LGBTQ Rights

The LGBTQ Rights Huddle is open to all members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies who are dedicated to fighting for equality. We hold monthly meetings, host educational and community-centered events, partner with other LGBTQ focused organizations, and advocate for LGBTQ friendly legislation on the state and county level. In 2019 we are committed to partnering with schools to create a safer and more accepting climate for students, advocating for funding for the Youth Homelessness Act, and improving county level protections and accommodations for LGBTQ people. For more information please follow us on Facebook, read our blog posts below, and email VegetarianJPH@gmail.com to receive information on when and where our next meeting will be.

FreeState Justice Champion Award
The WISE LGBTQ huddle was honored by FreeState Justice of Maryland with a Champion Award for leadership and contributions to
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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
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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
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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,
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Conversation for a Cause
On January 25, 2018 the WISE LGBTQ Huddle held a very successful event called Conversation for a Cause. There were
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