Maryland needs a statewide public school funding model that incentivizes the redesign of our schools, and develops the most innovative and forward-thinking school system in the country. A successful formula should focus not just on graduation rates and test scores, but on five core values that serve as a framework to improve our human condition, bring us together and help our children interact in schools that are as diverse and promising as the world in which we live.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration has agreed to no longer require certain job candidates to take medical exams and answer disability-related questions, following a complaint released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Volunteer registration is now open for the 7th Annual 24 Hours of Booty Columbia. This year's charity cycling event is scheduled to roll on the Columbia Gateway Business Park loop from 2 p.m. Aug. 23 to 2 p.m. Aug. 24, when participants will be riding and raising funds to help fight cancer.
Old photographs, newspapers and other miscellaneous "gay pride ephemera" from the last half-century of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history in Baltimore will be added on Tuesday to one of the nation's most esteemed museum collections.
Many in Baltimore's transgender community say a sense of fear has become second nature after two high-profile killings in recent months. On Saturday, dozens gathered at the Spiritual Empowerment Center in Charles Village to attend a memorial for the victims.
Celebration Church's 13U boy's basketball team is looking for dedicated and hard working basketball players for its year-round team. The team will practice twice weekly throughout the year and participate in both league and tournament play. If interested in learning about tryouts and team workouts, contact Coach Chris: firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-598-5418.
A coalition of youth advocates in Maryland is calling on state officials to improve services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender kids and young adults in schools, foster homes and detention centers across the state, saying those youth are being marginalized and bullied in spaces that should be safe for them.
The LGBTQ Life program at Johns Hopkins University may have just finished its first year on the school's Homewood campus, but it's already outgrown its digs and is expanding into a new space this coming semester.
Anne Arundel council candidate Michael Peroutka on Wednesday refused to disavow an organization that encourages southern states to secede from the country, and he denounced political and community leaders that have questioned his ties to the group.
The debate over our country's broken immigration system is not a new one, and the U.S. Catholic Bishops have consistently supported calls for comprehensive immigration reform. Our offer to provide humanitarian care to children in need should not be construed as an alternative response to the policies and conditions that have led to this crisis.
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman says he will give $34,000 in campaign contributions he received from insurance executive Jeffrey B. Cohen, who was indicted last month on federal fraud charges, to two charities.
July and August are especially challenging for the SPCA, which has a $4 million budget from private donors, corporations and foundation grants and tries to find homes for 3,000 animals a year, in addition to performing 9,000 spays and neuters a year.
The SPCA's efforts are also paying off in national recognition. Fo the first time since 2001, the organation has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, a nonprofit service that evaluates 501(c) (3) nonprofits and public charities nationwide.
In a full reversal of existing state healthcare policy, transgender state employees in Maryland can now access gender reassignment surgery, hormone therapy and other transition-related care under their state-provided health insurance plans.