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“GLAD’s work saves lives.” Joe Carleo
“GLAD...just changed our world." Alix Ritchie
"America is a better place, and you helped her get that way. Attorney in Columbia, SC
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As many as six million American children and adults have an LGBTQ parent.
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As many as 40% of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ.
Williams Institute
“GLAD has my back in so many ways.” George Hastie

Since 1978, GLAD’s bold litigation has achieved scores of precedent-setting victories on behalf of LGBTQ people and those living with HIV.

A school community embraces a transgender teacher; a lesbian couple gets married in Texas; a gay teenager is treated with love by his foster family; a Ugandan activist gets asylum in the U.S; a worker living with HIV keeps his job. Because of GLAD.

Each time GLAD argues a case or tackles an issue, we tear down more outdated laws and stereotypes that have denied LGBTQ people and people living with HIV basic protections and opportunities in every area of daily life.

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Family, school, employment, housing, public accommodations, health care, and beyond.

GLAD doesn’t shrink from tough issues. And we don’t compromise on our belief that every person deserves full equality under the law – without exception.

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