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Friday, January 20, 2017

Building Baltimore Pride 2017

It’s a new year, and planning for this year’s Pride is well under way. This year, Pride Week will begin on Friday, June 9th and continue through Sunday, June 18th. Events will include Twilight on the Terrace planned for the 16th, the Parade and Block Party planned for the 17th, and the Pride Festival at Druid Hill Park on the 18th.

January 27th is International Holocaust Remembrance Day (IHRD), an annual commemoration where the world marks and remembers the Holocaust and its victims. Those over 12 million victims included Jews, homosexuals, the disabled, political and religious prisoners, Soviet prisoners of war, as well as members of several eastern European ethnic groups.

Planning a wedding? Want to learn more about over 30 LGBT friendly wedding service providers? If so, be sure to visit the sixth annual “Same Love, Same Rights” Rainbow Wedding Network LGBT Expo on Sunday, January 22nd from 12:30 to 3:30pm. The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor (300 Light Street, Baltimore).

Baltimore Single Lesbians Tired of Online Dating (BSLTOD) will be hosting a meet-and-greet Sunday, January 22nd, 11:15am on through 1:30pm, at Sweet 27 Bakery and Cafe (123 West 27th Street, Baltimore). The event follows the swearing in of the 45th president, with the goal of doing something pleasant, like eating waffles! BSLTOD is a group of cis and trans women who are tired of online dating. Connect with the group to learn more at Facebook.com/BSLTOD.

Friday, January 20, 2017

LGBTQ News Compilation-January 20

Islamists kill man and teen for having gay sex

Mogadishu, SomaliaReuters reports that the Somali Islamist group al Shabaab shot a man and a teenager in southern Somalia on January 10, saying the man and the 15-year-old had been seen having gay sex, a senior al Shabaab official said. According to Reuters hundreds of civilians gathered in a field in the town of Buale to watch them being shot, the second time al Shabaab has killed men accused of homosexuality, the official said, without giving details of the previous killing. Homosexuality and gay sex is outlawed in most of Africa's 54 states and can be punishable by imprisonment.

Friday, January 06, 2017

The Best Offense is Self Defense

Three-hour class coming up January 14th at Chase Brexton–register now!

The LGBT Health Resource Center of Chase Brexton Health Care will host “Queer Protection: An LGBTQ Self Defense Class for our Community” on Saturday, January 14th from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at its Mt. Vernon Center (1111 North Charles Street, Baltimore).The three-hour class will include instruction on awareness prevention and self-realization of your own physical power.

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