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May is National Foster Care Month, a full month out of the year set aside to acknowledge and recognize those who play a role in the lives of youth in foster care.
Good News: Social Security Administration Emergency Order Puts Hold On Administrative Action Against Some SSI Recipients Married To A Spouse Of The Same SexGLAD’s lawsuit against the Social Security Administration (SSA) is producing needed results. An emergency order issued by SSA late last week puts a hold – at least temporarily – on issuing new overpayment notices to SSI recipients as a result of a change in recognition of a beneficiary’s same-sex marital status
For LGBTQ students, (prom can be) difficult to manage due to restrictions imposed on them by the school, or the pressure to go with a date that the school deems "appropriate." It does not help if social pressure is validated by school restrictions treating LGBTQ students as ‘less than’ or an added liability.
Last week, the GLAD Legal Assistants travelled to Washington, DC for the Supreme Court argument about marriage equality. Annie Sloan reflects on their experience:
Photos from the marriage equality oral argument at the Supreme Court, April 28, 2015
Thank you for standing with us today, and every day. Together we have told the truth of our lives, and our love - and our quest for respect and dignity for our families cannot be denied.
For most of us, a trip to the DMV is a frustrating and time-consuming inconvenience. For so many transgender people, it can be exercise in futility at best, or worse a humiliating and degrading experience, especially when they try to change the gender on their driver’s license.
Follow coverage of the Supreme Court Argument for Marriage Equality
This case marks a significant legal and cultural moment for the country, capping nearly twenty-five years of legal challenges, grassroots activism, legislative advocacy, and steady change in public opinion in favor of the freedom to marry for same-sex couples.
At my high school, the Day of Silence was seen as an excuse for the football team to wear t-shirts with cruel slogans written on them and not get in trouble; things like “Adam & Eve, not Adam & Steve” and worse, “Exit, not Entrance” on their backs with arrows pointing down. Needless to say, our school was not the most welcoming to LGBTQ kids.