Representative Byron Rushing, member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives since 1982, is seeking re-election this year in the 9th Suffolk District. Throughout his time in office, Rushing has constantly shown his support of and dedication to LGBTQ issues. He was an original sponsor of the Gay Rights bill, chief sponsor of the law to end discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in public schools, lead sponsor of the 2012 Transgender Equal Rights law, and co-sponsor of the Transgender Anti-Discrimination law passed in 2016. In addition to his work on behalf of the LGBTQ community, he has been an advocate for women’s reproductive health choices and a leader on racial justice issues. MassEquality PAC is thrilled to support him in his re-election campaign.