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Graduation robes go gender-neutral in Maryland school district

Monday, June 8, 2015
graduation
Out of respect for transgender students, three high schools in Maryland's Montgomery County have begun using a single color for graduation robes to make them gender neutral. ...

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Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley jumps into 2016 Democratic race

Saturday, May 30, 2015
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley waves as he arrives with his wife Katie O'Malley to an event to announce that he is entering the Democratic presidential race, on Saturday, May 30, 2015, in Baltimore.
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley on Saturday joined the Democratic presidential race with a longshot challenge to Hillary Rodham Clinton for the 2016 nomination. ...

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Maryland lawmakers ease birth certificate requirements for transgender residents

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Maryland-statehouse
A measure to make it easier for transgender residents to get new birth certificates has cleared the Maryland General Assembly and now heads to Gov. Larry Hogan. ...

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Martin O’Malley: GOP support for Indiana religious freedom law ‘shameful’

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley arrives for a Politics and Eggs breakfast with area business leaders, Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Bedford, N.H. The stop is one of many for those seeking their party's nomination for president in the nation's earliest presidential primary state.
Likely Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley says it's "shameful" for Republicans to support an Indiana law that critics see as legalizing discrimination against gays and lesbians. ...

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Maryland Senate OKs artificial insemination healthcare bill for same-sex couples

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Maryland statehouse in Annapolis
Female same-sex couples in Maryland would have the same health care benefits for artificial insemination as heterosexual couples, under a bill passed by the state Senate. ...

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Man sentenced to 4 years in prison for stabbing transgender girl on D.C. train

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Reginald Klaiber
U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen Jr. says Reginald Klaiber stabbed the 15-year-old transgender girl last July "solely because of who she is." ...

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Transgender former Navy SEAL plans primary challenge to U.S. Rep. Hoyer

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Kristen Beck
Kristin Beck, a transgender former Navy SEAL, is planning a primary challenge to the second-ranking Democrat in the House, U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer. ...

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First 24 hours of new Maryland governor’s tenure ‘not good’ for LGBT community

Sunday, January 25, 2015
Gov. Larry Hogan (R-Md.)
In one of his first acts as Maryland's new GOP governor, Larry Hogan has held up a regulation that would have banned Medicaid providers from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. ...

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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 ...

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