Last Saturday, YDMA marched in the Boston Pride parade. The Massachusetts Democratic Party platform is clear about the importance of continuing broad-range support for LGBTQ+ rights, including protecting the transgender civil rights law and opposing all forms of so-called “conversion therapy.”

With the Trump administration in Washington turning the clock backwards on LGBTQ+ rights, and civil rights of all kind, it is important to push forward in Massachusetts — protecting past gains (as we have to do with the transgender civil rights law this fall) and fighting for more.