Blog Posts from August 2014
Earlier this month, Uganda’s Constitutional Court struck down, on technical grounds, the Anti-Homosexual Act – the law that has put my community in danger, torn families apart, and driven me into exile from the my country. The LGBTI community celebrated, but over 165 members of parliament vowed to reintroduce the bill. The battle is far from over.
I’ve watched all of this from the U.S., where I am seeking asylum. I have been here since February 2014, relying on the kindness of strangers to put a roof over my head and food in my mouth.
I regularly hear about LGBTQ youth who are kicked out of their homes by parents who believe that homosexuality goes against their religious beliefs.
GLAD has joined with other national LGBT organizations in the following statement of solidarity in response to the tragic death of Michael Brown, an unarmed young Black man who was shot and killed by a police officer officer August 9 in Ferguson, Missouri.
Massachusetts high school students who described themselves as gay, lesbian, or bisexual are students at risk. They were significantly more likely than their heterosexual peers to report attacks, suicide attempts, and drug and alcohol use.
Happy one year anniversary of marriage Rhode Island! As the 10th state in the country and the first of 7 states last year to end marriage discrimination, Rhode Island was the tipping point. Thanks to your efforts, the marriage equality front is advancing across the country at lightning speed
And since last August, GLAD has secured victory after victory to move us closer to full equality.
But equality is not the finish line.
GLAD's mission - our mission – has always been not equality under law, but equal justice under law.