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In the News

11-20 of 21

Passing of TFC Friend, Steve Wilhide

Steve Wilhide, born August 4, 1943, died unexpectedly at his home on February 20, 2021. He had been with his partner and husband Alan Garrett for 33 years. They traveled around the world together to explore all inhabited continents, by air and sea. Steve Wilhide served as a VISTA Volunteer on a Cherokee Indian Reservation […]

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Announcing Our New 2020 Board of Directors

The Frederick Center, Frederick County’s sole provider of services dedicated to support, educate, link, organize, and provide outreach to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer community of central Maryland, announces the election of a new chair, a new vice-chair and three new members of the board of directors. Richard Stonebraker is the new chair […]

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More than a festival: Organizers Ensuring Frederick Pride Happens Safely – FNP

Most public festivals feature a specific theme. Alcohol, music, food, the celebration of some type of holiday or commonality among the attendees, the list goes on. In the case of area Pride festivals, it’s about inclusion and acceptance. And something that is counted on annually for many members of the LGBTQ+ community. That’s why in […]

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Support in quarantine: TFC offers online services – FNP

The Pride festival is just one of the many offerings that The Frederick Center —which advocates for and supports the local LGBTQ community — headlines to offer support. In turn, the quarantine orders, which prohibit in-person gatherings like counseling and other services, have taken a toll on the ability to keep carrying out the organization’s […]

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Passing of TFC Volunteer and Friend, John Myers

John Calvin Myers Sr., 66, went to the Lord on February 13th 2020. He was surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of John Chase Connors, and they shared ten beautiful years together. John was born in Adamstown, MD and was the son of Lewis Calvin Myers Jr. and Georgia Mae Myers. He […]

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Frederick Center names ally, ally organization of the year – FNP

It took all of 30 seconds for the nominations for ally of the year to be emailed to The Frederick Center’s chair. Kris Fair was sitting at the airport waiting for his sister to arrive when he put out the call for ally of the year nominations. At a ceremony Thursday to recognize the honorees, […]

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TFC & Heartly House Expand Healing Pride

The expanded program now includes support for survivors of intimate partner violence, and is called Healing Pride. It remains free for participants. The Frederick Center and Heartly House partnership offering a free support group for LGBTQ survivors of sexual assault, sexual abuse, and/or intimate partner violence. 💜 Meetings are facilitated by licensed therapists from Heartly House. 💜 Participants must perform […]

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Agencies partner to create LGBTQ+ health task force

The Frederick Center, Frederick County Health Department and Frederick Regional Health System have created a LGBTQ+ Health Equity Task Force to help improve the county’s medical practices in treating those in the LGBTQ+ community. The first task of the new group will be to help practices ask for sexual orientation and gender identity information, including […]

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Feelin’ the Love: Frederick Pride Returns – FNP

Rainbow flags, stickers, shirts and tutus were just some of the vibrant and fun attire seen along Carroll Creek Linear Park Saturday at Frederick’s eighth annual Pride Fest. Music blared, people danced, drag queens performed and everyone, young or old, felt included. With dozens of vendors and thousands of people lining the creek, Frederick Pride […]

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‘What makes you feel most you?’ Finding gender euphoria with fashion

By: Em Perper Last night, I called my mom. “Do you have any memories of me and clothes when I was little?” She did. “I remember you went through a phase where you would only wear dresses, then only leggings, then only dresses with leggings.” We laughed. I, too, remember my flamboyant, tulle-lined party dress […]

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