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July 23, 2015 10:32 am

Let’s Talk About Sex

Last Thursday, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) -- the federal agency that enforces our country's main employment anti-discrimination law Title VII -- issued a landmark decision ruling that "allegations of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation necessarily state a claim of discrimination on the basis of sex." This decision applies to all federal employees, guides all of the EEOC offices in how they handle claims by private employees, and is persuasive to federal courts in their interpretation of Title VII.

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July 13, 2015 10:00 am

Re-Think the World Around You

As we go about our daily routines, we encounter the same objects over and over again.  Usually, we do not give these things a second thought and only look at them through one perspective—typically the most well-known or superficial perspective.  But what if we changed our perspective? Could seeing literal things in a new way change the way we, and society, look at sexual orientation, gender, and gender expression?

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July 8, 2015 2:20 pm

Adventures of an Intern: GLAD in PTown and Beyond

"It was a great opportunity for me as an intern to get more of a concrete sense of how GLAD relates to other organizations and businesses, because as soon as I flashed our Summer Party postcard with the GLAD logo to local business owners, many of them showed instant recognition and clearly already had a high regard for the work we do."

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July 1, 2015 11:35 am

Celebrating the People Who Helped Make Marriage Possible: GLAD Thanks Our New England Plaintiffs

The marriage equality movement has deep roots in New England. GLAD is honored to have worked with so many courageous people who fought for their right to marry all across the New England states, and whose work inspired so many others across the country to do the same.

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June 30, 2015 3:49 pm

Marriage Equality Decision Day Community Call

A Special Marriage Decision Day Community Call

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June 26, 2015 9:05 pm

Marriage Equality FAQ
If you have questions about what the Supreme Court’s national marriage equality ruling means to you, here are two FAQs that will help answer them.

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June 24, 2015 9:09 am

#JusticeIs

For the past few weeks, GLAD has been soliciting responses from our community on what ‘Justice’ means to them. Check out some of the inspired responses we got from Boston Pride on GLAD’s Instagram.

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June 17, 2015 11:00 am

Embracing the LGBTQ Youth Within Our Movement: Inviting Us All to Sing

In order to ensure inclusion, real inclusion of all students in school, we need to enact strong statewide and local policies, and we also need teachers and administrators to be able to put these policies into action on the ground level.

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June 11, 2015 11:30 am

Reimagining Equality in Our Classrooms, Culture and Consciousness

Our children need and deserve LGBTQ curricula that will foster relevant connections to today’s legislation, pop-culture, media reports and politics.

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June 4, 2015 11:08 am

My Life at GLAD: From Goodridge to Obergefell

After eleven years managing GLAD’s public legal information service, GLAD Answers, Bruce Bell is retiring (for the second time). As the voice of GLAD to the thousands of LGBT and HIV+ people who have called or emailed seeking information about their rights over the past decade, he will be greatly missed. Bruce reflects on his time at GLAD below.

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