On June 30, 2016, at our event “Achieving Lived Equality,” FreeState Legal and Equality Maryland announced that we have joined to form a new organization: FreeState Justice. Watch the video announcement above! We also unveiled the vision and mission statement of the new organization. Read them below:
We envision a Maryland where people across the spectrum of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer identities are free to live authentically, with safety and dignity, in all communities throughout our state.
Many LGBTQ Marylanders continue to experience discrimination in all aspects of their lives. FreeState Justice is a social justice organization that works statewide to improve the lives of LGBTQ Marylanders and their families through legal services, policy advocacy, outreach, education, and coalition building. Our work brings to the forefront the experiences of those of us at greater risk for discrimination, such as youth, communities of color, low-income individuals, and transgender and gender non-conforming people.