Thursday, December 1, 2015 will mark the twenty-eighth annual international observance of World AIDS Day. Several events with take place throughout the community to honor those living with HIV, and to remember those who have lost their lives while living with HIV/AIDS. The day will start with a World AIDS Day Scavenger Hunt, sponsored by STAR TRACK. From 9:30 am to 8:00 pm, interested youth can stop by the STAR TRACK clinic at 120 Penn Street in Baltimore, to pick up their red ribbon and scavenger hunt list. Throughout the day, participants will go to as many of the spots on the list as they can, take a selfie out front, making sure to include their red ribbon in the photo. They will post their selfies online on Facebook or Instagram, making sure to tag them with #worldaidsdaybmore. The first 3 people who make it back to the STAR TRACK clinic with the most points will win gift card prizes. This event is free and open to all youth.
In early November the third annual Transgender Spectrum Conference was held at Washington University in St. Louis. The conference was a gathering of gender diversity– cis and trans, non-binary, gender-queer, educators, health professionals, families and children. It was a celebration of our movement – the acceptance of transgender people and their allies and an uplifting show of awareness and support for transgender individuals of all ages.
Minneapolis, MN - A Minnesota mother is suing her teenage child for transitioning from male to female without her permission. Anmarie Calgaro is also suing the 17-year-old's doctors and public health and school officials in the lawsuit filed in Minneapolis federal court November 17.
For those of us who voted for Hillary Clinton, the past two weeks have been ones of disbelief, despair and outrage, steeped in actual mourning. We hold our loved ones tight, and we reach out to each other for solace and community. During the endless and grueling campaign, Donald Trump tapped into the darkest fears and basest insecurities of our fellow Americans and provided an outlet for their deepest prejudices. His path to victory quite literally pitted people against each other, debasing our culture in unprecedented ways and obliterating the basemark lines of decency and civility. Now, we are left with the wreckage.
Waking up on the morning of November 9, 2016 was a challenge. I sat in bed and reread CNN headlines over and over again, thinking to myself “is this real life?” The misty morning didn’t help with the fogginess that overcame my brain. The dreary weather only added to the feeling of complete despair and hopelessness.
Although it’s been an unusually warm Fall we are still wearing long sleeve shirts, sweaters and sweatshirts. Let’s make sure we fill out these clothes in all the right places! Below is an upper body workout specifically targeting biceps, triceps and shoulders. To reduce the risk of injury we are going to start at the most complicated/hardest exercise and finish with the least challenging. But believe me by the end of this the “easiest” lift will still be a challenge. This workout is geared for both men and women and can be used to get lean out and tone or to increase muscle and bulk up!
It's been a few years since we left both the literary and filmic wizarding world of Harry Potter, but author J.K. Rowling just couldn't stay away, penning new stories including the stage production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child now playing in London. She's also written the script for the new film Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, setting the story decades before our precious Harry is even born.
Alex “Bear” Conley from Silver Spring, Maryland and founder/president of the Queer Leather Alliance was selected Mid-Atlantic Leather Woman 2017 at the annual MALW Contest held on November 12th at the Charm City Play Space in Baltimore. Jadelynn “Wicked Jade” Wikkid from Haddonfield, New Jersey was selected the first ever Mid-Atlantic Leather Woman Bootblack. Also competing to be the 8th Mid-Atlantic Leather Woman was Jessiedots Gate who is the co-producer of Philadelphia Leather Pride Night and hails from Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
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