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    Fairness for All Marylanders Act (FAMA) Toolkit

    FreeState Legal is proud to share the Fairness for All Marylanders Act (FAMA) Toolkit, produced in partnership with Equality Maryland. This toolkit shares important information about vital protections FAMA provides to transgender and gender non-conforming individuals...
    August 21, 2015 2113 0
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    FreeState Legal Launches Initiative To Update Birth Certificate Gender Markers

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Patrick Paschall Phone: 410.625.5428 (office); or 409.771.6763 (cell) Email: executivedirector@freestatelegal.org   July 6, 2015, Baltimore, MD – Today FreeState Legal, Maryland’s legal advocacy organization dedicated to serving the low-income lesbian, gay,...
    July 7, 2015 1898 0
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    The Story of My Name Project

    The Story of My Name Project is an exciting opportunity for Maryland-based transgender and gender non-conforming folks who have gone through the name change process.Our goal in sharing these stories is to empower individuals who have...
    July 2, 2015 4587 0
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    Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Marriage Equality!

    June 26, 2015 – The United States Supreme Court today ruled in favor of marriage equality for same-sex couples across the nation, holding that states may not prohibit same-sex couples from marrying or deny recognition to...
    June 26, 2015 1683 0
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    Story of My Name: Ken

    FreeState Legal Project is proud to share another interview from the Story of My Name Project. The Story of My Name Project is a collection of stories from transgender and/or gender non-conforming individuals about the meaning...
    June 3, 2015 2096 0
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    The Elders Speak

    Join the SpeakFire! community for an exciting panel exploring the history of Black LGBTQ resistance in Baltimore. Elders will share their reflections, celebrate stories of movement building and share insight. Panelists include:Deborah Dunn, Medical Practitioner and...
    May 27, 2015 2289 0
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    Donate to FreeState Legal for Give Out Day

    Help FreeState raise money to support our work with low income LGBTQ Marylanders! From now until May 21st, you can donate money to FreeState Legal Project  and help fund our direct work within the LGBTQ community....
    May 14, 2015 1813 0
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    Community Icon: Lois Jarman

    FreeState is proud to honor Dr. Lois Jarman as a Community Icon!  A world language educator for more than fifteen years, Lois helped establish the Central Maryland chapter of PFLAG in 2006 and has been an...
    April 27, 2015 2667 0
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    Victory: Maryland General Assembly Approves Birth Certificates Consistent with Gender Identity and Infertility Benefits Parity

    The Maryland General Assembly passed today, by wide margins, two bills that will improve the lives of LGBTQ people and families throughout the state. SB 743 / HB 862 eliminates prohibitive barriers that currently prevent many...
    March 24, 2015 5713 0
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    Community Icon: Rowan Powell

    We are excited to honor Rowan Powell, an LGBTQ youth advocate and activist. Rowan’s work for YOUTH MOVE, a national organization dedicated  to uniting youth to advocate for change in government systems, has included starting two LGBTQ...
    March 23, 2015 2250 0