29th September 2014
US: Maryland trans anti-discrimination bill goes into effect 1
11:12 PM — The Maryland General Assembly has passed the Fairness for All Marylanders Act (FAMA), which will go into effect Wednesday.
15th August 2014
US: Memorial to be held for murdered Baltimore trans woman 1
6:17 PM — A memorial will be held this weekend for one of two transgender women murdered just weeks apart in Baltimore.
22nd July 2014
US: Maryland changes state employee health care to include transition-related services
9:44 PM — Maryland has change its state employee health care policy to include coverage for transition-related health care.
17th July 2014
US: Second Baltimore trans woman found murdered since June 2
1:19 PM — Police are investigating the second murder of a trans woman in Baltimore, Maryland this summer, after a body was found in an alleyway during the early hours of Wednesday morning.
25th June 2014
US: Maryland Democrat candidate fails to become first transgender official in state senate 2
4:13 PM — An equality advocate and retired surgeon has missed out on the chance to become Maryland’s first transgender state senator, after failing to defeat the gay incumbent in Tuesday’s Democrat primary.
8th June 2014
US: Trans woman found murdered in Baltimore
3:03 PM — A transgender woman has been found murdered in a field in Maryland.
3rd March 2014
US: Maryland to vote on trans anti-discrimination bill 1
9:08 PM — Lawmakers in Maryland are due to vote on a bill which would ban discrimination against trans people.
11th February 2014
Did this 17-year-old just become the first openly gay Eagle Scout? 4
6:49 PM — An openly gay member of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has been awarded the Eagle Scout badge just weeks after the organisation lifted its ban on gay members.
30th January 2014
Transgender Senate-hopeful to take on only openly-gay Maryland senator
7:12 PM — A trans woman could become the first in the state of Maryland to hold a seat in the Senate, if she wins a battle with the Senate's only openly gay member.
28th October 2013
Nancy Pelosi to receive pro-LGBT lifetime achievement award
4:56 PM — US House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is receiving an award in recognition of her support for LGBT rights.
23rd October 2013
US: Gay couple move from Virginia to Maryland to adopt – then back again 1
3:49 PM — A gay couple from Virginia have gone to extraordinary lengths to adopt, after they moved from their home state to Maryland and then back again in order to bypass laws explicitly banning same-sex adoption.
4th September 2013
US: Survey reveals that 68% of Ohio voters support discrimination protections for gay employees 2
6:08 PM — Amid debate around a US Senate bill that would extend discrimination protections to LGBT people in the workplace a survey has found overwhelming support for the measure among Ohio voters.
13th August 2013
Apple responds to petition to remove ‘bisexual’ from list of spam words for app developers 4
5:57 PM — Apple has promptly responded to calls from an app developer to remove the word "bisexual" from its warning list of words not to use for an app description in the iTunes store.
12th August 2013
Apple iTunes store warns developers not to use word ‘bisexual’ in app descriptions 15
11:14 PM — The Apple iTunes store has been criticised by a lesbian app developer, as she says when changing the description of an educational LGBT app, she was warned not to use the word "bisexual", as the app may be banned.
31st July 2013
US: Today in LGBT history app launched in Maryland
6:04 PM — A new mobile app has been created by a resident of the US state of Maryland, which allows users to see a 'today in history' page about LGBT history.
20th July 2013
US: Lawsuit challenges constitutionality of Ohio’s equal marriage ban 10
5:26 PM — A federal lawsuit has been filed against the US state of Ohio challenging its constitutional ban on equal marriage.
17th June 2013
US: Baltimore Pride features mass same-sex wedding
6:30 PM — During this year's Baltimore Pride parade, the city's Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake officiated a mass wedding of over 20 couples, in an emotional and symbolic move.
7th May 2013
US: Authorities urged to solve murder of black trans women in three states 5
4:43 PM — Two organisations in the US are calling for action by authorities, following the murder of several black, transgender women across three states.
15th March 2013
US: Maryland gender identity bill fails to pass Senate committee 3
2:39 PM — A bill which aimed to tackle discrimination in employment, credit, housing and public accommodations, based on gender identity or expression, failed to pass the committee stage of Maryland's Senate.
29th January 2013
Comment: The power of online activism & social media in the fight for LGBT equality 12
1:38 PM — Murray Lipp, administrator of the Facebook page ‘Gay Marriage USA,’ discusses his experience in maintaining America’s largest independent national equal marriage page on Facebook.