| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Hurray for speaking out on behalf of proposed law that sets the expectations that people be treated equally ("Time for 'Chrissy's Law,'" Jan. 20).
I take exception to your title for this important law, however. It is officially called "The Fairness to...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Transgender rights advocate and Gender Rights Maryland Executive Director Dana Beyer announced Thursday she is challenging state senator Rich Madaleno in the upcoming Democratic primary.
"We are ready for progress," Beyer said in a statement. "For too...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 2:27 PM
Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith took to his new blog Wednesday to show support for University of Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, who came out publicly Sunday night.
"I would personally like to applaud Michael Sam for being the first in this...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 4:44 PM
When Maryland first lady Catherine Curran O'Malley sits down to watch the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, she'll feel a little uneasy.
Like many Marylanders and others around the world, the start of the games has left O'Malley wondering what more...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 5:22 AM
After two setbacks in his challenges of Democratic incumbents in the Maryland General Assembly, Albert Nalley has decided to try his hand at unseating incumbent Democratic Councilman Tom Quirk to represent the 1st District of Baltimore County.
| Dec 19, 2013
| 10:47 AM
Olympic figure skating gold medalist Brian Boitano, who the White House named to the United States' official 2014 Sochi Olympics delegation, came out in a statement Thursday.
"I am many things: a son, a brother, and uncle, a friend, an athlete, a cook,...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 11:47 AM
The Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay leaders is losing the organization more money -- this time from Maryland.
This week, Bethesda-based Lockheed Martin, one of the largest private employers in the state, announced it will no longer provide...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 5:24 PM
Advocates of legalizing marijuana launched their effort Thursday to change the law in Maryland, calling the war on drugs a failure and pointing to growing public support for their cause.
A handful of Maryland lawmakers hope to push the state in the...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 4:47 PM
As a player in the Black Power and civil rights movements of the 1960s, even at only 25 years old, Maulana Karenga was concerned about legacy. He wanted to leave behind something that would both celebrate the accomplishments of his people and challenge...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 9:54 AM
Every once in a while, a media kerfuffle arrives that succeeds in elevating some banal stupidity to unimaginable heights of urgency and importance. At the center of the frenzy is usually some basic cable TV program of questionable artistic merit but...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Choosing from a slate of three Democratic candidates who have all been friendly to its cause, Maryland's largest gay rights organization on Monday endorsed Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown for governor.
Equality Maryland interviewed Brown and each of his two...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 5:42 AM
Donnell Spivey was a 32-year-old Amtrak employee when he decided to start investing in real estate, but what began as a sideline quickly became a career. He entered the business with Baltimore-based Otis Warren Real Estate Co., and later worked for...