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    FreeState Legal Celebrates Major Gains in Access to Healthcare for Transgender Marylanders

    Pictured: Transgender flag FreeState Legal, Maryland’s civil legal aid organization for the low-income lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community, announces two separate expansions of access to health care coverage for the transgender community. CareFirst, the...
    November 19, 2015 1254 0
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    New Law Allowing Transgender Marylanders to Update Their Birth Certificates Takes Effect

    FreeState Legal client, Ken Jiretsu (left) with FreeState Legal Staff Attorney Rebecca Earlbeck at the Maryland Division of Vital Records in Baltimore on October 1, 2015 Baltimore – October 1, 2015 – This morning at the Maryland...
    October 1, 2015 2541 0
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    Story of My Name: Baires

    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...
    September 30, 2015 1029 0
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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 2281 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 1007 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 915 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 933 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 1027 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 973 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 1259 0