The December 8 meeting of the board of directors for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland (GLCCB) had some important business to tackle, and for the most part they did.
One of these is the election of a new board president. Long time activist and former GLCCB boardmember William J. “Bill” Redmond-Palmer was elected unanimously to succeed outgoing term-limited President Michael McCarthy. Chris Adkins was re-elected as vice president, as was Daniel Moore as treasurer. The board is seeking a secretary to fill a vacancy resulting from the departure of Gilles Stromberg.
On December 4, 2014, at 5 p.m., over 300 people gathered at McKeldin Square in Baltimore. Outraged, angry, upset people of all colors, of all ages, all backgrounds joined together in solidarity. They showed up because there is a horrible epidemic of police getting away with killing black people. Some in the crowd lost children due to police brutality.
Marriage equality advocates have often argued that legalizing same-sex marriage would not only be the right thing to do to foster equality in our society but it would also boost the economy of the states where they occur. NerdWallet.com, a financial advice site, has crunched some numbers, and their analysis provides evidence to support that prediction.
“Project Hope,” a fundraiser and party, will take place December 13 at the Bambou (229 North Franklintown Road) from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Chasity Sollmer, founder of the Artists Compound, adopted the idea to throw a holiday party to illuminate the real meaning of giving during the holiday season.
The FreeState Legal Project will be holding its first ever holiday party on December 15 that will feature an “Ugly Christmas Sweater” contest among other fun stuff. In addition, guests will be asked to help out in mailing information on legal rights that are important to LGBTQ youth.
Howard County police have arrested a teacher on December 3 for alleged sex with a 14-year-old boy he met on an Internet chat website. Christopher Russell Fox, 36, of Randallstown, has been charged with multiple counts of statutory sex offenses and solicitation of a minor. The charging document, obtained by Baltimore OUTloud, indicated that the man did not force the teen into sexual acts and the teen engaged in sex willfully.
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