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Blog Posts from May 2014

May 29, 2014 4:45 pm

When it comes to Prom, the law is on your side!

Every year, GLAD Answers gets phone calls from concerned students: can I take my same-sex partner to prom?  Can I wear a tux or a dress, regardless of my biological sex?  The answer to both of these questions is yes, legally, you can.

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May 19, 2014 6:16 pm

Know Your Rights: HIV

Discrimination on the basis of HIV status is prohibited by both the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state disability antidiscrimination laws across New England. These laws protect all people who are HIV-positive, perceived to be HIV-positive, and, at least under federal law, people who “associate” with a person with HIV.

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May 19, 2014 4:23 pm

Free Speech, Not Consequence-Free Speech

The U.S. Constitution does guarantee a right to free speech.  It does not guarantee a right to consequence-free speech. 

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May 6, 2014 2:50 pm

How Can I Support the Ugandan LGBTI Community?

The Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Rights, a coalition of Ugandan organizations dedicated to fighting the Anti-Homosexuality Act, recently published guidelines for international partners on how best to support the work in Uganda.
We encourage you to support the work of the Coalition, as well as other Uganda human rights coalitions and organizations, such as Spectrum Uganda Initiatives and Sexual Minorities Uganda.

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