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Blog Posts for Criminal Justice System & Prisons

December 24, 2015 11:16 am

15 Steps Towards Justice in 2015

As the year comes to a close, here are 15 (plus a bonus for the New Year) things your support helped GLAD take on in 2015:

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August 31, 2015 2:54 pm

Everything is Rent

For so many LGBT people who have been rejected by families and experienced disproportionate rates of homelessness, poverty, discrimination and violence, participation in street economies is often critical to survival. That is why GLAD, along with other LGBT legal organizations, supported Amnesty International's recent resolution calling for the complete decriminalization of sex work. 

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June 24, 2015 9:09 am


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.

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March 19, 2015 12:58 pm

Why We’re Asking the U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Michelle Kosilek’s Case

The Transgender Rights Project at GLAD is committed to using the best legal and advocacy tools available to ensure all transgender and gender non-conforming people can live full, open, authentic lives in safety, with dignity, and free from discrimination because of their gender identity or expression.

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January 1, 2015 9:04 am

My New Year’s Commitment: A More Just World

In 2015, we at GLAD are committed to do better by our community with your help and support.

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July 29, 2014 1:24 pm

Equality is Not the Finish Line

Simply removing discriminatory laws from the books should be the bare minimum of what we seek. The ultimate prize is not equality - it's justice.

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June 18, 2014 8:40 am

What are you GLAD about? Tell us with #ImGLAD!

To celebrate pride all month long, express your support for LGBT Equality with #ImGLAD!

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June 6, 2014 2:03 pm

Keep Children Unshackled in MA – Seriously!


Massachusetts just took the shackles off of pregnant prisoners in labor and is now proposing to put them back on children requiring assistance – meaning children not charged with a crime or as delinquent. Really.

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April 16, 2014 3:06 pm

You Have Questions: GLAD Answers Has Updated Publications with the Information You Need

GLAD Answers has over 70 recently updated publications dealing with LGBTQ/HIV legal issues in New England.  For each of the six New England states we have an LGBTQ Overview and an HIV Overview.  These are in depth publications that help you to understand the laws that protect you and, if your rights are violated, how you go about accessing these protections.

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January 21, 2014 3:26 pm

Kosilek v. Spencer: Questions and Answers

The First Circuit Court of Appeals ruled January 17 that the Commonwealth cannot deny Michelle Kosilek, an incarcerated transgender woman, gender reassignment surgery to treat her severe gender identity disorder.

Below are answers to questions some may have about the issues in this case.

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