February 13, 2013 | by Steve Charing
PFLAG chapter presents ‘Trans 101’
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As the Maryland General Assembly considers SB449—the Fairness for All Marylanders Act of 2013—that would ban discrimination in employment, housing, credit and public accommodations on the basis of gender identity or expression, the Baltimore County chapter of PFLAG will devote its Feb. 26 meeting to understanding transgender issues.

Sharon Brackett, board chair of Gender Rights Maryland, will present “Trans 101,” an introductory speech on transgender issues in our society and in our area. She will define basic terms and answer general questions, as well as provide more detailed explanations of the specific implications of being a gender non-conforming individual.

The meeting will take place from 7-9 p.m. at the Towson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1710 Dulaney Valley Rd., Baltimore. For more information, visit pflagbaltimore.org or call 443-255-1484.

The chapter was instrumental in the passage of a gender identity non-discrimination bill in Baltimore County last year.

6 Comments
  • The entire community of engaged trans and allied advocates will be in Annapolis supporting the hearing on SB 449 Fairness for All Marylanders Act of 2013. Don't suspect you'll find anyone there who is working on that bill…

  • The entire community of engaged trans and allied advocates will be in Annapolis supporting the hearing on SB 449 Fairness for All Marylanders Act of 2013. Don't suspect you'll find anyone there who is working on that bill…

  • The entire community of engaged trans and allied advocates will be in Annapolis supporting the hearing on SB 449 Fairness for All Marylanders Act of 2013. Don't suspect you'll find anyone there who is working on that bill…

  • There are lots of ways to support the legislation, and lots of people doing it in many different ways, and we need them all. Educating the good folks of Carroll County is important too. If we go to referendum, we're going to need all the support we can get, and Carroll County is a tough nut to crack. So kudos to you for Lobby Day and kudos to PFLAG Carroll County for their work to help people understand our trans family members. Let's get this done! Let 2013 be the year.

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