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.


Community Celebrations: FreeState Honors Carlton Smith

FreeState is proud to honor Carlton Smith as this week’s Community Icon! Carton R. Smith is the executive director of the Baltimore Center for Black Equity and is a champion of Black LGBTQ Rights in the  Baltimore community. Carlton has worked in LGBT issues for many years. He has served on various committees providing outreach, leadership,
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Aaron Merki

Announcement from Board

Dear Friends of FreeState Legal: Several years ago Aaron Merki helped found the FreeState Legal Project, and two years ago he agreed to serve as Executive Director in order to get FreeState off the ground. This has been an incredibly exciting time, and we – all of us – have built the organization into a
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sailor and jer

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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doug rose

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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