Anti-conversion therapy bill would ban attempts to turn gay minors straight, Marlborough Wicked Local

When Samuel Brinton was in the seventh-grade his parents sent him to conversion therapy.
Barely a teenager, Brinton knew that he was gay, but his parents thought that he could be “cured” of his sexual orientation.
The family was living in Florida and they soon found their son a therapist who claimed he could deliver this cure through the use of psychological techniques intended to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of gay and transgender people
“They told me I was the only gay left in the world. They told me I had AIDS. They told me God hated me,” Brinton said….
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Millbury forum seeks to heal after swastika incident, Telegram & Gazette

MILLBURY – Acts of bigotry, although not as publicized as the recent incident involving cinder blocks placed in the shape of a swastika on the high school track, go on in Millbury, several residents said at a community forum Wednesday. It’s just that the overwhelmingly white majority doesn’t see them. “Millbury is 93 percent white so…
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In the aftermath of the Charleston shooting by a suspect seemingly influenced and radicalized by online hate propaganda, ADL issued a comprehensive report looking at the state of white supremacy in the United States in 2015….
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ADL Testifies in Support of Education Equity for All

Today Melissa Garlick, New England Associate Regional Director, testified before the Joint Committee on Higher Education in support of Senate Bill No. 654/House Bill No. 1061, An Act Regarding Higher Education Opportunities for High School Graduates in the Commonwealth. This bill would allow certain Massachusetts immigrants to qualify for in-state tuition. As a leading civil…
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Glass Leadership Happy Hour!

Are you a motivated leader who wants to make a difference? Will you stand up against hate? Do you believe in civil rights and fair treatment for all people? Then join us for an Anti- Defamation League (ADL) sponsored event to learn how you can be a part of this nationally recognized leadership program! Participants gain first-hand exposure to ADL’s activities…
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13th Annual Young Leadership Celebration Honoring Robert Rudolph and Erica Weinstein

Join ADL as we honor two of our most exceptional Young Leaders, Robert Rudolph and Erica Weinstein, with the Krupp Leadership Award! Enjoy a night full of dancing, socializing, raffles and silent auctions as we celebrate their leadership on behalf of ADL! Registration is not yet available. For more information please contact Catie Chipman at…
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