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  • Don't punish private thoughts [Letter]

    Don't punish private thoughts [Letter]
    There's much ado about the situation regarding Donald Sterling, owner of the NBA Clippers ("What about Donald Sterling's First Amendment rights?" April 29). Many years ago, Mr. Sterling was slapped with a lawsuit for discriminating against minorities in...
  • 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 money and clout for a gay establishment to stay ahead of the vice police and remain open. The city's entrenched...
  • 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 profiling of transgender women. The event, "We Stand with Monica Jones," is named for a transgender woman and activist...
  • Catonsville artist awarded $10,000 grant

    Catonsville artist awarded $10,000 grant
    As an interdisciplinary artist, Carla Brown often uses printmaking and photography to explore themes of gender, race and family in her artwork. That personal exploration grew to encompass her family and make a documentary about her grandparents'...
  • Gender wage gap for federal workers is shrinking, OPM reports

    Gender wage gap for federal workers is shrinking, OPM reports
    Women who work for the federal government, on the whole, make less than their male co-workers — just as in the private sector. But among the federal workers, a new study shows, that earnings gap is narrowing. Between 1992 and 2012, according...
  • When will books reflect the population? [Commentary]

    When will books reflect the population? [Commentary]
    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...
  • Marylanders in favor of transgender rights bill, poll says

    Marylanders in favor of transgender rights bill, poll says
    A new poll found that Maryland residents overwhelmingly support a proposed bill that would ban discrimination based against transgender individuals. The Goucher Poll, conducted by the politics center at Goucher College, found that 71 percent of those...
  • Two LGBT candidates will go head-to-head in Md. Senate race

    Two LGBT candidates will go head-to-head in Md. Senate race
    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...
  • 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. English translations of the contentious quote differ — Gay Star News went with "My very existence is proof being gay is normal" while the...
  • Nurse questions all female OB-GYN practice

    Nurse questions all female OB-GYN practice
    Bruce Wheatley was considering coming back to the Towson area where he grew up when he saw an advertisement for an obstetrics and gynecology practice in Columbia that pitched an all-female staff. As a nurse, he was dismayed enough to complain to St....
  • Advocates in General Assembly push for transgender rights

    Advocates in General Assembly push for transgender rights
    Transgender people and their advocates urged a panel of senators Tuesday to help make Maryland the 18th state to protect them from discrimination in housing, at work and in public places. Lawmakers have considered expanding anti-discrimination laws to...
  • 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 LGBT prisoners across the country. It also provides information on how LGBT prisoners can protect themselves. In its...