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Entries by Dana Beyer from 03/2013

A First Step for Maryland's Gender Identity Anti-Discrimination Act

| Posted 03.01.2013 | Gay Voices

Testimony in support of the Fairness for All Marylanders Act was heard from over 40 proponents and about a dozen opponents in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. I left with the feeling that the legislators realized that the time had come to finish this civil rights job.

Anti-discrimination Politics From 500 BCE Persia to 2013 Maryland

| Posted 03.12.2013 | Gay Voices

The Maryland Commission, understanding the fundamental principles of the progress of civil rights in this country, reversed its position and stood with us, once again, in the Senate. We thank them and are proud to be a part of that tradition.

Pope Benedict's Abdication -- Is It Good for the Trans Community?

| Posted 03.15.2013 | Gay Voices

The world has changed for the better for the LGBT community so much these past few years; however, that I'm hopeful Pope Francis will do much better than appoint the next Paul McHugh as an adviser to torture our community.

Time for a Rapprochement Between the Trans Community and HRC

| Posted 03.29.2013 | Gay Voices

I hope Chad Griffin and Jeff Krehely take the time over the next few months to sit with the trans community to find a way past injuries and old wounds. If Israel and Turkey can resolve their differences, surely HRC and the trans community can.