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    Groundbreaking Victory on Protections for Transgender People in Prison

    FreeState Legal has won a groundbreaking victory in a case involving harassment and mistreatment of a transgender person who is an inmate in a Maryland prison facility. The decision in Brown v. Patuxent Institution, a prison...
    September 24, 2015 2210 0
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    SpeakFire! Coalition Announces the 2015 to 2016 Panel Series

    The SpeakFire! Panel Series is proud to announce Rising to Liberation in the Black LGBTQ Community, the coalition’s 2015 to 2016 panel series exploring and celebrating how the Black LGBTQ community in Baltimore defines and works towards freedom...
    September 15, 2015 953 0
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    Youth Equality Alliance Testifies in Annapolis

    The Youth Equality Alliance’s hearing on the needs and experiences of LGBTQ in Maryland was a success! YEA’s testimony from subject matter experts and young people about the needs of LGBTQ youth in foster care, education,...
    September 11, 2015 880 0
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    Gender Conference East

    FreeState is proud to support Gender Conference East. Gender Conference East’s mission is to provide a safe and supportive space dedicated to the needs of children and youth across the gender spectrum, as well as their...
    September 1, 2015 888 0
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    Story of My Name: Sophie

    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...
    August 31, 2015 980 0
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    US Trans Survey Is Here!

    Today, the 2015 U.S. Trans Survey is ready to complete at: USTransSurvey.org Over 6,400 people took the National Transgender Discrimination Survey (NTDS) and our goal this time is to at least double the number of people...
    August 31, 2015 929 0
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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 1210 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 1172 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 2179 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 849 0