’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 […]

Virginia seeks to confine gay man who served his sentence

Arlington, Virginia – An opinion piece published in the Washington Post, by Philip Fronaci and Roger Lancaster, states that an Arlington judge must decide if a gay nonviolent sex offender should stay incarcerated after serving his sentence. In their commentary Fornaci and Lancaster wrote, “the Circuit Court in liberal Arlington County, Virginia will be the scene of a heavy-handed morality play, with prosecutors seeking lifelong incarceration for a young gay man who has already paid an extraordinary price for youthful, nonviolent sexual indiscretions. There is serious concern about the fairness of the trial which is set to begin on September […]

Calling All Wannabe Cowboys & Cowgirls

So what’s a rodeo school? A rodeo school is an event dedicated to teaching newbies how to perform the events in a gay rodeo. At a gay rodeo, you’ll find traditional rodeo events like barrel racing, bull riding, and calf roping. Gay rodeos also add in some fun crowd-pleasing camp events that even those who don’t know how to ride a horse or have never been around livestock can do. The three added camp events that you’ll find at a gay rodeo are goat dressing (a team relay race to put underwear on a goat), steer decorating (a team event […]

Boost Your Mental Well-Being

We all experience anxiety, stress, trouble sleeping, and even depression at times. The root cause could just be that our bodies aren’t producing enough endorphins, causing an endorphin deficiency. Endorphin deficiency is commonly referred to as “experiencing the blues,” but exercise is a great way to combat low endorphin levels. During a workout and a good while after, your body produces a surge of endorphins which naturally improves your mood. Whether it was a quick ten-minute jog or a full hour using all types of gym equipment. Surprisingly enough, our brain and exercise are directly connected. When we exercise, the […]

LGBTQ Commission General Body Meeting

On Monday, August 26th, the Baltimore mayor’s LGBTQ Commission will hold its quarterly general meeting from 6:30 to 8 pm at Baltimore City Hall (100 Holliday Street), on the fourth floor in the Curran Room. New and prospective members are welcome to attend. For more info visit the commission’s Facebook event page at Bit.ly/2KG0Orf.

Time for Rodeo School! Calling all wannabe cowboys & cowgirls

So what’s a rodeo school? A rodeo school is a play-day event that’s dedicated to learning how to perform the events in a gay rodeo. At a gay rodeo, you’ll find traditional rodeo events such as barrel racing, bull riding, and calf roping. Gay rodeos also add in some fun crowd-pleasing camp events that even those who don’t know how to ride a horse or have never been around livestock can do. The three added camp events that you’ll find at a gay rodeo are goat dressing (a team relay race to put underwear on a goat), steer decorating (a […]