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Maryland Medicaid Set to Expand Coverage for Transgender Health Coverage

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

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The M. Scott Bowling Courage Award

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,

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Maryland General Election Results

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

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She is coming Y’all!

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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.

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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.

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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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EQMD Events
Date 11/23/2014
Ten Thousand Villages, Baltimore Maryland 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Date 12/11/2014
The Horse You Came In On Saloon, Baltimore MD 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Date 05/24/2015 - 05/31/2015
,  5:00 pm - 8:00 am

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Join us this evening for Baltimore’s 16th annual observance of Transgender Day of Remembrance to memorialize those in our community lost to anti-transgender..

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Tonight the EQMD Family mourns the passing of our Board Chair, Scott Bowling. His mark on our organization and on LGBT Maryland is immeasurable.

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