On July 26, 2009, Robert Jonathan Bertram of Great Barrington was appointed Massachusetts Coordinator for Stonewall Libertarians.
In accepting this new position, Mr. Bertram said:
I am fortunate to be appointed Massachusetts coordinator for Stonewall Libertarians. I anticipate that this will be a good step forward and that there will be many opportunities in the future to promote political and social acceptance of those who may deviate from "cultural" or "societal" norms. One of my goals is to promote the use of logicality and rationality in the political system and in society as a whole, and being given the opportunity to coordinate Stonewall Libertarians Massachusetts is one step forward towards making societal norms more logical and rational, and eliminating the unnecessary barriers of racism and hostility towards those not traditionally fully socially accepted. I do not think I need to state who such groups are, for categorizing such people would be a show of prejudice and unfair bias in itself. But when given opportunities to progress the principle of acceptance, both politically and socially, they will be taken.
Stonewall Libertarians, founded on April 20, 1996, is an independent organization of libertarians who believe in being politically active to promote smaller government, lower taxes and more individual freedom. They exist to reach out to all libertarians who are perceived to deviate from the norms of society and to promote tolerance and equality in the Libertarian Party and in society at large. Stonewall Libertarians seeks to be a catalyst to expand the base of the libertarian movement in the United States by bringing together a vast coalition of those who believe in personal freedom.