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June 29, 2015

CT Governor Signs Bill Modernizing Process to Change Gender on Birth Certificates

GLAD Publishes Toolkit to Assist Transgender People Making Changes

Last week, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed into law a bill that updates the state’s birth certificate procedures, enabling transgender people to change their birth certificates to the appropriate gender without having to …

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June 26, 2015

Mary Bonauto’s Remarks Following Supreme Court Marriage Ruling

This is a decision of enormous magnitude, one that brings great joy to millions of families – gay and straight –  across this country.

So, today as we celebrate what is a landmark ruling, let us also rededicate ourselves to ensuring that all of us – all Americans -- no matter who they are or …

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June 26, 2015

GLAD Hails Historic Day As Supreme Court Strikes Down Remaining Marriage Bans

Today, in a blockbuster legal and cultural moment for the country, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples in the United States, no matter where they live, have the same legal right to marry as different-sex couples.

“Today’s ruling brings joy and relief to millions of Americans and their …

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June 25, 2015

GLAD Applauds Upholding of Subsidies in Affordable Care Act in King v. Burwell

With the Supreme Court’s affirmation of King v. Burwell, Janson Wu, Executive Director of Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) issued the following statement:

“This is a terrific and just outcome for people across the U.S. who will not face additional barriers to obtaining the health care …

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June 18, 2015

Married Same-Sex Couples File Preliminary Injunction against Social Security in Class Action Lawsuit

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), Justice in Aging, and Foley Hoag LLP filed a motion for a preliminary injunction against the Social Security Administration (SSA) yesterday (June 17) . As the country awaits an historic Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges that could bring …

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June 18, 2015

Statement of GLAD ED Janson Wu on Shootings at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church

Yesterday’s shootings at the historically black Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, killing 9, has horrified people across the country, including here at GLAD. It shocks us both as LGBT people and people of color, who know what it is like to feel targeted and …

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June 10, 2015

GLAD is Wicked Proud of Its History

To celebrate the 2015 Pride season, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) has produced an interactive timeline of its history at

“The timeline celebrates our movement’s history, appreciates our courageous plaintiffs, and, we hope, educates people about LGBT …

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June 10, 2015

Hartford Public Schools to Train Principals On LGBTQQ Issues in the 2015-2016 School Year

In the 2015-2016 school year, Hartford Public Schools, in collaboration with the LGBTQQ community (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning), will train its principals on issues of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.

The training will also be provided to …

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June 5, 2015

A Big Week for Transgender Rights Across New England

This week saw several substantial steps forward on key matters of concern for transgender people in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine and New Hampshire.

On Monday, June 1, the Connecticut Senate passed by a vote of 32 to 3 a bill that modernizes the process for changing gender on birth certificates …

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May 11, 2015

BLACK LIVES MATTER: A Statement from Boston LGBTQ and HIV Organizations

May 5, 2015 - The Boston area LGBTQ and allied organizations listed below stand together in solidarity with people across the nation – in Baltimore, here in Boston, and elsewhere – who raise their voices to challenge systemic inequity and violence, which continue to degrade and cut short too many …

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