By Robbie Samuels, Senior Manager of Events and Donor Engagement
Did you intern, volunteer or work at Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders sometime over the last 35 years? Thank you! You helped pave the way for GLAD to become the groundbreaking legal rights organization we are today.
Many of our earliest interns, staff and founding board members (e.g. Urvashi Vaid, Richard Burns and Cindy Rizzo) went on to become leaders in the LGBT movement. Which made me wonder – where are all of our alumni now?
Haven’t been in touch recently? Are you in the Boston area? Join us at our next GLADHour on Wednesday, February 27. Held three times a year, these happy hours for fans of LGBTQ equality are the perfect opportunity to reconnect with GLAD and meet some of our amazing supporters.When we started hosting these GLADHours several years ago, we wanted to create an easy and fun way to engage with GLAD and we succeeded! Each GLADHour brings together over 100 people of various ages, races, sexual orientations and genders. Some have been long-time supporters and others are just learning who we are.
So if it’s been awhile since you’ve been to a GLAD event, join us at the next GLADHour on February 27 at 6pm. Grab a drink, enjoy free happy hour snacks (thanks to our friends at Reproductive Science Center), say hello to some of our current staff and learn about GLAD’s transgender advocacy from Jennifer L. Levi, Transgender Rights Project Director and one of our nation's leading experts on transgender legal issues.