Category: LGBTQ Rights

Talk Saves Lives 4/24/19 6-8pm at AACC. Please join us, please share.

Please join us and please share! Link to Facebook event here

Visit the County Executive’s budget planner, please.

County Executive Pittman’s budget tool is posted on the AA Co web site and  is not only great for figuring out the impacts of different spending and revenue options, it’s got the ability to Submit your preferred combination. The Capital reported last week that…

Private schools should not receive public money and discrimination against people! Please call!

BILL THAT NEEDS TO GET A HEARING: The following bill did not get a veto-proof majority in the House, and needs to get a hearing established in the Senate.  Please note that the bill number is a House bill numbers because these are the…

Do you think private schools that discriminate should receive public funds? If not, please make these calls today!

SB0848. prohibits non-public schools that receive public funding from discriminating against students who are disabled, LGBTQ+, and other protected classes. It is stuck in Committee and we MUST get it moving! Please make these calls today, if you cannot call them all, please call the…

It’s time to end Maryland’s Private School Voucher system. Sign now.

From the ACLU: **It’s unacceptable that Maryland Governor Hogan is pushing to spend millions more on the “BOOST” voucher program for students to attend private schools, most with religious curriculums and some that have had explicit anti-LGBTQ policies. Tell your legislators to stop the…

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…