Canadian province suggests glory holes to lessen COVID risk

British Columbia, Canada -Health officials in the Canadian state of British Columbia have suggested people use “glory holes” to make sex safer during COVID-19. “Glory holes” are holes cut in a wall that’s only large enough for a penis to get through. For years they’ve been primarily the domain of illicit sex in public bathrooms and darkroom mazes in gay saunas and sex clubs. But now the British Columbia Center for Disease Control (CDC) suggests trying them at home. On its site the CDC says: “Use barriers, like walls (eg, glory holes), that allow for sexual contact but prevent close […]

Calling All Rodeo Fans!

The fourth annual Keystone State Gay Rodeo rides into Red Man Ranch & Arena (359 Strawberry Road, New Freedom, Pennsylvania) Saturday, October 3rd, starting at 11:30 am. The rodeo is family friendly, community event where both men and women, members of the LGBTQ community and their straight allies will compete equally in all rodeo events. The rodeo will feature some traditional rodeo events such as calf roping, barrel racing, and chute dogging, and includes some unique rodeo events, such as goat dressing, the wild drag race, and steer decorating. Admission for adults 13 and over is $10 each and admission […]

HRC other groups say anti-racism integral to LGBTQ equality

Washington, DC – Amid the national horror following the police killing of George Floyd in Minnesota, LGBTQ and civil rights groups have issued a joint statement declaring anti-racism and an end to white supremacy must be “integral to the objective of full equality for LGBTQ people.” Anger over the death of Floyd, a black man who appears on video to have been choked to death at the hands of white police officers as he pled to breathe, sparked riots in Minnesota and prompted the governor to call in the National Guard. Tensions were increased after police arrested CNN reporter Omar […]

Kinky Boots Sashays into Toby’s Dinner Theatre

Kinky Boots sashays into Toby’s Dinner Theatre this month and will run until March 22nd. Starring Helen Hays award recipient DeCarlo Raspberry as Lola, Kinky Boots follows the story of Charlie Price, who after inheriting his father’s bankrupt shoe factory finds inspiration in Lola, a fabulous entertainer with ideas. Working together they turn the factory around, embrace their differences, and discover that you can change the world when you change your mind. “Audiences will enjoy a very heartfelt and honest production,” began Raspberry. “This performance at Toby’s is theatre-in-the-round, and therefore it’s a little bit closer to the audiences. I […]

Drag Queen Story Hour with the Sisters

The Charm City Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence invite you to join them for an enjoyable afternoon as they seek to “invoke a positive difference into the world” with their new monthly event, Drag Queen Story Hour with the Sisters, on Sunday, January 12th from 1 to 3 pm at the Children’s Bookstore (4717 Harford Road, Baltimore). Listen to your favorite drag queen nuns read books about inclusivity and diversity, color pictures, and have your face painted. Street and lot parking are available. For more info visit

Mr. and Miss Ziascoz 2020

It’s 2020, and on Sunday, January 5th, Ziascoz presents “Moving Forward in Purple and Gold,” a pageant to crown the next Mr. and Miss Ziascoz. The event will honor Gabrielle Remsen Ruby-Villarde, Miss Ziascoz 2018-2020, and La’John Trinity, Mr. Ziascoz 2018-2020 who will be stepping down to make way for new titleholders. There will also be performances by Miss Ziascoz at Large Ganivah Cache, and Miss New Faces of Maryland 2020 Crown Diamond Cache. The doors will open at 9 pm and the contest begins at 10. Ziascoz is located at 1313 East Pratt Street, Baltimore. Admission is $10. The […]

MENTAL HEALTH MOMENT – It’s the Most Wonderful Challenging Time of the Year

By Dr. Michael Young A young woman had been doing so well overcoming her addiction. She had been sober for almost nine months – that was nine months longer than she had ever been sober in her young adult life. Her life-long addiction to alcohol began when she was in her early teens. It started as a coping mechanism in response to a chaotic home environment. As she grew older, she gravitated toward other illicit substances and eventually could not get through a single day without using alcohol or addictive drugs. In college, a concerned school counselor connected her with […]

’Tis the Season to Listen to Great Music

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who love holiday music and those who can’t stand it. I am passionately in the camp of those who love the stuff. That said, I don’t love all of it. There’s the saccharine, schmaltzy stuff that is over-produced that leaves me cold. Then there’s the jumpy, bumpy, goofy songs like “Dominic the Donkey” or “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas,” intended to make you smile but instead just make me turn off the radio. But oh, when holiday music is good, it’s gooooood. Like Tran-Siberian Orchestra’s rendition of “Carol of […]

‘Queer Day Hike’ November 24th

“As queer and trans people we’re used to taking ownership over the changes we want to see,” say organizers of the Venture Out Project. Throughout the fall, the Venture Out Project they will be hosting Queer Day Hikes dedicated to picking up trash and making our outdoor spaces a little better. As an outdoor organization and as people dedicated to taking care of our natural world, they believe it’s their job to take care of the trails they use. Join them on their next hike on Sunday, November 24th on the Cascade Falls Loop Trail. The elevation gain is 377 […]

Freedom: An Redefiniing Masculinity, Nov. 9th

On Saturday, November 9th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, cosmopolitan genderqueer Baltimore fashion artist Jordi Equitable will lead an interactive discussion about the intersection of fashion and gender identity at Charm City Books (728 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore). Handpicked “lewks” and accessories from Equitable’s wardrobe will adorn the walls and be available for purchase. Jordi will share how to navigate and remain resilient in Baltimore as a genderqueer fashion artist and as the child of Pentecostal missionary parents. Equitable makes an art of deconstructing social norms by curating colorful fashion art. Born in Mexico and raised in Chile and Bolivia, he […]