Category: WISE LGBTQ Huddle News


Report: Anti-LGBT homicides up 86 percent nationwide in 2017 By Alex Peterson | April 13, 2018 @8:08 AM

http://spectrumlocalnews.com/nc/charlotte/news/2018/04/13/report-says-anti-lgbt-homicide-rates-up-nationwide Link to full report: http://avp.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/a-crisis-of-hate-january-release-12218.pdf

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Daily Call to Action – Please call Governor Hogan and urge him to sign SB1028 to protect Maryland youth from conversation therapy. There is a coordinated effort spreading lies and calling on him to veto the bill.

Maryland is very close to banning the discredited and harmful practice of conversion therapy on minors!  We NEED just 1 more minute of your time! Please call Governor Hogan and ask him to SIGN SB1028!(410)974-3901 This legislative session, the Maryland…

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A federal court in Seattle rejected the Trump Administration’s claim that its “new” discriminatory plan to ban transgender people from serving openly in the military passes muster.

By Lambda Legal APRIL 13, 2018 Comments A federal court in Seattle rejected the Trump Administration’s claim that its “new” discriminatory plan to ban transgender people from serving openly in the U.S. Armed Services passes muster.  Instead, the court found…

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Exciting news!

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An Update from our friends at FreeState Justice + Upcoming events

Dear friend, LGBTQ+ voices were heard in Annapolis this year. Due to the hard work of advocates, partner organizations, and legislators, our community claimed two large victories in the 2018 General Assembly session. With the passage of the Ending Youth…

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A chance to support our partners and Maryland’s wonderful advocates for the LGBTQ community

Tickets for FreeState Justice’s Jazz Brunch on June 2nd from 11 am to 2 pm at the Maryland Historical Society are now on sale! Join FreeState Justice for a champagne brunch and music and support the work ahead. FreeState Justice…

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A ‘dreamer’ traveled to Mexico. Now he can’t get home to his husband.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-dreamer-traveled-to-mexico-now-he-cant-get-home-to-his-husband/2018/04/09/3445c736-3c35-11e8-974f-aacd97698cef_story.html?utm_term=.a06384896d6a

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A few daily actions today – these bills need us – Ending Youth Homelessness Act of 2018

Please call your Senator today and ask them to support HB1224 To find out who your Senator is: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/Webmga/frmmain.aspx?pid=legisrpage&tab=subject6&poptype=find&popid= Ending Youth Homelessness Act of 2018 Establishing the Ending Youth Homelessness Grant Program to focus on preventing and ending youth homelessness…

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A bisexual Maryland lawmaker says her dad — a state senator — suggested conversion therapy. Now, she’s speaking out. from The Washington Post

Definitely worth reading and check out some of the comments too! https://wapo.st/2GBGCaI?tid=ss_mail&utm_term=.ed5b1c92aed1

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Delegate says her father, a state senator, sought conversion therapy for her

WISE thanks and applauds courageous Delegate Simmonaire for speaking out! By Chase Cookccook@capgaznews.com Del. Meagan Simonaire said in a speech Wednesday she would vote for a ban on conversion therapy for homosexuality and revealed that her father — state Sen….

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