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Brian Stewart

Fraternity gets probation after student says he was rejected because he is gay

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
BALTIMORE -- A fraternity at Morgan State University in Baltimore has been placed on probation until 2015 following an investigation that a student was rejected because he is gay. [ Read more → ]
Brian Stewart

Md. student claims fraternity rejected him because he is gay

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
BALTIMORE, Md. -- A Maryland university is investigating a student's claim that members of a fraternity he wanted to join rejected him because he is gay. [ Read more → ]
Couples participate in a mass wedding ceremony in Baltimore on Sunday.

Baltimore mayor officiates group wedding ceremony at pride festival

Monday, June 17, 2013
BALTIMORE -- Twenty same-sex couples were married Sunday in a mass wedding ceremony at the annual Baltimore pride festival. [ Read more → ]

Baltimore police form advisory council to improve relations with LGBT community

Sunday, June 16, 2013
BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore police department on Friday announced the formation of an advisory council to help improve its relations with the LGBT community. [ Read more → ]
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

Baltimore mayor to preside over Pride Festival mass wedding

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
BALTIMORE -- Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will officiate a mass wedding for same-sex couples during the Baltimore Pride Festival next month. [ Read more → ]
Ben CarsonAP

Doctor withdraws as Johns Hopkins commencement speaker over anti-gay remarks

Thursday, April 11, 2013
BALTIMORE — A Baltimore pediatric neurosurgeon who made derogatory comments comparing same-sex marriage to bestiality has withdrawn as commencement speaker at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. [ Read more → ]

‘Ace of Cakes’ star offers free wedding cake to rejected Oregon gay couple

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Baltimore pastry chef Duff Goldman, star of Food Network's "Ace of Cakes," has offered to bake and deliver -- free of charge -- a wedding cake to the lesbian couple in Oregon who was denied service by a local bakery because they are gay. [ Read more → ]

Westboro announces plans to protest same-sex marriage in Maryland

Tuesday, January 1, 2013
The Westboro Baptist Church, home of anti-gay extremists known for their “Gods hates fags” and "God hates dead soldiers" protests, has received permits to rally in front of courthouses in Towson and Annapolis, Md. on Wednesday, according to police officials. [ Read more → ]
Kenni Shaw posted these photos to Instagram of himself before (right) and after the attack.

Openly gay Baltimore man says Christmas attack was a hate crime

Friday, December 28, 2012
BALTIMORE, Md. -- An openly gay East Baltimore resident who was severely beaten Christmas night told police investigators that he believed that he was attacked because he is gay. [ Read more → ]
Brendon Ayanbadejo

NFL player responds to lawmaker’s demand that he stops supporting marriage equality

Friday, September 7, 2012
Brendon Ayanbadejo, a linebacker for the NFL's Baltimore Ravens, on Friday responded to a Maryland lawmaker who demanded that he "cease and desist" his support for marriage equality, and expressed surprise that a politician would try to stifle his free speech. [ Read more → ]

Baltimore Sun: Campaign of marriage misinformation begins in Maryland

Sunday, August 26, 2012
In a new editorial column Sunday, the Baltimore Sun takes aim at opponents of Maryland’s marriage equality law, and said they are “resorting to the same playbook of false attacks they have used to great effect in other states.” [ Read more → ]
Dante Parrish (left) and Jason Mattison Jr.

Killer gets life in prison without parole for assault, murder of gay teen

Friday, April 13, 2012
A judge in Baltimore, Md., has sentenced Dante Parrish, 37, to life in prison without parole for the savage murder of Jason Mattison Jr., a 15-year old openly gay teen. [ Read more → ]
Teonna Monae Brown

Baltimore woman sentenced in McDonald’s attack on trangender woman

Thursday, September 15, 2011
A Baltimore woman accused of beating a transgender woman at an area McDonald's on April 18 has been sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to the attack. [ Read more → ]
Teonna Monae Brown

Teen pleads guilty in attack on transgender woman at Baltimore area McDonald’s

Saturday, August 6, 2011
A 19-year-old woman whose beating of a transgender woman at a Baltimore-area McDonald's earlier this year, has pleaded to the attack. [ Read more → ]
Teonna Monae Brown

McDonald’s attackers face hate crime charges in beating of transgender female

Monday, May 16, 2011
A grand jury has indicted two female suspects on hate crime charges in the attack on a transgender woman at a Baltimore area McDonald's last month. [ Read more → ]

Hundreds rally outside McDonald’s where transgender woman brutally attacked

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Several hundred people of all ages, races, genders and sexual orientations on Monday rallied outside the McDonald's restaurant where a transgendered woman was brutally beaten on April 18. [ Read more → ]
Teonna Monae Brown

Baltimore police charge 18-year-old in attack on transgender woman

Monday, April 25, 2011
Baltimore County police have charged an 18-year-old woman in the brutal attack on a transgender woman at a local McDonald's restaurant on April 18. [ Read more → ]

Transgender victim of brutal attack at McDonald’s restaurant speaks out

Saturday, April 23, 2011
A transgender woman who was brutally beaten at a Baltimore area McDonald's spoke out on Saturday, and said the attack was "definitely a hate crime" and that she's been afraid to go out in public ever since. [ Read more → ]

McDonald’s fires employee who recorded brutal beating of transgender woman

Saturday, April 23, 2011
McDonald's has fired the employee who recorded the violent beating of a customer at a Baltimore County restaurant earlier this week. [ Read more → ]

Baltimore police investigate brutal attack on trans woman at local McDonald’s

Friday, April 22, 2011
Police in Baltimore are investigating a brutal attack at a McDonald's restaurant on a person reported to be a transgender woman. [ Read more → ]
Jill Carter (left) and Tiffany

Baltimore delegates delay key vote on passage of Maryland gay marriage bill

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Two Democrats blocked a critical vote on the Civil Marriage Protection Act in the Maryland House of Delegate's Judiciary Committee late Tuesday afternoon, stalling the measure from advancing to the full House as quickly as previously expected. [ Read more → ]
Fred Phelps

Father of dead U.S. Marine ordered to pay organizers of anti-gay protest

Wednesday, March 31, 2010
[caption id="attachment_7576" align="alignleft" width="342" caption="Fred Phelps"][/caption] The father of a U.S. Marine killed in Iraq has been ordered to pay $16,510 to a family that protested his son's funeral in Maryland. Albert Snyder sued members of the Westboro Baptist Church because they waved signs saying... [ Read more → ]

Family ‘friend’ admits to murdering Baltimore gay teen

Wednesday, November 18, 2009
As LGBT advocates around the country are planning candlelight vigils in memory of Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado — the 19-year-old boy who was burned, dismembered and decapitated last week in Puerto Rico — word comes out of Baltimore about another murdered gay teen. Jason Mattison... [ Read more → ]
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