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Aging as an LGBT Person, What You Need to Know to Thrive!

September 29, 2014 · Orleans, MA

A Workshop Sponsored by GLAD (Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders)

All Ages are Welcome!
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October 1, 2014 · Boston, MA

HBGC’s 4th Annual LGBTQ Youth Empowerment Conference

October 4, 2014 · Cambridge, MA

GLAD is honored to be presenting at the HBGC (Hispanic Black Gay Coalition) Youth Empowerment … Read More →

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September 17, 2014

GLAD’s Mary Bonauto Receives MacArthur Foundation Fellowship

The MacArthur Foundation announced today that Mary L. Bonauto, Civil Rights Project Director for Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), has been … Read More →

September 16, 2014

Ugandan Gay Activist John “Longjones” Abdallah Wambere Granted Asylum in United States

John “Longjones” Abdallah Wambere, a prominent Ugandan gay activist for over 17 years, has been recommended for asylum in the United States. In a … Read More →

August 28, 2014

Utah Marriage Equality Plaintiffs Ask U.S. Supreme Court to Review Case

Update September 4, 2014: Three diverse voices – those of business, states, and family and equality groups – filed amici curiae briefs in the Kitchen … Read More →

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In re Wambere
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Update: John “Longjones” Abdallah Wambere has been recommended for asylum in the United States.  In a letter dated September 11, 2014,  the U.S. … Read More →

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 →

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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September 2, 2014

Goodridge at 10: Celebrating a Landmark Ruling and a Decade of Marriage Equality

A look at the historic November 18, 2003 ruling in GLAD’s case Goodridge v. DPH which… View Larger →

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September 19, 2014

Gender Presumptions on Trial

By Jennifer Levi, Transgender Rights Project Director

During the question and answer period after delivering the keynote address at this year’s Lavender Law Transgender Law Institute (TLI), I learned that a portion of my remarks inspired palpable discomfort among some in attendance.  Surfacing and naming that discomfort served as an effective tool to highlight the painful experience of having your gender identity publicly questioned, something that those of us who are gender nonconforming (whether transgender identifying or not) experience routinely.

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Added July 31, 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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