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Changing Hearts and Minds

GLAD 30 Years

With our website, Legal InfoLine, publications and workshops, we work to ensure that individuals know their legal rights, and how to assert them.

Using both traditional and new media we tell the stories of LGBT people and how the law affects them for good or for ill.

All of these efforts support GLAD's core litigation by creating the environment in which we can win – and sustain our wins.

About Our Public Education Work

30 Years of Making History & Changing Lives

Since its founding in 1978, GLAD has been ahead of the curve, building and litigating cases and doing legislative work that transforms the law and changes the day-to-day lives of people throughout New England. Visit our 30th anniversary site to learn more about GLAD's history. Learn More

Legal InfoLine

Through GLAD's Legal InfoLine, trained volunteers work one-on-one with callers to provide information, support and referrals within New England. The InfoLine operates 1:30-4:30, Monday - Friday. Staff are available to answer calls and email in both English and Spanish. Learn More

Legal Publications

GLAD publishes a variety of legal publications to help you understand your rights in all six New England States. Learn More

Share Your Story

We have come far in our fight for equal justice under law. But we still must work to educate our communities about the reality of LGBT people's lives. Research shows that the more people know their LGBT family, friends, and neighbors, the more likely they are to support our rights and help us work toward full equality. Learn More


We host a variety of legal workshops and public education events throughout the year. In addition, GLAD attorneys and other staff members speak at conferences and community events. Find Out About Upcoming Events

Audio & Multimedia

In our 30th anniversary monthly podcast series, we tell the stories of our precedent-setting cases and bring you the voices of people whose courage and determination have advanced the fight for equal justice under law. Learn More

From the Blog

Transgender Rights: How Visibility Matters

Much has happened in the last fifteen years to help tell the story of transgender people’s lives - in popular culture, in law and policy-making, and in everyday life. From Chaz Bono to Laverne Cox to Nicole Maines and all of us who are able - transgender people and our families are speaking out. The LGBT community has become united in its efforts to secure comprehensive protections. This kind of visibility changes hearts and minds.  It humanizes transgender people. It creates empathy and compassion and that leads to social and legal change.

It is only when transgender people are seen for the full human beings that we are that decision makers (be they judges, lawmakers, school or other officials) will see adverse treatment as discrimination.

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