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January 20, 2015 3:59 pm

You May Say I’m a Dreamer: Ending Youth Homelessness

At GLAD, we dream big and work hard to make those dreams a reality. One of our many dreams for LGBTQ youth is to get unaccompanied homeless LGBTQ youth out of the streets and into stable, long-term housing by providing welcoming, safe, and LGBTQ culturally competent housing program options. 

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January 17, 2015 4:26 pm

Celebrate Kindness This Week—And Every Week!

In celebration of GLSEN's No Name Calling Week, GLAD Legal Assisant Annie Sloan shares some advice she received from her baseball coach on "shutting the door" on the bad in order to celebrate kindness.

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January 15, 2015 10:45 am

Some Important Information for Same-Sex Married Couples About Taxes and SSI

Were you a married same-sex couple on or before December 31, 2011?

If so, you only have until April 15, 2015 to file an amended income tax return for the 2011 tax year.  Prior to the downfall of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) on June 26, 2013, married same-sex couples were required to file their federal income tax as single individuals.  But now that the IRS recognizes married same-sex couples regardless of where they live, as of tax year 2013, you must file your federal income taxes as married (either jointly or separately).

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January 13, 2015 8:14 am

Why We Need Middle School GSAs!

Check out what the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade members of the Shady Hill Middle School GSA in Cambridge, MA say about why their club is so great! The Middle School GSA at Shady Hill was launched in the 2013-14 school year.

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January 9, 2015 2:28 pm

New Year’s Resolutions Video Blog

Check out some GLAD's youth staff members' 2015 New Year's Resolutions! 

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January 8, 2015 10:35 am

The Last Lost Generation

The following is excerpted from The Huffington Post.

Together, if we have the tenacity to strive for an even more just and inclusive world, we can make this generation of young people the first to know what it feels like to, in Leelah's words, always be "treated like humans, with valid feelings and human rights."

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January 1, 2015 9:04 am

My New Year’s Commitment: A More Just World

In 2015, we at GLAD are committed to do better by our community with your help and support.

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December 23, 2014 2:07 pm

Are You Married and on SSI?  Has Social Security Said You Owe Them Money?

Please contact us if you have received a letter from Social Security demanding that you repay an “overpayment.” We want to share important and time–sensitive information about protecting your legal rights!

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December 22, 2014 4:09 pm

GLAD Goes Back to Middle School (And At This School, It Was Better Than We Remembered!)

This fall, GLAD was invited to participate in Boston Plan for Excellence’s ‘Principal Partners’ event (formerly known as ‘Principal for the Day’). I shadowed the principal for Edwards Middle School, Robert Rametti, and his staff as they experienced the daily challenges and success involved in educating youth in a large urban district.

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December 22, 2014 9:35 am

LGBT Family Law in NH: What You Need to Know

There's good news for New Hampshire LGBT parents and families. Find out what you need to know in this post and in a free webinar on January 29.

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