsbaugh
www.helpfamilies.org

New Commission members for 2015

Past Events:
OktoberFest
Stories from the B-Side: Bisexual Voices

True Story Theater LGBTQ grant truestorytheater.com/newtruesite2014/

Protocol for working with youth groups (GSAs)
GSA adult leaders meeting proposal

Progress Reports:
Intern for Seniors Project
Transgender homelessness best practices trainings
National Transgender Day of Remembrance event in Cambridge –
Nov 23 Our co-sponsorship?
Teacher's Event
Language change on website and in ordinances- "gender identity and expression”

Discussion:
Preferred language to use when discussing sexual orientation and gender identity

Communications:
Newsletter (name, schedule)
Use of gathered email addresses

 

Quick Links

Contact Information

Co-Chairs: 

John W. Gintell  
john@gintell.org 

Aren Stone
arenstone@comcast.net

Visit our Facebook page.

Postal Address: 795 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02139

Phone:617-349-3355

Hours of Service

Daily