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Therapy to change sexual orientation at center of debate in Maryland

Therapy to change sexual orientation at center of debate in Maryland

Christopher Doyle says he doesn't think there is anything wrong with being gay, but he also believes he can help children and others rid...

Looking Out: Facing challenge to transgender protections, advocates make funding push

Looking Out: Facing challenge to new transgender protections, advocates make big funding push

The board of directors of the state's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy organization has put its money where its mouth...

In shift from tradition, Pride events to be held in Artscape location

In shift from tradition, Pride events to be held in Artscape location

For years, Baltimore Pride tradition has held that the Saturday parade turns into a rowdy block party in the heart of Mount Vernon, while...

Looking Out: Baltimore author to discuss 'Gay Mafia' at Pratt event

Looking Out: Baltimore author to discuss 'Gay Mafia' at Pratt event

In New York City in the 1930s, '40s and '50s, when city laws made it illegal to serve gay patrons or hire gay employees, it took a lot of...

Your LGBT guide to Maryland Film Festival 2014

Your LGBT guide to Maryland Film Festival 2014

The festival traditionally highlights international features, topical documentaries, local works and several shorts programs, among other...

Looking Out: 'Walking while trans' isn't a crime, protesters say

Looking Out: 'Walking while trans' isn't a crime, protesters say

A rally is scheduled in the Charles North neighborhood of Baltimore on Friday night as part of a nationwide campaign to protest police...

Gallaudet diversity official's discrimination lawsuit against school dismissed

Gallaudet diversity official's discrimination lawsuit against school dismissed

University official was demoted after signing petition to put Md. same-sex marriage to a vote.

Hopkins to give honorary degrees to DOMA plaintiff, attorney

Hopkins to give honorary degrees to DOMA plaintiff, attorney

Johns Hopkins University will bestow an honorary degree next month on Edith "Edie" Windsor, the woman who successfully challenged the...

Looking Out: Coalition launches campaign to promote Maryland's new transgender protections

Looking Out: Coalition launches campaign to promote Maryland's new transgender protections

Advocates in Maryland who backed the successful passage of the first statewide legal protections for transgender citizens in housing,...

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.

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'...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

Maryland lawmakers urge Obama to issue LGBT employment protections

Maryland lawmakers urge Obama to issue LGBT employment protections

195 Democrats seek ban on federal contractors discriminating against LGBT employees.

New partnership houses gay center's archives at University of Baltimore

New partnership houses gay center's archives at University of Baltimore

Newspapers, mementos from city's LGBT history stored in university's special collections.

Gay 'conversion therapy' bill withdrawn as advocates pursue regulatory oversight

Gay 'conversion therapy' bill withdrawn as advocates pursue regulatory oversight

Gay rights advocates and the state legislator who introduced legislation this session to ban so-called "gay conversion therapy" in...

Looking Out: South Carolina House votes to punish colleges for assigning LGBT-themed books

Looking Out: South Carolina House votes to punish colleges for assigning LGBT-themed books

Some South Carolina lawmakers weren't thrilled to learn that two public universities assigned books with gay and lesbian themes as reading...

Young Republicans support same-sex marriage

Young Republicans support same-sex marriage

The generation gap that many credit with moving the needle on same-sex marriage apparently crosses party lines.

'Looking' finale recap, 'Looking Glass'

'Looking' finale recap: 'Looking Glass'

What a relief "Looking" is getting another season on HBO.

Looking Out: Pope Francis says church must explore civil unions

Looking Out: Pope Francis says church must explore civil unions

In a wide-ranging interview, Pope Francis called on the Catholic Church to examine and evaluate civil unions.

'Looking' recap, 'Looking for a Plus-One'

'Looking' recap, 'Looking for Plus-One'

"Looking for Plus-One" is brimming with restless energy.

Bill would ban 'self-declared homosexual football players' from NFL

Drafted bill would ban 'self-declared homosexual football players' from the NFL

Proposed 'American Decency Act' would require separate facilities for out athletes.

Looking Out: Jason Collins' jersey is NBA's top-seller

Looking Out: Jason Collins' jersey is NBA's top-seller

'Looking' recap, 'Looking in the Mirror'

'Looking' recap, 'Looking in the Mirror'

Consider "Looking in the Mirror" a sharp (and often heavy-handed) reminder relationships don't exist in a vacuum.

Looking Out: Trans activist says she was arrested in Sochi

Looking Out: Trans activist says she was arrested in Sochi

Vladimir Luxuria, Europe's first openly transgender parliamentarian, was reportedly detained twice in Sochi this week.

'Looking' recap: Looking for the Future'

'Looking' recap: Looking for the Future'

Through its first four episodes, "Looking" was always concerned with Patrick (Jonathan Groff) and his view of the world.

Looking Out: Facebook adds inclusive gender options to profiles

Looking Out: Facebook adds inclusive gender options to profiles

Digital gender identity just became a lot less binary.

Ravens' Torrey Smith supports Michael Sam on new blog

Ravens' Torrey Smith supports Michael Sam on new blog

Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith took to his new blog Wednesday to show support for University of Missouri defensive end Michael Sam.

'Looking' recap: 'Looking for $220/Hour'

'Looking' recap: 'Looking for $220/Hour'

The first shot of "Looking for $220/Hour" picks up right where its predecessor left off.

With Olympics underway, Russia's gay-rights record leaves some Marylanders uneasy

With Olympics underway, Russia's gay rights record leaves some Marylanders uneasy

Whether to watch has become the latest question of protest.

State, city to offer free HIV testing to push African American awareness

State, city to offer free HIV testing to push African American awareness

A broad coalition of government agencies and non-profit organizations will be offering free HIV testing in Baltimore on Friday.

Looking Out: Transgender advocate Janet Mock criticizes Piers Morgan over interview

Looking Out: Transgender advocate Janet Mock criticizes Piers Morgan over interview

Another month, another dispute over a misguided media effort to put transgender lives in the spotlight.

ACLU releases toolkit for protecting LGBT prisoners

ACLU releases toolkit for protecting LGBT prisoners

The American Civil Liberties Union released an online "toolkit" on Wednesday outlining ways local advocates can improve conditions for...

City approves lease of senior center to LGBT group

City approves lease of senior center to LGBT group

Baltimore’s spending panel approved a lease agreement Wednesday for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of...

New Facebook app includes LGBT 'Pride' section

New Facebook app includes LGBT 'Pride' section

The LGBT community got a pretty big nod from Facebook this week.

'Looking' recap: 'Looking At Your Browser History'

'Looking' recap: 'Looking At Your Browser History'

Did it seem like Patrick could experience anything more uncomfortable than last episode's failed hook-up with Richie?

Pop-up shop offering suits, other items for women, transgender men

Pop-up shop offering suits, other items for women, transgender men

Women and trans men in Baltimore looking for suits tailored to their body types might want to pop in to the Embassy Suites Baltimore in...

Looking Out: Russian editor fined for printing that being gay is normal

Looking Out: Russian editor fined for printing that being gay is normal

A Russian newspaper editor was fined Wednesday for printing a quote indicating that being gay was normal.

Two LGBT candidates will go head-to-head in Md. Senate race

Two LGBT candidates will go head-to-head in Md. Senate race

Gender Rights Maryland Executive Director Dana Beyer announced Thursday she is challenging state senator Rich Madaleno in the upcoming...

Obama briefly mentions LGBT equality, Sochi Olympics in State of the Union

Obama briefly mentions LGBT equality in State of the Union

President Barack Obama briefly reiterated his commitment to LGBT equality around the globe, but he did not address the stalled Employment...

Md. insurance carriers can't discriminate against transgender individuals, state says

Md. insurance carriers can't discriminate against transgender individuals, state says

Maryland's insurance regulator issued a bulletin Tuesday clarifying that insurance carriers cannot discriminate against transgender...