Chase Brexton Health Services marching at Baltimore Pride. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)
The Maryland Corporate Council, in partnership with Chase Brexton Health Services, will host a Network & Nosh event on Jan. 17. Chase Brexton CEO Richard Larison will speak on LGBT health issues.
The event, which is free to members and their guests, takes place from 6-8 p.m. at the Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St. in Baltimore.
Complimentary light hors dâ€™oeuvres and beer and wine provided by Sashaâ€™s will be served. Music will be provided by Mark Meadows. Registration is required; visit marylandcorporate.org to register or become a member.
Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo is an ally and vocal LGBT advocate. (Photo by Thibous via Wikimedia Commons)
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo continues to use the attention surrounding his teamâ€™s Super Bowl victory to highlight his support of marriage rights for same-sex couples.
He reiterated his support during an interview with gay CNN anchor Don Lemon on Feb. 5.
â€śItâ€™s time that we treat everybody fairly and not only are we trying to dictate who people should love, weâ€™re also trying to dictate who people should be,â€ť Ayanbadejo said. â€śIf a woman wants to wear menâ€™s clothes or if a man wants to wear womenâ€™s clothes or you feel like youâ€™re a woman on the inside and youâ€™re really a man, who cares? Letâ€™s just treat everybody equally. Letâ€™s move on. Letâ€™s evolve as a culture, as a people.â€ť
Ayanbadejo described the passage of Marylandâ€™s same-sex marriage referendum last November to Lemon as â€śtrendsetting and trailblazing.â€ť
â€śIâ€™m so proud just to be a Baltimore Raven and to be in the state of Maryland,â€ť he said. â€śWeâ€™re a state thatâ€™s really making a difference.â€ť
The Washington Blade won a bet with San Francisco newspaper Bay Area Reporter as a result of the gameâ€™s outcome. According to terms of the bet, BAR will send the Blade staff a lunch of Dungeness crabs and a check for $1,000 to a local charity. The Blade designated Baltimoreâ€™s Chase Brexton Health Services to receive the money.