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May 19, 2015 11:41 am

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.

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May 15, 2015 9:24 am

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 SexGLAD’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 result of a change in recognition of a beneficiary’s same-sex marital status

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May 7, 2015 1:01 pm

Prom: The Rights of LGBTQ Students

For LGBTQ students, (prom can be) difficult to manage due to restrictions imposed on them by the school, or the pressure to go with a date that the school deems "appropriate." It does not help if social pressure is validated by school restrictions treating LGBTQ students as ‘less than’ or an added liability.

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May 5, 2015 12:46 pm

Our experience in Washington, D.C. at the Supreme Court

Last week, the GLAD Legal Assistants travelled to Washington, DC for the Supreme Court argument about marriage equality. Annie Sloan reflects on their experience: 

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April 28, 2015 5:38 pm

Marriage Equality at SCOTUS Photo Blog

Photos from the marriage equality oral argument at the Supreme Court, April 28, 2015

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April 28, 2015 5:01 pm

A movement decades in the making

Thank you for standing with us today, and every day. Together we have told the truth of our lives, and our love - and our quest for respect and dignity for our families cannot be denied.

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April 28, 2015 1:28 pm

Then You Win: Updated DMV Policy Rights Wrongs for NH Trans Man

For most of us, a trip to the DMV is a frustrating and time-consuming inconvenience. For so many transgender people, it can be exercise in futility at best, or worse a humiliating and degrading experience, especially when they try to change the gender on their driver’s license.

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April 28, 2015 10:03 am

#StandwithMary as She Argues for Marriage Equality

Follow coverage of the Supreme Court Argument for Marriage Equality

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April 24, 2015 9:41 am

Marriage Equality at the Supreme Court

This case marks a significant legal and cultural moment for the country, capping nearly twenty-five years of legal challenges, grassroots activism, legislative advocacy, and steady change in public opinion in favor of the freedom to marry for same-sex couples.

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April 17, 2015 9:00 am

Day of Silence 2015: Who We Are Silent For

At my high school, the Day of Silence was seen as an excuse for the football team to wear t-shirts with cruel slogans written on them and not get in trouble; things like “Adam & Eve, not Adam & Steve” and worse, “Exit, not Entrance” on their backs with arrows pointing down. Needless to say, our school was not the most welcoming to LGBTQ kids.

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