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July 14, 2016

Phill Wilson Black AIDS Institute Founder & President to Receive GLAD’s 2016 Spirit of Justice

Phill Wilson, founder and President of the Black AIDS Institute, and an early voice on HIV in the Black community, will be the recipient of GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders’ 2016 Spirit of Justice Award. 

“We could not be more pleased to honor Phill Wilson, whose work and example has been …

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July 13, 2016

One Hundred Doctors Urge Passage of MA Bill to Treat HIV-Related Lipodystrophy

Over 100 Massachusetts doctors have written a letter to MA House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo, urging the passage of An Act Relative to HIV-Associated Lipodystrophy Treatment (H927), a first-of-its-kind bill which would mandate insurance coverage to treat long-term survivors of HIV for a disfiguring …

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July 8, 2016

Statement of Janson Wu on the Deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile

Once again our hearts are full of sorrow and anger.  Two more Black men have been killed by police, two more families are bereaved, and two more communities are shell-shocked and grieving.  We send our condolences to the families of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.

Everyone who strives for …

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July 7, 2016

GLAD Cheers Passage of Massachusetts Public Accommodations Bill

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) issued the following statement by Transgender Rights Project Director Jennifer Levi after the Massachusetts House and Senate passed the transgender public accommodations bill, now on its way to Governor Charlie Baker for signature:

“Today is a great day for …

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June 30, 2016

GLAD Applauds NH Executive Order Prohibiting Gender Identity Discrimination in State Government

Today, New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan issued an historic Executive Order prohibiting discrimination in state employment, programs and government contracts based on gender identity and expression.  

“We applaud Governor Hassan for signing this Executive Order, which will provide real, …

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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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