Tag Archives: Baltimore

MARYLAND: Archdiocese Of Baltimore Deacon Busted For Child Pornography

The Archdiocese of Baltimore has issued a statement. Dear Parishioners, Earlier today, the Archdiocese of Baltimore learned that Deacon William Albaugh, 66, was arrested this morning on a charge of possession of child pornography by the Baltimore County Police Department. Albaugh, a permanent deacon assigned to St. Joseph Church in Fullerton, was ordained in 1996 and has spent his entire …

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Armisted Maupin Settles Super Bowl Bet

Famed gay novelist Amistead Maupin made a Super Bowl bet with fellow writer Laura Lippman in which the loser would pen an ode to the winner’s hometown. Here’s Maupin’s tribute to Baltimore. The Virtues of Baltimore (After Pondering Weak and Weary) Who makes Baltimore so fine? The Duchess of Windsor or Divine? Poe and his Raven or Mama Cass? The …

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Ayanbadejo Reacts To 49ers Flap

“I’ve preached since day one to my teammates that there’s certain words you can’t say. And when they’re around me they know — if B.A.’s around, you can’t say ‘gay’ in a derogatory manner, you can’t say the three-letter ‘f’ word. And I tell them, I go, you can’t say those things. And if people hear you say those things, …

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Maryland Marriages Begin At Midnight

Maryland’s first same-sex marriages will take place tonight shortly after the first stroke of the new year. The mayor of Baltimore has ordered the opening of City Hall for the ceremonies. “New Years Day will have a new meaning for the hundreds – if not thousands – of couples who will finally have the right to marry the person they …

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Editorial Of The Day

From the Baltimore Sun: The case for Question 6, which would affirm Maryland’s law authorizing same-sex marriage, is simple. It upholds the principle that the law should treat everyone the same. Marriage is both a religious and a civil institution. Churches, synagogues and mosques have always set their own rules about which marriages they recognize, and this law does not …

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Editorial Of The Day

From the Baltimore Sun: The opponents [of same-sex marriage] are resorting to spurious arguments to convince voters that the law will somehow be unfair to those with objections to gay marriages because they don’t want to face the real question of fairness at stake. Should the law treat people differently because of their sexual orientation? Or should everyone be treated …

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Baltimore Sun Endorses Marriage

From yesterday’s editorial: Are all Maryland families entitled to the same protections under the law? Are all children, no matter who their parents are, entitled to the same kind of support? We think they should be, if for no other reason than that it’s important for Maryland to be a welcoming place for families of all kinds. The only reason …

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BALTIMORE: “Ex-Gay” Group Demands Discrimination Protection

As I reported last week, Baltimore County is considering adding sexual orientation and gender identity to its non-discrimination policies. The “ex-gay” group PFOX is now demanding that they too be protected from discrimination. Because whatever “ex-gays” are, it isn’t a sexual orientation? “Councilmember Quark’s legislation must specifically include former homosexuals to ensure non-discrimination against unpopular minority groups like the ex-gay …

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BALTIMORE: Hate Group Describes Trans Rights Bill As “Peeping Tom” Law

As per usual. They declare: “Since the passing of a similar law in Montgomery County, Maryland, rapes have occurred in the women’s bathrooms of Montgomery Community College, Asbury nursing home, Pelican restaurant, and Bethesda Hyatt.” They make no claim that trans people were involved in any of those cases, but women were raped somewhere and that’s obviously due to transgender …

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Karl Rove Gets Occupied

Things start at 1:45: “Mic check! Mic check! Karl Rove is the architect of Occupy Iraq! Karl Rove is the architect of Occupy Afghanistan!” Rove kind of loses his shit at that point and most of the audience is on his side, of course.

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BALTIMORE: Whole Foods Solicits Donations For Anti-Gay Charity

Today JMG reader John convinced the manager of a Baltimore-area Whole Foods to temporarily remove a placard which solicits donations for a local charity which trumpets the below mission statement on its website. We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. We believe that …

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BALTIMORE: Five Year Sentence In Attack On Transgender Woman

To the dismay of LGBT activists, one of the women convicted of assaulting a transgender woman in a Baltimore McDonald’s has only received a five year sentence for the hate crime. “The whole incident is unfortunate and demonstrates the lack of knowledge and understanding, and discrimination against transgender people,” said Patrick Wojahn, board president of the Equality Maryland Foundation. “If …

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MARYLAND: Guilty Plea In McDonald’s Attack On Transwoman

One of the teenagers caught on video in a brutal attack on a transwoman at a Baltimore McDonald’s has pleaded guilty. Teonna Monae Brown, 19, pleaded guilty in a Baltimore County court to one court of first-degree assault and one count of a hate crime in the attack on Chrissy Polis, 22, said Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger. The …

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Baltimore Orioles – It Gets Better

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MARYLAND: Hundreds Attend Rally Against Anti-Transgender Violence

Last night hundreds of protesters crowded the street outside a Baltimore McDonald’s in a rally against anti-transgender violence. The event was spawned by last week’s brutal attack against Chrissy Lee Polis, a local transwoman who was beaten by two female McDonald’s patrons for daring to use the ladies room. Kevin Naff reports at Washington Blade: “The turnout tonight is wonderful, …

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MARYLAND: Hate Crimes Vigil To Be Held Tonight At Baltimore McDonald’s

Via Metro Weekly: A candlelight vigil is scheduled to take place at the McDonald’s at 6315 Kenwood Ave. in Rosedale, Baltimore, at 7 p.m. on Monday night where on April 18 a transgender woman was physically attacked, before appearing to have a seizure, in an incident recorded on a portable phone by a McDonald’s employee. The victim says she plans …

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MARYLAND: Transgender Victim In McDonald’s Attack Speaks Out

In an interview with the Baltimore Sun, Chrissy Lee Polis, 22, speaks out about the attack on her at a Baltimore McDonald’s.

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BALTIMORE: McDonald’s Fires Staffer Who Filmed Attack On Transgender Woman

McDonald’s has fired the staffer who laughed and offered no assistance as he filmed two patrons viciously beating a transgender woman at a Baltimore franchise location. Action is pending against other restaurant staffers. “My first and foremost concern is with the victim,” franchise owner Mitchell McPherson said in a statement, adding that action might be taken against other restaurant workers …

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MARYLAND: Trans Woman Brutally Attacked At Baltimore McDonald’s

Baltimore police have made two arrests in the brutal attack on a transgender woman at a McDonald’s, where staffers filmed the assault with their cell phones, then urged the assailants to flee before police arrived. The only person that appears to come to the victim’s aid is an elderly female customer, although the restaurant’s manager did attempt to pull the …

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Baltimore Archbishop Calls For Day Of Fasting To Prevent Same-Sex Marriage

Baltimore Archbishop Edwin O’Brien is calling on Maryland’s Catholics to pray and fast on this Friday in order that God hears their call to prevent same-sex marriage. Good As You has the rest of his message: “The institution of marriage can only belong to the union of one man and one woman because nature – not social prejudice – has …

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