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Friday, July 21, 2017

Everyone loves a pageant! Do you want to be the starring King or Queen? For the royalty of Pride 2018, the positions are open. The pageant to select the new King and Queen of Pride for 2018 is set for Saturday, August 5th at 3 pm (doors open at 2:30 pm) at the Nest Nightclub (2022 North Charles Street, Baltimore).

Friday, July 21, 2017

Report that Chechnya executed 27 including Gay men

Grozny, Chechnya - The Russian opposition newspaper Novaya Gazeta has reported that Chechen security forces executed 27 people on the night of January 26. Radio Free Europe (RFE) published an English-language summary of the story on July 9. While RFE did not explicitly identify the executed individuals as Gay, it linked the killings to the ongoing pogrom against Gay men in the Caucasian republic, which is part of the Russian Federation and is ruled by an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Russian LGBT Network corroborated the reports, noting that some of the names published by Novaya Gazeta were known to be members of the LGBT community.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Seventy-eight. 80. 84. These are the ages of three of the liberal Supreme Court justices about whom speculation on possible retirement dates swarm daily – Justices Breyer, Kennedy, and Ginsburg. As the age scale tips against them (and Kennedy drops loaded retirement hints) all we can do is watch and anguish over when and how the major advancements and institutional progress that have been won for our community will be overturned and erased, one by one. Yes, the spector of another three-and-a-half years with Trump and/or Pence in the Oval Office looms larger and more threatening by the hour.

Friday, July 21, 2017

From fighting AIDS with ACT UP in New York  and helping found Lesbian Avengers– Anne-christine d’Adesky’s new memoir casts fresh light on epic battles

Anne-christine d’Adesky got arrested, accidentally, long before it happened on purpose during AIDS protests. The Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist was covering civil disobedience at a nuclear facility in 1982 when she was approached by a suspicious policeman. Despite assuring him that she was covering the demonstration for Ms. magazine, the officer arrested her anyway.

Friday, July 21, 2017

The Bard’s most underappreciated classic?

The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory (BSF) brings the Bard’s comedy Love’s Labour’s Lost to audiences in Baltimore this month. Running from July 28th to August 20th, the story is set in the Kingdom of Navarre, where the current King Ferdinand has just decided to turn his court into “a little academe” and swear off all pleasures of the flesh to study for three years. However, a snag arrives in the form of the Princess of France, who is travelling to Navarre to convince the king to return the region of Aquitaine to her father, the king of France. What ensues thereafter is a tour-de-force that will leave audiences’ minds spinning.

Friday, July 21, 2017

On Thursday, July 13th Megan (DeJarlais) Martin, International Ms Leather 1998 and Ms. Baltimore Eagle 1993, donated her IMsL title vest to the Carter Johnson Leather Library and Collection (Mid-Atlantic Annex) for long-term loan to the Baltimore Eagle’s trophy case. More than 60 leatherfolk from FIST, COMMAND, Mid-Atlantic girls of Leather, Onyx, and many other local groups “showed up and showed out” to welcome her back to Baltimore and celebrate all of the contributions she has made to our community through the years. Two of Megan’s IMsL sisters, Jessi Ahart (IMsL 2005 / Ms Baltimore Eagle 2005) and Lascivious Jane (IMsL 2016) – were also in attendance, along with her Ms. Baltimore Eagle predecessor, Glenda Rider– Ms. Baltimore Eagle 1992.

Friday, July 21, 2017

After a fantastic weekend of rough stock, roping, speed, and camp events, the Keystone State Gay Rodeo Association (KSGRA) celebrated its inaugural rodeo as a “yee-haw” success! The rodeo, which celebrated with charity partners Alder Health Services and the LGBT Center of Central Pennsylvania, was a weekend full of friendships, rodeo-family love, and all about living the Western lifestyle.

Friday, July 07, 2017

Hello friends! I know Miss Girlington took a few weeks off from writing “Christy’s Corner,” but this Queen needed a break. I also don’t want to present you with gratuitous nonsense. I want you to get to know the queens and key people that do so much for this community.

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