| Dec 7, 2011
| 7:31 AM
The 23-year-old transgendered woman whose videotaped
beating in a Rosedale McDonald's went viral over the Internet is facing a disorderly conduct charge after an argument with a police officer in Baltimore County.
Chrissy Lee Polis, free on $7,500 bail,...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Howard County's passage of a law last week banning discrimination against transgender people marks another significant step toward full equality for all Marylanders and it sends a strong message that the county will protect its residents' rights...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 5:53 PM
A teenager pleaded guilty Thursday in the beating of a transgender woman at a Rosedale McDonald's, an incident that was caught on video and drew national attention after it went viral online.
Teonna Monae Brown, 19, pleaded guilty in Baltimore County...
| Aug 7, 2011
| 5:00 AM
The guilty plea Thursday by one of two assailants in the terrible beating of a transgender woman at a Rosedale McDonald's provides not only justice for the victim but also an important message for a community that is still marginalized in this state....
| Aug 16, 2011
| 11:30 AM
Over the past three months, there have been countless retellings of the unfortunate incident in which two young women, Teonna Monae Brown and an unnamed girl, severely assaulted Chrissy Lee Polis, a transgender woman, because of her gender identity ("...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 4:18 PM
After a teenage girl was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for beating a transgender woman at a McDonald's in Rosedale, some advocates for transgender people called the sentence too lenient.
"The whole incident is unfortunate and demonstrates the...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 11:30 AM
The five-year prison sentence Baltimore County Circuit Judge John Turnbull II imposed on the 19-year-old who savagely beat a transgender woman in a Rosedale McDonald's was both appropriate to the crime and necessary for the peace of mind of the community....
| Sep 16, 2011
| 7:30 AM
I believe the five-year prison sentence imposed on 19-year-old Teonna Brown, who savagely attacked Chrissy Lee Polis at a Rosedale McDonald's, was too light ("A just sentence," Sept. 15). What's worse is that if Ms. Brown had made such an attack on a non-...
| May 15, 2012
| 6:14 PM
The windows are wide open in the messy apartment, the afternoon sky darkening fast.
Chrissy Polis can't stand the Essex neighborhood outside, where everyone knows who she is. But she doesn't know how to get out, or where she'd go if she did.
| Jan 10, 2012
| 5:27 PM
A Baltimore County councilman plans to introduce a measure next week to prohibit discrimination against transgender people.
Tom Quirk, a Catonsville Democrat, said the bill would add both gender identity and sexual orientation to the county's existing...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 6:56 PM
Baltimore County Council members heard emotional testimony Tuesday as dozens of residents turned out to speak about a proposal meant to prohibit discrimination against transgender people.
Supporters of the legislation, introduced Tuesday by Catonsville...