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.
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 andRead more.
FreeState Justice Listening Sessions
FreeState Justice, a social justice organization that works to improve the lives of LGBTQ Marylanders through legal services and advocacy,Read more.
FreeState Justice Champion Award
The WISE LGBTQ huddle was honored by FreeState Justice of Maryland with a Champion Award for leadership and contributions toRead more.
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: AtRead more.
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 beRead more.
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,Read more.
Conversation for a Cause
On January 25, 2018 the WISE LGBTQ Huddle held a very successful event called Conversation for a Cause. There wereRead more.