Looking Out: CDC launches campaign encouraging HIV treatment

Looking Out: CDC launches campaign encouraging HIV treatment

CDC wants people to understand that HIV-positive people who receive treatment live longer and healthier lives compared to those who don't receive treatment.

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Looking Out: Judge says LGBT foster summit a success

Looking Out: Judge says LGBT foster summit a success

A Harford County judge who helped lead this week's Maryland Judiciary summit on care for lesbian, gay,...

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Former health secretary to accept award at LGBT medical conference in Baltimore

Former health secretary to accept award at LGBT medical conference in Baltimore

Sebelius oversaw rapid change in federal health policy, group says.

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State judiciary to hold summit on foster care for LGBT youth after critical report

State judiciary to hold summit on foster care for LGBT youth after critical report

Judges, attorneys and social services professionals from across the state will gather Wednesday for a summit to address the foster care needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning youth, according to the Maryland Judiciary.

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Looking Out: O'Malley to be honored for support of LGBT community

Looking Out: O'Malley to be honored for support of LGBT community

It's no doubt a sign of the end when people start talking about honoring your "legacy" -- and we've apparently come to that point for Gov. Martin O'Malley.

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Equality Maryland head arrested at immigration reform rally

Equality Maryland head arrested at immigration reform rally

Carrie Evans, the executive director of Equality Maryland, was arrested at an immigration reform rally in Washington on Thursday afternoon, the state's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organization said.

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Looking Out: Is Horseshoe Casino Baltimore's newest LGBT ally?

Looking Out: Is Horseshoe Casino Baltimore's newest LGBT ally?

Looks like Baltimore's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community could have a big, flashy, deep-pocketed new ally in town in Horseshoe Casino on Russell Street, which opened Tuesday.

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Looking Out: Free State Legal seeking new leader as Merki departs

Looking Out: Free State Legal seeking new leader as Merki departs

Free State Legal is seeking a "passionate and visionary" new leader following the announced departure of its executive director.

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Smithsonian accepts archival material from Baltimore's LGBT community center

Smithsonian accepts archival material from Baltimore's LGBT community center 

Old photographs, newspapers and other miscellaneous "gay pride ephemera" from the last half-century of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history in Baltimore will be added on Tuesday to one of the nation's most esteemed museum collections.

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Looking Out: With Robin Williams' death, an LGBT icon falls to a familiar threat

Looking Out: With Robin Williams' death, an LGBT icon falls to a familiar threat

It was perhaps Robin Williams' way of taking up queer characters with just the right balance of warmth and pitch-perfect irreverence that made us love him most.

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LGBT Americans less likely to be religious, poll finds

LGBT Americans less likely to be religious, poll finds

Lower percentage attend services, consider religion important to daily life.

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Looking Out: Quest Bar in Highlandtown to close this weekend, after last hurrah

Looking Out: Quest Bar in Highlandtown to close this weekend, after last hurrah

If you're a fan of The Quest Bar on Fleet Street in East Baltimore, the good news is there's a big party there this Saturday.

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Following criticism, GLCCB to hold first public board meeting in years

Following criticism, GLCCB to hold first public board meeting in years

The board of directors of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore has scheduled their first public board meeting in years, following a wave of criticism about its transparency in recent weeks.

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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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