GLAD 30th Anniversary Podcasts
By Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders
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Stories from thirty years in the fight for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender rights. Published on the 15th of each month by Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD).
||She Never Gave Up: In re Belynda Dunn and Health Care for HIV+ People||GLAD fought successfully in 2001 on behalf of two HIV+ people denied coverage for needed liver transplants.||22 12 2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Dignity and Equality of All Individuals: Goodridge v. Department of Public Health||GLAD's 2003 Goodridge victory made MA the first state to recognize marriage equality for same-sex couples.||25 11 2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Best Interest of Children: Babets v. Johnston||GLAD fought in 1985 on behalf of two men whose foster children were removed from their home simply because they were gay.||23 10 2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||Yes This Was Real: In Re Nancy Walsh||GLAD helped Nancy Walsh fight for recognition of her 12-year relationship with Carol Flyzik, who died on Flight 11 on September 11, 2001.||12 9 2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||Not in My School: Doe v. Yunits||Trina Harrington, a middle-school student in Brockton, MA, won the right to dress as she chose. This landmark ruling was the first reported decision ever in a case brought by a transgender student.||14 8 2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||What Men and Women Should Look Like: Rosa v. Park West Bank||GLAD represented Lucas Rosa, a transgender person who was told when applying for a bank loan to go home and change clothing to appear more masculine, in this precedent-setting case.||16 7 2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||Tuxedoes for Two: Fricke v. Lynch||In 1980, RI Aaron Fricke made plans to go to his prom. Because he wanted to bring a male date, his school said no. With GLAD's help, Aaron sued, and won. At a time when few gay high school students had the courage to be out, this case was a milestone.||18 6 2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||What a Good Family Can Look Like: Adoption of Susan||GLAD plaintiff's Maureen Brodoff and Ellen Wade describe their fight in 1993 to ensure their four-year-old daughter, Kate, had the protection of a legal relationship to both her moms.||15 5 2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||A Culture-Shifting Moment: Bragdon v. Abbott and HIV Discrimination||Sidney Abbott and Attorney Ben Klein describe GLAD's landmark Supreme Court victory establishing that people with HIV are protected from discrimination by the Americans with Disabilities Act.||15 4 2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||100 Percent Irish: Hurley v. Irish-American Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Group of Boston (GLIB)||The story of GLIB's fight in the mid-90's to march in South Boston's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade.||11 3 2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||Morally Clean and Straight: Boy Scouts of America v. Wyman||David Knapp, now 81, was expelled from the Boy Scouts after a lifetime of service when they learned he was gay. In the late 1990's, lawsuits across the country challenged the Boy Scouts' anti-gay policy; GLAD had one of the few successful suits in 2000.||15 2 2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||Bryant, Byrne, The BPL: The Sick, The Bad, The Ugly||In 1978, in the midst of a national wave of anti-gay sentiment spurred on by Anita Bryant, the gay community's response to police entrapment at the Boston Public Library led to the founding of a gay legal rights organization.||15 1 2008||Free||View In iTunes|