Category: LGBTQ Rights

Tell Gov Hogan we don’t want taxpayers dollars to fund discrimination!

From the Maryland ACLU: Our taxpayer dollars should go to schools that don’t discriminate against students, especially LGBTQ students and students with disabilities. Public funds should go to public schools. But once again, Governor Larry Hogan is pushing to divert millions more from the…

FreeState Justice Listening Sessions

FreeState Justice, a social justice organization that works to improve the lives of LGBTQ Marylanders through legal services and advocacy, conducted a listening tour in preparation for the 2019 session of the Maryland General Assembly. WISE partnered with FreeState Justice, the AACC Gender and…

FreeState Justice Champion Award

The WISE LGBTQ huddle was honored by FreeState Justice of Maryland with a Champion Award for leadership and contributions to the Maryland LGBTQ community in the 2018 legislative session. We are proud we were able to partner with FreeState Justice and help pass the…

HRC’s 2018 LGBTQ Youth Report

Read the full report here: https://assets2.hrc.org/files/assets/resources/2018-YouthReport-NoVid.pdf From HRC:  BREAKING — HRC AND UCONN RELEASE GROUNDBREAKING SURVEY OF 12,000 LGBTQ TEENS NATIONWIDE: At a press conference this morning, the HRC Foundation in partnership with the University of Connecticut released the largest-of-its-kind survey ever of more than 12,000 LGBTQ teenagers…

Victory! Maryland Enacts Legislation Protecting LGBTQ Youth From Conversion Therapy

Maryland has officially joined the growing number of states and municipalities adopting critical protections for LGBTQ youth. “No child should ever be subjected to the abusive practice of so-called ‘conversion therapy,’” said HRC President Chad Griffin (@ChadHGriffin). “This dangerous and inhumane form of child abuse has no basis…

Maryland Can & Must Put an End to Conversion Therapy

By LGBTQ Huddle Member Abbie Ellicott – https://www.arundelpatriot.org/2018/03/12/maryland-can-must-put-end-dangerous-inhumane-practice-conversion-therapy/ March 12, 2018 Research shows that conversion therapy poses significant risks for LGBTQ youth, including depression, decreased self-esteem, substance abuse, homelessness, and suicide. It is time to take action to protect children and families from the harmful practice…

Conversation for a Cause

On January 25, 2018 the WISE LGBTQ Huddle held a very successful event called Conversation for a Cause. There were four speakers addressing issues relevant to the LGBTQ community. Our speakers included Mark Procopio, Executive Director of Free State Justice, Patrick Armstrong, a health…