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Latest News

April 9, 2014

GLAD Welcomes New Board Members

GLAD is thrilled to announce the appointment of four new board members: Beck Bailey, Darian Butcher, Andre Campagna, and Jessica Mink.

“I warmly welcome our newest Board members Andre, Beck, Darian and Jessica,” said Board President Dianne Phillips. “At this critical time for our community, the …

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March 14, 2014

GLAD Urges 1st Circuit to Affirm Medically Necessary Care for Transgender Prisoner

GLAD submitted a brief today to the First Circuit Court of Appeals in the case Kosilek v. Spencer, supporting the right of an incarcerated transgender woman to receive medically necessary care to treat her severe gender identity disorder (GID).

On January 17, 2014, the First Circuit Court of …

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Latest Blog Posts

April 22, 2014

Transgender Rights: How Visibility Matters

Nearly fifteen years separate two GLAD cases involving transgender girls and their schools.  I, along with my colleague, Ben Klein, represented the girls in both cases, and the similarities and differences between them tell us something about how the law and our society are evolving on transgender … Read More →

April 19, 2014

A School Speaker Goes Rogue – Stand Up and Change the World!

A kerfuffle at a Rhode Island Catholic school over a guest speaker who espoused views that offended the school community regarding divorce, homosexuality, and adoption creates a great opportunity to consider what you can do if this happens at your school.

While this speaker offered his offensive … Read More →

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January 31, 2014

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

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April 9, 2014

Got LGBTQ Rights? Yes!

For more information about the rights of LGBTQ youth in New England, visit

You have a right to an education - and being LGBTQ does not limit your rights at school. As a student in public school in New England.:

• You have the right to equal access and participation in all … Read More →