Update: Gender Rights Maryland’s website is now up.
Today Gender Rights Maryland announced the membership of their boards.
GENDER RIGHTS MARYLAND ANNOUNCES SELECTION OF BOARD MEMBERS
LAUREL, MD (May 31, 2011) – Gender Rights Maryland, a new civil rights organization focused on issues of gender identity and expression in the State of Maryland, today announced the selection of a diverse and passionate group of Marylanders to serve as directors of its 501(c)4 and 501(c)3 non-profit corporation boards. These boards are representative of the diverse population of Maryland. The membership includes men and women, gay, lesbian and straight allies, members of clergy and religious organizations, as well as significant representation from Maryland’s trans community.
Joining the founders of the organization on the 501(c)4 board are, Mark McLaurin – Political Director of SEIU Local 500, Attorney Jonathan Shurberg, and direct marketing specialist Ezra Towne. Joining the 501(c)3 Foundation board are Stephen Colgan – Co-Chair of the LGBT Task Force of the Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church of Bethesda, Christine Grewell – President of Teachthefacts.org, an LGBT advocacy group, Lee Ann Hopkins – Executive Director of the Free State Legal Project, Rev. Mother Meredith Moise of the Byzantine Rite Old Catholic Church in Baltimore, Bonnita Spikes – Criminal Justice chair of the Maryland NAACP, and Attorney Deborah Strauss, who facilitates PFLAG’s T-Families group in Bethesda. Alex Hickcox has been named Chair of the 501(c)3 Foundation board.
In addition to the board of directors, Gender Rights Maryland will also have a Policy Advisory Board to assist us in development of our mission and to broaden the organization’s connection to other groups in the community. Details will be available soon at http://www.GenderRightsMaryland.org/
The press release continues below the fold.
About Gender Rights Maryland
The purpose of Gender Rights Maryland is to promote civil rights, education, tolerance, equality and acceptance on the basis of sex and gender identity/expression in the State of Maryland.
For more information contact:
Sharon Brackett – Board Chair, Gender Rights Maryland, Inc.
Alex Hickcox – Board Chair, Gender Rights Maryland Foundation, Inc.
Dana Beyer, M.D. – Executive Director
Gender Rights Maryland
PO Box 818
Laurel, MD 20725
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