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February 25, 2010

Panel Discussion on Queer Immigrant Rights

On Monday March 1st Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD), along with a number of queer community groups, will host a panel discussion on immigration issues facing the LGBT and HIV communities at Northeastern University.

The panel features prominent Boston immigration attorneys, Richard …

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February 2, 2010

GLAD Wins Case vs IRS on Sex Reassignment Deductions

The U.S. Tax Court today issued a long-awaited decision in O’Donnabhain v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, ruling that treatment for gender identity disorder (GID) qualifies as medical care under the Internal Revenue Code, and is therefore deductible.

“This decision treats Rhiannon O’Donnabhain …

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January 11, 2010

GLAD: Support the Perry Case, Fight for Justice

Lee Swislow, Executive Director of Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, made the following statement about Perry v. Schwarzenegger:

As the Perry v. Schwarzenegger trial opens today, our thoughts and good wishes are with Kristin Perry and Sandra Stier, Paul Katami and Jeffrey Zarrillo, the …

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January 7, 2010

PJ Layng Joins GLAD’s Board of Directors

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) has added another board member to their ranks.  P.J. Layng, President of PJL Associates—an executive recruitment firm for the healthcare industry—was elected by GLAD’s board on November 19, 2009. 

Working in executive recruitment since 1979, P.J.’s …

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January 4, 2010

Mother Seeks Public Help to Locate Missing Child

In interstate custody dispute, the child’s other mother fails to transfer custody per court-order; disappears with child

In November, the Rutland Family Court in Vermont ordered that Lisa Miller transfer custody of the child to Janet Jenkins on January 1, 2010.  The transfer of custody did not …

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December 7, 2009

GLAD Publishes Marriage Guide for NH Same-Sex Couples

As the historic day (January 1, 2010) approaches when New Hampshire’s same-sex couples will be able to marry, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) has published “How to Get Married in New Hampshire”, providing those couples with a legal how-to on everything from changing names to the impact …

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December 4, 2009

GLAD Protests ENDA Delay

GLAD joined 21 other organizations in protesting the delay in action on passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

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December 3, 2009

Four New Members Join GLAD’s Board of Directors

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) is pleased to announce the appointment of four new board members, Dana Zircher, David Aldrich, John Kelly and Ken Hirschkind.

Dana Zircher is a senior software design engineer at Microsoft Corporation.  She has more than 15 years experience in the …

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November 17, 2009

GLAD Forcefully Responds to U.S. Motion to Dismiss DOMA Suit

Stepping up its litigation challenging Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) today filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts both an opposition to the federal government’s motion to dismiss Gill v. Office of Personnel …

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November 12, 2009

GLAD Celebrates CT Marriage Equality Anniversary

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, which won marriage equality in Connecticut in Kerrigan & Mock v. Department of Public Health, will mark the first anniversary with a little celebration and a little investigation.

“The past 12 months have seen amazing progress, with Connecticut, New Hampshire, …

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