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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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Md. now offers transition-related care to transgender state employees

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Maryland has become only the third state in the nation to provide insurance coverage for transition-related care. The policy change, which went into effect July 1 but was only announced publicly this week, means that any state ...

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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 ...

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Nine of 12 LGBT candidates advance in Tuesday’s primary

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.)
Nine of 12 openly LGBT candidates won their primary races Tuesday, but lesbian Maryland State Delegate Heather Mizeur was not one them. In a six-person race for the Democratic nomination for Maryland governor, Mizeur won 22 percent of the vote, ...

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Maryland man sentenced for assaulting transgender woman in D.C. store

Monday, June 16, 2014
WASHINGTON -- A man who pleaded guilty to pistol-whipping a transgender woman in a convenience store in Washington has been sentenced to 28 months in prison. Thirty-six-year-old Michael Phillips of Fairmount Heights, Maryland, was sentenced Monday in Superior Court in ...

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Body of murdered transgender woman found in Baltimore field

Thursday, June 5, 2014
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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Effort to repeal Md. transgender rights law falls short

Sunday, June 1, 2014
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- An effort to repeal a bill banning discrimination against transgender people in Maryland has fallen short. Backers of a petition to repeal the bill conceded Sunday that they gathered about 1,000 fewer signatures than they needed to ...

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Md. governor Martin O’Malley signs transgender rights bill into law

Thursday, May 15, 2014
Maryland governor Martin O'Malley signs the transgender rights bill on Thursday, May 15, 2014.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley signed a measure to stop discrimination against transgender people at his last bill-signing ceremony as governor, but opponents say they will try to have the new law rescinded at the ballot box in ...

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Md. GOP lawmakers launch ballot effort to repeal transgender rights law

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Maryland statehouse in Annapolis
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Two Maryland legislators have launched a petition drive to have the state's new law barring discrimination against people who are transgendered brought to a referendum. ...

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