Lunch Patrol’s Second Annual Holiday Celebration

Help to make sure that the less fortunate can enjoy the holiday season and join B and Dee’s Baltimore Love at 1 pm on Sunday, December 30th, for the December “Holiday Edition” of Lunch Patrol, which has usually been the biggest lunch patrol of the year. Volunteers help distribute brown-bag lunches to the area homeless. They are delivered on foot and by vehicle. In addition to brown-bag lunch distribution, organizers will be offering hot food for those in need. Daughters of Royalty will be guest hosting this special event. All are welcome! People of all ages are encouraged to participate. […]

Your Spirit and the Holidays

Recently I, along with members of Hagerstown Hopes and other community members, participated in the Transgender Day of Remembrance. It was a moving experience, all of us bundled against the cold while holding candles to bring light to the violence and injustices that have increasingly affected the transgender community in recent years. Asher Kennedy and I read the names and causes of death of those we lost to violence over the past year, mostly trans women of color. It all seemed so senseless and I began to wonder how, in 2018, we as a country are still struggling to accept […]

Sizes & Measurements… and different-sized breasts

Dear Dr. Eva, Which has more nutritional value, fellatio or cunnilingus? Nutrition Major Dear Nutrition Major, If you have been reading your assignments, you should know that, if you do it correctly, you won’t get any calories from oral sex, because you are using condoms or dental dams and are not taking any of your partner’s body fluids into your mouth. To answer the question as an academic exercise: the higher protein content in male ejaculate makes it a better nutritional source than vaginal fluid, although the amount of calories is minimal. If you are having sex with energy and […]

Riding the Wave of Pride in Song

The New Wave Singers of Baltimore, Maryland’s premier GLBTS (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight) chorus since 1985 has been sharing music that promotes justice, peace, and the celebration of life. Artistic Director Tim Gillham recent chatted with Baltimore OUTloud. Frankie Kujawa: What can audiences expect from this upcoming 2018-2019 season? Tim Gillham: The New Wave Singers will present three major programs this season. Our holiday concert, “Sounds of the Season,” is December 1st and 2nd, featuring sparkling snowflakes, the Peanuts gang, spinning dreidels, and personal stories to warm your heart. Our March “Showcase Cabaret” and silent auction features singers […]

Honoring Those Living Longest with HIV / AIDS, June 5th

June 5th will be the fifth annual HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day (HLTSAD) and will mark the 37th anniversary of the beginning of the AIDS pandemic. HLTSAD is a day to educate the community about the present day needs and issues of those living longest with HIV and AIDS. HLTSAD was started in 2014 by “Let’s Kick ASS” (AIDS Survivor Syndrome) founder Tez Anderson. This year’s theme for the day is “HIV It Is (Still) Not Over,” because health departments, researchers, HIV service organizations and the community are focused on “ending AIDS” and “getting to zero.” These are lofty goals, […]

Hang on to Your Hat! The rodeo rides into town June 22nd to 24th

The second annual Keystone State Charity Rodeo rides into Diamond 7 Arena, Dillsburg Pennsylvania from June 22nd to 24th and is an all-inclusive family-friendly unique rodeo experience and community event. Men, women, members of the LGBTQ community, and their straight allies will be competing equally in all rodeo events. During the rodeo weekend there will be a junior rodeo on Friday night for youth participants ages 12 to 18; an IGRA (International Gay Rodeo Association) sanctioned rodeo each day both Saturday and Sunday starting at 9:30 am; vendors, events, and activities for kids; and line dance lessons and a country […]

Gay Rodeo Features Unique Events

  Anyone who’s ever attended a rodeo knows to expect seeing some of their favorite events, including barrel racing, calf roping, bronc riding, and of course the all-time favorite bull riding. The International Gay Rodeo Association (IGRA) rodeo circuit includes all of those events and a few unique extras. The IGRA was founded in the late 1970s as a fundraiser for those who were affected by HIV/AIDS and could not openly compete in their local hometown traditional rodeos. Along with being a fundraiser for charity, several rodeo events were added for those that have a desire to compete, but don’t […]

SCREEN SAVOR: Ice Scream

Each year, there are more and more movies depicting the lives of real people and historical events. 2017 was no exception. From World War II (Dunkirk and The Darkest Hour) to the 1970s (The Post, All the Money in the World, and Battle of the Sexes) and the near-present day (Molly’s Game), there was no shortage of material to be dramatized onscreen. One such movie, I, Tonya, stands out from the rest for its inventive and memorable approach to storytelling. “Based on irony free, wildly contradictory, totally true interviews with Tonya Harding and Jeff Gilooly,” director Craig Gillespie and screenwriter […]

Is Your Website Responsive and Mobile-Friendly? Building the web for the small screen

  From mainframes in the 1960s to personal computers in the 1990s and the power-packing mobile devices of the 2000s, information tech is always on the march. Today’s phones and tablets can handle a lot of what PCs used to do – including accessing the web. If you run a site, you probably notice that often over 50% of traffic that is generated from mobile devices. So is your site responsive and mobile friendly? Okay, what is responsive web design? It’s the approach in web design to make your site render and load well on a variety of typically narrower-screen […]

HRC projects CDC’s ‘banned words’ onto Trump Hotel

Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday evening, December 19th the Human Rights Campaign and artist Robin Bell projected the CDC’s banned words onto the side of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC. Over the weekend, the Washington Post reported that the Trump-Pence Administration banned the use of seven words by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Tonight’s projection on the Trump Hotel, which lasted for roughly half an hour during rush hour, included the banned words – “transgender,” “fetus,” “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “evidence-based,” and “science-based” – and concluded with a declaration, “We will not be erased.” A video of the […]