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Gays and Lesbians

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  • GLCCB, Baltimore Black Pride announce partnership

    GLCCB, Baltimore Black Pride announce partnership
    Baltimore Black Pride and the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore (GLCCB) -- two of Baltimore's LGBT advocacy groups -- have formed a partnership to provide joint LGBT outreach and services, they announced in a statement...
  • New app 'Quist' delivers LGBT history on the go

    New app 'Quist' delivers LGBT history on the go
    Thirty-two years ago this week, tennis pro Martina Navratilova was outed in a New York Daily News article. Ten years before that, lesbians picketed outside a lesbian-oriented bar whose owner was reportedly hostile to the growing gay liberation movement....
  • 'Who am I to judge?'

    Pope Francis did not this week change church doctrine toward gays and lesbians. He did not condone same-sex marriage. Nor did he suggest he approves of homosexuality. But in one short sentence, the leader of the Catholic Church fundamentally shifted the...
  • On gay rights, tolerant Christians need to come out of the closet

    On gay rights, tolerant Christians need to come out of the closet
    "I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ." — attributed to Mohandas Gandhi As Dan Savage tells it, it began years ago when he'd go on CNN or MSNBC to discuss LGBT issues opposite the likes of...
  • Looking Out: Olympic committee says Russia's anti-gay law won't affect Games

    Looking Out: Olympic committee says Russia's anti-gay law won't affect Games
    After mounting concern about how Russia's anti-gay law would affect athletes headed to next year's Winter Olympics in Sochi, the International Olympic Committee has finally released a statement saying it will "work to ensure" no discrimination against...
  • Batts offers open hand to LGBT community at hate-crime forum

    Batts offers open hand to LGBT community at hate-crime forum
    Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts offered an open hand to the LGBT community at a hate-crime forum in Mount Vernon on Thursday night, saying he wants to stand "shoulder-to-shoulder" with community members to improve officers' interactions...
  • Commentary: Why boycotting Winter Olympics in anti-gay Russia isn't the right move

    Commentary: Why boycotting Winter Olympics in anti-gay Russia isn't the right move
    Those suggesting a boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia due to the country’s recent passage of draconian anti-gay laws should reconsider. It’s clear from the decades-long gay rights movement here in the United States that...
  • NBC Olympics coverage will address Russia anti-gay issues - if they impact games

    NBC Olympics coverage will address Russia anti-gay issues - if they impact games
    As concern grows over how Russia's anti-gay laws might affect the upcoming winter Olympics, NBC Sports executive Mark Lazarus told members of the press that the network will "address those issues as they are relevant at the time of the Games, as has...
  • There are good reasons to boycott the Winter Olympics in Russia

    There are good reasons to boycott the Winter Olympics in Russia
    Kevin Rector made some good arguments for not boycotting the Sochi Olympics, but he is overlooking some important issues ("Why boycotting Winter Olympics in anti-gay Russia isn't the right move," Aug. 1). First, the law prohibiting gay propaganda is...
  • Senate Minority Leader E.J. Pipkin resigns to attend graduate school in Texas

    Senate Minority Leader E.J. Pipkin resigns to attend graduate school in Texas
    Senate Minority Leader E.J. Pipkin announced Monday he would retire from the legislature next week and move to Texas to pursue a graduate degree in sports management. Pipkin, 56, served as Republican's chief debater in the Maryland Senate, leading...
  • Looking Out: Pentagon to provide same-sex spouse benefits by end of the month

    Looking Out: Pentagon to provide same-sex spouse benefits by end of the month
    Military members in same-sex relationships could get up to 10 days of leave to travel to states where they can be legally wed, according to a memo obtained this week by The Associated Press. Written by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, the proposal would...
  • 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...