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May 13, 2016

GLAD Applauds Federal Government Guidance on Protecting Transgender Students

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) applauded the guidance issued by the federal government today, directing public schools nationwide to ensure … Read More →


May 13, 2016

HHS Issues New Rules Confirming Ban on Health Care and Insurance Discrimination against LGBT People

“These rules will dramatically improve the public health landscape for LGBT populations that suffer persistent health disparities due to pervasive … Read More →


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June 11, 2016 · Boston, MA

March with GLAD at Pride Portland!

June 18, 2016 · Portland, ME

Pride season is officially here, and GLAD Civil Rights Project Director Mary Bonauto has been … Read More →

June 22, 2016 · Washington, DC

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May 13, 2016

GLAD Applauds Federal Government Guidance on Protecting Transgender Students

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) applauded the guidance issued by the federal government today, directing public schools nationwide to ensure … Read More →

May 13, 2016

HHS Issues New Rules Confirming Ban on Health Care and Insurance Discrimination against LGBT People

“These rules will dramatically improve the public health landscape for LGBT populations that suffer persistent health disparities due to pervasive … Read More →

May 12, 2016

GLAD Applauds MA Senate Vote Advancing Transgender Non-Discrimination Bill

GLAD issued the following statement by Transgender Rights Project Director Jennifer Levi after the Massachusetts State Senate passed the transgender … 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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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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May 12, 2016

MA Senate Passes Transgender Public Accommodations Bill

By Jennifer Levi, Transgender Rights Project Director

Today we moved one giant step closer to securing full non-discrimination protections for transgender people in Massachusetts!

The Massachusetts Senate voted 33-4 to pass the transgender public accommodations bill.

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May 6, 2016

A Retrospective on Forward-Thinking

By Janson Wu, Executive Director

I started at GLAD ten years ago as a staff attorney. I was only three years out of law school, and GLAD was a dream job. It was exciting to be working on cutting edge civil rights issues with movement leaders like Gary Buseck, Mary Bonauto, Jennifer Levi, and Ben Klein.

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