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November 18, 2016 9:55 pm

Pop-Up ID Project

Transgender people living in New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont) seeking to update their legal name and gender on federal and state documents can receive free legal representation through this rapid-response program.

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November 16, 2016 1:46 pm

Welcome to the Resistance

We’ve heard from many of you over the last week who are understandably feeling shock, grief, and uncertainty – I’m feeling it too. But we’re also hearing incredible statements of resilience and resolve.

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November 15, 2016 10:12 pm

FAQ: How Might the Incoming Presidential Administration Impact the LGBTQ Community?

Following the presidential election we know that many of you have questions about the future of LGBTQ rights and protections. Here are a few initial answers to questions we've been hearing from the community.

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November 11, 2016 4:17 pm

A Few Quick Answers on Marriage and Parenting in the Wake of the Election

Following this week's presidential election we know that many of you have questions about the future of LGBTQ rights and protections. Here are a few answers to questions we've received about marriage and parenting. In the coming weeks and months we'll have more resources to share. If you have a specific legal question or concern, reach out to us at http://www.GLADAnswers.org

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September 23, 2016 9:03 am

Taking Bi Inclusion Seriously on Celebrate Bisexuality Day

Celebrate Bisexuality Day (affectionately called CBD) was initiated in 1999 on September 23rd and the bi+* community marks it each year with film fests, educational forums, parties and all sorts of community activities. CBD is now part of Bisexual Awareness Week during which bi organizations and individuals educate the public about bi community concerns and statistics, bi history, and bi culture by tweeting and posting all week long on social media to boost our rare visibility.

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September 22, 2016 12:31 pm

Transgender Discrimination Case Results in Victory For Transgender Rights

On August 9, 2016, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (“MCAD”) announced an important ruling concerning the rights of Massachusetts employees to be free from discrimination based on their transgender status, gender identity, or sexual orientation.The decision is a loud and clear legal precedent that intentional misuse of gender pronouns and gender based words to refer to a transgender employee can amount to unlawful, discriminatory harassment.

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September 1, 2016 1:26 pm

Justice is a Journey: Progress, Backlash, and Illumination on the Road to Transgender Equality

For good and for ill, transgender peoples’ lives are in the news these days. Headlines proclaiming victories and lamenting losses in several high profile legal matters reflect the ascendant but unsettled state of transgender rights across the country. 

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August 29, 2016 10:14 am

Mandating Treatment for HIV-Related Lipodystrophy: The MA Experience and a Call for National Action

To be sure, HIV/AIDS advocacy and service organizations have had unrelenting and crucial battles to fight over the decades: access to testing and treatment; prevention, including PrEP and clean needles; discrimination and stigma; and the shameful criminalization statutes that still exist in a majority of states, to name just a few.  But I hope we can all agree that it is intolerable to let our longest term survivors of the HIV epidemic suffer from untreated medication side effects. Here’s hoping that the Massachusetts experience begins a national call to action to address this indefensible insurance discrimination.

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August 15, 2016 1:55 pm

A Look Back at High School

Public affairs and education intern Alison Geoffrey reflects on her experience in high school.

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August 15, 2016 1:41 pm

The LGBTQ Campus: The Transition to College

GLAD public affairs and education intern Nathan Faust reflects on what it was like to be an LGBTQ student during his transition into college.

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