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16th Annual Boston Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 23, 2014 · Cambridge , MA

Join us in mourning beautiful souls who have been lost and celebrating our community. The program … Read More →

World AIDS Day at the State House

December 2, 2014 · Boston, MA

Join us for Fourth Annual World AIDS Day at the State House. This years theme is "Getting to Zero; … Read More →

Ending Stigma and Shame, Cultivating Resilience: Living and Loving with HIV

December 6, 2014 · Boston, MA

In recognition of World AIDS Day December 6, 2014, the Harvard University Center for AIDS Research … Read More →

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November 21, 2014

President Obama’s Executive Order on Immigration

Statement of GLAD Deputy Director Janson Wu:

The Executive Order is a historic step forward for immigrants living in the United States. We welcome … Read More →

November 11, 2014

GLAD Appoints Janson Wu, GLAD Deputy Director and Senior Staff Attorney, as New Executive Director

Janson Wu, deputy director and senior staff attorney for Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), has been appointed the organization’s new … Read More →

November 10, 2014

New Regulations Modernize Process for Changing Gender Designation on Rhode Island Birth Certificates
New vital records regulations, filed Wednesday, October 22, will modernize Rhode Island’s birth certificate policies to allow transgender people to … Read More →

From the Docket All Cases →

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: 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 →

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

Highlights of GLAD’s work in the past year, including major wins for transgender students… View Larger →

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November 17, 2014

Lights, Camera, Action – WAIT!

By Vickie Henry, Director of GLAD’s Youth Initiative, and Anthony Toppi, former GLAD staffer

Be careful before you record. But do report bullying to your school and keep proof that you reported (a copy of the complaint or report by email). If you think your school is not protecting you against anti-LGBTQ or HIV+ bullying, contact GLAD Answers.  If you are ever worried about bullying in school or are unsure of what your rights are, check out www.glad.org/youth/bullying and www.glad.org/youth/school to learn more.

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November 12, 2014

That’s Not My Name!

By Allison Wright, Staff Attorney

Referring to transgender people by names and pronouns inconsistent with their gender identity, even in school records, is inappropriate, disrespectful, perpetuates a system of oppression and discrimination against transgender people, and, as Laverne Cox flawlessly stated at the 2014 Creating Change Conference, is an act of violence.  

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