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December 8, 2016

Creating More Inclusive Community College Environments for Transgender Students

GLAD first learned about barriers faced by transgender students at Northern Essex Community College (NECC) in Massachusetts from Colby Patrie, who is studying art at the school.

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November 30, 2016

GLAD and AIDS Action File Brief with MA SJC in Landmark Syringe Access Case

GLAD and AIDS Action Committee filed a brief November 28 at the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in a suit fighting efforts by the town of … Read More →


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February 1, 2017 · Boston, MA

February 1 or February 8

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January 10, 2017

OPEN LETTER TO THE U.S. SENATE: Civil & Human Rights Organizations Oppose Confirmation of Sessions

The Senate has a responsibility to consider Session’s record in weighing whether he should be confirmed for this important office. We agree that when … Read More →

December 12, 2016

Rhode Island Couple’s Court Win Creates Alternative Path to Family Security

Bryce Helie and Cara Millett met in college in 1999 and soon became inseparable.  After graduating, they moved to Rhode Island, where Bryce opened up … Read More →

December 8, 2016

Creating More Inclusive Community College Environments for Transgender Students

GLAD first learned about barriers faced by transgender students at Northern Essex Community College (NECC) in Massachusetts from Colby Patrie, who is studying art at the school.

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In re Parentage of Minor Child

In an important ruling that creates an alternative path to parentage for couples who use assisted reproductive technology in their pregnancies - one … Read More →

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Sinnott v. Peck

GLAD is representing Sarah Sinnott, a non-biological mother in Vermont, whose former partner has sought to disrupt Sarah’s relationship with their … Read More →

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Baker v. Diocese of Worcester et al.

GLAD and the ACLU of Massachusetts have submitted an amicus memorandum of law to the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination  in the case of … Read More →

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November 18, 2016

Pop-Up ID Project

By GLAD

Transgender people living in New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont) seeking to update their legal name and gender on federal and state documents can receive free legal representation through this rapid-response program.

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January 20, 2017

Why I March

By Aria Pierce, Development Assistant

James Baldwin has this quote that I think about constantly: “To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time." As a queer woman of color, this Women’s March is important to me because it’s crucial to my intersectional activism. It is important to me to show up as part of a community to show solidarity with like-minded folks, and to be a voice of opposition to the impending administration and all that it represents. 

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