Meet the Candidate: Kahan S. Dhillon

Real estate developer and social justice advocate Kahan S. Dhillon is running as an independent in Baltimores 2020 mayoral primary. Dhillon has made strides in building a vast network of citywide supporters under his work with the Baltimore Renaissance project. Baltimore OUTloud caught up with Dhillon to ask him questions about his plans to revitalize the city, LGBTQ involvement, and his thoughts on the state of current leadership. Charles Smalls: Many Baltimore residents were introduced to you back in 2017 when your organization  the Baltimore Renaissance  introduced a $10 billion plan to revitalize the city. Tell us about your journey […]

Meet the Candidate: Mary Washington

Senator Mary L. Washington is running in Baltimore’s 2020 Democratic mayoral primary. Washington, who was first elected into the Maryland House of Delegates in 2010, made history becoming the first openly LGBTQ African American elected official in Maryland. Now she’s trying to make history as Baltimore’s first openly LGBTQ mayor. Baltimore OUTloud sat down with Senator Washington to ask her for her plans on issues faced by the city. Charles Smalls: You’ve spent over 20 years working as a legislator and an advocate for public policy in the state of Maryland. What’s driving you to seek the mayor’s office? Mary […]

Meet the Candidate: Akil Patterson

Community activist and former All-State Athlete Akil Patterson may make history as Baltimore’s first openly gay person elected to city council. Often credited for his efforts to reform state statues around HIV criminal laws and perhaps the first person to bring sports into the national Marriage Equality movement, Patterson is no stranger to LGBTQ issues and legislation. With state primary elections quickly approaching, we caught up with the 13th district candidate, full of questions about about his plans for reforming the 13th district and his thoughts on LGBTQ involvement in Baltimore’s economic infrastructure. Charles Smalls: Some people in Baltimore may […]