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July 14, 2016

Phill Wilson Black AIDS Institute Founder & President to Receive GLAD’s 2016 Spirit of Justice

Phill Wilson, founder and President of the Black AIDS Institute, and an early voice on HIV in the Black community, will be the recipient of GLBTQ … Read More →


July 13, 2016

One Hundred Doctors Urge Passage of MA Bill to Treat HIV-Related Lipodystrophy

Over 100 Massachusetts doctors have written a letter to MA House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo, urging the passage of An Act Relative to HIV-Associated … Read More →


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July 30, 2016 · Provincetown, MA

Transgender Law Institute at the Lavender Law Conference

August 6, 2016 · Washington, DC

GLAD Transgender Rights Project Director Jennifer Levi is an organizer of this year’s Transgender … Read More →

October 28, 2016 · Boston, MA

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July 14, 2016

Phill Wilson Black AIDS Institute Founder & President to Receive GLAD’s 2016 Spirit of Justice

Phill Wilson, founder and President of the Black AIDS Institute, and an early voice on HIV in the Black community, will be the recipient of GLBTQ … Read More →

July 13, 2016

One Hundred Doctors Urge Passage of MA Bill to Treat HIV-Related Lipodystrophy

Over 100 Massachusetts doctors have written a letter to MA House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo, urging the passage of An Act Relative to HIV-Associated … Read More →

July 8, 2016

Statement of Janson Wu on the Deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile

Once again our hearts are full of sorrow and anger.  Two more Black men have been killed by police, two more families are bereaved, and two more … Read More →

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Sinnott v. Peck

GLAD is representing Sarah Sinnott, a non-biological mother in Vermont, whose former partner has sought to disrupt Sarah’s relationship with their … Read More →

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Carcaño v. McCrory

GLAD has joined with the Transgender Law Center, National Center for Lesbian Rights and the firms of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman and Sigmon Law … Read More →

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Partanen v. Gallagher

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Jo- and Ja- are siblings, now 7 and 4 years old, the children of Karen Partanen and Julie Gallagher. 

Karen and Julie … Read More →

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GLAD Now Stands for GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders

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July 14, 2016

NH Executive Order FAQ

By GLAD

On June 30, 2016, Governor Maggie Hassen issued an executive order that prohibits discrimination by state agencies on the basis of gender identity and gender expression.  It requires all state agencies to review and revise their internal policies consistent with the executive order and prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression in state contracts as well. 

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July 13, 2016

Why Religion is Not an Excuse to Discriminate in Public Accommodations

By Joseph William Singer, Harvard Law School - Guest Post

With wit, logic and common sense, Professor Joe Singer exposes how public accommodations that invoke “religious freedom” to bar service to LGBTQ people are simply discriminating based on religious beliefs. Our nation already turned away from the era where people had to “call ahead” to businesses to make sure they are welcome,’ we are “already invited.” Professor Singer makes a compelling argument that using religious beliefs as a sword is actionable religious discrimination. As our nation considers anew claims of religion in the marketplace, Professor Singer reminds us that we already have the answers.   - Mary L. Bonatuo, GLAD Civil Rights Project Director

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