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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.
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?
"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."
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.
A Special Marriage Decision Day Community Call
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.
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.
Our children need and deserve LGBTQ curricula that will foster relevant connections to today’s legislation, pop-culture, media reports and politics.
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.