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Hate Crimes & Violence News

June 14, 2016

LGBTQ GROUPS CALL FOR UNITY IN THE WAKE OF ORLANDO SHOOTING

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We the undersigned organizations working on the front lines of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) movement share in the profound grief for those who were killed and many …

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March 1, 2015

An open letter from LGBTQ organizations in the United States

An open letter from LGBTQ organizations in the United States regarding the epidemic violence that LGBTQ people, particularly transgender women of color, have experienced in 2015.

We appear to be in a moment of crisis in LGBTQ communities.  Unfortunately, this is not new: our movement was born …

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October 8, 2013

Gay Domestic Violence Survivor, Denied Reconstructive Surgery, Charges ROSE Fund with Discrimination

The GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project (GLBTQ-DVP) and Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) have filed briefs with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination on behalf of a gay male survivor of domestic violence who was denied access to facial reconstruction surgery by The R.O.S.E. …

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September 3, 2013

Introducing GLAD Answers: Our Updated Legal Information Line

GLAD today unveiled “GLAD Answers”, an updated version of our venerable Legal InfoLine. GLAD Answers is an information and referral service that GLAD has run since our inception, in recent years receiving more than 2,000 inquiries annually from LGBT people and people living with HIV.

The new …

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September 3, 2013

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders Introduces GLAD Answers

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders today unveiled “GLAD Answers”, an updated version of its venerable Legal InfoLine. GLAD Answers is an information and referral service that GLAD has run since its inception, in recent years receiving more than 2,000 inquiries annually from LGBT people and …

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April 2, 2012

National LGBT Rights Groups Issue Joint Open Letter on the Killing of Trayvon Martin

Boston, MA, April 2 — A coalition of national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights organizations today issued an open letter that described the killing of Trayvon Martin as a “national call to action”; urged state and federal authorities to find answers in the case that has garnered …

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March 2, 2011

Statement from the Transgender Equal Rights Coalition

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim of this brutal crime, a transgender woman who was brought to Massachusetts General Hospital in critical condition after the attack. We hope her assailant is swiftly taken into custody and brought to justice.

We expect the Chelsea Police Department and …

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January 15, 2008

GLAD Launches 30th Anniversary Website and Podcast Series

(January 15, 2008) Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders today launched its 30th anniversary website (http://www.glad.org/30years), featuring the first in a series of podcasts on cutting edge lawsuits from the group’s archives.

Each month during 2008 GLAD will highlight a precedent-setting case that …

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May 25, 2004

Transgender and Disability Inclusion Under CT Hate Crimes Law

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, a New England-wide legal organization, today hailed the passage of a law in Connecticut that amends the State’s existing hate crimes statute to cover people who are targeted for violence because they are transgender or disabled. The measure, House Bill 5657, was …

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March 28, 2001

Appeals Court Decides Cases of Domestic Violence Involving Gay Men

The Massachusetts Appeals Court has decided its first known cases involving domestic violence between gay men.  It ruled that a judge may not issue “mutual restraining orders” unless the judge makes written findings that the orders are warranted against both parties.  While this case involved gay …

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