Join Us November 16th
For 26 years, Marylanders have organized, rallied, and lobbied for LGBT equality within our state. Join us on Sunday, November 16, 2014 to celebrate the progress we are all making Maryland into a state where we all can live and love without discrimination. For more information, or to visit our event site, click here.
Don't miss Dixie!
This ain’t your momma’s tupperware party. Join international celebrity comedienne Dixie Longate for an evening of comedy, laughter, and interlocking lids. Whether you need something to store those Thanksgiving leftovers or are just looking for a howling good show, Dixie never disappoints! Tickets are limited in each location, so get yours before they sell out. Get your tickets or more information here!
Looking for an Opportunity to Make a Difference in Baltimore?
Looking for a career? Thinking about a change? The Baltimore Police Dept. is working to increase LGBT representation on the force. Watch this video of LGBT officers on the BPD.
Charles Nusinov and Sons
Thinking of proposing? Think of Charles Nusinov and Sons. Mention Equality Maryland and they will make a donation of $100 to Equality Maryland for any purchase above $1,000.
Equality Cruise 2014
Did you miss all the fun? Don't worry, we put together a video with some of the highlights. Watch the video on YouTube now.
Equality Maryland
Fairness for All Marylanders Act goes into effect October 1st

The Fairness for All Marylanders Act goes into effect October 1st, ensuring that transgender Marylanders are protected from discrimination in employment, housing, places of public accommodation such as restaurants and movie theaters, and credit. Read on for statements from Equality Maryland and legislative leaders, and see “Know Your Rights: The Fairness for All Marylanders Act”

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Know Your Rights: The Fairness for All Marylanders Act

The Fairness for All Marylanders Act goes into effect today, October 1, 2014. This updates Maryland’s anti-discrimination law to include gender identity, protecting transgender people from discrimination. Get the facts from Equality Maryland and FreeState Legal Project on what this means for transgender Marylanders. Click here to read Equality Maryland and Free State Legal Project’s “Know Your Rights: The Fairness for All Marylanders Act ” document.

Have more questions about the Fairness for All Marylanders Act? Visit our FAQs here.

EQMD is Hiring

Equality Maryland is looking for a full-time office manager that can perform both the essential and desired job responsibilities. We are open to hiring an individual on a part-time basis (for essential job responsibilities only). Office Manager Job Description

Washington Blade: Executive director of Md. LGBT group arrested during immigration protest

Equality Maryland Executive Director Carrie Evans was among the more than 100 people who were arrested outside the White House on Thursday during a protest in support of immigration reform. Evans and thousands of others who marched from the headquarters of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Southwest Washington earlier in the day specifically urged the

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Baltimore Sun: Equality Maryland head arrested at immigration reform rally

By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun 3:31 PM EDT, August 28, 2014 The arrest wasn’t surprising, as Evans had announced earlier this week that she planned to participate in a collective act of civil disobedience in front of the White House with marchers from Casa de Maryland and other social justice organizations. The event Thursday, which began

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At the intersection of LGBT and immigrant

para leer en Español Most people know I am a lesbian, but not as many know I am an immigrant. This is not because I hide that identity. It is because most people look at my skin color or hear me speak and assume I am a native-born American. I, like many current first-generation immigrants,

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The Work Is Not Over

Significant differences seen in financial and physical well-being elements. LOS ANGELES—A new study estimates that LGBT individuals, particularly LGBT women, are less likely to be thriving across a range of measures of their health and well-being. The study shows that these differences persist even when demographic and geographic characteristics (gender, age, race and ethnicity, educational

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How is LGBT Maryland better because of Governor O’Malley?

What better way to celebrate at this year’s Signature Brunch than to honor the incredible legacy Governor Martin O’Malley leaves for LGBT Maryland? As Mayor of Baltimore and Governor of Maryland, he has been a steadfast voice for equality and fairness. We want this to be a true community celebration of the Governor and his legacy, so

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LGBT MOVEMENT LEADERS TELL PRESIDENT OBAMA EXECUTIVE ORDER SHOULDN’T CONTAIN BROAD RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION

LGBT Movement Leaders Issue Strong Request to President Obama Executive Order Shouldn’t Contain Religious Exemptions Beyond the Constitution and Title VII Advocates working for equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in 45 states, including Equality Maryland, are applauding President Obama for his promised executive order protecting LGBT people from discrimination by federal

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EQMD Events
Date 10/02/2014
Location:
Roadie Joe’s, Salisbury MD 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Date 10/08/2014
Location:
Denizens Brewing Co., Silver Spring MD 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Date 11/07/2014 - 11/08/2014
Location:
,  12:00 am
Date 11/16/2014
Location:
Marriott Bethesda North Hotel, Bethesda Maryland 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Date 05/24/2015 - 05/31/2015
Location:
,  5:00 pm - 8:00 am

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Thank you Governor Martin O’Malley for helping to make this law possible, we are proud to hang this alongside HB 438 at the EQMD offices.

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The Fairness for All Marylanders Act is in effect! Learn more about what the law means for transgender Marylanders in this “Know Your Rights”..

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Salisbury, we are excited about tomorrow! EQMD in Your Neighborhood! Roadie Joe’s at 5pm!

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You only have until midnight to get the early bird ticket price for our Signature Brunch on Nov. 16th. http://bit.ly/1DWivJJ.

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