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 Bit.ly/2th4AlO. Please follow and like us:

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 […]

Fall has been full of Pride in Texas

Dallas – June may be the official LGBTQ Pride month in most places but Pride broke out all over Texas this fall! First-ever Pride celebrations were held in Tyler and Wimberly, Dallas Southern Pride occurred from September 25th to 29th, Tarrant County Pride had two days’ worth of events October 5th and 6th, and Galls celebrated Texas Latino Pride on October 5th. Both Tyler and Wimberley celebrated their official Pride events in style. Wimberly Pride was held September 20th and 21st and Included a Pre-Pride Kick-off Party on Friday, a Pride March Pre-Party on Saturday, the Pride March, and the […]

3rd Annual Keystone State Gay Rodeo – October 12

The location of the 3rd Annual Keystone State Gay rodeo has been changed to: Red Man Ranch and Arena, 359 Strawberry road, New Freedom PA 17349 The third annual Keystone State Gay Rodeo rides into action October 12th starting at 11:30 am at Spring Valley County Park (9777 Crest Road, Glen Rock, Pennsylvania). Spring Valley County Park is located two miles off Interstate 83 in Southern York County. The event is a family-friendly, inclusive rodeo and country event that merges traditional rodeo favorites with some non-traditional fun and hilarious events all in a safe and inviting atmosphere where everyone feels […]