An ongoing battle for equality

Activists now looking toward protection from gender identity discrimination By Jenny Hottle, staff writer Originally posted on Diamondbackonline.com on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 As a transgender student working at a children’s summer camp, Mykell Hatcher-McLarin refused to disclose his identity, fearing he would lose his job if parents perceived him as a risk to their …

Advocates rally on campus for DREAM Act passage

By Jenny Hottle, staff writer Friday, October 26, 2012 Originally posted on diamondbackonline.com Jose Aguiluz, a 23-year-old undocumented immigrant from Silver Spring, advocates for the Maryland DREAM Act so he can see his younger brothers, Angel and Josue, become Terps —  an opportunity he never had. With the passage of the act, Angel could play clarinet …

LGBT groups take diff. stances on referendum

By Jenny Hottle, staff writer Wednesday, October 3, 2012 Originally posted on diamondbackonline.com Rain or shine, they’re out on the mall or in front of a dining hall, clipboard in hand, ready to promote voter awareness and discuss marriage equality. And with just 13 days until the voter registration deadline, several campus organizations, including Terps for …

Students can now register to vote using UID

By Jenny Hottle, staff writer Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Originally posted on diamondbackonline.com Registering to vote is now as simple as having a university ID and password. Students at this university are the first in the country to be able to register right on the campus through an in-house online voter registration system. Rather than having …