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FreeState Legal Project and Baltimore Center for Black Equity Announce Partnership
FreeState is proud to announce its partnership with the Baltimore Center for Black Equity. This strategic partnership will engage Black LGBTQ community members, and expand awareness of critical resources within Maryland for LGBTQ populations. The...
August 13, 2014
YEA Report, Living in the Margins, Released Today
The Youth Equality Alliance (YEA), a statewide coalition of various service providers, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and individual advocates that seeks to identify policy and regulatory solutions to problems faced by LGBTQ youth in Maryland education,...
August 12, 2014
Call for Participants: Story of My Name Project
We are proud to announce the Story of My Name Project. This is an exciting opportunity to document the individual experiences of Maryland based transgender and gender non conforming folks who have gone through the name change process....
August 9, 2014
Press Conference and Reception/Discussion for YEA Report Release
To mark the release of a report by the Youth Equality Alliance (YEA) on the challenges LGBTQ youth face in Maryland education, foster care, and juvenile justice systems, a press conference will be held 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday,...
August 4, 2014
FreeState Congratulates Sarah Avery
FreeState Legal Project is proud to celebrate the important work of Sarah Avery. An educator and trainer for the Baltimore City Police Department, Sarah has been a leading force in developing LGBTQ sensitivity training curricula for police...
August 1, 2014
Announcement from Board
Dear Friends of FreeState Legal: Several years ago Aaron Merki helped found the FreeState Legal Project, and two years ago he agreed to serve as Executive Director in order to get FreeState off the ground. This...
July 25, 2014
Maryland’s Parent Teacher Association Convention
FreeState will be attending Maryland’s PTA Convention to share important information about the resources we offer schools on building safe spaces for LGBTQ Youth. For more information, go here....
July 2, 2014
Will Power Party! Small Estate Planning for Low Income LGBTQ
Join us on Wednesday for our Will Power Party! We still have room for both volunteer attorneys and clients! This event pairs low-income members of the LGBTQ community with an attorney to assist in preparing a...
June 23, 2014
Trainings for Youth, Families and Service Providers on the Rights of LGBTQ Youth
FreeState Legal Project is partnering with the Lower Shore LGBTQ Coalition and Salisbury University’s Department of Social Work to offer a series of trainings on October 19th and 20th for youth, families, educators and social service...
May 28, 2014
The Legal Rights of LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care
FreeState Legal Project is partnering with the Prince George’s Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) to host a training on the legal rights of LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care on June 19, 2014. The training will be...
May 28, 2014