Activists Andy Rubinson (Arlington Rainbow Commission) & Valerie Overton (LexPride) summarize MA laws that provide protections for LGBTQ+ people, where gaps exist, and what some cities and towns offer in addition to state law. They also address the range of hostility and discrimination that can be experienced, and advise what to do if you experience or witness them.

Resources:
Massachusetts: GLAD Know Your Rights: https://www.glad.org/locations/massachusetts/
U.S.: ACLU LGBTQ+ Rights: https://www.aclu.org/issues/lgbt-rights#current
World: Human Rights Watch LGBT Rights: https://www.hrw.org/topic/lgbt-rights
To file a complain in MA: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-commission-against-discrimination
To file a complaint or get help locally: https://rainbowarlington.org (Arlington) https://www.lexingtonma.gov/human-rights-committee
https://www.lexpridema.org (Lexington)
Your local Human Rights Commission or police department (any town)

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Arlington Rainbow Commission: https://rainbowarlington.org
LexPride: https://www.lexpridema.org
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