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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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June 17, 2016

LGBTQ and Gun Violence-Prevention Groups Call for Disarming of Terror Following Orlando Shooting

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As U.S. government leaders continue to grapple with addressing gun violence-prevention following last weekend’s homophobic massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, LGBTQ and gun violence-prevention …

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June 14, 2016

LGBTQ GROUPS CALL FOR UNITY IN THE WAKE OF ORLANDO SHOOTING

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We the undersigned organizations working on the front lines of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) movement share in the profound grief for those who were killed and many …

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June 13, 2016

Orlando: Resources, Information and How to Help

We stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ community of Florida. Our solemn thoughts are with those who have died and those who were injured and traumatized. Our hearts go out to the families and friends who have suffered senseless loss.

Those looking for resources, wishing to help, or for …

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June 12, 2016

Statement on Mass Shooting at Orlando LGBTQ Club

Janson Wu, Executive Director of GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders issued the following statement about last night's mass shooting at a gay club in Orlando, FL:

We stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ community of Florida. Our solemn thoughts are with those who have died and those who were injured …

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June 10, 2016

GLAD Praises RI Dept. of Ed Guidelines on Supporting Transgender Students

Rhode Island’s Department of Education (RIDE) has issued guidelines to schools to protect the state’s transgender students.

“The guidance is excellent and comprehensive,” said Jennifer Levi, Director of the Transgender Rights Project for GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD). “Rhode Island was …

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June 8, 2016

MA Policy on State PD Enforcing Fed Immigration Policy Would Negatively Impact LGBTQ Immigrants

Statement of Janson Wu, Executive Director, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s announcement that he will authorize state police to engage in federal immigration enforcement raises particular concerns for the LGBTQ community.  Janson Wu, Executive Director of …

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April 29, 2016

LGBT Legal Orgs Say NC and MS Federal Funding is at Risk for Anti-T Discrimination

GLAD has joined the American Civil Liberties Union, Lambda Legal, National Center for Lesbian Rights, and Transgender Law Center in a letter urging the Obama administration to clarify that laws such as North Carolina's HB2 violate federal laws that prohibit sex discrimination, including both Title …

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February 9, 2016

Workers Receive Lawsuit Notice Challenging Walmart’s Denial of Health Insurance to Same-Sex Spouses

Today a court-approved notice is being mailed to nearly 1,200 current and former Walmart employees who may have been denied the ability to put their same-sex spouses on their employee health plan.  The notice is the next step in a class action lawsuit arising from the case of Jacqueline Cote, a …

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February 2, 2016

GLAD ED Janson Wu Testifies in Support of Ending Conversion Therapy in New Hampshire

GLAD Executive Director Janson Wu testified this afternoon before the New Hampshire General Court Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee in support of HB 1661, which would ban the use of converstion therapy with minors.

The imposition of 'conversion therapy,' especially on minors, …

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