current authorGLAD Organizationoriginal authorBeth Helmstetter

Rebuilding Lives organization


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Since 1978, GLAD’s bold litigation has achieved scores of precedent-setting victories on behalf of LGBTQ+ people and those living with HIV.
A school community embraces a transgender teacher; a lesbian couple gets married in Texas; a gay teenager is treated with love by his foster family; a Ugandan activist gets asylum in the US; a worker living with HIV keeps his job. Because of GLAD.

Each time GLAD argues a case or tackles an issue, we tear down more outdated laws and stereotypes that have denied LGBTQ+ people and people living with HIV basic protections and opportunities in every area of daily life.