Batts says 'culture change' needed to improve interactions with LGBT community

Batts says 'culture change' needed to improve interactions with LGBT community

Monica Yorkman has been harassed by police more times than she can count, she says -- and it's always been about her identity.

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Equality Maryland endorses Frosh for attorney general

Equality Maryland endorses Frosh for attorney general

Equality Maryland has endorsed Sen. Brian Frosh, a Montgomery County Democrat, for attorney general, calling him a "firm ally" of the state's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

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GLCCB organizing 'Orioles Outings' for LGBT baseball fans this summer

GLCCB organizing 'Orioles Outings' for LGBT baseball fans this summer

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore is organizing to bring LGBT baseball fans together at Oriole Park at Camden Yards this summer.

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The GLCCB's 2014 LGBT Baltimore Visitors Guide is here

The GLCCB's 2014 LGBT Baltimore Visitors Guide is here

For the third year in a row, the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore has released a guide of the city for LGBT visitors.

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Looking Out: Same-sex marriage is on the march again

Looking Out: Same-sex marriage is on the march again

That pesky question of whether marriage is a fundamental right under the Constitution? It's back.

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GLCCB to host forum on pre-exposure HIV treatment for at-risk populations

GLCCB to host forum on pre-exposure HIV treatment for at-risk populations

Local medical professionals will gather with members of Baltimore's gay community later this month to discuss a new medical treatment that involves HIV-negative patients taking a daily pill to avoid becoming infected.

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Looking Out: Tom Daley is gay. Don't say, 'I told you so.'

Looking Out: Tom Daley is gay. Don't say, 'I told you so.'

GBT-related news and commentary from around the web.

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Second LGBT forum with Baltimore police commissioner planned

Second LGBT forum with Baltimore police commissioner planned

Advocates say department has made progress since founding of advisory council.

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Del Shores, of 'Sordid Lives' fame, to host Baltimore double billing of films

Del Shores, of 'Sordid Lives' fame, to host Baltimore double billing of films

B'More QFest hosting event at Chase Brexton; "Southern Baptist Sissies" star Emerson Collins also attending.

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Looking Out: Same-sex couple files marriage lawsuit in Puerto Rico

Looking Out: Same-sex couple files marriage lawsuit in Puerto Rico

A lesbian couple married in Massachusetts filed a lawsuit this week looking for recognition of their marriage in Puerto Rico.

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Annapolis Film Festival presents LGBT-themed offerings

Annapolis Film Festival presents LGBT-themed offerings

If you're headed to the Annapolis Film Festival from March 27-30, you'll find more than 70 films at locations around the city. Among those screenings are a handful of LGBT-themed features, documentaries and a short.

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Looking Out: Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps dead at 84

Looking Out: Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps dead at 84

The founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, the Kansas institution that stages anti-LGB protests across the country, died Thursday, according to multiple reports.

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Marylanders in favor of transgender rights bill, poll says

Marylanders in favor of transgender rights bill, Goucher poll says

A new poll found that Maryland residents overwhelmingly support a proposed bill that would ban discrimination based against transgender individuals.

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ABOUT THE BLOGGER

Kevin Rector joined The Sun as a breaking news and general assignment reporter in 2012, after working for years as a reporter in Baltimore's suburbs. An Ellicott City native, Rector attended high school at Loyola Blakefield in Towson and graduated in 2007 from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he also pursued a concentration in LGBT Studies and participated in the university's LGBT Speaker's Bureau. He also spent a summer learning about grassroots advocacy as an intern at Equality Maryland, and has written often on LGBT issues. In 2010, Rector spent a year away from journalism in rural southern Africa, as a fellow with a nonprofit fighting childhood HIV/AIDS and malnutrition.

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