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April 29, 2016

LGBT Legal Orgs Say NC and MS Federal Funding is at Risk for Anti-T Discrimination

GLAD has joined the American Civil Liberties Union, Lambda Legal, National Center for Lesbian Rights, and Transgender Law Center in a letter urging … Read More →


April 19, 2016

GLAD, NCLR Applaud Decision Affirming US DOE Rule Mandating Equal Treatment of Trans Students

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) and the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) today applaud a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for … Read More →


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CT Gender Marker Drop-in Legal Workshop

April 30, 2016 · Farmington, CT

Updating Your Birth Certificate to Reflect Your Proper Gender Workshop

April 30, 2016 · Farmington, CT

GLAD’s Community Engagement Coordinator Julian Cancino provides information for trans people and … Read More →

May 15, 2016 · Hartford, CT

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April 29, 2016

LGBT Legal Orgs Say NC and MS Federal Funding is at Risk for Anti-T Discrimination

GLAD has joined the American Civil Liberties Union, Lambda Legal, National Center for Lesbian Rights, and Transgender Law Center in a letter urging … Read More →

April 19, 2016

GLAD, NCLR Applaud Decision Affirming US DOE Rule Mandating Equal Treatment of Trans Students

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) and the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) today applaud a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for … Read More →

April 13, 2016

Lawsuit Paves Way for Improvements to Overpayment Collection for LGBT Couples Receiving SSI

As a result, in part, of a lawsuit filed by GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), Justice in Aging, and Foley Hoag LLP on behalf of plaintiffs … Read More →

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Blatt v. Cabela’s Retail Inc.

Update: The federal district court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania heard argument December 10. The hearing marked the first opportunity for … Read More →

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Partanen v. Gallagher

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Jo- and Ja- are siblings, now 7 and 4 years old, the children of Karen Partanen and Julie Gallagher. 

Karen and Julie … Read More →

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Barrett v Fontbonne Academy
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Update: Victory! In a first-of-its-kind decision, the Massachusetts Superior Court judge has ruled that Fontbonne Academy, a Catholic girls’ high … Read More →

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GLAD Now Stands for GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders

Our name is new, but not our mission.

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April 26, 2016

What’s at stake in the current Supreme Court term?

By Gary Buseck, Legal Director

Even before Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died on February 13, 2016, all eyes were on the Court for what promised to be a blockbuster Term. On the Court’s docket are major cases touching on redistricting, public employee unions, voting rights, immigration, abortion, and contraception coverage under Obamacare.

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April 25, 2016

LGBTQ Victory Is a Victory for All of Us: The Social Security Administration Does the Right Thing

By Nancy Altman, Huffington Post

Does the government work for us or against us? As the result of a decision by the Social Security Administration (“SSA”), the government is working better for all of us today. For convincing SSA to do the right thing, we should thank Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Representative Mark Takano (D-CA), and 119 of their colleagues. We are also indebted, for this victory, to two effective, dedicated nonprofits, Justice in Aging and the GLBTQ Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), as well as Foley Hoag, LLP, the law firm that assisted them.

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