Friday, February 25, 2011

Know Your Rights: An Introduction to GLAD's Legal InfoLine

Hi, I’m Bruce Bell, GLAD’s Legal InfoLine Manager. I’ve been at GLAD for 6½ years and before that spent 33 years at Cape Cod Community College as a math teacher and associate academic dean. I really enjoy working with the wonderful volunteers who work on the Infoline.

The InfoLine is a free, confidential service that GLAD provides to the public so that LGBTQ/HIV+ residents of the six New England states can learn about their legal rights. Many of these have been won by GLAD in the courts. The GLAD attorneys take on precedent setting cases that lead to the establishment of new protections for LGBTQ and HIV+ people.

The InfoLine is staffed by highly trained volunteers who are there to listen to your needs and then provide you with a custom tailored package of information, resources and, if you need legal advice, referrals to members of GLAD’s Lawyer Referral Service. For more information about the InfoLine go to:

I will be writing a weekly blog here about some of the issues we are seeing on the InfoLine that may affect members of New England’s LGBTQ/HIV+ communities. Please contact the InfoLine, 800-455-GLAD (4523), or me, concerning any legal questions or issues you may be having. I hope that you will check back each week to read and comment on this InfoLine blog.

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