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  • Transgender Marylanders need protection

    Transgender Marylanders need protection
    Today, there is so much that seems to make us afraid. Cancer, terrorism, budget deficits, Chinese competition — the list goes on. Let's add to the list transgender people, those who identify with a sex other than the one to which they were born....
  • Trauma still fresh for transgender beating victim

    Trauma still fresh for transgender beating victim
    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. "I just...
  • Balto. Co. to consider transgender anti-discrimination bill

    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...
  • Balto. Co. Council hears testimony on transgender bill

    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...
  • O'Malley will back transgender rights bill

    Though it won't be part of his legislative agenda, Gov. Martin O'Malley told reporters this morning that he will back a bill to extend employment, housing and other rights to transgender people. "I support it wholeheatedly," O'Malley said. "I do...
  • Victim of transgender assault at Rosedale McDonald's charged with disorderly conduct

    Victim of transgender assault at Rosedale McDonald's charged with disorderly conduct
    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,...
  • A matter of equality

    A matter of equality
    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...
  • Balto. Co. Council may strip bathrooms from transgender bill

    After hearing hours of testimony on a bill to ban discrimination against transgender people, Baltimore County Council members said Tuesday they would consider exempting public restrooms and locker rooms from the measure. Restrooms have emerged as a hot-...
  • Transgender bill stirs fear, controversy in Baltimore County

    Transgender bill stirs fear, controversy in Baltimore County
    Jenna Fischetti picks a seat at a Baltimore County Starbucks where she can see who's coming and going. As a transgender woman, the 47-year-old is always on guard. "My head's on the swivel," said Fischetti, a freckled brunette. When she slips into a...
  • Gender identity and bathrooms in Balto. Co.

    Gender identity and bathrooms in Balto. Co.
    Tuesday night, the Baltimore County Council has a chance to send a powerful message about equality and fairness to all Marylanders when it votes on a bill to extend the county's anti-discrimination laws to cover transgender people. In the county where...
  • Balto. Co. Council approves transgender discrimination ban

    Transgender people would be protected from discrimination in Baltimore County under a measure approved by the County Council Tuesday, making the county the fourth local government in Maryland to adopt such protections. Council members did not add a...