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Gays and Lesbians

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Top Gays and Lesbians Articles

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  • Notre Dame Prep and lesbian weddings [Letter]

    I recently read The Sun article, "Notre Dame Prep rejects alumna's same-sex wedding announcement" (Jan. 15), regarding the omission of Sarah Rupert-Sullivan's wedding announcement. I would like to offer my assistance in helping Notre Dame Preparatory...
  • New website offers resources for trans youth in Maryland

    New website offers resources for trans youth in Maryland
    Two organizations are collaborating to provide Maryland-specific resources for transgender youth and their families grappling with the legal system. Prompted by a request from PFLAG, legal services organization FreeState Legal created trans*youth@md,...
  • Low-income LGBT residents offered free tax preparation

    Low-income LGBT residents offered free tax preparation
    Two organizations in Baltimore have teamed up to offer free tax preparation help to low-income LGBT residents in Baltimore. "I think the low-income community needs tax prep in general, not just the LGBT community," said Aaron Merki, executive director...
  • Time for 'Chrissy's Law' [Editorial]

    Time for 'Chrissy's Law'  [Editorial]
    Three years ago, the vicious attack on 22-year-old Chrissy Lee Polis by two teens at a Rosedale McDonald's that was captured on video and viewed by hundreds of thousands of people raised awareness of transgender people and of the ignorance, hostilities...
  • Looking Out: Actor Chris Pine lambasts Russian anti-gay law, U.S. response

    Looking Out: Actor Chris Pine lambasts Russian anti-gay law, U.S. response
    Add "Star Trek" star Chris Pine to a growing list of people speaking out against Russia's controversial anti-gay law. The legislation ostensibly bans the promotion of "nontraditional sexual relations to minors" and has been responsible for a rise in...
  • Looking Out: Trans activist says she was arrested in Sochi

    Looking Out: Trans activist says she was arrested in Sochi
    Vladimir Luxuria, Europe's first openly transgender parliamentarian, was reportedly detained twice in Sochi this week for supporting LGBT rights at the Winter Olympics. Luxuria, a former Communist member of parliament in Italy, was stopped by four men...
  • LGBT-themed movies to keep an eye on at Sundance

    LGBT-themed movies to keep an eye on at Sundance
    The Sundance Film Festival kicks off in Park City, Utah, Jan. 16, which means a handful of LGBT-related movies will be making their premieres. Whether these flicks get picked up for distribution in theaters is another question entirely. But in the...
  • Looking Out: Facebook adds inclusive gender options to profiles

    Looking Out: Facebook adds inclusive gender options to profiles
    Digital gender identity just became a lot less binary. Internet behemoth Facebook has added a customizable option to the gender field on its profiles, allowing users to identify beyond male and female. When editing their basic information, users are...
  • HBO's 'Looking' provides genuine, honest look at gay life

    HBO's 'Looking' provides genuine, honest look at gay life
    "Looking," HBO's newest half-hour comedy, is a show about gay men, but that doesn't make it a gay show. Which is not to say the series (which premieres Sunday at 10:30 p.m.) doesn't have gay sexuality at its center. Its central characters are three...
  • Five Md. employers named best workplaces for LGBT equality

    Five Md. employers named best workplaces for LGBT equality
    A global law firm with origins in Baltimore was one of five Maryland-based businesses to make the Human Rights Campaign's 2014 "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality" list. DLA Piper, which owes part of its name to Baltimore-based predecessor Piper &...
  • Katie Couric's offensive interview reveals need for transgender visibility

    Katie Couric's offensive interview reveals need for transgender visibility
    Katie Couric probably meant well when she invited "Orange is the New Black" actress Laverne Cox and model Carmen Carrera on her eponymous talk show to discuss transgender-specific issues. After all, transgender women — actual trans women, not...
  • Gansler says Maryland to recognize Utah same-sex marriages

    Gansler says Maryland to recognize Utah same-sex marriages
    Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler said Friday that same-sex marriages performed in Utah -- but thrown into question there amid a court battle -- will be recognized in Maryland. "It is an affront to the idea of basic human rights that the battle for...