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July 31, 2015

GLAD to Honor Jennifer Finney Boylan at Spirit of Justice Award Dinner

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) will present the Spirit of Justice Award to Jennifer Finney Boylan, first best-selling transgender author in the U.S., whose writings, teachings, and activism have significantly illuminated and articulated transgender experience.

 
“Jennifer Finney …

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July 28, 2015

GLAD Calls for End to Conversion Therapy in Massachusetts

Bennett Klein, Senior Attorney for Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) testified today in favor of banning the destructive practice of so-called “conversion therapy” in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  His testimony came at a hearing of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Children, …

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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 22, 2015

DOJ Declines to Weigh in on Exclusion of Transgender People from ADA Protections

Yesterday in a Statement of Interest filed in the case Blatt v. Cabela’s Retail, the Department of Justice (DOJ) declined to weigh in on the constitutionality of an explicit transgender exclusion written into the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Today is the 25th anniversary of the passage of …

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July 14, 2015

Class Action Lawsuit Charges Walmart with Anti-Gay Discrimination

(Boston, MA) Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (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 …

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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 18, 2015

Married Same-Sex Couples File Preliminary Injunction against Social Security in Class Action Lawsuit

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), Justice in Aging, and Foley Hoag LLP filed a motion for a preliminary injunction against the Social Security Administration (SSA) yesterday (June 17) . As the country awaits an historic Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges that could bring …

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June 8, 2015

GLAD is Wicked Proud of Its History

To celebrate the 2015 Pride season, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) has produced an interactive timeline of its history at http://www.glad.org/about/history.

“The timeline celebrates our movement’s history, appreciates our courageous plaintiffs, and, we hope, educates people about LGBT …

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June 8, 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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May 8, 2015

MA SJC Clarifies Legal Rights of Same-Sex Parents in Assisted Reproduction Arrangements

MA Supreme Judicial Court Clarifies Legal Rights of Same-Sex Parents in Assisted Reproduction Arrangements with a Known Donor

Parents Not Required to Notify a Known Donor of a Petition for Adoption

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) issued a ruling in Adoption of a Minor clarifying …

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