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    Story of My Name Project!

    FreeState is proud to launch our Story of My Name Project:  a collection of stories from transgender and gender non-conforming individuals who have changed their legal name, or from the people who supported them through the...
    November 12, 2014 1272 0
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    Speak Fire!

    This panel will be an opportunity for our community to come together and celebrate the historical contributions of black transgender and gender non-conforming folks. Panelists will share accounts of trans* and queer lives of color that...
    November 10, 2014 1677 0
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    Fairness for All Marylanders Act

    What does the Fairness for All Marylanders Act mean for transgender Marylanders? Know your rights! Read this summary of the law prepared by FreeState Legal and Equality Maryland: FAMA Know Your Rights...Read More
    October 1, 2014 2136 0
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    FreeState Celebrates Community Icon: Jean-Michel Brevelle

    FreeState is proud to celebrate Jean-Michel Brevelle! Jean-Michel Brevelle has been an activist fighting for the rights of LGBTQ people and people living with HIV for over 30 years. As an out and visible, gay-identified, transgender...
    August 25, 2014 1950 0
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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 2062 0
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    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 2400 0
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    Community Icons: FreeState Celebrates Becky Savadkin

    FreeState is proud to celebrate the incredible accomplishments of Becky Savadkin, this week’s Community Icon! Becky Savadkin is a community member who has worked tirelessly to end LGBT homelessness. As LGBT Outreach Coordinator for the Mayor’s Office of...
    August 11, 2014 1622 0
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    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 1852 0
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    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 1894 0
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    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 1813 0