LGBTQ

November 25, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Hola Montgomery El Podcast: Confesiones de una Mujer Transgénero

Noelia Romero Izarza, es una mujer transgénero quien inició su transición hace dos años, en medio de una coyuntura donde los ataques y crímenes de odio hacia la comunidad LGBTI se ha incrementando en Estados Unidos y en el mundo. Noelia nos confiesa cómo fue su transición para convertirse en una mujer trans, cómo enfrentó […]

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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 21, 2019 | Frances Moyonero

Washington Spirit’s Joanna Lohman to Have Jersey Retired On Pride Night

One of the best players in Washington Spirit history will retire her jersey Saturday night at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown. Joanna Lohman will be honored at halftime of the Houston Dash-Spirit game for her professional and personal achievements as part of Pride Night. The LGBTQ community will also be celebrated as well as showing […]

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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 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for June 19 in Montgomery County

Happy Juneteenth! Today marks the anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the State of Texas on June 19, 1865. As we celebrate Juneteenth, also known as “Freedom Day” today — Wednesday, June 18 — here are five other things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Montgomery County Celebrates Pride Month: Tonight Councilmember Evan Glass, Denizens […]

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June 10, 2019 | Sara Chernikoff

Capitals’ Goalie Holtby Rocks the Capital Pride Parade

Washington Capital’s star goalie Braden Holtby and his wife Brandi Holtby spent their weekend celebrating Pride month at the Capital Pride Parade in Washington D.C.  Holtby showed his support for the LGBTQ community on Saturday by marching in the parade. For the third time, the Caps goalie was in attendance with his wife joining thousands […]

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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 29, 2019 | Staff Writer

Drag Performance and Other Pride Events Set for June

Montgomery County Councilmember Evan Glass, the council’s first LGBTQ member, will be hosting a series of events around the county during June to celebrate Pride.   Pride Month Kick-off with County Executive Marc Elrich Monday, June 10, 2019  Join Glass and County Executive Marc Elrich for a proclamation recognizing LGBTQ activists of Montgomery County. The […]

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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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