The MacArthur Foundation announced today that Mary L. Bonauto, Civil Rights Project Director for Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), has been awarded a 2014 MacArthur Fellowship, sometimes referred to as a “genius grant.” The Fellowships are awarded annually to “talented individuals who …
John “Longjones” Abdallah Wambere, a prominent Ugandan gay activist for over 17 years, has been recommended for asylum in the United States. In a letter dated September 11, 2014, the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services informed Wambere that his application was recommended for approval, pending a …
Students are back at school and they and parents are settling into their routines. This blog makes one specific point - take a shot at managing your school before there is a problem.
It is very satisfying to sue the government and win. But sometimes GLAD is invited to the table to develop great government policies and that is a win, too. Terrific applause to the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services (DYS) for developing and adopting policy and guidelines for working with … Read More →
Community Call: Doe v. Clenchy 1-31-2014
Goodridge at 10: Celebrating a Landmark Ruling and a Decade of Marriage Equality
A look at the historic November 18, 2003 ruling in GLAD’s case Goodridge v. DPH which made Massachusetts the first state in the U.S. where same-sex couples could marry. The video celebrates the powerful and beautiful decision authored by then Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall, and explores the … Read More →