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Blog Posts from September 2014

September 30, 2014 12:59 pm

Is Your Public Library LGBTQ Friendly? Check and Let Us Know

On September 25th, 2014 13 Members of Congress and over 20 organizations sent a letter to top officials at the Federal Communications Commission, asking them to ensure that online filtering software used at federally funded schools and libraries does not prevent access to sites with important resources for the LGBTQ community. 

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September 22, 2014 4:00 pm


Don’t wait to start a GSA at your middle school! The time is NOW! CHECK OUT our video above and contact us at if you want help forming a GSA at your middle school!

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September 19, 2014 9:35 am

Gender Presumptions on Trial

During the question and answer period after delivering the keynote address at this year’s Lavender Law Transgender Law Institute (TLI), I learned that a portion of my remarks inspired palpable discomfort among some in attendance.  Surfacing and naming that discomfort served as an effective tool to highlight the painful experience of having your gender identity publicly questioned, something that those of us who are gender nonconforming (whether transgender identifying or not) experience routinely.

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September 18, 2014 11:42 am

HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

Today is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, a day to focus on people over 50 and ways to address issues this population faces regarding HIV/AIDS.

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September 13, 2014 3:35 pm

Talk To Your School BEFORE There Is A Problem

Students are back at school and they and parents are settling into their routines. This blog makes one specific point - take a shot at managing your school before there is a problem. 

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September 3, 2014 2:23 pm

MA DYS Makes It Better For LGBTQI Youth In State Custody

GLAD was invited to work with the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services to develop guidelines for working with LGBTQI youth. We applaud them for adopting a great new policy.

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