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    Share Your Story with FreeState

    In this legislative session, a group of Maryland legislators are pushing to ban trans kids from sports. We want to prevent the ability for this by passing the Inclusive Schools Act (SB0666/HB850). When bills are proposed...
    February 17, 2022 1391 0
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    FreeState Justice Introduces 2022 Policy Team

    With Maryland’s 2022 legislative session set to start today, FreeState Justice is excited to announce our new policy team, consisting of Policy Director C.P. Hoffman (they/she) and Policy Coordinator Jamie Grace Alexander (she/they). The team kicks...
    January 11, 2022 1053 0
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    LGBTQ+ Elder’s Coalition Focus Groups

    Healthcare, Housing, and Legal Services providers, please join FreeState Justice in a call to action to end discrimination against our LGBTQ seniors! FreeState Justice invites you to participate in a series of virtual focus groups in...
    December 20, 2021 879 0
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    Call to Action

    The FreeState Justice Pro Bono Panel provides invaluable services to meet the civil legal needs of low-income LGBTQ+ Marylanders. The Pro Bono Panel’s efforts are rooted in improving the quality of life for each and every...
    December 16, 2021 614 0
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    We Are Looking for Interns!

    Each year FreeState Justice hosts interns so we can support the next generation of LGBTQ+ leaders and their allies and work together to improve the lives of low-income LGBTQ+ Marylanders. With support from a staff member,...
    November 29, 2021 2622 0
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    Congratulations to Lee Westgate

    The Vice-President of FreeState Justice’s board, Lee Westgate, has joined the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) as the Manager of Policy and Advocacy!  NASW has 55 state/territorial chapters and is headquartered in Washington, D.C. NASW’s...
    August 16, 2021 3409 0
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    The Second Annual Black Trans Lives Matter March

    Last month, members of the FreeState Justice Team marched alongside hundreds of other Marylanders in support of Black transgender rights.  The second annual Black Trans Lives Matter protest, organized by Baltimore Safe Haven, was held on...
    August 14, 2021 1333 0
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    Big Wins for Transgender Youth in Arkansas and Across the US

    On Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced via Twitter that a Federal court in Arkansas blocked a law that would have prevented health care professionals from providing gender-affirming care to minors. In May, The...
    July 22, 2021 1481 0
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    Third Gender Marker to be Added to U.S. Passports

    The United States will join other nations including Denmark, India, and Australia in adding a third gender marker to U.S. passports. The gender marker “X” should be an available option to gender conforming and intersex individuals...
    July 17, 2021 976 0
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    FreeState Justice Celebrates Six Legislative Wins for LGBTQIA+ Marylanders

    Baltimore, Md.— FreeState Justice (FSJ), that pushed for policies and laws that reduce harm to LGBTQ+ Marylanders during the state’s 2021 legislative session, celebrates the culmination of the organization’s impactful work as seven bills supporting LGBTQ+ Marylanders...
    June 10, 2021 1611 0

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