Your Rights in New Hampshire

In 2004, GLAD won compensation from the federal September 11 Victim Compensation Fund on behalf of Nancy Walsh, a lesbian whose partner of 13 years was one of the passengers on Flight 11 who died on September 11.

LGBT Issues

Anti-Discrimination Law

New Hampshire's anti-discrimination law prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and HIV status. More →

Family Law

Same-sex couples can marry in New Hampshire. Single gay people can adopt in New Hampshire; same-sex couples can jointly become the legal parents of a child although in some cases that may require being married. More →

Hate Crimes, Sex Laws and Police

Sexual orientation is a protected characteristic under New Hampshire’s hate crimes laws. More →

Students' Rights

New Hampshire now has one of the strongest anti-bullying laws in the country. A July 1, 2010 revison to the Pupil Safety and Violence Prevention Act (HB 1523) specifically recognizes that pupils who are or are perceived to be gay, lesbian or transgender are one of the groups that have historically been targeted for bullying. More →


HIV Anti-Discrimination Law

New Hampshire has enacted anti-discrimination laws protecting people with HIV from discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations. More →

HIV Testing and Privacy

Although there are some exceptions, New Hampshire law requires consent for HIV testing and release of HIV-related medical information. More →

Other HIV-Related Laws

Under New Hampshire law, a person who is over 18 years of age may legally purchase a hypodermic syringe or needle at a pharmacy without a prescription from a physician. More →

GLAD’s Work in New Hampshire

From the Docket


In re Guardianship of Madelyn B

Update: The New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled July 2, 2014 that our client Susan B. is a legal… More →

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Legislative Advocacy

March 3, 2014

Working for Transgender Non-Discrimination Protections in New Hampshire

Victory! The Portsmouth City Council passed this resolution on March 3 with a unanimous vote of… More →

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November 11, 2014

GLAD Appoints Janson Wu, GLAD Deputy Director and Senior Staff Attorney, as New Executive Director
GLAD Appoints Janson Wu, GLAD Deputy Director and Senior Staff Attorney, as New Executive Director

Janson Wu, deputy director and senior staff attorney for Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), has been appointed the organization’s new… More →

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