She May Be Southern, But Don’t Ring Her Bell: Getting Real with Sutton Stracke

Southern Debutante-turned Beverly Hills socialite, Sutton Stracke is one of the newest cast members of this current season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.  Sparkling with charm, style and utter sophistication, Stracke has garnered much popularity with viewers for her candid wit and social grace.  Baltimore OUTloud was thrilled to chat with Stracke regarding her commitment as an LGBTQ ally, her background in the arts, and the importance on giving back through philanthropic endeavors.                “Well, hi Frankie! How are you in Baltimore? Did y’all miss the hurricane?” inquired the delightful Stracke.  Chatting with Baltimore OUTloud a few days […]

Filmmaker Doug Spearman’s New Film Takes Audiences ‘From Zero to I Love You’

In the movie From Zero to I Love You, writer and director Doug Spearman takes audiences on a rollercoaster ride as the lives of characters Jack Dickinson and Pete Logsdon intertwine.  The LGBTQ film allows audiences to explore what happens when a one-night stand turns into a once-in-a-lifetime love for both characters.  Spearman recently chatted with Baltimore OUTloud regarding his inspiration for the film, what he’s most proud from the work, and his Maryland connection. “I have a very emotional, personal attachment to this film,” began Spearman, who grew up in Hyattsville, Maryland. “This is because [the film is] based […]

Actor Scott Bailey Charms Audiences in New LGBTQ Film

In the movie From Zero to I Love You, audiences find themselves on a passionate rollercoaster ride as the lives of Jack Dickinson (Scott Bailey, Guiding Light, Prayers for Bobby) and Pete Logsdon (Darryl Stephens, Noah’s Arc, Boy Culture) intertwine. The captivating LGBTQ film from writer and director Doug Spearman showcases an exceptionally talented cast. Devastatingly handsome actor and LGBTQ ally, Scott Bailey, recently discussed how he prepared for this role, what drew him to this film, and what he is most proud of with his performance.                Bailey first learned about this film when he was contacted for the […]

Zachary Z. Handler’s ‘Errands’ Puts Shelter-in-Place Under a New Lens

From the creative mind of visual artist Zachary Z. Handler comes his new project, “Errands,” a portrait series that visually documents the shared shelter-in-place experiences of people around both Maryland and the world, from the comfort and safety of their own home. Handler recently chatted with Baltimore OUTloud regarding inspiration for the project. The inspiration for “Errands” started about two weeks into the pandemic for Handler. “We hadn’t been in quarantine yet. I was coming home after my job in healthcare, which feels lately like the first day on the job – everything we’ve known has been evolving due to […]

Pandemic Portraits

Photographer Eadweard Muybridge once said, “Only photography has been able to divide human life into a series of moments, each of them has the value of a complete existence.” For visual artist, Zachary Z. Handler, his work and the value it exudes speaks for itself. Baltimore OUTloud recently chatted with Handler regarding his work in the community, his background as a photographer and his recent project, “Errands.” Born on October 31st, 1980, the Silver Spring, Maryland-native grew up in Gaithersburg, north of the Potomac area. “When I was very young,” began Handler, “I can remember receiving this giant art kit. […]

DuClaw Brewing Wins Top Marketing Honor for Creatively Inclusive Campaign

The American Marketing Association Baltimore Chapter (AMA Baltimore) announced the winners of its 2020 MX Awards on Thursday, June 25th at a virtual event attended by over 130 people. DuClaw Brewing took home the honor of winning the top Grand MX Award. Their “Sour Me Unicorn Farts” beer was the official beer of the 2019 inaugural Annapolis Pride, and DuClaw had an amazing photo shoot with the owner of Diablo doughnuts as part of the campaign. He was lying in a bathtub full of Fruity Pebbles inspired by Lizzo’s photo in a bathtub full of Skittles. “DuClaw has gone through […]

Zachary Z. Handler’s ERRANDS Puts Shelter-In Place Under a New Lens

From the creative mind of visual artist Zachary Z. Handler comes his fabulous new project, ERRANDS. ERRANDS is a portrait series that visually documents the shared shelter-in-place experiences of people around both Maryland and the world, from the comfort and safety of their own home. Handler recently chatted with Baltimore OUTloud regarding inspiration for the project. The inspiration for ERRANDS, started about two weeks into the pandemic for Handler. “We hadn’t been in quarantine yet. I was coming home after my job in healthcare, which feels lately like the first day on the job – everything we’ve known has been […]

“Red, White and Griffin: Kathy Griffin Shares a Hell of a Story with Charm City”

Bold. Unyielding. Independent. Relentless. Survivor. These are just a few characteristics of the word patriot. As America prepares to honor Independence Day against the sobering backdrop of a global pandemic and racial injustice, Americans find themselves reflecting on the ideals of what it means to be an American patriot. Many have recently wondered if comedian Kathy Griffin is among the type of courageous patriots that this country needs during these trying times. The lioness of standup has roared back with Baltimore OUTloud and, boy, does she have a Hell of a Story to tell. “Honey, how is anybody doing, right […]

Author Spotlight: Baltimore’s Kirkland Hamill

Baltimore resident Kirkland Hamill’s memoir, Filthy Beasts, hits the bookshelves on Tuesday, July 14th.  A tender and heart-wrenching memoir about a family’s fall from grace, a mother’s inner demons and a son’s blind allegiance, Filthy Beasts is a fascinating window into the life of extreme privilege and a powerful story of self-acceptance.  The book recounts Hamill’s unforgettable journey through luxury hotels and charity stores, private enclaves and public shame as he confronts his family’s many imperfections, accepts his unconventional childhood, and finally comes to terms with his own hidden secrets.  Hamill recently chatted with Baltimore OUTloud regarding his upcoming book, […]

As Long As I’m Famous: Broadwood Media’s Bruce Reisman Discusses LGBTQ Inclusivity in Hollywood

Just in time for June’s Pride month, Broadwood Media’s As Long as I’m Famous is streaming for audiences worldwide on Amazon Prime. The interpersonal relationships of stage and screen stars from postwar Hollywood and Broadway’s Golden age are explored through the 24-year-old eyes of future legendary director, Sidney Lumet (played beautifully by the charismatic Aaron Fors). The film is a fact-based account of a New York summer in 1948, where future luminaries such as Montgomery Clift (played by the handsome Gavin Adams) and Lumet embark on perfecting their craft during their early rise to fame.                 Baltimore OUTloud recently chatted […]