Posted on Friday, January 23rd, 2015
Governor Hogan has re-issued the Executive Order to include gender identity. They are still reviewing the proposed regulation that would prohibit discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity by Medicaid providers. We will continue to keep the pressure on.
Posted on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
Governor Hogan’s First 24 Hours Start on the Wrong Foot for LGBT Maryland
January 22, 2015 – In his first day as Maryland’s 62nd Governor Larry Hogan withdrew regulations that would have prohibited Medicaid providers from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and issued an Executive Order that omits gender identity as a grounds for equal opportunity.
Governor Hogan withdrew proposed amendments to COMAR 10.09.36.03A (8), the regulation that prohibits discrimination in the provision of services by Medicaid providers, to update the regulation to reflect current law barring discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and (as revised at the urging of Equality Maryland and FreeState Legal) gender identity.
Posted on Monday, January 5th, 2015
With increasingly visible suicide attempts and deaths among transgender youth, we’re sharing this important resource from our friends at Transgender Law Center and National Center for Transgender Equality. These are some resources available if you or someone you know needs help. If engaging about the topic on social media, please take a minute to read “Talking
Posted on Monday, December 29th, 2014
The Equality Maryland Foundation and Equality Maryland, Inc. are looking for nominations for our Board of Directors. Please review the “job description” and if you are ready and willing to throw your hat in the ring, please download an application form .
Posted on Sunday, December 14th, 2014
In 2014 Equality Maryland was at the forefront of passing the Fairness for All Marylanders Act and led the successful efforts to educate voters on the law and urge them to not sign the petition to put the law to referendum.
Posted on Friday, December 12th, 2014
Are you a student or someone looking for a part-time internship and passionate about LGBT equality? Know someone who is? Many of our supporters are surprised to learn Equality Maryland gets everything done with just three full-time staff, but we do it with the help of great volunteers and interns. From planning events and supporting new programs to helping keep the office running smoothly, our interns expand our capacity while gaining new skills. We’re currently seeking good candidates available for at least 10 hours per week for winter/spring, which generally runs January through April or May but dates are flexible.
Click here for the internship description.
Posted on Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
Donations in honor and celebration of Scott’s life, can be made at the page he created himself when he joined the EQMD Board of Directors.
Posted on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
Last week, Maryland’s Medicaid Coverage Policy Advisory Committee recommended that Maryland’s Medicaid coverage be updated to provide transgender-inclusive health coverage for all participants in Maryland’s Medical Assistance (Medicaid) program. The Medical Assistance program is the primary source of health insurance coverage for low-income adults, families, and children in the State. The updated coverage will provide
Posted on Sunday, November 16th, 2014
Update: Scott passed away on the night of November 19th, surrounded by loved ones. At the November 14th Signature Brunch, the Boards of Directors and staff of Equality Maryland were proud to announce this award that was given earlier in the week to M. Scott Bowling, the Board Chair of our political arm, Equality Maryland,
Posted on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
Statement from Carrie Evans, Executive Director, EQMD Last night, 94% of the candidates endorsed by the Equality Maryland PAC won their races. While some of our stalwart allies, like Lt. Governor Brown and Del. John Olszweski, Jr.did not win, their contributions to making Maryland a better state for LGBT people and our families will not