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Blog Posts from September 2013

September 26, 2013 3:30 pm

Back to School: Know Your Rights for LGBTQ Students & Parents

As students return to school this Fall, GLAD wants to make sure they are entering safe and affirming learning environments. We have developed a set of resource materials for  LGBTQ students, their parents/guardians, and school administrators in New England. If you have any questions about your rights and need to talk to someone, visit

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September 17, 2013 12:18 pm

The Power of Perseverance: a Black Gay Man Reflects on the 50 Years Since the March on Washington

Standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial alongside the National Mall reflecting pool 50 years later, I could see and hear the voices of clergy and faith leaders, civil rights heroes, generations of families from across the country, LGBT leaders and throngs of people of all races, ethnicities, religions, and ages re-committing themselves to racial, social and economic justice. The 2013 March on Washington was a moment of full disclosure for me: I am a black, gay, husband, father, and grandfather pursuing my quest for full equality.

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September 3, 2013 3:01 pm

FAQ: Chelsea Manning and Transgender Inmates’ Rights

In response to last week's news of Army Private Chelsea Manning’s announcement that she is transgender, GLAD's Transgender Rights Project Director Jennifer Levi fielded numerous interview requests to share her expertise about the legal landscape for transgender prisoners.

Manning, who formerly went by the name Bradley, is preparing to serve a prison sentence related to her unauthorized release of classified military documents to the Wiki-leaks website.

Jennifer’s answers to a host of the questions that Manning’s announcement raised in the press and in our public discourse were published in the New Jersey Star Ledger last week.

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