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.

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Victory! Maryland to Provide Nondiscriminatory Health Coverage for Transgender Employees

FreeState Legal is proud to announce that the State of Maryland has changed its employee health benefits policy to remove language that denied coverage to transgender state employees for transition-related health care.  The State made the change as part of settlement of a legal claim filed by FreeState Legal on behalf of our client, Sailor Holobaugh.
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Community Celebrations: FreeState Honors Activist Doug Rose

In celebration of the incredible activists in Maryland working to create lasting social change for LGBTQ people, FreeState is excited to launch Community Celebrations! Community Celebrations is an opportunity for us to honor activists and community members who have truly made a difference in the lives of our community. We are proud to celebrate Doug
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FreeState Legal Welcomes Jabari Lyles

FreeState Legal is proud to welcome Jabari Lyles to the team as the Outreach Specialist. Jabari has worked in the nonprofit sector for nearly ten years in various positions that emphasize his passion for education and LGBT activism. Jabari attended Towson High School in Towson, MD as a law and public policy magnet student and
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Board Member Rianna Matthews-Brown Appointed Acting Chief of Staff for DHMH

FreeState is happy to announce that Board Member Rianna Matthews-Brown has been appointed acting Chief of Staff for the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene!

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