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Celebrate with us! State transgender nondiscrimination protections were saved with the Yes on 3 ballot win

Celebrate with us! Our Cake & Community event celebrates the successful Yes on 3 campaign, which saved state nondiscrimination protections for trans folx in Massachusetts. We'll be at the Robbins Library, 4th floor conference room, 700 Mass. Ave. TODAY (Wed., Nov. 7), 4:30-6:30 pm. Cosponsored by Robbins Library QBG.

(Per Massachusetts state law we need to let you know that the neither the food nor the facilities have been inspected by the state or by a local public health agency.)

Graphic in trans pride colors of blue, white, and pink, saying Massachusetts is the 1st state to uphold transgender protections at the ballot box, followed by logo of check mark and Yes on 3, with an drawing of a ballot box at the bottom
 

Local LGBTQIA+ events

Nov. 7Cake and Community drop-in with the Rainbow Commission, 4:30-6:30 pm, Robbins Library 4th floor conference room. (See above.)

Nov. 8SAGE Table, an LGBTQIA+ intergenerational FREE meal (with dessert!), 6:30 pm, Arlington Senior Center. SAGE Table asks you to share a meal with LGBT people and allies of different generations. As we build connections among LGBT people of all ages, we strengthen our community ties, learn more about how we can care for each other, and forge new traditions. Hosted by the Arlington Council on Aging and cosponsored by Mystic LGBTQ+ Youth Support Network (Queer Mystic) and the Rainbow Commission. RSVP to MShapiro-Ide@town.arlington.ma.us or 781-316-3400. Open to everyone and all ages. 

Nov. 18: Boston Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), 6 pm service at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 138 Tremont St, Boston. Potluck at 7 pm following the service. This year’s TDoR marks the 20th anniversary of Rita Hester’s death. In addition to the traditional service, people will march to the Cathedral to memorialize Rita Hester as well as the trans and GNC family lost over the years. Marchers will gather at 4:45 pm at Dewey Square and set off at 5.

Nov. 18: LexPride Transgender Day of Remembrance. Details to come.

Nov. 28Queer Book Group/Social‘s Annual “I’m Feeling Pot-lucky” Potluck, 7-8:30 pm, Robbins Library, 4th Floor Conference Room, 700 Mass. Ave. Bring a dish to share with the group (if you can) or just come enjoy the labor of others. See the Facebook event. (Per Massachusetts state law we need to let you know that the neither the food nor the facilities have been inspected by the state or by a local public health agency.)

Dec. 6: Save the date for an AIDS History event cosponsored by Mystic LGBTQ+ Youth Support Network (Queer Mystic) and the Rainbow Commission.

Dec. 12: Queer Book Group, 7 pm, Robbins Library, 4th Floor Conference Room, 700 Mass. Ave. QBG reads Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado. Queer Book Group/Social reads great LGBTQ-themed books, both fiction and nonfiction, and hosts LGBTQ-themed social events. New members are welcome, so come make some new friends and expand your community! Cosponsored by the Rainbow Commission.

Dec. 13: PFLAG Parent/Family Support Group, 7-9 pm, First Parish in Lexington, 7 Harrington Road Lexington.

Jan. 10: PFLAG Parent/Family Support Group, 7-9 pm, First Parish in Lexington, 7 Harrington Road Lexington.

Crafts & Community potluck survives storm

Twenty brave LGBTQIA+ folx and allies braved the storm Oct. 27th for the Rainbow Commission's first Crafts & Community potluck. We shared good food, learned to crochet, and had fun coloring and getting to know each other. We hope to repeat this all-ages event again soon!

People gathered in the Community Room at the Robbins Library enjoying food, coloring, and learning to crochet

People gathered in the Community Room at the Robbins Library enjoying food, coloring, and learning to crochet

People gathered in the Community Room at the Robbins Library enjoying food, coloring, and learning to crochet
 

Meeting info

Rainbow Commission meetings are generally the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm in the Jefferson Cutter Gallery, 611 Mass Ave. All Rainbow Commission meetings are open to the public. Upcoming meeting: November 15. Check the Town calendar to confirm meeting dates and locations. (Meetings will be held in a new location in 2019.)

All Rainbow Commission meetings and events are open to the public. Please contact rainbow@town.arlington.ma.us if you need accommodations. We regret that we generally do not provide ASL interpretation or assistive listening devices. We need at least 2 weeks notice to hire an ASL interpreter.

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