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Justice HangOUTs

Welcome to your hub for GLAD’s Justice HangOUTs!

Justice HangOUTs are free interactive online events featuring LGBTQ+ movement leaders to give you the information you need about the issues you care about, and an opportunity to ask your burning questions.

If you missed a past HangOUT, you can watch the full videos and access resources from the events below.


2021 and Beyond: What’s Next in the Fight for LGBTQ Justice?

Janson Wu, Executive Director, GLAD
Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen, Executive Director, NCTE
July 7, 2021

2021 has been one of the worst years on record for anti-LGBTQ state legislation, particularly attacks on transgender youth. But even among all the (very) bad, we’ve had some victories, seen the strength and resilience in our community, built momentum for federal protections, and heard the powerful voices of leaders – both young and seasoned – who are leading the way forward. GLAD’s Janson Wu and NCTE’s Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen discuss the impact and what’s next in the fight for LGBTQ justice and equality.

Co-presented by GLAD and the National Center for Transgender Equality.

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State of the LGBTQ+ Union

Mary Bonauto, Civil Rights Project Director at GLAD
Kierra Johnson, Executive Director of the National LGBTQ Task Force
Tre’Andre Valentine, Executive Director of MTPC
February 26, 2021

Our panel of experts dive deep into the intersecting local, state, and national issues of concern to our communities, and the opportunities we have to move forward toward equality and justice. Janson Wu, GLAD Executive Director, moderated this discussion on the big issues impacting our community in the midst of multiple ongoing crises.

Co-presented by GLAD, the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC), and the National LGBTQ Task Force.

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The Next Big LGBTQ Case at the Supreme Court: Fulton v. City of Philadelphia

Gary Buseck, Legal Director
August 27, 2020

Can a religiously-based organization providing social services and receiving funding for those services under a government contract be exempted from the municipality’s non-discrimination laws? Many religious organizations and conservative activists are hoping the answer is “yes.” The stakes are high: the law could potentially change significantly and many voices have weighed in on both sides with friend-of-the-court briefs. Join GLAD’s Legal Director Gary Buseck will discuss those briefs and answer key questions about the potential impacts of the case on a wide range of government-funded services.

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What’s Stigma Got to Do With It?: The Ongoing Fight Against Anti-Gay, Anti-Trans, and HIV-related Bias

Bennett Klein, Senior Attorney and AIDS Law Project Director
July 16, 2020

From blocked access to PrEP, to denials of transgender people’s identities, to the blood donation ban, we’re still fighting stereotypes that harm both LGBTQ people and public health. Join GLAD’s attorney Bennett Klein – the lawyer who secured nondiscrimination protections for people living with HIV under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) at the U.S. Supreme Court – to hear how we’re using the law to turn the tide against persistent stigma.

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Obergefell @ Five: The Historic Marriage Ruling and What’s Next

Mary L. Bonauto, Civil Rights Project Director
June 18, 2020

Five years ago on June 26, the White House (and everyone’s social media feeds) were lit up in rainbows to celebrate the historic Obergefell ruling that brought marriage equality to the entire U.S. How are we doing five years later? What’s changed since 2015? And what lies ahead? Find out from Mary L. Bonauto – the attorney who argued the landmark case before the Supreme Court – in this unique opportunity to go behind the scenes for the questions and even some answers.

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