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November 9, 2016

Coming Together, Moving Forward

The full, devastating impact of yesterday’s election is yet to be known, but I woke up this morning knowing that, first, we must take care of each other.

This is not business as usual. The rhetoric of racism, misogyny and Islamophobia that we endured during the campaign cannot become policy, and …

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September 8, 2016

Freedom New Hampshire

New Hampshire is the only remaining state in New England to have no state laws ensuring fair and equal treatment for transgender people.

That’s why GLAD is proud to be a founding member of Freedom New Hampshire—a nonpartisan coalition of transgender Granite Staters united with faith leaders, …

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August 11, 2016

Governor Baker Signs Historic Law Requiring Treatment for HIV-Associated Lipodystrophy

On August 10, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed into law An Act Relative to HIV-Associated Lipodystrophy Syndrome Treatment, which will go into effect November 9. This first-of-its-kind legislation, sponsored by Senator Mark Montigny and Representative Sarah Peake, requires public and …

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July 28, 2016

LGBT Advocates Urge District Court Not to Let States Game the System

“State officials should not be allowed to manipulate the federal court system in order to skirt rulings in their home circuits with which they disagree, including, as is the case here, rulings affirming and respecting the rights of transgender students.”

(Wichita Falls, TX – July 28, 2016) – Five …

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July 27, 2016

GLAD and Transgender NH Applaud NH Support for Federal Guidance on Respect for Transgender Students

New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph Foster has joined a brief with Attorneys General from eleven other states asking a federal district judge not to bar implementation of Obama Administration rules and guidance concerning fair treatment of transgender students and workers.

The …

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July 8, 2016

Statement of Janson Wu on the Deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile

Once again our hearts are full of sorrow and anger.  Two more Black men have been killed by police, two more families are bereaved, and two more communities are shell-shocked and grieving.  We send our condolences to the families of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.

Everyone who strives for …

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July 7, 2016

GLAD Cheers Passage of Massachusetts Public Accommodations Bill

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) issued the following statement by Transgender Rights Project Director Jennifer Levi after the Massachusetts House and Senate passed the transgender public accommodations bill, now on its way to Governor Charlie Baker for signature:

“Today is a great day for …

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June 30, 2016

GLAD Applauds NH Executive Order Prohibiting Gender Identity Discrimination in State Government

Today, New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan issued an historic Executive Order prohibiting discrimination in state employment, programs and government contracts based on gender identity and expression.  

“We applaud Governor Hassan for signing this Executive Order, which will provide real, …

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June 21, 2016

Muslim-­LGBTQ Unity Statement in Response to Divisive Rhetoric After Orlando Shooting

As members of the LGBTQ and Muslim communities in America, we are joined in solidarity, grief and outrage at the horrific attack that unfolded in Orlando on June 12. Our hearts, our thoughts and our prayers are with the victims, their families and the LGBTQ communities, particularly LGBTQ Latino …

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June 21, 2016

LGBTQ Latinx Groups and Allies Reaffirm Resolve to End Violence Against Marginalized Communities

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We, the undersigned, a coalition of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Latinx organizations and allies make the following statement in the spirit of education and with the purpose of honoring …

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