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Latest News

September 17, 2014

GLAD’s Mary Bonauto Receives MacArthur Foundation Fellowship

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 …

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September 16, 2014

Ugandan Gay Activist John “Longjones” Abdallah Wambere Granted Asylum in United States

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 …

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Latest Blog Posts

September 13, 2014

Talk To Your School BEFORE There Is A Problem

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. 

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  • Share GLAD's handy checklist of what we believe a school's legal obligations are with your school … Read More →

September 3, 2014

MA DYS Makes It Better For LGBTQI Youth In State Custody

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 →

Latest Podcast

January 31, 2014

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

Latest Video

September 2, 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 →