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In a year of unparalleled attacks on transgender people GLAD is working to defeat anti-trans bills in New England and beyond.

Four books of a bookshelf.GLAD and partners filed a federal lawsuit challenging a New Hampshire classroom censorship law, contained within state budget bill HB2, which discourages public school teachers from teaching and talking about race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and gender identity in the classroom.

GLAD’s latest lawsuit is challenging Alabama law criminalizing parents for obtaining essential medical care for their transgender children.

Learn more about our advocacy for LGBTQ+ youth here.

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GLAD filed a discrimination claim with the Maine Human Rights Commission on behalf of Marie King, a 78-year-old woman who was denied a room by Sunrise Assisted Living in Jonesport, Maine because she is transgender.

GLAD is leading a challenge to a Tennessee law requiring businesses to post demeaning signage targeting transgender people.

More of our work fighting for the rights of transgender people can be found here.



We’ve successfully updated parentage laws in 5 out of 6New England states to protect LGBTQ+ parents and their children, and are working to pass the MA Parentage Act this year. Learn more about the MPA Coalition here.


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GLAD worked with partners for a new Maine law that makes PrEP accessible through pharmacies and connects vulnerable populations to healthcare resources.

We’re working to pass a similar pharmacist law in Massachusetts this year.



It’s time to pass comprehensive federal nondiscrimination protections for all LGBTQ+ people in housing, education, healthcare, public spaces and more! GLAD is a leading member of the Freedom and Opportunity for All coalition, working to pass The Equality Act now.

Take action now: contact your Senator!