Massachusetts Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning Youth

  • MA

About Us

The Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ 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 LGBTQ youth to thrive.

The Commission was founded in 1992 by Executive Order of Governor William F. Weld. In 2006, the Governor's Commission, as it was known, became the Massachusetts Commission by legislative enactment. The Commission has been advocating for LGBTQ youth wellbeing in schools, families, and communities for more than 20 years and is the first and only body of its kind in the nation.