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July 28, 2008

GLAD Donors Raise $34,000 To Defend CA Marriage Equality

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) used its annual Summer Party to support and defend California marriage equality in a very meaningful way – with
contributions from GLAD donors.

GLAD donor Scott Davenport put up a $15,000 challenge and urged other donors to step up to the plate. “It’s …

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July 17, 2008

Kate Clinton Will Wield Auctioneer’s Gavel at GLAD Summer Party

GLAD’s annual Summer Party on July 26 in Provincetown will feature summer sun (fingers crossed), a spectacular harbor view, cocktails, and a turn at the auctioneer’s podium by comedian Kate Clinton.

Ms. Clinton will auction items including:

  • VIP passes to Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
  • One week …

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June 18, 2008

GLAD Launches Transgender Rights Project

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) announced the launch of a Transgender Rights Project, to be led by attorney Jennifer Levi. Levi, a nationally-recognized expert in transgender legal issues, has been on GLAD’s staff since 1998.

“Transgender people face the most basic and blatant …

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June 17, 2008

A Toast to Happiness and Equality

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, the organization whose successful lawsuit
brought marriage equality to Massachusetts, today offered congratulations to California’s
marrying same-sex couples, their families, friends, and allies.

“Californians can expect an outbreak of happiness and …

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June 16, 2008

GLAD Applauds AMA’s Support for Transgender Health Care

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) applauded the American Medical
Association’s (AMA) support for transgender health care, declared today by a resolution
passed by the AMA’s House of Delegates.
Meeting in Chicago, the House of Delegates passed a resolution entitled “Removing …

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May 19, 2008

GLAD Salutes LGBT Families With Podcast

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) is celebrating both Mother’s Day and Father’s Day with the podcast “What a Good Family Can Look Like: Adoption of Susan.” It relates the 1993 story of Ellen Wade and Maureen Brodoff, who both sought to become full legal parents to their young daughter, …

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May 15, 2008

GLAD Congratulates California on Marriage Win

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders applauds today’s decision by the California Supreme Court allowing same-sex couples to marry. The majority of the California Supreme Court ruled that the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage violates the state constitution, and that a separate system …

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April 16, 2008

GLAD Celebrates Ten Years of Protections for People with HIV

Ten years ago this June, the U.S. Supreme Court answered “yes” to the question: Are people with HIV protected from discrimination by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?  In so doing, they sent a message to health care providers, employers, schools, and landlords across the country: you …

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March 12, 2008

GLAD Celebrates St. Pat’s With Podcast “100% Irish: Hurley v. GLIB”

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) is marking St. Patrick’s Day with the podcast “100% Irish: Hurley v. GLIB”, which relates the 3-year fight by a group of gay Irish-Americans to march in Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade.

The podcast is the third in a 12-part series celebrating GLAD’s …

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February 19, 2008

GLAD Applauds Victory in Case of Girl With HIV

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders applauded today’s decision by the Massachusetts Court of Appeals in favor of 18-year-old Ashley Shaw who has sought to get MassHealth to cover her AIDS-related surgery.

“This is a great victory because it affirms that a teenaged girl living with AIDS must …

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