Michael E. Busch, a gregarious former coach and high school teacher who became the longest-serving House of Delegates speaker in Maryland history, has died after a short bout with pneumonia. He was 72.
States that legalized same sex marriage prior to a Supreme Court decision that made it federal law saw a sharp decline in adolescent suicide attempts, according to an analysis by researchers with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
It's 8 a.m. Sunday at St. Hilda's in Catonsville, and the priest in the pulpit wears a white robe and green chasuble to celebrate the Episcopal Mass. Two hours later, he has exchanged the alb and chasuble for a black Joe Flacco jersey to lead an evangelical service.
On Friday, ahead of Tuesday's National Coming Out Day, the Terps field hockey and men's soccer teams will headline the first Maryland United Night, part of the university's ongoing efforts to celebrate and foster an inclusive athletic community.
Pope Francis, who has declared 2016 a Holy Year of Mercy, published a much-anticipated exhortation on love and marriage Friday that eases the way for divorced and remarried Catholics to rejoin the faith, but reiterates limits on gay unions and the ban on contraception and abortion.
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, the county teachers' union and an immigrant rights group are asking Gov. Larry Hogan to reconsider appointing Ann Miller to the local school board, citing the conservative views she espouses as a blogger.
If you start from the premise that Hillary Clinton had no choice but to be on ¿Saturday Night Live¿ and try to look like she is on the inside of Kate McKinnon¿s brilliant impersonation of her, then the candidate¿s appearance was a success.
Pope Francis' address to Congress was an inspirational one, but one carefully crafted to preserve surface comity, while leaving a wide breach between the Obama administration policy and the pope's church on this central issue.
More than 45 years of Baltimore's gay, lesbian, bisexual and trangender history -- from Pride parades to the fight for same-sex marriage in Maryland -- are documented in the book "LGBT Baltimore," receiving a book launch party from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 28.
Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, is a very dangerous figure. She has become a hero to many who oppose gay marriage, but to a young gay person struggling with his or her sexuality, she is yet another voice of hatred in a world already too filled with them.
Several years ago, National Public Radio aired a short story about a master chef who worked at a five-star restaurant in New York. Now a chef has to taste many of the items he prepares to make sure that they're up to his standards. But this chef had a problem. He was an Orthodox Jew, and the restaurant's menu included non-Kosher items.
In the year that the Supreme Court decreed that same-sex marriage should be legal across the nation and the owners of the iconic Hippo bar announced their plans to close, Pride was chance for celebration and reflection on changes the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender movement has seen in the past four decades.
Right now Chrys Kefalas, a gay Republican from East Baltimore, has an "exploratory committee" to see if there is enough money and political support to carry him into a credible campaign for the U.S. Senate seat held by the retiring Barbara Mikulski.
Between the recent Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage and the public rise of transgender individuals like Caitlyn Jenner, this year is likely one of the most important for the LGBT community. But one sexual orientation seems to have been left behind as LGBT relationships and identities enter mainstream American society: asexuality.
It might be too much to think that progressive activists and intellectuals would demobilize after such a "Mission Accomplished" moment. But a reasonable person might expect social justice warriors to at least take the weekend off to celebrate. But no. Within hours of the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage decision, Politico ran a call to arms titled "It's Time to Legalize Polygamy."