| May 20, 2014
| 8:34 AM
Recent executive orders from the White House have rekindled a decades-long debate about gender pay disparities that persist in corporate America.
Some blame the gap on lingering workplace biases that protect the "C suite" senior executives as the domain...
| May 19, 2014
| 1:36 PM
Cornell Brooks is inheriting the leadership of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People at a time when the nation's oldest civil rights organization is experiencing a resurgence of influence and membership in its long struggle for...
| May 22, 2014
| 8:26 AM
Pascal Tessier, 17, of Maryland, became one of the first out Eagle Scouts in the history of the Boy Scouts of America earlier this year, after the organization lifted its ban on gay scouts.
On Wednesday, the Chevy Chase resident challenged the Boy...
| May 12, 2014
| 12:00 PM
If the tone of your editorial on Maryland's transgender rights law was intended to inflame, in my view it was very successful ("Another misguided petition drive," May 4).
I am not writing to restate the objection and outrage that I — and hopefully...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 2:15 PM
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.
"He has the maturity, experience and commitment to be an...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 8:03 AM
Monica Yorkman has been harassed by police more times than she can count, she says -- and it's always been about her identity.
As a black transgender woman, cops in Baltimore constantly and unfairly peg her as a prostitute, she said.
"There's a lot of...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Nita Strickland and Sidney Garland, best friends since the sixth grade, have shared a lot — their hopes and daily frustrations, an interest in some of the same music and TV shows.
Now in college, even though they are of opposite sexes, the...
| May 17, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Once, Social Security was the "third rail" of politics. Touch it and face political death. Now it is homosexuality. Criticize anything gay people do and you risk ostracism, fines, suspension or loss of your livelihood.
Michael Sam, the first openly...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 8:34 AM
Advocates in Maryland who backed the successful passage of the first statewide legal protections for transgender citizens in housing, employment and public accommodations this legislative session don't consider their work complete.
The Maryland Coaltion...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Social issues are labeled "wedge issues" for a reason. They appeal to emotion. They are easily communicated. They count when ballots are cast. Throw in poll-tested rhetoric and effective manipulation of facts, and there you have it: the capture of an...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Last year U.S. publishers released an estimated 5,000 books for children and teens. Now, here's a quick quiz. How many were written or illustrated by African-Americans or were about black people or other non-whites? 400? 500? Guess again.
A mere 63...
| May 11, 2014
| 4:52 PM
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 themselves of "unwanted same-sex attractions" through therapy sessions in a tidy suburban home in Bowie.