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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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March 6, 2014

GLAD Convenes Broad Array of Amicus Briefs in Support of Utah and Oklahoma Marriage Cases

A broad swath of marriage equality supporters weighed in with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit yesterday, filing amicus briefs in Kitchen v. Herbert and Bishop v. Smith, the Utah and Oklahoma marriages cases respectively. 

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders’ Civil Rights Project …

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March 5, 2014

GLAD Urges Coverage for Treatment of Disfiguring Side Effect of HIV Medications

Updated March 24 

Read in the Boston GlobePatients, advocates hope to ease a visible burden

GLAD testified March 5 in support of a Massachusetts bill requiring insurance coverage for the treatment of lipodystrophy, a debilitating and disfiguring side effect of HIV medications. The disfiguring …

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March 3, 2014

Portsmouth Passes Transgender Non-Discrimination Resolution

Today by a unanimous 9-0 vote, Portsmouth’s City Council passed a resolution directing the city manager to adopt a non-discrimination policy to protect transgender municipal employees from discrimination.  The resolution was introduced by Portsmouth’s Assistant Mayor, Jim Splaine. GLAD supported …

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February 27, 2014

New Momentum for Transgender Non-Discrimination Protections in New Hampshire

GLAD has been working with local partners, including Transgender New Hampshire, to lay the building blocks to winning statewide gender identity non-discrimination protections in New Hampshire.

On March 3, Portsmouth has an opportunity to add a critical building block by being the first city in New …

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February 18, 2014

Attorney Janson Wu Testifies in Support of Repealing New Hampshire Reverse Evasion Law

GLAD Attorney Janson Wu is testifying today in New Hampshire in support of Senate Bill 394, which would repeal the state’s reverse evasion law and clarify the state’s recognition of out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples.

Read more and read his testimony here

January 30, 2014

Breakthrough Ruling in Favor of Transgender Student

Transgender Students Must Have Full Access to School Facilities, Says Maine High Court

Today, Maine’s highest court ruled that denying a transgender girl the use of the girls’ restroom at her school violated her rights under Maine’s Human Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination against …

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January 30, 2014

GLAD Challenges Employment Discrimination at Fontbonne Academy

GLAD has filed a complaint with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) against Fontbonne Academy, a religiously affiliated college preparatory school in Milton, after the school terminated a man they had just hired as Food Services Director upon learning he was gay and married …

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January 28, 2014

GLAD Challenges Employer’s Refusal to Allow Same-Sex Spouse on Health Plan

Despite DOMA’s Demise, Brookdale Senior Living Refused to Allow Kerry Considine to Put Her Wife on Health Insurance Plan

GLAD has filed a charge of discrimination with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against Brookdale Senior Living on behalf of Kerry Considine, an …

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