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Blog Posts from December 2014

December 23, 2014 2:07 pm

Are You Married and on SSI?  Has Social Security Said You Owe Them Money?

Please contact us if you have received a letter from Social Security demanding that you repay an “overpayment.” We want to share important and time–sensitive information about protecting your legal rights!

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December 22, 2014 4:09 pm

GLAD Goes Back to Middle School (And At This School, It Was Better Than We Remembered!)

This fall, GLAD was invited to participate in Boston Plan for Excellence’s ‘Principal Partners’ event (formerly known as ‘Principal for the Day’). I shadowed the principal for Edwards Middle School, Robert Rametti, and his staff as they experienced the daily challenges and success involved in educating youth in a large urban district.

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December 22, 2014 9:35 am

LGBT Family Law in NH: What You Need to Know

There's good news for New Hampshire LGBT parents and families. Find out what you need to know.

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December 8, 2014 11:39 am

Dream Big in 2015

What are our big dreams for 2015?  It’s all about creating a world in which we are not just accepted, but celebrated. 

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December 5, 2014 1:22 pm

Beyond Marriage: Securing Legal Respect and Protections for the Broad Range of LGBT Families

Long before the Goodridge victory set us on the road to nationwide marriage equality, GLAD was fighting for LGBT families. We have fought for the ability to foster and adopt children, to adopt as second and third parents, to secure parentage judgments, and to eliminate LGB and T bias in parental rights determinations.

Protecting adult relationships apart from marriage has also been part of our work, including advancing and defending domestic partner programs from right wing attacks, seeking insurance and death benefits based on economic interdependence, and ensuring couples can divide property equitably at the end of a relationship. We continue to do so today.

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December 1, 2014 9:00 am

Facing Down Stigma in the Fight Against HIV

A few years ago, I was at a Boston Celtics playoff game when an intoxicated fan in the men’s room shouted loud enough for everyone to hear: “Chris Bosch [a star opposing player] has AIDS. I know it for a fact.”  There are, of course, other highly stigmatized health conditions, but you would never hear as a slur that an opposing player has epilepsy or bipolar disorder. 

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