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Jobs Not Jails Rally

April 26, 2014 · Boston, MA

GLAD is part of the Massachusetts Jobs Not Jails coalition. Join us for a rally on the Boston … Read More →

Sip the Rainbow

May 16, 2014 · Boston, MA

Sip the Rainbow at the BCAE on the eve of the 10th Anniversary of the first marriages of same-sex … Read More →

A Public Conversation: 10 Years of Gay Marriage

May 20, 2014 · Boston, MA

This special lecture and discussion program takes a look back at the dramatic victory in the fight … Read More →

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April 9, 2014

GLAD Welcomes New Board Members

GLAD is thrilled to announce the appointment of four new board members: Beck Bailey, Darian Butcher, Andre Campagna, and Jessica Mink.

“I warmly … Read More →

March 14, 2014

GLAD Urges 1st Circuit to Affirm Medically Necessary Care for Transgender Prisoner

GLAD submitted a brief today to the First Circuit Court of Appeals in the case Kosilek v. Spencer, supporting the right of an incarcerated … Read More →

March 6, 2014

GLAD Convenes Broad Array of Amicus Briefs in Support of Utah and Oklahoma Marriage Cases

A broad swath of marriage equality supporters weighed in with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit yesterday, filing amicus briefs in … Read More →

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Pending • Representing Plaintiff(s)

Barrett v Fontbonne Academy
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GLAD has filed a complaint with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) against Fontbonne Academy, a religiously affiliated … Read More →

Pending • Representing Plaintiff(s)

Considine v. Brookdale Senior Living

GLAD has filed a charge of discrimination with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against Brookdale Senior Living on behalf … Read More →

Pending • Representing Plaintiff(s)

In re Guardianship of Madelyn B

Oral argument in this case at the New Hampshire Supreme Court took place on April 3.

GLAD is representing a non-birth mother in New Hampshire, S.B., … Read More →

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April 9, 2014

Got LGBTQ Rights? Yes!

For more information about the rights of LGBTQ youth in New England, visit… View Larger →

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April 22, 2014 · 5 Comments

Transgender Rights: How Visibility Matters

By Jennifer Levi. Transgender Rights Project Director

Much has happened in the last fifteen years to help tell the story of transgender people’s lives - in popular culture, in law and policy-making, and in everyday life. From Chaz Bono to Laverne Cox to Nicole Maines and all of us who are able - transgender people and our families are speaking out. The LGBT community has become united in its efforts to secure comprehensive protections. This kind of visibility changes hearts and minds.  It humanizes transgender people. It creates empathy and compassion and that leads to social and legal change.

It is only when transgender people are seen for the full human beings that we are that decision makers (be they judges, lawmakers, school or other officials) will see adverse treatment as discrimination.

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Added March 2, 2014

I’m Not Living A Life That I Should Be Living

“I can’t stress enough how devastating lipodystrophy is and how much your life changes because of it.”

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