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August 24, 2015

Advocates Condemn Plan to Detain Transgender Women at Adelanto

New York, NY —  Today, over 100 national and local LGBTQ, immigrant, and civil rights organizations urged President Obama to stop Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from considering the Adelanto Detention Facility as a center to detain transgender immigrants.

The Adelanto Detention Facility …

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August 20, 2015

Massachusetts Updates Process for Changing Gender on Birth Certificates

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has modernized the standard and process for changing gender markers on birth certificates.  As a result, proof of surgery is no longer required.

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) has worked extensively with advocates and policymakers in Massachusetts and …

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Latest Blog Posts

August 31, 2015

Everything is Rent

This piece is also posted at HuffPost Gay Voices

In the wake of the arrests of the CEO and several employees of for federal charges of racketeering and promoting prostitution, I couldn't help but think of a line from one of my favorite musicals, Rent. A show about the bohemian subculture of the East Village, which includes queer people, HIV+ people and yes, sex workers, the opening … Read More →

August 26, 2015

My Child’s School Won’t Tell Me How They Disciplined a Bully: What Can I Do?

Oftentimes we at GLAD hear from parents of LGBTQ youth who have been told that the school cannot disclose any disciplinary steps they have taken against a student who bullied their child because of “FERPA.” FERPA, or the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. In so doing, it prevents schools from disclosing student … Read More →

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January 31, 2014

Community Call: Doe v. Clenchy 1-31-2014

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April 25, 2015

Marriage Equality at the Supreme Court: From Goodridge to Obergefell

On April 28, 2015, Mary Bonauto will argue before the U.S. Supreme Court for the freedom to marry for all same-sex couples nationwide. In 2001 Mary and Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) filed the case that first brought marriage equality to the U.S. - with the landmark 2003 Goodridge v. … Read More →