Becoming Nicole

by

Amy Ellis Nutt

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GLAD Term Analysis

The Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders organization. This organization is a non-profit legal rights organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. GLAD helps the Maineses in their lawsuit against the Orono School District. GLAD is not to be confused with GLAAD.

GLAD Quotes in Becoming Nicole

The Becoming Nicole quotes below are all either spoken by GLAD or refer to GLAD. For each quote, you can also see the other terms and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Random House edition of Becoming Nicole published in 2015.
Chapter 31 Quotes

It was impossible for the Maineses not to feel the importance of their case among these hardworking people, and they realized that their lawsuit wasn’t just about Nicole or their family. It wasn’t even just their story anymore. The lawsuit, even though it was just a state case, had meaning and significance for many others. And now Wayne, Kelly, Nicole, and Jonas would carry the hopes of those others with them as they sought affirmation from the courts.

Page Number: 195
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GLAD Term Timeline in Becoming Nicole

The timeline below shows where the term GLAD appears in Becoming Nicole. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 21: The Christian Civic League of Maine
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...school, as well as attorney Bruce Bell at the Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) organization. They want everyone to know that Nicole is suffering and depressed because of Jacob’s... (full context)
Chapter 30: On the Outside Looking In
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...bit of good news arrives in March 2010, when Kelly and Wayne receive word that GLAD will represent them in their legal battles. (full context)
Chapter 31: Puberty Begins
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On the same trip to Boston, the family also meets with the lawyers from GLAD, who tell the Maineses how strongly they feel about the importance of the case. They... (full context)
Chapter 34: We Can’t Lose
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...classmates. He asks them passionately, through tears, not to pass the bill. A lawyer from GLAD also speaks, explaining why a biological sex accommodation rule won’t work because a business could... (full context)
Chapter 35: First Kiss
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Nicole gives her first scripted public remarks at the 2011 GLAD Spirit of Justice Award Dinner, introducing her father. Wayne and Nicole are recognized that evening... (full context)
Chapter 38: One Step Back
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...never appears as a witness or at the counsel’s table, but the Maineses’ lawyers from GLAD decide to use photographs of Nicole in the fifth and sixth grade to show a... (full context)
Chapter 39: Imagine
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On June 12, 2013, the lawyers from GLAD argue the appeal of the Maineses case in Maine’s Supreme Judicial Court. They want to... (full context)
Chapter 40: Our Story
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On January 30, 2014, Wayne receives a call from the lawyers at GLAD. The Maineses have won their case in the state Supreme Court. Activists in various fields... (full context)
Chapter 41: Commencement
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...Cigna) because it is considered “cosmetic.” The Maineses know this evaluation is absurd. Wayne and GLAD talk to the University of Maine and he submits a second appeal. Two months later,... (full context)