Blog Posts for Immigration
There are reasons to be concerned. But we must and we will push back against any attempts to normalize discrimination and hate, even as we steadfastly continue our work in the courts and at the state level to protect and advance justice for all.
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.
The real test of a movement is whether it has the vision to imagine an even more just society for everyone, and the tenacity to get it done.
"By virtue of our humanity, we ought to love others like we love ourselves, and treat them with the same delicacy and sensitivity that we wish be accorded us.”
In 2015, we at GLAD are committed to do better by our community with your help and support.
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.
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.
To celebrate pride all month long, express your support for LGBT Equality with #ImGLAD!
The Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Rights, a coalition of Ugandan organizations dedicated to fighting the Anti-Homosexuality Act, recently published guidelines for international partners on how best to support the work in Uganda.
We encourage you to support the work of the Coalition, as well as other Uganda human rights coalitions and organizations, such as Spectrum Uganda Initiatives and Sexual Minorities Uganda.
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.