Massachusetts advocate Neal Minahan joine Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) at a meeting of the Democratic Steering Committee, which will focus on LGBT issues, Wednesday, April 10, in Washington, DC.
Minahan serves as President of the Board of BAGLY, Inc., a 33-year-old nonprofit that supports, empowers, and advocates for the LGBT youth of Massachusetts.
“Neal Minahan has been a tremendous voice for Massachusetts’ LGBT community and youth, and I am very pleased to have him join me today,” said Senator Warren. “Massachusetts has been the leader of today’s movement for LGBT equality and I am proud to continue that fight in Washington. From expanding same sex couples’ benefits to making sure LGBT youth are safe at school, we must continue to drive the conversation and make strides that defend and promote LGBT rights.”
"I am honored to be joining a champion of LGBT rights, Senator Warren, in this important conversation," said Minahan. "Senator Warren is a fearless leader in the struggle for equality and her commitment matches the leadership Massachusetts has shown on these issues. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to share BAGLY's decades of experience on LGBT youth issues and highlight the important work that still needs to be done for our community."
“All of us at BAGLY are thrilled that Neal has been selected for this unique opportunity,” says Grace Sterling Stowell, BAGLY’s Executive Director. “As Board President of BAGLY, Neal knows firsthand that LGBT youth continue to face significant challenges in their homes, schools, and communities.BAGLY looks forward to the needs of LGBT youth being elevated and addressed as a national priority.”
The meeting of Democratic leaders and advocates provided an opportunity to assess the country’s progress fighting for LGBT rights. The Democratic Steering Committee invites members of advocacy groups from across the country to ensure that different communities are represented in the ongoing conversation between the Democratic Caucus and the American people.
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