Black Pride Week may be officially over, but there’s still plenty of events in the postlude. The following are all at the GLCCB community center (2530 North Charles Street, third floor, Baltimore) and sponsored by Center for Black Equity, Baltimore.

“Dating and Relationships 101” is a seminar set for October 18th, from 6 to 8 pm. Social worker Jemel Johnson-Smith and her wife, Katrina Johnson-Smith, a worship leader, will be “providing their life expertise for single and coupled persons who wish to enrich their relationship or learn how to build the virtue of love within themselves.”

“Reconciling the Relationship of Being Queer and a Person of Faith” is on October 19th, from 6 to 8 pm. This is an interactive discussion led by queer and queer-affirming lay and clergy leaders. “The discussion will tackle the idea that having faith in a higher power and being queer can coexist,” say organizers. “The discussion is for community members, spiritual leaders and all others interested in creating a safe space for queer community members.” The seminar is co-hosted by the Interfaith Fairness Coalition.

As part of Baltimore Black Pride Trans Week, a seminar entitled “Trans Dating Do’s and Don’ts” will be October 26th from 6 to 8 pm. “This seminar is for people who want to learn more about trans and non-binary folks who are dating a trans person or considering dating a trans person, or would like to be a better ally to the trans and non-binary people in their lives,” say organizers.

In the same vein, “Negotiating Sex and Safer Sex” will be October 28th from 1 to 3 pm. “This seminar will help you learn about navigating intimacy, getting the most our of your relationships by creating boundaries, and creating opportunities for power and pleasure for trans and non-binary people,” organizers say.

For more info about all the official Baltimore Black Pride events, visit Baltimore Black Pride-Part 2 at Facebook. For more information about the Center for Black Equity, Baltimore, visit

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