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June 24, 2016

GLAD Voices Disappointment with Outcome of U.S. v. Texas

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) expressed disappointment with yesterday’s 4-4 decision by the United States Supreme Court in United States … Read More →


June 23, 2016

GLAD Applauds SCOTUS Decision Upholding Admissions Policy in Fisher v. UT Austin

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) applauded today’s decision by the United States Supreme Court upholding the University of Texas’s admissions … Read More →


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June 24, 2016

GLAD Voices Disappointment with Outcome of U.S. v. Texas

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) expressed disappointment with yesterday’s 4-4 decision by the United States Supreme Court in United States … Read More →

June 23, 2016

GLAD Applauds SCOTUS Decision Upholding Admissions Policy in Fisher v. UT Austin

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) applauded today’s decision by the United States Supreme Court upholding the University of Texas’s admissions … Read More →

June 21, 2016

Muslim-­LGBTQ Unity Statement in Response to Divisive Rhetoric After Orlando Shooting

As members of the LGBTQ and Muslim communities in America, we are joined in solidarity, grief and outrage at the horrific attack that unfolded in … Read More →

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Sinnott v. Peck

GLAD is representing Sarah Sinnott, a non-biological mother in Vermont, whose former partner has sought to disrupt Sarah’s relationship with their … Read More →

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Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin et al

June 23, 2016: Victory! The Supreme Court has ruled 4-3 that the UT Austin race-conscious admissions program in question is lawful under the Equal … Read More →

Loss • Amicus

U.S. v. Texas

June 23, 2016: A disappointing 4-4 tie from the Supreme Court in this case, which means that the Fifth Circuit's nationwide injunction against DAPA … Read More →

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June 13, 2016

On Orlando

By Janson Wu, Executive Director

To go from the joy of Pride on Saturday to Sunday’s news about the tragedy in Orlando felt horribly numbing and paradoxical. I had slept in Sunday morning with my husband, exhausted after a long day of celebrating at Boston’s Pride Parade. We were looking forward to a rare, free day to do laundry and walk our dog, until I checked my texts

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May 26, 2016

A Victory for LGBTQ Youth

By Janson Wu

Yesterday, Governor Shumlin signed a bill that makes Vermont a safer and more welcoming place for LGBTQ youth – by banning the harmful practice of so-called “conversion therapy.

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