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Janson Wu Talks U.S. Supreme Court Gay Marriage Case and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 03.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse are two amazing women. They are both nurses and the mothers of four children they fostered and adopted. They are devoted to each other, to their kids and they should be able to marry.

Urvashi Vaid Talks Future of LGBT Equality and Being Honored by GLAD (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 12.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with Urvashi Vaid, who has been a leader in the LGBT and social-justice movements for nearly three decades and is being honored by Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) with the Spirit of Justice Award on Oct. 24.

What Police Allegedly Did To This Deaf Man Is Unbelievable

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.19.2014 | Crime

Police officers in Southern California are under fire for allegations that they beat, shocked and arrested a deaf man who was trying to use sign langu...

Jennifer L. Levi, Director of GLAD's Transgender Rights Project, Talks GLAD's Summer Party With Special Guest Edie Windsor and More (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 09.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with Jennifer L. Levi, Director of the Transgender Rights Project at GLAD, about the Supreme Court's marriage equality decisions, and about GLAD's Summer Party with special guest Edie Windsor, which takes place in Provincetown, Mass., on July 27.

Freedom to Work and the New LGBT Advocacy Paradigm

Dana Beyer | Posted 08.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

National organizations that are structured more like campaigns, or that serve one particular community or cause, along with the legal organizations and the research organizations, have been increasingly effective relative to the multi-issue organizations. The question is why.

LISTEN: Lee Swislow, Executive Director Of GLAD, Talks Supreme Court Gay Marriage Cases And More

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 06.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

The day after the U.S. Supreme Court heard two days of historic arguments over marriage equality, I talked with Lee Swislow, Executive Director of Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), which coordinated the amicus briefs and the party briefs in United States v. Windsor.

Bush Appointee Smacks Down Federal Definition Of Marriage

AP | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. -- A federal judge in Connecticut has ruled that part of a federal law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman and denies f...

Losing the Argument Over Marriage, Anti-Gay Forces Pound the Table

Evan Wolfson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Evan Wolfson

The anti-gay diversion strategy should not obscure the truth of the matter: The reason smart lawyers like Charles Cooper don't give a better answer to why marriage discrimination should continue is that there isn't one.

Summer Collage

Kate Clinton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kate Clinton

We've phased through several theme weekends on our way to Labor Day. This week there's an unsettling themelessness in town and despite my vague vertigo, I am enjoying the lull.

New DOMA Lawsuit is the Most Exciting Yet

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

A suit filed yesterday in Massachusetts is a smart, novel attack on a law that is clearly unconstitutional, but also has the support of a waning, yet significant portion of the U.S. population.

White House Plans Meeting With Gay Leaders To Smooth Over DOMA Tensions

The Plumline | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama Justice Department has reached out to major gay rights organizations and scheduled a private meeting for next week with the groups, in an ap...

Gay Rights Lawyers Say Obama Refused Requests For DOMA Dialogue

The Plumline | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two prominent gay rights lawyers litigating high-profile cases against the Obama administration tell me that their requests to meet with administratio...

Obama's Law Professor Says DOMA Unconstitutional

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

A campaign is underway to encourage the Department of Justice to refuse to defend the Defense of Marriage Act.

Obama, Don't Defend DOMA

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

Obama has the opportunity today, to stand up for equal rights by refusing to argue Defense of Marriage Act's constitutionality in court.

Marriage For Everyone: Worth the Fight

Sara Whitman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sara Whitman

Today, we are approaching the fifth anniversary of marriage equality in our state. We have pushed the envelope, no question. And we will continue to.

Candidates' Silence On Gay Marriage Shows A Growing Acceptance Of It

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Charlotte Robinson

Below is an interview with Lee Swislow, the executive director of Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders. GLAD, a 30-year-old organization, is probab...