This is where you will find announcements of events, special meetings, and other news of interest to transgender and allied communities.

Public Safety Forum: Western District, 3/12, 2014

posted Mar 9, 2014, 1:14 PM by Jean-Michel Brevelle   [ updated Mar 9, 2014, 1:14 PM ]

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the Baltimore Police Department invite you to a: 
Public Safety Meeting - March 12, 2014

 WHAT Public Safety Forum, Western District
 WHEN Wednesday, March 12, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
 WHERE Frederick Douglass High School
2301 Gwynns Falls Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21217

If you need special accommodations, please contact Nollie Wood at (443) 984-3170 by Wednesday, March 5th.

Free Tax Preparation Help for Low-Income LGBT folks

posted Jan 23, 2014, 10:04 AM by Jean-Michel Brevelle

FreeState Legal Project is proud to partner with Baltimore CASH Campaign to offer free tax preparation services for low-income members of Maryland’s LGBT community. Read the Baltimore Sun article about this program.  Those interested in signing up for free help filing 2013 taxes should contact FreeState at 410-625-5428.

Every Thursday from January 30 – April 4
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM by appointment only

1st Floor Community Room
Chase Brexton Building
1111 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Call FreeState Legal to schedule an appointment
at 410-625-5428
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM daily

Contact FreeState Legal to schedule an appoint.

You will need the following on the date of your appointment:
  • A social security card for EACH family member. We can no longer use prior year files to verify social security numbers
  • A photo ID for each filer
  • W-2 forms for all jobs worked in 2013
  • Child care provider name,address, and tax ID number
  • All banking account information (a voided check and/or savings deposit slip) to direct deposit your refund
  • A copy of last year’s tax return
  • Any document or information about money you have received from the IRS or Maryland
  • All 1099 forms for other income, if any
  • Any other tax related documents you have received
Every adult on your return must come to sign the return

Community Forum: June 7, 2013

posted May 24, 2013, 10:05 AM by Jean-Michel Brevelle   [ updated May 24, 2013, 10:06 AM ]

June 7 2013 Community Forum
Have you ever wondered why there are so few programs for transgender people in Maryland? It’s because transgender people are invisible — in health data, in representation on decision-making groups, and in community forums.

Let’s change that!

Please join us at a community forum. We will explore the causes of transgender invisibility in Maryland’s HIV surveillance data. We will discuss possible community-driven solutions to improve knowledge and understanding of how HIV affects transgender communities in Maryland.

 WHAT: Transgender Marylanders and HIV: The Invisible Epidemic
 WHEN:     Friday, June 7, 2013  from 12:00 - 1:30 PM
 St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1900 Saint Paul St., Baltimore, MD 21218

  • Free lunch provided
  • Free parking at lot on 20th & St. Paul
  • Bus lines 3, 11, 61, 64, and 64X 

To ensure that we have enough materials and meals for everyone, the courtesy of an RSVP is requested. If you can, please RSVP to

For more info, please call Jean-Michel Brevelle at (410) 767-5016.

Presented by the Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, in collaboration with the Transgender Response Team and CATCH Maryland

New Resource! Best Practices Bulletin #1

posted Apr 7, 2013, 9:13 AM by Jean-Michel Brevelle   [ updated Apr 7, 2013, 9:15 AM ]

Best Practices Bulletin #1
The Transgender Response Team has completed work on our first Best Practices work product:  Best Practices Bulletin #1 - Survivor Services and Transgender Clients.  This 2-page document is intended to assist providers of services to survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and hate violence with basic information on how to best serve transgender and gender nonconforming persons.

Download it. Email or print it out and share it!

Find it here: Best Practices Bulletin #1

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