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July 30, 2015

Who Should Pay for SSA’s Discrimination Against Same-Sex Couples?

In class action lawsuit, GLAD and Justice in Aging say it should be SSA 

Anti-LGBT discrimination hurts everyone in our community. But the impact on those who are economically vulnerable can be devastating.

The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program exists to assist those with extremely …

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July 23, 2015

GLAD ED Janson Wu’s Statement in Support of the Equality Act

Today the Equality Act, a comprehensive federal LGBT non-discrimination bill was introduced in Congress.  Janson Wu, Executive Director of Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, issued the following statement:

“At GLAD we continue to hear from hardworking LGBT people who have been hurt by …

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July 20, 2015

GLAD Applauds EEOC Ruling: Title VII Sex Discrimination Prohibition Includes Sexual Orientation

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued a critical ruling that discrimination based on an employee’s sexual orientation violates the prohibition on sex discrimination in Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act.

The landmark July 16 ruling recognizes that federal employees …

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July 14, 2015

Class Action Lawsuit Charges Walmart with Anti-Gay Discrimination

GLAD and the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs (WLC) have filed a class action lawsuit against Walmart, charging the retail giant with discriminating against employees who were married to same-sex spouses by denying their spouses health insurance benefits.

The class …

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June 29, 2015

CT Governor Signs Bill Modernizing Process to Change Gender on Birth Certificates

GLAD Publishes Toolkit to Assist Transgender People Making Changes

Last week, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed into law a bill that updates the state’s birth certificate procedures, enabling transgender people to change their birth certificates to the appropriate gender without having to …

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June 29, 2015

CT Governor Signs Bill Modernizing Process to Change Gender on Birth Certificates

Last week, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed into law a bill that updates the state’s birth certificate procedures, enabling transgender people to change their birth certificates to the appropriate gender without having to undergo invasive and sometimes unnecessary surgical requirements.

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June 10, 2015

Hartford Public Schools to Train Principals On LGBTQQ Issues in the 2015-2016 School Year

In the 2015-2016 school year, Hartford Public Schools, in collaboration with the LGBTQQ community (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning), will train its principals on issues of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.

The training will also be provided to …

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June 5, 2015

A Big Week for Transgender Rights Across New England

This week saw several substantial steps forward on key matters of concern for transgender people in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine and New Hampshire.

On Monday, June 1, the Connecticut Senate passed by a vote of 32 to 3 a bill that modernizes the process for changing gender on birth certificates …

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March 27, 2015

Victory! Connecticut Removes Barrier for Medicaid Coverage of Transgender Health Care

Earlier this week the Connecticut Department of Social Services updated state regulations to require Medicaid to cover treatment for Gender Dysphoria.

Transgender Rights Project Director Jennifer Levi, who led GLAD’s work with state allies to advocate for the new regulations, applauded the update: …

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November 11, 2014

GLAD Appoints Janson Wu, GLAD Deputy Director and Senior Staff Attorney, as New Executive Director

Janson Wu, deputy director and senior staff attorney for Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), has been appointed the organization’s new executive director.  Wu, who has been with GLAD for eight years, will start his new position on December 1, 2014.

“We are thrilled and proud to name Janson …

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