People In Our Neighborhood

People In Our Neighborhood

by Joe Garvey

Master of the media tells secrets of success!

Daniel Radcliffe once said, “Any actor worth their salt wants to show as much versatility as they can.” Actor and model Nic Detorie embodies this sentiment. Detorie’s work runs the gamut from commercials, print, live events, TV, and film. He recently sat down with me to talk about his life in entertainment.

How a cut-out doll led to a global phenomenon

Harvey Milk once said “All young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential.” Among many of today’s LGBT advocates, Towson University senior and Point Scholar Nicole Sterling is a tour de force as she champions for the rights of today’s LGBT youth.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Living & Loving through Adversity

A look at Baltimore power-couple Ronald Zimmerman and Steve Jackson, Part 3

June 14th is Flag Day commemorating the adoption of the flag of the U.S. by the Second Continental Congress on that day in 1777, and it is also the birthday of the U.S. Army. But that was not at the top of Ron Zimmerman and Steve Jackson’s agenda on Saturday, June 14th, 2014 after a hectic day at Weichert’s Realtors, picking up their cats, Nick and Nora, from the vet, and preparing to go to the Rowan Tree to participate in the festivities there.

Friday, December 09, 2016

Where Charity is a Way of Life

A Look at Baltimore Power-Couple Ronald Zimmerman and Steve Jackson, Part 2

What exactly is charity? One of Webster’s definitions of charity is “benevolent goodwill toward or love of humanity.” And that goodwill spirit is closely associated with traditional yuletide gift-giving. But have you ever tried to carry that goodwill spirit and gift-giving through an entire year, let alone multiple years? Well, that is what the Zimmerman-Jackson House does and has done so successfully for 35 years. In fact, charitable gift-giving is a basic part of Ron Zimmerman and Steve Jackson’s fabric and being, the essence of who they really are, harkening back to what Ronald J. Zimmerman impressed upon his son, Ronald F., years ago in his blueprint for success: “If you make a living out of that commitment [selling real estate locally], you have to give back to that community.”

Saturday, November 26, 2016

The Zimmerman-Jackson House

A Blueprint for Success

Baltimore OUTloud is pleased to present Ronald F. Zimmerman and Steve Jackson, two openly gay men who have contributed abundantly to Baltimore’s gay and straight communities for thirty-five years. Part One explores Ron’s family heritage in Federal Hill and his and Steve’s commitment to their clients at Weichert Realtors.


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