Blog Posts from June 2015
A Special Marriage Decision Day Community Call
For the past few weeks, GLAD has been soliciting responses from our community on what ‘Justice’ means to them. Check out some of the inspired responses we got from Boston Pride on GLAD’s Instagram.
In order to ensure inclusion, real inclusion of all students in school, we need to enact strong statewide and local policies, and we also need teachers and administrators to be able to put these policies into action on the ground level.
Our children need and deserve LGBTQ curricula that will foster relevant connections to today’s legislation, pop-culture, media reports and politics.
After eleven years managing GLAD’s public legal information service, GLAD Answers, Bruce Bell is retiring (for the second time). As the voice of GLAD to the thousands of LGBT and HIV+ people who have called or emailed seeking information about their rights over the past decade, he will be greatly missed. Bruce reflects on his time at GLAD below.
While interning at GLAD, my time has been defined by sorting through hundreds of pictures and reading through thousands of words. None of these things on their own are special, they certainly bestow knowledge, but they sound like quite boring, remedial tasks. However, during the past eight months here at GLAD I have been granted the opportunity to build something with these seemingly mundane building blocks, something that has had more of an impact on my life as a young Divinity School student than I thought possible.
As we await the Supreme Court’s imminent decision on national marriage equality, Gary Buseck, GLAD’s Legal Director and long-time colleague and co-strategist of Civil Rights Project Director Mary Bonauto, offers his thoughts on the issues raised in the April 28 oral argument.