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July 8, 2016

Statement of Janson Wu on the Deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile

Once again our hearts are full of sorrow and anger.  Two more Black men have been killed by police, two more families are bereaved, and two more communities are shell-shocked and grieving.  We send our condolences to the families of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.

Everyone who strives for …

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July 7, 2016

GLAD Cheers Passage of Massachusetts Public Accommodations Bill

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) issued the following statement by Transgender Rights Project Director Jennifer Levi after the Massachusetts House and Senate passed the transgender public accommodations bill, now on its way to Governor Charlie Baker for signature:

“Today is a great day for …

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July 14, 2016

NH Executive Order FAQ

When does this go into effect?

The executive order is effective as of the date of signing, which was June 30, 2016.  It also states that the Personnel Division shall provide guidance to agencies regarding how to implement the order. That guidance must be issued by September 15, 2016. 

What does the executive order do? 

Executive order 2016-04 explicitly includes gender identity and gender … Read More →

July 13, 2016

Why Religion is Not an Excuse to Discriminate in Public Accommodations

With wit, logic and common sense, Professor Joe Singer exposes how public accommodations that invoke “religious freedom” to bar service to LGBTQ people are simply discriminating based on religious beliefs. Our nation already turned away from the era where people had to “call ahead” to businesses to make sure they are welcome,’ we are “already invited.” Professor Singer makes a compelling … 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.