LGBTQ+ Advocacy Organizations Endorse Cyr

For Immediate Release


Bay State Stonewall Democrats, the Victory Fund, LPAC, and MassEquality

Support Reelection Campaign


TRURO—Today, State Senator Julian Cyr (D-Truro) welcomed support from the Bay State Stonewall Democrats, Victory Fund, LPAC, and MassEquality in his campaign to continue representing the Cape & Islands District.

“I am proud to have the support of leaders that have worked for decades to further equity and to build political power of the LGBTQ community,” said Senator Cyr. “As we fight to defend the civil rights of our transgender friends and family members on the ballot this fall, I am grateful for the strength of our community. As your State Senator, I will continue to work to ensure fair and equal treatment for every Cape Codder and Islander.”

“In his first term, Senator Julian Cyr has proven himself to be a true leader and champion of issues important to the LGBTQ+ community.” Jeremy Comeau, Bay State Stonewall Democrats co-chair said. “As the only openly LGBTQ+ State Senator currently serving the Commonwealth, it is important to retain his voice in the upper chamber of our Legislature. He is committed to ensuring equality, protection, and freedom for all, and we are proud to endorse him in his campaign for re-election to State Senate.”

“Victory Fund is thrilled to endorse Julian Cyr in his 2018 re-election for the Massachusetts State Senate,” said Victory Fund President & CEO Mayor Annise Parker. “Julian’s commitment to smart public policy that addresses the real concerns of constituents makes him the best candidate for the State Senate. When he wins in November, Julian will continue to be a vital LGBTQ voice.”

Julian Cyr has been an LPAC-endorsed candidate since he was first elected to the state senate in 2016. He has been a strong supporter of LPAC since 2014, while serving as chairman of the Massachusetts Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning Youth. LPAC wholeheartedly endorses Cyr for a second time so that his work in support of LGBTQ equality will continue in the state of Massachusetts.”


"Senator Cyr has been a champion of LGBTQ issues for many years, and we are proud to endorse him in his re-election campaign,” said Deborah Shields, MassEquality Executive Director. “His dedication to ensuring equality and fairness for all distinguishes him as a legislator."

Senator Cyr began his career as a public health advocate and harm-reduction counselor, and went on to serve in the Department of Public Health for both Governors Patrick and Baker. He was first elected to the State Senate in 2016. Julian also served on the Massachusetts Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth, including a highly productive tenure as chair in 2013 and 2014.


About Bay State Stonewall Democrats

The Bay State Stonewall Democrats (BSSD) advocates within the Democratic Party on behalf of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) community.

About Victory Fund

Victory Fund is working to build LGBTQ political power at all levels of government, but with a particular focus on state and local LGBTQ candidates who can fight anti-LGBTQ legislation and mitigate the effects of anti-equality efforts at the federal level.

About LPAC

LPAC builds the political power of LGBTQ women by electing candidates who champion LGBTQ rights, women’s equality and social justice. LPAC achieves its mission by increasing the political power and engagement of LGBTQ women and their allies.

About MassEquality

MassEquality is the leading statewide grassroots advocacy organization working to ensure that everyone across Massachusetts can thrive without discrimination or oppression based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.