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Friday, October 31, 2014

Popping Up in the ’Burbs

Just a few years removed from the popular social phenomenon known as Guerilla Gay Bar Baltimore (GGBB), a revival has been launched. Whereas GGBB organizers focused their “invasions” of straight bars and clubs predominantly in Baltimore City, the new edition called Pop Up Gay Bar (PUGB) will initially involve LGBT folks taking over straight establishments on a given night in the suburbs of Baltimore. GGBB lasted over three years in Baltimore and at its peak over 500 would attend a particular outing making new friends and at the same time filling the coffers of the bar.

Friday, October 31, 2014

‘We Must Have a New Approach’

An Interview with GLCCB’s Joel Tinsley-Hall

Joel Tinsley-Hall was appointed executive director of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland (GLCCB) effective October 3. He succeeded interim director Kelly Neel who had served for five months until her resignation (Bit.ly/1pSx1c0). Just days after his appointment, Tinsley-Hall penned an open letter to Baltimore’s LGBT communities (Bit.ly/1yG0OKr) whereby he introduced himself and expressed his desire to make not only the Center financially viable but also stronger for the community.

Friday, October 31, 2014

On Tuesday, Get Out and Vote!

WE ARE ENDORSING the Democrats running for statewide office: Lieutenant Governor Anthony G. Brown for governor, Brian E. Frosh for attorney general, and Peter Franchot for comptroller. All three men are competent, experienced public servants who understand how government works and will serve the citizens of Maryland in a thoughtful way.

For a number of years, drag shows have been one of the popular entertainment features at PW’s Sports Bar in North Laurel – Howard County’s only gay bar. Many of these shows are held in conjunction with charitable events and causes in which PW’s participates.

Now some of the drag acts will be traveling up the road to Columbia, where they will perform in a straight bar named Second Chance Saloon in the village of Oakland Mills. When the performers hit the stage on November 8 at 10 p.m. it will mark the first time a public drag show takes place in the city of Columbia, Maryland.

The LGBT Older Adults Task Force of Howard County and PFLAG Howard County will be hosting SAGE Metro D.C. in a free showing of documentary film, Gen Silent. The film highlights how LGBT older people fear discrimination by caregivers or bullying by other seniors, forcing many to simply go back into the closet. A discussion led by Dr. Imani Woody, chair of SAGE Metro DC follows the film.

On November 13, the next in a series of SpeakFire panel discussions will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Community Room of Chase Brexton Health Services, 1111 North Charles Street, Baltimore. The topic is “Unearthing Our Trans Queer Legacy.”

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