Carrie Evans, adjunct faculty member in Gender and Women’s Studies, was named the Executive Director of Equality Maryland. Equality Maryland is Maryland’s largest LGBT civil rights group.
“We wanted the next Executive Director to have intelligence, compassion, a record of leadership on LGBT issues, and most importantly, an understanding of the unique needs of Maryland. We are confident that we have found that leader in Carrie Evans,” the organization’s board of directors wrote in an e-mail to supporters.
Evans appointment was covered in the Washington Blade in a November 9 story entitled “Equality Md. names new exec director.”
““This is an organization that is like a dear friend to me … and the stakes are high, marriage is on the table, as well as the gender identity bill. We have a whole new board of tremendously accomplished people and I can hit the ground running — it’s full speed ahead,” Evans told the publication.
Her appointment was also mentioned in November 10 Washington Post blog post, “Md. bishops: Same-sex marriage erodes religious freedom.”