October 7, 2015 at 12:43 pm EDT | by Steve Charing
Thirion leaving Equality Maryland
Keith Thirion, gay news, Washington Blade

Keith Thirion

Keith Thirion, acting director of Equality Maryland, is departing the organization to take a position at a D.C.-based non-profit. Thirion joined Equality Maryland’s staff in January 2014 as director of advocacy and programs before assuming the role of acting director in June 2015 when the previous director, Carrie Evans, was laid off as a result of the organization’s financial difficulties.

Rabbi Stephanie Bernstein, chair of the Equality Maryland Foundation Board, said in the statement, “Keith Thirion has worked tirelessly, effectively, and passionately on behalf of the LGBT community in Maryland during his time with Equality Maryland. In conducting training sessions for police officers and educators on LGBT issues, Keith has had an enormous impact on public servants who interact with the LGBT community. Keith has worked effectively with other social justice organizations in Maryland, and with the General Assembly and the Maryland Attorney General’s Office, to advance equality for Maryland’s LGBT community.”

“The organization’s work is incredibly important, as members of our community continue to face discrimination, violence and harassment in daily life,” said Thirion. “There will continue to be a need for advocacy and education until every Marylander including our most vulnerable youth, transgender people and communities of color, are free to live their full lives.”

Thirion’s last day will be Oct. 14. The boards will launch a search for a new director for the organization. The job description is available at equalitymaryland.org/director-search.

1 Comment
  • best wishes to keith but remember – eternal vigilance is the pride of liberty and justice

    there are millions of kim davis’s, whose penta coastal religion thinks that catholics are the whores of babylon

    she btw- married 4 times, 4th ttimeto original hubby

    not 1 but two illegitmate children

    as for ghe MD legislatature, emmet burns and dyson are gone – both are anti gay closet cases

    Don Dwyer, his family described as another fred phelps gang, his wife left him hence his drunkeness

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