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After Marriage: The Future of LGBT Activism

February 12, 2015 · Boston, MA

This seminar series brings together four prominent lawyers and activists examining crucial issues … Read More →

Transgender Shelter Access Workshop - Worcester Youth

February 19, 2015 · Worcester, MA

Are you Transgender, Homeless, and Accessing Shelter Services?

Learn more about the laws and … Read More →

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January 16, 2015

SCOTUS Will Hear Marriage Case Filed by Michigan Nurses April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse

Washington, D.C., January 16, 2015 – The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to review a federal appeals court decision upholding Michigan’s ban on … Read More →

December 16, 2014

GLAD Appalled by Appeals Court Ruling that Dept. of Corrections Can Deny Care to Transgender Woman

The full First Circuit Court of Appeals today reversed an earlier ruling that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts must provide Michelle Kosilek, an … Read More →

December 4, 2014

GLAD Obtains Social Security Survivor Benefits for Disabled RI Widow

GLAD successfully obtained Social Security Widow’s Benefits for 56-year-old Deborah Tevyaw after a three-year-long battle with the Social Security … Read More →

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Pending • Representing Plaintiff(s)

Cote v. Walmart
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GLAD has filed a charge of discrimination against Walmart with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of Jacqueline Cote. Cote, … Read More →

Victory • Representing Plaintiff(s)

In re Wambere
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Update November 26, 2014: John “Longjones” Abdallah Wambere received a letter from the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services informing him that his … Read More →

Victory • Representing Plaintiff(s)

In re Guardianship of Madelyn B

Update: The New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled July 2, 2014 that our client Susan B. is a legal parent to the daughter she brought into the world with … Read More →

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The Spirit of Justice

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January 28, 2015

Do We Need a Law That Says Being LGB or T Is Normal and Healthy? Yes, We Do!

By Ben Klein, Senior Attorney and Michelle Wiener, Legal Assistant

When we think about the goals of the laws we have to protect LGBT people, we mostly think about solving concrete problems: ending discrimination, ensuring access to healthcare, keeping people safe from violence and other harms. But there’s another vital purpose of the law: the message that our government sends when it passes a law. 

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January 20, 2015

You May Say I’m a Dreamer: Ending Youth Homelessness

By Allison Wright, Staff Attorney

At GLAD, we dream big and work hard to make those dreams a reality. One of our many dreams for LGBTQ youth is to get unaccompanied homeless LGBTQ youth out of the streets and into stable, long-term housing by providing welcoming, safe, and LGBTQ culturally competent housing program options. 

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