Advocacy, Activism & Organizing

Massachusetts Commission of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth

The Massachusetts Commission on GLBT Youth is established by law as an independent agency of the Commonwealth to recommend and advocate to all branches of state government effective policies, programs, and resources for GLBT youth to thrive.

Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition

MTPC works for the civil rights of transgender people in Massachusetts and ending gender identity / gender expression based discrimination.  BAGLY is the fiscal sponsor of MTPC and we work together on the Transgender Youth Summit… we love each other!

Boston Youth Organizing Project

BYOP is a youth-led, adult-supported organization that works for social change and justice in the Boston area.  Hi neighbor!!  BYOP’s office is located on the 5th floor of 565 Boylston Street in Boston – in the same building as BAGLY Wednesdays. Go up and visit them sometime… and while you’re at it, support their youth led campaign: Youth Way On The MBTA!

GSA Network

Gay-Straight Alliance Network is a youth leadership organization that connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other and community resources through peer support, leadership development, and training.Check out “Beyond the Binary: A Tool Kit for Gender Identity Activism in Schools”

Day of Silence

On the National Day of Silence hundreds of thousands of students nationwide take a vow of silence to bring attention to anti-GLBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in their schools.  Visit the website to download your free copy of the Day of Silence manual and to register your DOS event!

Feminist Majority Foundation

The Feminist Majority Foundation has a website that is great for both activist updates and links to learn all about feminist happenings around the world.

Amnesty International

AI fights for human rights worldwide, and one of their main campaigns is stopping violence against women.

The Coalition for Positive Sexuality

CPS is an organization fighting for complete and honest sex education. Check out the Just Say Yes pamphlet and distribute it to your friends who may not have received a complete sex education.

Advocates for Youth

Advocates for Youth champions efforts to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.  Be sure to also check out their amazing project www.amplifyyourvoice.org and get connected with their national work!

VDAY: Global Movement to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls

Get updates on V-news, shop for cute v-day apparel, or find out how to start a v-day campaign.

The National Organization for Women

NOW is the largest organization of feminist activists in the U.S.  They work to bring equality to all women. Go to the site for great information about the fight for equality, and sign up for their email list to receive action alerts.

Code Pink Women For Peace

This is an organization for women against the war in Iraq and any future wars. On the website you can find local groups, read blogs, go to their links, or use their helpful resource toolbox to organize your own demonstration

International Action Center – Boston

Check out the Women’s Fight Back Network, a trans-inclusive women’s activist organization located in Boston. They protest in order to stop poverty, sexism, and war and stop the U.S. war on women. Go to the site for updates about protests and contact information.

Working for the civil rights of transgender people in Massachusetts and ending gender identity / gender expression based discrimination.  BAGLY and MTPC work together on the Transgender Youth Summit… we love each other!