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  • Baltimore remembers the lives of its transgender victims

    Baltimore remembers the lives of its transgender victims
    When Kelly Young was killed in East Baltimore in April, the well-liked transgender woman was mourned publicly, with friends and family asking for help bringing her still-unidentified killer to justice. Too often, though, transgender women and men are...
  • FBI releases hate crime statistics for 2012

    FBI releases hate crime statistics for 2012
    A total of 7,164 people were the victim of a reported hate crime across the country in 2012, with 19.2 percent of them targeted because of their sexual orientation, according to new data released by the FBI on Monday. The numbers show a decline compared...
  • HIV: we can and must get to zero [Commentary]

    HIV: we can and must get to zero [Commentary]
    The havoc that HIV can wreak on a family and a community can be devastating. Over the past three decades, we have watched helplessly as friends and family members died from HIV-related illnesses. Each one lived life brimming with hope and energy, prepared...
  • Is the LGBT community twisting Tom Daley's words?

    Is the LGBT community twisting Tom Daley's words?
    The gay world went all abuzz today with the news that British diver Tom Daley had announced in a YouTube video that he is gay. But, really, he did no such thing. Despite all the blog headlines and Facebook and Twitter posts saying Daley "came out"...
  • During law school reunion, city's history of desegregated public pools discussed

    During law school reunion, city's history of desegregated public pools discussed
    During a weekend gathering of black alumni from the University of Maryland Law School in which the continuing inequalities faced by African-Americans was discussed, one participant called for Baltimore to preserve the city's tradition of public pools....
  • At JHU, a 'confluence' of LGBT outreach efforts

    At JHU, a 'confluence' of LGBT outreach efforts
    The LGBT community at Johns Hopkins University seems to be getting more organized by the minute. Since the spring, three new efforts to connect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and community members have launched -- one led by...
  • Why can't Baltimore be more like Brooklyn?

    Why can't Baltimore be more like Brooklyn?
    While working on the rehabilitation of historic buildings in Baltimore City, I'm always dogged by a sense of futility — especially when I compare Baltimore with Brooklyn. More than 30 years ago when I went to college there, Brooklyn was a total...
  • Looking Out: Betty White shows support for bullied LGBT youth

    Looking Out: Betty White shows support for bullied LGBT youth
    Just when you thought Betty White couldn't possibly do more to endear herself to the LGBT community, the "Golden Girls" alumna took part in a promotional video for Spirit Day, GLAAD's anti-bullying initiative that asks people to wear purple to show...
  • What the Common Core means in Howard County

    What the Common Core means in Howard County
    The new Common Core State Standards Initiative brings with it more than a new curriculum in Howard County. It also brings a change in philosophy. “Teachers are no longer the sage on the stage, but rather the guide on the side,” said Fran...
  • Rawlings-Blake 'extremely honored' to receive Black Pride ICON award

    Rawlings-Blake 'extremely honored' to receive Black Pride ICON award
    When the first gay and lesbian couples legally allowed to marry in Baltimore began preparing for their big moment at City Hall in the first minutes of 2013, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was there to officiate. She'd campaigned to help make same-sex...
  • Ivey describes herself as 'Trayvon Martin's mom'

    Ivey describes herself as 'Trayvon Martin's mom'
    After Del. Jolene Ivey told a Baltimore crowd she hopes to be Maryland's first African-American female lieutenant governor, she discussed what it means to be a fair-skinned black woman whose racial heritage is often questioned. Ivey, 51, is the daughter...
  • Race and college admissions

    Race and college admissions
    Anybody who has ever encountered the college admissions process knows that there's no such thing as an even playing field. Most schools will admit that upfront. "Like all colleges," Harvard College notes on its own admissions web site, "we seek to admit...