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Massachusetts High Court Ruling Provides More Protection to Families Using ART & Important Lessons in the New Era of Nationwide Marriage Equality
As the year comes to a close, here are 15 (plus a bonus for the New Year) things your support helped GLAD take on in 2015:
When Marjorie Charney moved to Boston in 1983, she didn’t expect she’d someday become a volunteer at GLAD – in fact, she was just learning from her new community the difference between GLAD and GLAAD. But learn the difference she did, and she came to love the organization GLAD and all it does. We sat down with Marjorie to chat about her experience with GLAD Answers.
For #GivingTuesday, we asked our GLAD Answers Volunteers why they give their time to GLAD.
The scenes by now seem familiar. Activists blocking traffic at busy city intersections with locked arms, chanting “We’re fired up. We won’t take it anymore.” Protestors taking over streets and civic buildings, to raise awareness about the tragic loss of lives in their community and a government’s complicity in those deaths.
Next Friday, November 20, marks the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. As we honor those lives lost to an epidemic of anti-trans violence, let’s also pledge to do more – to fight a climate of hate and intolerance by cultivating a culture of respect, empathy and love.
GLAD is seeking individuals with a strong desire to make meaningful contributions to LGBTQ and HIV+ communities to join our Public Affairs & Education Internship Program. Using traditional and new media, the program supports GLAD’s mission and vision by ensuring that LGBTQ people and people living with HIV know their legal rights and how to assert them
Going back to school after a long summer can be an exciting time for young people; they get to see their friends again, and get a fresh start on a new schoolyear. For others, particularly for students who identify as LGBT or Q, this may be a time of anxiety and fear at the possibility that as soon as they return to school, they also return to bullies.
I learned something new last Saturday afternoon. As I sat in a warm, sunny room listening to GLAD’s 2015 Spirit of Justice Honoree Jennifer Finney Boylan tell stories and answer questions about her experiences as a transgender woman, I saw language evolve right in front of me. Through the assistance of an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter, Ayisha Knight-Shaw, a Deaf lesbian ASL teacher, led the group through the linguistic evolution of the ASL sign for “transgender.”
On National Coming Out Day, we have a guest blog post from retired Portland, Maine, teacher Betsy Parsons on her journey to coming out in the classroom, and the positive impact it had on LGBT students.
If you're a teacher or administrator with questions about how to ensure your school is safe and welcoming for all, or If you're a student in need of help or information about your rights,contact us at GLAD Answers.