Join Salem State University’s Berry Institute of Politics and GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) for a free virtual panel to discuss the Massachusetts Parentage Act, a bill pending in the Massachusetts legislature that would ensure important legal protections for children, including children with LGBTQ+ parents.

Advocates, parents, and children will discuss the gaps in current Massachusetts law that harm LGBTQ+ families, describe how the Massachusetts Parentage Act will provide equal access to parentage – the secure legal relationship between parents and children – and share their experiences of working to change the law.

Panelists include:
  • Patience Crozier, Senior Staff Attorney at GLAD
  • Julian Cyr, Massachusetts State Senator & Co-Sponsor of the Massachusetts Parentage Act
  • Emily McGranachan, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Family Equality and child of LGBTQ+ parents
  • DJ, a local youth activist whose family would benefit from the protections of the Massachusetts Parentage Act
Moderated by Jennifer Levi, Director of the Transgender Rights Project at GLAD and Inaugural Berry IOP Fellow.

Register today to join the free virtual panel