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Fighting the spread of HIV by posing on the dance floor

Saturday, January 17, 2015
A performer competes during a vogue ball in Baltimore, where the city's health department hosts the annual event as part of an HIV outreach and education effort.
Beneath the neon lights of a banquet hall on an industrial stretch of the city, models strutted across an elevated stage in homemade evening gowns and tuxedos adorned with sequins, lace and something atypical for the runway: Trojan condom wrappers. [...]

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Four unsolved murders of transgender women test Baltimore police outreach

Saturday, August 30, 2014
Kayla Gilchrist Jones
BALTIMORE -- The day after Mia Henderson's body was found in a Baltimore alley, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts invited members of the city's LGBT community to a meeting. "We are listening. We are paying attention," he told them. "We are responding, and we are taking this very seriously." That isn't [...]

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Slain transgender woman was NBA player’s sibling

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Mia Henderson
BALTIMORE -- A transgender woman found slain in Baltimore on Wednesday morning was the sibling of an NBA player Reggie Bullock of the Los Angeles Clippers. Baltimore police say 26-year-old Mia Henderson was found dead early Wednesday morning in an alley in northwest Baltimore. Police have not identified any suspects [...]

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Body of murdered transgender woman found in Baltimore field

Thursday, June 5, 2014
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BALTIMORE, Md. -- Police said Wednesday that a homicide victim found early Tuesday in a field in Northeast Baltimore was a transgender woman identified as 40-year-old Kandy Hall, but that details surrounding her death remained scarce. [...]

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

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Brian Stewart
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. [...]

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Md. student claims fraternity rejected him because he is gay

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Brian Stewart
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. [...]

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Baltimore mayor officiates group wedding ceremony at pride festival

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

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Baltimore police form advisory council to improve relations with LGBT community

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

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Baltimore mayor to preside over Pride Festival mass wedding

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

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

Thursday, April 11, 2013
Ben CarsonAP
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. [...]

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