On November 6th, Massachusetts will be the first state in the country forced to defend basic protections for transgender people at the ballot box. And we are going to do it.

But we need your help to spread the word: A “Yes” vote this November is a vote for dignity and respect for transgender Bay Staters.

GLAD was founded 40 years ago to stop discrimination against our community, and with your support we’ve fought for decades to win comprehensive protections for every member of our LGBTQ family. We aren’t about to turn the clock back now.

That’s why GLAD is a leading member of Freedom for All Massachusetts, the broad coalition working to uphold basic, fair protections for transgender people in public spaces like restaurants, retail shops and medical offices.

We know how to defend equality. We did it a decade ago when our marriage victory was under attack, and together we are going to do it again. It’s too important not to.

But it is going to take every single one of us – thousands of fair-minded people like you in every region of our Commonwealth uniting to keep discrimination out of Massachusetts.