LGBTQ

October 7, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Enacts LGBTQ Bill Of Rights

At its Oct. 6 meeting, Montgomery County councilmembers unanimously enacted an LGBTQ Bill of Rights that strengthens the county’s protection of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer residents. This bill of rights is the first such law in Maryland and the region, according to the council. The legislation adds gender expression and HIV status to […]

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July 7, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for July 7 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, July 7, and today is National Strawberry Sundae Day. Because scattered thunderstorms are expected later in the day, this is something sweeter that we can look forward to. In the meantime, here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Virtual Session:  Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 9:30 a.m. […]

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June 9, 2020 | Tori Bergel

County Executive Elrich, Councilmember Glass Raise Flag in Honor of Pride Month

County Executive Marc Elrich and Councilmember Evan Glass kicked off pride month in Montgomery County Monday by raising the rainbow flag outside of the Executive Office Building in Rockville. “How you identify or who you choose to love are personal, individual choices and there is no place in our county for intolerance. Raising the Pride flag […]

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June 8, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Levantan Bandera en Montgomery por el Mes del Orgullo LGBTQ+

El lunes 8, el ejecutivo del condado de Montgomery, Marc Elrich, y el concejal Evan Glass levantaron la bandera del Orgullo LGBTQ+ fuera del edificio de la Oficina Ejecutiva en Rockville para reconocer oficialmente el Mes del Orgullo en el condado de Montgomery. El año pasado, el concejal Glass encabezó esta conmemoración anual y organizó […]

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June 4, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Concejal Glass Anuncia Eventos Virtuales Durante el Mes del Orgullo LGBTQ+

El concejal del condado de Montgomery Evan Glass anunció, a través de un comunicado, sobre una serie de eventos que se llevarán a cabo de manera virtual, para todas las edades y durante todo el mes de junio en conmemoración al Mes del Orgullo LGBTQ+.  Las actividades incluyen desde cantos en familia, panel de conversaciones para […]

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May 26, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS Virtual Town Hall Aims to Reconnect With LGBTQ+ Community

Montgomery County Public Schools will be hosting a virtual Pride Town Hall on Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The goal is to reconnect MCPS LGBTQ+ youth, families, and the local community during the COVID-19 health crisis. The webinar will include remarks from community leaders and organizations that will provide a variety of resources for families […]

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May 13, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

MCPS Will Include LGBTQ+ Elective Next School Year

Montgomery County Board of Education members unanimously approved adding a LGBTQ+ pilot course for high school students at its May 12 business meeting. The course will be offered as an elective to 11th and 12th graders who have previously taken U.S. History. Spread out over four units, the curriculum will examine factors that shape identity, […]

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March 2, 2020 | Ryan Donovan

County Council Votes Against Expansion of School Resource Officers

The Montgomery County Council Public Safety Committee voted 2-0 to approve an amendment to the Community Policing Act proposed by Council Member Nancy Navarro. The amendment, which was written in response to the public outcry from organizations such as the NAACP and the ACLU, removed some of the more controversial language in the original bill. […]

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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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January 24, 2020 | Staff Writer

Pride Flag to be Donated to County Historical Society

The Pride flag that was flown next to the Executive Office building for the first time on June 10, 2019 will be donated to Montgomery History which is the County’s officially designated historical society. Councilmember Evan Glass, who is the county’s first LGBTQ+ councilmember led the historic flag raising. A series of inaugural Pride events […]

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