Green Insect Bunny Hybrid, Boston (auction)

Green Insect-Bunny Hybrid, ©2000 Marsian De Lellis
Green Insect-Bunny Hybrid, ©2000 Marsian De Lellis

On September 26th, 2004, I donated Green Insect-Bunny Hybrid a framed photograph of one of my early puppets to the Sunny Side Up Brunch and Silent Auction at the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston. Proceeds went to support the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth

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Harvard Club, Boston (activism, speech)

Governor Weld signs the Gay & Lesbian Student Rights Law, 1993
Governor Weld signs the Gay & Lesbian Student Rights Law, 1993

On December 10th, 2003, I delivered a speech at the Harvard Club in Boston on the tenth anniversary of the passage Gay and Lesbian Student Rights Law. Up until 1993, Massachusetts law protected students against discrimination in terms of admission to public schools or access to school courses and activities on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, religion, and national origin. The Gay and Lesbian Student Rights Bill added sexual orientation to the protected classes.

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Gay and Lesbian Youth – Making History (documentary)

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In 1994, The Governor’s Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth produced a documentary  I appeared in on the formation of the commission and the passage of the Gay and Lesbian Civil Rights Law of Massachusetts, which I worked on.  Continue reading “Gay and Lesbian Youth – Making History (documentary)”

Untitled, Boston (mixed media)

IMG_4643 1994 Breaking the Silence
untitled, details, 45.5” x 59” x 2”, cutouts, oil paint, and glue on canvas, 1994

In June 1994*, I had a large scale untitled, mixed media piece on view at the Arlington Street Space in Boston as part of Breaking the Silence.  Breaking the Silence featured paintings, photographs, installations and performances by young queer artists (many of whom I worked with on the passage of the Gay and Lesbian Student Rights Law).

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1994 Leslie College, Cambridge (speaking)

On May 19th, 1994, I spoke at Leslie College in Cambridge about bullying in schools and my work advocating for the Gay and Lesbian Student Rights Law, which banned discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in Massachusetts public schools.

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In Newsweekly 1/2/94, Boston (Press)

1994-01-02 In-Body1-16x9-150dpi In Newsweekly 1/2/94 LGBTQ

On January 2nd, 1994, In Newsweekly covered the passage of the Gay and Lesbian Student Rights LawThe Gay and Lesbian Student Rights Law added sexual orientation to the list of protected classes of students in Massachusetts public schools.

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Bay Windows – 12/23/93 (activism, press)

1993-12-23-BW00-Body1-16x9-72BWdpi Bay Windows 12/23/93 LGBTQ

On December 23, 1993, Adelaide Goetz, Chris Hannon, Lauren Davindson, Sarah Lonber-Lew, David La Fontaine, and I were on the cover of Bay Windows after the passage of the Gay and Lesbian Student Rights Law.

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Bay Windows, Boston (activism, press)

On December 16, Bay Windows covered the passage of the Gay and Lesbian Student Rights Law which I worked on.

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The Philadelphia Inquirer (LGBTQ Press)

On December 11, 1993, The Philadelphia Inquirer ran a story on the Gay and Lesbian Student Rights Law which I had worked on.

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