Thursday, May 17, 2007

Commission on Gay & Lesbian Youth Meeting Monday Open to Public

Looking for a change of pace, an interesting night out? This Monday, May 21, 6:30 pm at the State House:

"The full membership of the Massachusetts Commission on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth will meet on Monday, May 21st, 2007, in the Gardner Auditorium at the MA State House, Boston, at 6:30 PM. This meeting is open to the public. Please use the entrance on Beacon Street behind the horse and rider statue, at the corner of Park & Beacon Streets."

Not only is the Commission unconstitutional (as an independent fourth branch of government!), but it's unilaterally adding the terms "bisexual and transgender" to its name. Even the wacky legislation creating it last year did not include these terms.

If you come to the meeting, you'll see members who use these terms to describe themselves. Here's the official list of the members:

Chelsea L. Amato, Jamaica Plain, MA
Jason Asciola, Salem, MA
Douglas Brooks, Jamaica Plain, MA
Eleni A. Carr, Newton, MA
Luigi Ferrer, Cambridge, MA
Jessica Flaherty, Belmont, MA
Ralph B. Freidin, MD, Boston, MA
Matthew R. Goldsmith, Boston, MA
Stanley N. Griffith, Lexington, MA
Peter Hahn, Somerville, MA
Shea Spencer Hardy, Hingham, MA
Dr. Donna Harlan, Haydenville, MA
James Whit Hendon, Jamaica Plain, MA
Marisa Howard-Karp, Roslindale, MA
Hutson Inniss, Chicopee, MA
Victoria Kouyoumjian, Marlborough, MA
Paige Kruza, Medford, MA
Kaila Kuban, Florence, MA
Michael Langlois, Somerville, MA
Arthur Lipkin, Cambridge, MA

Richard Marshall, MD, Boston, MA
Marty Martinez Somerville, MA
Dr. Chris Mattocks, Uxbridge, MA
James Maynard, Salem, MA
Dr. Middleton K. McGoodwin, Kingston, MA
Gregory A. Miller Medford, MA
Alexander R. Morash, Yarmouthport, MA
Michael Ralph Noon, Amesbury, MA
Elizabeth (Lisa) Perry-Wood, Lexington, MA
Ellyn Ruthstrom, Brockton, MA
Ms. Gunner Scott, Jamaica Plain, MA
Jean Chapin Smith, Cambridge, MA
Jason A. Smith -- Chair, Jamaica Plain, MA
Mr. Grace Sterling Stowell -- Vice Chair, Cambridge, MA
Jonathan B. Starr, MD, Beverly, MA
Al Toney, III, Jefferson, MA
Judith Vreeland, Cambridge, MA
Mark Nelson Weber, MD Boston, MA
David Wilson, Jamaica Plain, MA
Jacob Smith Yang -- Vice-Chair, Boston, MA