FreeState Justice is a legal advocacy organization that seeks to improve the lives of low-income lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual (“LGBTQIA+”) Marylanders. Despite recent, incremental judicial victories for the national LGBTQ community, the low-income LGBTQIA+ population continues to struggle with legal challenges such harassment, complex family law issues, and anti-LGBTQ discrimination in employment, housing, foster care, healthcare and public accommodations.
FreeState’s mission combines direct legal services with policy advocacy as well as education and outreach to ensure that the low-income LGBTQ community Maryland receives fair treatment in the law and society.
Volunteers, interns, pro-bono panelists, and board committee members are critical in fulfilling our mission. As a non-profit serving the state of Maryland, these forms of engagement allow us to expand our reach, foster LGBTQIA+ leadership across the state, build capacity within our communities, and secure stability in our work. We look forward to collaborating you in advancing LGBTQIA+ justice.