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November 11, 2016

A Letter to Transgender Youth and Families

To Transgender Youth and Families:

We are here for you. We know and understand the concern and sense of uncertainty many people are feeling in the wake of Tuesday’s election.  We share it, too.  But we are committed to protecting you. We have experience and resources to share and will do …

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August 22, 2016

District Court Issues Injunction against Guidance Protecting Transgender Students

“We will continue to file lawsuits representing transgender students and litigate them to the fullest extent of the law.”

(Fort Worth, TX – August 22, 2016) – A U.S. District Court judge today issued a preliminary injunction against the federal government’s guidance to public school districts …

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June 10, 2016

GLAD Praises RI Dept. of Ed Guidelines on Supporting Transgender Students

Rhode Island’s Department of Education (RIDE) has issued guidelines to schools to protect the state’s transgender students.

“The guidance is excellent and comprehensive,” said Jennifer Levi, Director of the Transgender Rights Project for GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD). “Rhode Island was …

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April 29, 2016

LGBT Legal Orgs Say NC and MS Federal Funding is at Risk for Anti-T Discrimination

GLAD has joined the American Civil Liberties Union, Lambda Legal, National Center for Lesbian Rights, and Transgender Law Center in a letter urging the Obama administration to clarify that laws such as North Carolina's HB2 violate federal laws that prohibit sex discrimination, including both Title …

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April 19, 2016

GLAD, NCLR Applaud Decision Affirming US DOE Rule Mandating Equal Treatment of Trans Students

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) and the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) today applaud a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit which confirms policy set by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights that ensures Gavin Grimm, a 15-year-old …

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March 23, 2016

GLAD Applauds NH House Passage of Ban on Conversion Therapy

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) today applauded the New Hampshire House of Representatives for passing a bill banning conversion therapy, specifically prohibiting persons licensed to provide professional counseling from engaging in the discredited and harmful practice of seeking to change …

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February 2, 2016

GLAD ED Janson Wu Testifies in Support of Ending Conversion Therapy in New Hampshire

GLAD Executive Director Janson Wu testified this afternoon before the New Hampshire General Court Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee in support of HB 1661, which would ban the use of converstion therapy with minors.

The imposition of 'conversion therapy,' especially on minors, …

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October 29, 2015

Brief Argues Treating Trans* Students Equally in Bathrooms Crucial to Development

Being able to use the same bathroom as other students at school is critical for the healthy development of transgender adolescents, says an amicus brief filed on behalf of medical and mental health associations by Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), National Center for Lesbian Rights …

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October 6, 2015

GLAD’s Jennifer Levi Testifies in Support of Transgender Equality

Jennifer Levi, Director of the Transgender Rights Project for Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, testified today at the Massachusetts Statehouse in support of a bill providing protections in public accommodations for the state’s transgender citizens. 

In failing to expressly protect its most …

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August 12, 2015

RI Governor Signs Legislation to Protect Children in DCYF Care from Discrimination

Today Governor Raimondo signed a bill sponsored by Senator Gayle Goldin and Representative Grace Diaz adding non-discrimination language to the Children’s Bill of Rights, a document given to all youth and posted at all programs serving youth in the care of the RI Department of Children, Youth and …

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