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Latest News

May 11, 2015

BLACK LIVES MATTER: A Statement from Boston LGBTQ and HIV Organizations

May 5, 2015 - The Boston area LGBTQ and allied organizations listed below stand together in solidarity with people across the nation – in Baltimore, here in Boston, and elsewhere – who raise their voices to challenge systemic inequity and violence, which continue to degrade and cut short too many …

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May 8, 2015

MA SJC Clarifies Legal Rights of Same-Sex Parents in Assisted Reproduction Arrangements

MA Supreme Judicial Court Clarifies Legal Rights of Same-Sex Parents in Assisted Reproduction Arrangements with a Known Donor

Parents Not Required to Notify a Known Donor of a Petition for Adoption

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) issued a ruling in Adoption of a Minor clarifying …

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Latest Blog Posts

May 19, 2015

Know Your Rights: LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care

May is National Foster Care Month, a full month out of the year set aside to acknowledge and recognize those who play a role in the lives of youth in foster care.

Often when people think about the hardships of LGBTQ youth it is in relation to school-discrimination in classrooms, social events, bullying, and more. LGBTQ youth are disproportionately represented in the child welfare system, too.

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May 15, 2015

Good News for Married Same-Sex Spouses from SSA Emergency Action

Good News: Social Security Administration Emergency Order Puts Hold On Administrative Action Against Some SSI Recipients Married To A Spouse Of The Same Sex

GLAD’s lawsuit against the Social Security Administration (SSA) is producing needed results. An emergency order issued by SSA late last week puts a hold – at least temporarily – on issuing new overpayment notices to SSI recipients as a … 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 →