Many of the barriers to equality that impede the ability of LGBTQ people to live their lives freely without discrimination because of who they are or who they love are systemic. Some laws are not susceptible of challenges through direct individual advocacy and representation alone. Our clients’ experiences, and the experiences and patterns observed by providers across Mazzoni Center’s continuum of services, provide us with unique insights that position us to advocate for broader public policy or legislative changes to advance LGBT rights. We partner with local, state, and national legislative, social, and legal organizations advocating on behalf of the LGBT community. Whether commenting on proposed new rules or regulations, or providing testimony concerning important legislation, or submitting friend-of-the court briefs, we bring added perspective on issues of importance to the LGBTQ community.