LGBTQ

June 7, 2018 | Marisa Fried

Rockville Pride Festival Comes Back for a Second Year

Rockville’s Pride Festival is coming back Saturday, June 16 from 2-4 p.m. The event will take place in Town Square and in the second-floor conference room of Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave. The Pride Festival now has official status, since a May 14 proclamation by the Rockville Mayor and Council made June the city’s official LGBTQ Pride […]

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December 13, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Dec. 13 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Wednesday, Dec. 13, in Montgomery County: 1. Santa Rides Again: Montgomery County Police will escort Santa as he rides his Harley Davidson motorcycle through the county for a benefit for The Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health. For more information, including the parade route, visit here. […]

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October 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

Rockville Receives Perfect Score for LGBTQ Support

An annual report that measures how inclusive municipal laws, policies and services are for the LGBTQ community titled, “Municipal Equality Index,” was released earlier this month and shows that 68 of more than 500 cities earned perfect scores, including Rockville. This is the first time that Rockville has scored perfect marks (100/100) on the Human Rights […]

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September 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Sept. 7 in Montgomery County

Your daily rundown for what’s happening today, Sept. 7, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Power Women: The Power Conference: Women Doing Business runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road. 2. Apartment Inspections: County Executive Ike Leggett announces a county effort to step up apartment […]

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July 26, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Trump Announces Ban on Transgender Individuals in Military, Twitter Responds

President Donald Trump announced on Twitter early Wednesday that transgender individuals would not be allowed to serve “in any capacity” in the U.S. Military. After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow…… — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017 ….Transgender individuals […]

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June 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for June 7 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, June 7, in Montgomery County: 1. Program for the homeless: The Inside/Not Outside Initiative kicks off at 10:15 a.m. at the Executive Office Building in Rockville. 2. Berliner launches campaign: Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner will launch his effort to become the next county executive with an event starting […]

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March 10, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Police Chief Tom Manger Talks Race, Diversity and Community Policing with Montgomery College President (VIDEO)

Inspired by the dialogue in the community, Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard joined Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger for a conversation about race, diversity and community policing. This discussion is a part of Dr. Pollard’s 2017 presidential dialogue series titled, “Civility in Action: Dialogues Across Difference.” “I think there’s a hunger in our […]

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November 17, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Maryland Attorney General Launches Hotline to Report Hate Crimes

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh announced that his office launched a hotline to report hate crimes in Maryland, on Thursday. Read his full statement about the hotline, below: “Over the last week, reports of hate incidents directed at racial and ethnic minorities, Muslims, Jews, women, immigrants, and the LGBT community have increased. Sadly, Maryland is not immune to […]

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October 18, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 18, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 18, in Montgomery County: 1. Vote 2016: The Presidential General Election is just three weeks away, and today is the deadline to register to vote. Watch this report for five things you need to know before Election Day. 2. On the Agenda: Tonight, the Montgomery County Council […]

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June 22, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Police Hold First LGBTQ Community Meeting (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Police Department hosted its first LGBTQ community meeting on Tuesday. During the meeting, police officials discussed; bias-related incidents involving the LGBTQ community in Montgomery County, MCP’s response to and resources available during an active-assailant incident and MCP partnership with the LGBTQ community for future outreach. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Chief Tom Manger talks […]

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