Equality and Equity

Advancing the LGBT Community in Massachusetts

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At this forum, the Boston Foundation released Equality and Equity: Advancing the LGBT Community in Massachusetts, a report authored by Boston Indicators and the Fenway Institute that features new research about our state's LGBT community.  Following a presentation of the report's findings, there was a series of discussions on the inequities facing today's diverse LGBT community and ways to address them and other challenges going forward.

Read the press release about the findings of the report.


Welcome & Opening Remarks

Paul S. Grogan, President & CEO, The Boston Foundation

Presentation of Report Findings

Sean Cahill, Director of Health Policy Research, The Fenway Institute
Anise Vance, Senior Manager of Research in Race & Equity, Boston Indicators Project, The Boston Foundation

Bringing the Data to Life

Sean Cahill, Director of Health Policy Research, The Fenway Institute, Moderator
Mason Dunn, Executive Director, Massachusetts Trans Political Coalition
Paul Glass, Co-Chair, LGBT Elders of Color
Grace Sterling Stowell, Executive Director, BAGLY

From Data to Action

Stephen Chan, Vice President of Strategy & Operations, The Boston Foundation, Moderator
Kevin Cranston, Assistant Commissioner, Director, Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences, MA Department of Public Health
Marty Martinez, Chief of Health & Human Services, City of Boston
Scott E. Squillace, Esq., Co-Chair, Equality Fund at the Boston Foundation;  Principal & Founder, Squillace & Associates, P.C.
Janson Wu, Executive Director, GLAD
Karen Young, Vice President & Chief Inclusion Officer, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care