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February 10, 2020 | Grace Mottley

MCPS Introduces Pilot LGBTQ+ Studies Class

Officials from Montgomery County Public Schools announced the introduction of a first-of-its-kind LGBTQ+ studies class last Thursday.  The class, which will be a one-semester elective, is expected to be offered in spring 2021. It will include topics such as LGBTQ+ history, as well as LGBTQ+ influence on film, music, art, and social justice, according to […]

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July 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Glass Received Hate-Filled Messages During Pride Month

Evan Glass, the first openly gay Montgomery County councilmember, said he was targeted by hate during Pride Month. Glass organized a series of pride events throughout June. At a drag show pride event at Denizens Brewery in Silver Spring on June 19, Glass explained that he felt a responsibility to organize Montgomery County Pride events, […]

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June 20, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

County Celebrates Pride with Haus of Stone Drag Show

Montgomery County continues celebrating Pride Month. On Wednesday, the Haus of Stones drag group performed at Denizens Brewery Co. in Silver Spring. Montgomery County Councilmember Evan Glass helped organize the event. When Glass addressed the people at Denizens, he spoke about serving as Montgomery County’s first openly gay councilmember. Glass said he organized a series […]

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June 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for June 5 in Montgomery County

Happy Wednesday! It’s June 5 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Safe Spaces for LGBTQ+ Workshop: There will be a Safe Spaces for LGBTQ+ Individuals today from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Universities at Shady Grove in Building III (Camille Kendall Academic Center). The workshop will help people […]

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May 1, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

MCPS Holding LGBTQIA Forum

MCPS has partnered with the Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations (MCCPTA) to hold an LGBTQIA forum on May 18 at Wootton High School. The forum will be to open students, parents, faculty, and community members who would like to discuss issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex or asexual (LGBTQIA) students in MCPS. […]

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April 2, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

International Transgender Day of Visibility Recognized in Montgomery County

Councilmember Evan Glass presented a proclamation to recognize International Transgender Day of Visibility at Tuesday’s council meeting. For the past 10 years, Transgender Day of Visibility has been recognized nationally on March 31, but this is the first time it’s been officially recognized in the county. Glass said this proclamation was especially important to him, […]

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February 22, 2019 | Sam Merrill

Black History Month: Montgomery Community Media Spotlights Elbridge James

In honor of Black History Month, MCM is shining the light on some of Montgomery County’s most notable public figures, advocates, historians, and leaders who have driven change and provided representation for African Americans and minorities in our area. Today, we honor Elbridge James, a community leader and activist who believes in and fights for […]

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June 15, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Local Muslim and LGBTQ Leaders Hold Solidarity Event in Montgomery Village (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

Prayers led by an imam, a reverend, and rabbi were held at a gathering hosted by local Muslim and LGBTQ leaders to condemn violence a day after the the worst mass shooting in United States history that happened at gay night club in Orlando Florida. Dozens filled a room at the International Cultural Center in Montgomery Village, […]

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June 13, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Mikulski Releases Statement on Orlando Shootings

U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski has issued the following statement on the mass shooting this weekend in Orlando, Florida: “This is a national tragedy. I join Maryland and the nation in offering my deepest condolences, prayers and heartfelt sympathies to the families, loved ones and communities of those killed in this senseless act of violence […]

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June 13, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, June 13, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, June 13, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered flags to fly at half staff from now thru sunset on June 16th in honor of the shooting victims in Orlando. 2. The local Muslim community is planning a solidarity event, along with the LGBT community, […]

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