Blog Posts for Connecticut
Whether you graduated from high school, college, or passed your GED this year, you've closed one chapter of your life and it’s time to move on to the next. For some of you, closing one chapter and starting another means going to college or graduate school. For others, it means getting a job or even several jobs. For others, you may find yourself working and going to school! Whatever your plans are, remember, they are YOUR plans.
Why should our families have to jump through additional hoops to be protected the same as every other family?
Every year, GLAD Answers gets phone calls from concerned students: can I take my same-sex partner to prom? Can I wear a tux or a dress, regardless of my biological sex? The answer to both of these questions is yes, legally, you can.
Discrimination on the basis of HIV status is prohibited by both the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state disability antidiscrimination laws across New England. These laws protect all people who are HIV-positive, perceived to be HIV-positive, and, at least under federal law, people who “associate” with a person with HIV.
The U.S. Constitution does guarantee a right to free speech. It does not guarantee a right to consequence-free speech.
GLAD Answers has over 70 recently updated publications dealing with LGBTQ/HIV legal issues in New England. For each of the six New England states we have an LGBTQ Overview and an HIV Overview. These are in depth publications that help you to understand the laws that protect you and, if your rights are violated, how you go about accessing these protections.
During the past few days, the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released some important guidance that affects transgender and same-sex spouses. A summary of that information follows below. If you have questions, need additional information or lawyer referrals, contact GLAD Answers by email or live chat at www.GLADAnswers.org or by phone at (800) 455-GLAD (4523).
Today is National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Do you know your rights when it comes to HIV/AIDS?
We know you may have questions about federal marriage-related benefits now that DOMA has been overturned. GLAD Answers has several resources available to help.
After a year of tremendous progress, we must remain vigilant to ensure that Equal Justice Under Law becomes a reality for all.