GLCCB Renamed ‘Pride Center of MD’ – Plans Building Purchase

At the cusp of major changes, the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland – widely known for decades as the GLCCB – is changing its name to Pride Center of Maryland and has taken the first step toward purchasing a building which will serve as its new home. With the support of State Senator Mary Washington and State Delegate Maggie Macintosh, the center secured at $500,000 bond from the Maryland General Assembly which will allow for the purchase of a five-story building in the Charles North and Old Goucher neighborhoods. Following the passage of […]

City Schools Consider Groundbreaking Trans Policies

Baltimore City Schools are considering a set of policies regarding transgender and gender nonconforming students according to the Baltimore Sun, which if enacted would put them far ahead of most other school systems in the state, by more fully protecting the rights and dignity of those students. Only Frederick County currently has a specific, progressive policy supporting those students in a similar manner. These policies, currently under consideration by the city school board would allow transgender students to use the names, pronouns and bathrooms that align with their gender identity. The policy also outlines a specific grievance reporting and investigation […]

An Intimate Look At Conversion Therapy

With his new documentary, The Sunday Sessions, Baltimore based filmmaker Richard Yeagley provides an intimate portrait of one man’s struggle to reconcile his religious convictions with his sexual identity.  The film is an observational documentary chronicling the film’s subject, Nathan, on his turbulent journey as he attends conversion therapy, hopeful he can change his sexual orientation. Conversion therapy is the controversial, non-scientifically based practice with the aim of changing a person’s sexual orientation from homosexual to heterosexual.  Despite it having been discredited by all major American medical, psychiatric, psychological, and professional counseling organizations, the service continues to be offered by […]

Anti-Lovers Valentines Day Bash

Are you over Valentine’s day? Are you over the lovey-dovey kiss-kiss? Then this is the perfect cure to you diaper wearing cherub blues. Join hosts Jezzi Bell Devine and Anita Minett for the Anti-Lovers Bash on Saturday, February 23rd from 8 pm to midnight at VFW Post 160 (2597 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie). An amazing cast of performers will turn out the party and show how they feel about love, inspired by the words of the Tina Turner song, “What’s love got to do with it?” A 50/50 raffle and door prizes will add to the fun. The event cover […]

High Court Lifts Trump’s Military Trans Ban Injunction

On January 22nd, the Supreme Court’s five conservative justices voted to lift an injunction that had been placed by lower courts on the Trump administration’s policy banning many transgender people from military service. This grants the administration a temporary win and allows the military to proceed with the ban’s implementation. The policy reverses a 2016 policy of the Obama administration, which allowed all transgender service members to serve openly. The new policy is complex, and generally prohibits transgender people from military service, but does make exceptions for those already serving openly, or those who are willing to serve “in their […]

Brother Help Thyself Celebrates 40 Years of Support

Brother Help Thyself (BHT) invites you to join them on Saturday, February 2nd from 7 to 10 pm at Baltimore’s historic Belvedere Hotel (1 East Chase Street, Baltimore) as they celebrate 40 years of providing grants to 501(c)(3) non-profits who serve the LGBTQ / SGL and HIV communities in Washington, DC, and Baltimore. The theme for the event is “A Dressier Affair” and those attending are encouraged to dress to impress! The event will commemorate the organizations history, and former board members, and longtime supporters will be welcomed back to present award checks for the 2018 grant cycle totaling over […]

Winter Outreach: January Lunch Patrol

Join B and Dee’s Baltimore Love at 1 pm on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, for January’s Winter Outreach edition of Lunch Patrol, to help distribute brown bag lunches to the area homeless.  They are delivered on foot and by vehicle.  People of all ages are encouraged to participate.  Volunteers meet up at 620 Fallsway in Baltimore, under the Jones Falls Expressway, then are sent to different areas.  For more information, visit their Facebook event page at http://bit.ly/2QSmqBW. Please follow and like us:

Vendors and Variety Vulnerary

Are your duds feeling dull?  Do your pasties lack pop?  Want to shop for unique handmade creations from local artists?  Want to have some raucous fun?  Then make time on Jan. 27, 2019 to visit Vendors and Variety Vulnerary, a one of a kind event at Creative Labs, 1786b Union Ave. in Baltimore.  They are still welcoming performers and volunteers, so there are lots of opportunities to join in! Earlier in the day, beginning at 1 p.m., the event will feature a vendor market that will include a wide range of items, including leather goods, drawings, costumery, jewelry, quilts, clothing […]

Tea Dance in the Calvert Ballroom

Hostess Brie DeVine invites you to the Lord Baltimore Hotel, 20 W. Baltimore Street in Baltimore for their monthly Tea Dance.  Spend a fun filled Sunday evening from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Calvert Ballroom.  A cast of talented Queens will be there for your entertainment, along with booty shakin’ music by DJ Ryan DoubleYou.  This event is not to be missed!  This month’s party will be a fundraiser for the LGBT Health Resource Center of Chase Brexton Health Care.  Donations will be collected at the door.  There is no set amount, just give what you can.  For more […]

Royal Pride of Nations Chooses It’s Miss Maryland

The new and growing pageant circuit, Royal Pride of Nations, will choose a new Miss Maryland on Jan. 26, 2019.  The pageant will feature the step-down of the reigning Miss Maryland, Gabrielle Remsen Ruby, as well as featured entertainer Jazmine Sephora, and will be hosted by Erika Chloe Adams.  Doors open at 3 p.m., and the event begins at 4 p.m., at Club Bunns, 606-608 W. Lexington Street in Baltimore.  Tickets are $22.29 in advance, and available online at http://bit.ly/2TPOabY.  Tickets will be $25 at the door.  For more information visit their Facebook event page at http://bit.ly/2FsITnO. Please follow and […]