LGBT

Maryland a battleground state in fight against transgender military ban

WASHINGTON — As legislative and court battles rage over the question of whether transgender people are fit to serve in the military, two service members with ties to Maryland are at the heart of the fight. Regan Kibby, a student…

Frederick transgender student helps to change county policy

After months of debate from the community, Frederick County Public Schools officially enacted a policy to allow transgender and gender non-conforming students to be treated as the gender they conform to while in schools.

National quilting project gives voice to sexual assault victims

BALTIMORE–Survivors of sexual assault and relationship violence from all over the country are sending quilt squares to Baltimore to send a powerful message.

University of Maryland students walk out of class to to support diversity on campus

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Hundreds of students at the University of Maryland put down their books and raised their voices in a demonstration to urge support for, what they called, marginalized groups on campus. The students say that while their…

UMCP ranked in top 30 most LGBT-friendly campuses

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – University of Maryland, College Park has been voted one of the top 30 LGBT-friendly campuses in the nation for the fifth year in a row. But some students say there’s still more progress to be made.…

Chelsea Clinton Addresses Hillary Supporters In Anticipation of State Primary

The Democratic presidential candidate’s daughter touted her mother’s decades of experience.

D.C. Considers Offering One of Nation’s Most Generous Paid Leave Programs

Dalia Catalan and about 130 others testified last week at a hearing hosted by the D.C. Council, sharing their stories and reasons to support or oppose the Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015.

Westboro Baptist Church Protests Prompt Low-Key School Responses

Two Montgomery County high schools were visited by protesters from the controversial Westboro Baptist Church, but the responses were generally low-key.

Country Faces Shortage of Mental Health Professionals, Experts Tell Congress

Experts, Senate concerned by lack of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers to treat the mentally ill.

O’Malley Didn’t Deliver Break-Out Debate Performance, Analysts Say

Debate does not strengthen his candidacy much, but there’s hope.