Despite the economy, the Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) program is going strong nationally and in Baltimore as it nears its 49th birthday on Aug. 20. Last week, the national director was in Charles Village to welcome 16 VISTAs, who will work in Baltimore for at least a year.
Adam Jones' tweets about having a banana thrown at him Sunday by a fan at AT&T Park have made the incident a national topic of conversation, and the Giants today issued an apology to the Orioles center fielder.
In more recent years, I've been impressed by a new wave of people making their views known in the face of much greater hostility: gays and lesbians who have come out, especially in very prominent positions, or pushed for equal rights.
In a broad-ranging interview on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on Tuesday night, President Barack Obama addressed Russia's recently passed anti-gay laws by saying he has "no patience for countries that try to treat gays or lesbians or transgender persons in ways that intimidate them or are harmful to them."
Lab Rescue of the Labrador Retriever Club of the Potomac (LRCP) will bring a whole slew of Labrador Retrievers looking for their forever homes to the Towson PetSmart, 1238 Putty Hill Ave., this Sunday, August 11.
It¿s clear from the decades-long gay rights movement here in the United States that gays and lesbians have always changed hearts and minds and forced public policy changes by being counted, not by sitting it out.
The organization, which stands for Howard County Advocacy Group Against Slavery and Trafficking, is focused on raising awareness about human trafficking in greater Howard County. Human trafficking is defined as a form of modern-day slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others, according to the Polaris Project — a national anti-slavery organization founded in 2002.
Take a look at the brochures for most wedding venues and, chances are, you¿ll see the traditional bride and groom. But not at the Four Seasons, located in Baltimore¿s Harbor East neighborhood. The four-star luxury hotel has some new brochures that include same-sex couples.
Election officials in states covered by the 1965 Voting Rights Act are interpreting the Supreme Court's decision striking down a key provision of the law as a license to discriminate against minorities
Hundreds of people marched through downtown Baltimore Monday evening to protest the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case, with those who rallied saying the teen was a symbol of systemic issues the black community faces in Baltimore and around the country.
By By Carrie Wells and Justin George and The Baltimore Sun
I am among the many same-sex couples who are more likely to pay for their own wedding (86%), evenly split wedding planning duties (55%) and keep their given surnames post-nuptials (62%) when compared to different-sex couples.