LGBTQ Youth Commission Swears In Newest Members

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The LGBTQ Youth Commission swore in its newest members on Tuesday at Boston City Plaza while issuing recommendations to protect LGBTQ youth from escalating attacks in Massachusetts and across the country.

Jamaica Plain State Representative Sam Montano described herself as the only 'out' person of color in the legislature.

She spoke about the importance of this year's presidential election to LGBTQ causes. "We lose President Biden and Trump wins, that's going to deeply impact our future," she said.

The commission said a top priority in the coming year is looking out for LGBTQ individuals who are black or brown and face serious housing discrimination.

The LGBTQ Youth Commission is Massachusetts' official body serving the needs of LGBTQ youth in the state.

Governor William Weld established the commission back in 1992.

WBZ NewsRadio's Mike Macklin (@MikeMacklinWBZ) reports.

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