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LGBTQ+ Commission Meeting



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Jennifer Mathews


Regular Monthly Meeting

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Plus (LGBTQ+) Commission’s mission 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. The Commission also promotes policies and practices that have a positive effect on the health, welfare and safety of persons who live, visit or work in the City of Cambridge with regard to sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression.

Meetings are open to the public and we welcome anyone and everyone to join. Meetings are usually held on the 4th Thursday from 6 - 7:30 p.m.  (Please note that there are generally no meetings in August or December, and the November meeting may be changed depending on the Thanksgiving Holiday.)


  1. Welcome
  2. Assign Minute Taker
  3. Approve / Modify Agenda
  4. Approve Previous Meeting Minutes
  5. Introductions
    • Phoebe Hallahan, LGBTQ+ Programming Leader
    • Alaina Vermilya, Brandeis
    • Saskia VannJames, MRCC
  6. Project Updates
    • Town Hall & Focus Group Reports - Next Research Focus
    • Potential work w/CHRC & CCPD re Restroom Accessibility
    • LGBTQ+-Friendly Housing Task Force
  7. Working Group Reports
  8. Old Business
    • Future November/December Meeting Date
  9. New Business
  10. Report from Rainbows Across Communities
  11. Public Comments / Announcements
  12. Next Commission Meeting


Join Zoom Meeting:  https://cambridgema.zoom.us/j/89723365868

Meeting ID: 897 2336 5868

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