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Gays and Lesbians

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  • Looking Out: Jurors can't be excluded based on sexual orientation, court says

    Looking Out: Jurors can't be excluded based on sexual orientation, court says
    In a decision with wide-reaching implications, a federal appeals court ruled this week that potential jurors cannot be left off of juries based on their sexual orientations. Remember the antitrust case involving two purveyors of HIV/AIDS drugs that...
  • Looking Out: Pope Francis says church must explore civil unions

    Looking Out: Pope Francis says church must explore civil unions
    In a wide-ranging interview published Wednesday, Pope Francis called on the Catholic Church to examine and evaluate civil unions. That's not quite an endorsement of the practice. And it's a far cry from supporting same-sex marriage; the pontiff again...
  • Here's what transgender progress looks like

    Here's what transgender progress looks like
    Attention, Katie Couric: Here's how you treat transgender women in the media. About two weeks after an interview aired in which "Orange is the New Black" actress Laverne Cox gracefully brushed aside Couric's invasive, genitalia-focused questions, Cox...
  • 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...
  • Transgender rights bill advances

    Transgender rights bill advances
    A bill that would protect transgender people from discrimination in jobs, housing and other areas gained preliminary approval Friday in the Senate. Transgender discrimination already is barred by local ordinance in some areas, including Baltimore City,...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 &...
  • 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...
  • 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...