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July 31, 2015

GLAD to Honor Jennifer Finney Boylan at Spirit of Justice Award Dinner

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) will present the Spirit of Justice Award to Jennifer Finney Boylan, first best-selling transgender author in the U.S., whose writings, teachings, and activism have significantly illuminated and articulated transgender experience.

“Jennifer Finney …

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July 30, 2015

Who Should Pay for SSA’s Discrimination Against Same-Sex Couples?

In class action lawsuit, GLAD and Justice in Aging say it should be SSA 

Anti-LGBT discrimination hurts everyone in our community. But the impact on those who are economically vulnerable can be devastating.

The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program exists to assist those with extremely …

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Latest Blog Posts

July 28, 2015

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

GLAD Senior Staff Attorney Ben Klein presented testimony July 28 before the MA Legislature’s Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities in support of An Act Relative to Abusive Practices to Change Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity in Minors.

When we think about the goals of the laws we have to protect LGBT people, we mostly think about solving concrete problems: … Read More →

July 25, 2015

Making the impossible, inevitable

Over ten years ago, we changed the world when we won the Goodridge marriage victory in Massachusetts.

Last month, we did it again, this time at the highest court in our nation.

Even before Mary Bonauto’s brilliant arguments before the Supreme Court, many of the commentators were already saying that victory was inevitable.

Well, just ten years ago, many of those same folk were saying that that … Read More →

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January 31, 2014

Community Call: Doe v. Clenchy 1-31-2014

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April 25, 2015

Marriage Equality at the Supreme Court: From Goodridge to Obergefell

On April 28, 2015, Mary Bonauto will argue before the U.S. Supreme Court for the freedom to marry for all same-sex couples nationwide. In 2001 Mary and Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) filed the case that first brought marriage equality to the U.S. - with the landmark 2003 Goodridge v. … Read More →