For 25 years, Marylanders have organized, rallied, and lobbied for LGBT rights and freedom within our state. Over the years we have secured non-discrimination laws at the state level protecting sexual orientation, local laws protecting transgender individuals, a state hate crimes law that includes sexual orientation and gender identity, early victories for domestic partners, and most recently winning marriage equality in the legislature and at the ballot box.
We hope you will join us on Sunday, October 27, 2013 to celebrate our history and achieving our vision of a state where all Marylanders can live and love without discrimination. Stay tuned for more information on purchasing tickets, sponsorship opportunities, special guests, silent auction items, and more!
Equality Maryland 25th Anniversary Celebration
Sunday, October 27, 2013
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Historic Lord Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland
Schedule of Events
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM VIP Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction, Registration
12:00 – 2:00 PM 25th Anniversary Celebration Brunch
Honoree: Sen. Richard Madaleno, Jr. for his contribution to LGBT equality in Maryland
Emcee: Derek Valcourt
And featuring entertainment from Maryland’s best LGBT performers
The Equality Maryland 25th Anniversary Celebration will honor Senator Richard S. Madaleno, Jr. (District 18, Montgomery County). Senator Madaleno, who was on the Board of Directors of Free State Justice (renamed Equality Maryland in 2003), from 1999 to 2002, has represented Montgomery County’s District 18 in Annapolis since 2003.
Sen. Madaleno has been the leading voice for LGBT equality for a decade in Annapolis. He was instrumental in all of our legislative achievements—passing a hate crimes law, medical decision making for domestic partners, and of course, marriage equality. He is the lead sponsor of the bill that will extend the protections of our anti discrimination laws to transgender Marylanders.
Historic Lord Baltimore Hotel
20 W Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
The historic Lord Baltimore hotel, built in 1928, is one of Baltimore's oldest and most beautifully restored examples of pre-war architecture. From the hand-gilded ceiling of the soaring lobby to the fully-renovated art deco ballroom and balcony, this location is the perfect location for a 25th anniversary celebration! The historic Lord Baltimore hotel is conveniently located in downtown Baltimore, just three blocks from Camden Yards, and has ample street and garage parking nearby.
The Honorable Barbara A. Mikulski, United States Senate
The Honorable Benjamin L. Cardin, United States Senate
The Honorable Donna F. Edwards, United States House of Representatives
The Honorable Martin O'Malley, Governor, State of Maryland
The Honorable Anthony G. Brown, Lieutenant Governor, State of Maryland
The Honorable Karen S. Montgomery, State Senator, State of Maryland
The Honorable House Speaker Michael E. Busch, State Delegate, State of Maryland
The Honorable Luke Clippinger, State Delegate, State of Maryland
The Honorable Bonnie Cullison, State Delegate, State of Maryland
The Honorable Anne Kaiser, State Delegate, State of Maryland
The Honorable Maggie McIntosh, State Delegate, State of Maryland
The Honorable Heather R. Mizeur, State Delegate, State of Maryland
The Honorable Peter Murphy, State Delegate, State of Maryland
The Honorable Mary Washington, State Delegate, State of Maryland
Partnership Wealth Management
Chase Brexton Health Services
Ernst & Young
Rabbi Stephanie Bernstein
Sanford and Doris Slavin Foundation
T. Rowe Price
Mark Fetting & Georgie Smith
Mark P. Cauchon
Mary Malgoire & Bea Birman
Kim Sherrill and Julie Enzer
David Lublin & Eric Hostetler
Donna Martin & Mary Ross
Public Policy Partners
Scott Bowling & Dave Miller
Delegate Sandy Rosenberg
Silber, Perlman, Sigman & Tilev
Jerry & Ruth Vurek
Karen Blood & Amy Grace
Scott Bowling & David Miller
Adam Briskin-Limehouse & Travis Ballie
Valeria E. Carranza
Carrie Evans & Pam Bennett
Ken Forsythe & Bill Bua
Dan Furmansky & Jonathan Wood
I. Peter Hanna
Katheryn King & Renee Dunn
Donna Martin & Mary Ross
David Moon & MarylandJuice.com
Steve Pippin & Walter Olsen
Liz Seaton & Pat Evans
David Vignolo & William Mitchell
Tim Williams & Jessie Scribner
Patrick Wojahn & Dave Kolesar
Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of Maryland
Join local and national Equality Maryland supporters and staff for a welcoming week long family friendly cruise vacation. Set sail for 7 nights of relaxation -- or choose to partake in the constant Caribbean style party -- while making new friends surrounded by all you can eat buffets and events. Special events and surprises are in store for all Equality Cruise passengers.
Your cruise vacation begins at the Port of Baltimore, where you will board your resort-at-sea, the Carnival Pride. The Pride boasts a full casino, Broadway style theatre, resort style pools, an adults only pool, numerous bars and lounges, a 72-foot water slide, a spa and fitness center, youth designated areas and activities, and much, much more. Your vacation starts with two days at sea before making stops in Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida and Nassau and Freeport, Bahamas ending with you soaking up the sun on your last day at sea before returning to Baltimore.
Prices start at $537 per person (based on double occupancy), and a $50 refundable deposit is required to hold you space on the trip by July 3rd.
We look forward to having you with us on our Equality Cruise. Feel free to invite your family and friends, and contact us for more information; including if you would like information on sailing with children or with more than two people in your room.
If you’d prefer to call, I can be reached at 410-685-6567. To be included in Equality Maryland events, and to receive your sweet surprises, you must book through us.
Join the Maryland Coalition for Trans Equality for a rally at Lawyer's Mall and lobby visits to your elected officials