FreeState Legal Project is a non-profit legal services organization that works to improve the lives of Maryland's low-income lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.


FreeState Celebrates Community Icon: Jean-Michel Brevelle

FreeState is proud to celebrate Jean-Michel Brevelle! Jean-Michel Brevelle has been an activist fighting for the rights of LGBTQ people and people living with HIV for over 30 years. As an out and visible, gay-identified, transgender man, he is familiar with the challenges experienced by sexual and gender minorities, as well as the resiliency and
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FreeState Legal Project and Baltimore Center for Black Equity Announce Partnership

  FreeState is proud to announce its partnership with the Baltimore Center for Black Equity. This strategic partnership will engage Black LGBTQ community members, and expand awareness of critical resources within Maryland for LGBTQ populations. The partnership will include the Speak Fire! Dialogue Series, a series of panel discussions about issues relevant to the Black
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YEA Report, Living in the Margins, Released Today

The Youth Equality Alliance (YEA), a statewide coalition of various service providers, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and individual advocates that seeks to identify policy and regulatory solutions to problems faced by LGBTQ youth in Maryland education, foster care, and juvenile justice systems, is releasing its first report, Living in the Margins, today! Click here for
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Community Icons: FreeState Celebrates Becky Savadkin

FreeState is proud to celebrate the incredible accomplishments of Becky Savadkin, this week’s Community Icon! Becky Savadkin is a community member who has worked tirelessly to end LGBT homelessness. As LGBT Outreach Coordinator for the Mayor’s Office of Human Services, she evaluated the accessibility of city-funded shelters and worked collaboratively with service providers to implement best practices
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