Transgender Rights Ballot Battle: What’s at Stake?

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
1–2:15 p.m. (doors open at 12:30 p.m.)
Hiebert Lounge
72 East Concord Street

Services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People Provided


Live-Streaming Available During Event

Cohosted with the Activist Lab.

This November, Massachusetts voters will face the first-ever statewide popular vote on protections for transgender people from discrimination. The referendum would repeal the state law (Bill S.2407) that protects transgender people from discrimination in public places, including restaurants, stores, and doctors’ offices. Both sides of the issue have said that either way, the results will have repercussions across the country. The Activist Lab has invited a panel of experts to discuss how we got here, and what’s at stake.


Mason Dunn, Executive Director, Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition, and Co-Chair, Freedom for All Massachusetts Campaign

Iris Olson, Activist Fellow, Boston University School of Public Health Activist Lab

Jennifer R. Siegel, Medical Director, Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery, Boston Medical Center, and Assistant Professor of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine


Sophie Godley, Director of Undergraduate Programs and Clinical Assistant Professor, Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health


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