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June 27, 2016

GLAD Applauds SCOTUS Decision in Whole Women’s Health v. Cole

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) applauded today’s 5-3 decision by the United States Supreme Court striking down draconian restrictions that the state of Texas imposed on abortion providers in 2013. 

GLAD and a coalition of 13 other LGBT, racial justice, and health equity organization …

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June 24, 2016

GLAD Voices Disappointment with Outcome of U.S. v. Texas

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) expressed disappointment with yesterday’s 4-4 decision by the United States Supreme Court in United States v. Texas. The tie means that two Obama administration programs to keep immigrant families together – DAPA and the expansion of DACA - will not be …

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June 23, 2016

GLAD Applauds SCOTUS Decision Upholding Admissions Policy in Fisher v. UT Austin

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) applauded today’s decision by the United States Supreme Court upholding the University of Texas’s admissions policy in which race may be considered as a factor.

GLAD joined Lambda Legal, National Women’s Law Center and other partners to submit an amicus …

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June 21, 2016

Muslim-­LGBTQ Unity Statement in Response to Divisive Rhetoric After Orlando Shooting

As members of the LGBTQ and Muslim communities in America, we are joined in solidarity, grief and outrage at the horrific attack that unfolded in Orlando on June 12. Our hearts, our thoughts and our prayers are with the victims, their families and the LGBTQ communities, particularly LGBTQ Latino …

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June 21, 2016

LGBTQ Latinx Groups and Allies Reaffirm Resolve to End Violence Against Marginalized Communities

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We, the undersigned, a coalition of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Latinx organizations and allies make the following statement in the spirit of education and with the purpose of honoring …

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June 17, 2016

LGBTQ and Gun Violence-Prevention Groups Call for Disarming of Terror Following Orlando Shooting

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As U.S. government leaders continue to grapple with addressing gun violence-prevention following last weekend’s homophobic massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, LGBTQ and gun violence-prevention …

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June 14, 2016

LGBTQ GROUPS CALL FOR UNITY IN THE WAKE OF ORLANDO SHOOTING

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We the undersigned organizations working on the front lines of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) movement share in the profound grief for those who were killed and many …

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June 13, 2016

Orlando: Resources, Information and How to Help

We stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ community of Florida. Our solemn thoughts are with those who have died and those who were injured and traumatized. Our hearts go out to the families and friends who have suffered senseless loss.

Those looking for resources, wishing to help, or for …

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June 12, 2016

Statement on Mass Shooting at Orlando LGBTQ Club

Janson Wu, Executive Director of GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders issued the following statement about last night's mass shooting at a gay club in Orlando, FL:

We stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ community of Florida. Our solemn thoughts are with those who have died and those who were injured …

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June 10, 2016

GLAD Praises RI Dept. of Ed Guidelines on Supporting Transgender Students

Rhode Island’s Department of Education (RIDE) has issued guidelines to schools to protect the state’s transgender students.

“The guidance is excellent and comprehensive,” said Jennifer Levi, Director of the Transgender Rights Project for GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD). “Rhode Island was …

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