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Latest News

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 the opening this provides to millions who will now be able to live and work in dignity and without the fear of deportation. But we are deeply concerned …

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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 executive director.  Wu, who has been with GLAD for eight years, will start his new position on December 1, 2014.

“We are thrilled and proud to name Janson …

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Latest Blog Posts

November 17, 2014

Lights, Camera, Action – WAIT!

Electronic recording devices – smart phones, tablets, and flipcams – are almost as common in schools as notebooks and pencils. So it’s easy to imagine a situation where one student records another without obtaining consent first.

However, when a student in Pennsylvania used his iPad to record bullies harassing him at school, he didn’t think that recording the bullies would get him in trouble. … Read More →

November 12, 2014

That’s Not My Name!

Every year I am contacted by at least one trans youth in New England who is unable to amend their school records to reflect names and genders consistent with their gender identity.  Some of these youth are still in high school and endure the daily trauma of being referred to by names and pronouns not consistent with their gender identity.  Others are recent high school graduates who are unable … Read More →

Latest Podcast

January 31, 2014

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

Latest Video

October 26, 2014

The Spirit of Justice

Highlights of GLAD’s work in the past year, including major wins for transgender students (Doe v. Clenchy), LGBT family rights (In Re Madelyn B.), transgender health care access (In Re Rikki Bates), Asylum (In Re Wambere) - and the work remaining to achieve not just equal treatment, but equal … Read More →