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.
Talk Saves Lives 4/22/19 6-8pm at AACC. Please join us, please share.
Please join us and please share! Link to Facebook event hereRead more.
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 figuringRead more.
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, andRead more.
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. ItRead more.
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 programRead more.
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.