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April 29, 2016

LGBT Legal Orgs Say NC and MS Federal Funding is at Risk for Anti-T Discrimination

GLAD has joined the American Civil Liberties Union, Lambda Legal, National Center for Lesbian Rights, and Transgender Law Center in a letter urging the Obama administration to clarify that laws such as North Carolina's HB2 violate federal laws that prohibit sex discrimination, including both Title …

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February 9, 2016

Workers Receive Lawsuit Notice Challenging Walmart’s Denial of Health Insurance to Same-Sex Spouses

Today a court-approved notice is being mailed to nearly 1,200 current and former Walmart employees who may have been denied the ability to put their same-sex spouses on their employee health plan.  The notice is the next step in a class action lawsuit arising from the case of Jacqueline Cote, a …

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May 26, 2016

A Victory for LGBTQ Youth

Yesterday, Governor Shumlin signed a bill that makes Vermont a safer and more welcoming place for LGBTQ youth – by banning the harmful practice of so-called “conversion therapy.”

With this historic step, Vermont becomes the first state in New England to join California, New Jersey, Oregon, Illinois, New York, and Washington D.C. in not only protecting LGBTQ youth from this practice, but sending … Read More →

May 12, 2016

MA Senate Passes Transgender Public Accommodations Bill

Today we moved one giant step closer to securing full non-discrimination protections for transgender people in Massachusetts!

The Massachusetts Senate voted 33-4 to pass the transgender public accommodations bill.

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Cheers erupt in the Senate gallery upon passage of the bill.

Our sincere thanks go out to Senate President Stan Rosenberg for his leadership, and to every senator who chose to stand … Read More →

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February 22, 2016

GLAD Now Stands for GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders

Our name is new, but not our mission.

Following nearly 40 years of groundbreaking legal victories for LGBTQ rights, we’ve updated our name to better reflect our commitment to moving equality forward #FORALL!

We’ll always be GLAD. And we’ll always have your back.