The Story of Us

As mentioned in our previous issues, Baltimore OUTloud is proud to launch a new feature column entitled “The Story of Us” in our Pride 2018 Issue. Continuing the tradition of the many historians who have come before us, we would like to bring to you, our readers, the stories of our history. These stories and memories will highlight Baltimore’s LGBTQ community that has come before us. They will give the insight on how we have come so far, and who’s had a hand in making things happen. If you have a story to tell, we would love to hear from […]

Frederick Pride, June 23rd

As Frederick prepares to celebrate its seventh annual Frederick Pride, the local LGBTQ community reflects on the history of the festival. Frederick Pride is hosted by The Frederick Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to serving the LGBTQ community of central Maryland through its resources and advocacy. The Frederick Center began in 2012 after a local college student began searching for others interested in starting a LGBTQ community center. The first Frederick Pride took place that same year. Held in a local park and garnering approximately 300 attendees, the response was clear: the Frederick community wanted and needed this organization […]

PRIDE 2018-What’s happening when and where

THE 2018 BALTIMORE PRIDE season is upon us! Pull out those rainbow accessories and get ready to connect with community so that “United We Shine.” Dedicated volunteers are working around the clock to make the 2018 Baltimore Pride Month memorable! “I can’t wait to see you there,” said LaKesha Davis, the Pride coordinator for Baltimore Pride. “An exact timeline of the weekend events will be posted soon. Until then, here’s a sneak peak of what you can expect. You have so many events to choose from!” Visit the event page at BaltimorePride.org to purchase tickets for Twilight on the Terrace, […]

BHT To Hold Grant Writing Workshops

A little money for a worthy project never hurts! On June 4th, Brother Help Thyself will hold a “Grant Writing 101” workshop from 7 to 9 pm at the Helping Up Mission (1029 East Baltimore Street, Baltimore). BHT plans to offer technical guidance to organizations in need of grant writing expertise, and a refresher to existing grantees. They will also discuss minor modifications that have been made to their own grant application. Refreshments will be served. The new chair of BHT’s grants committee, Jackie Adams, will be introduced. Adams is a former grant writer with Chase Brexton Health Care, and […]

MD LGBT PAC Launch Party, May 31

A new political action committee (PAC) is forming in Maryland, with the goal of helping elect openly LGBT non-incumbent candidates. Their focus this year is on races for the General Assembly, with the goal of expanding the scope of their work in future elections. The group is holding a launch party on May 31st, at Denizens Brewing Company (1115 East-West Highway, Silver Spring). You are invited to come and meet candidates, learn more about the PAC, and hear how you can help more openly LGBT candidates get elected to statewide public office. The event is free and open to the […]

Mayoral Pride Month Welcoming Reception

Mayor Catherine Pugh, together with the mayor’s newly assembled LGBTQ Commission, plan to host a Pride Month Welcoming Reception on May 30th, from 6 to 8 pm, at the Baltimore War Memorial Assembly Hall (101 North Gay Street). There will be opportunities for conversations and light refreshments. This will be the long-anticipated opportunity to meet the members of the new LGBTQ Commission, whose formation was promised during her election campaign for mayor in 2016. The event is free however, but please RSVP for a ticket at Tinyurl.com/PrideBMORE. Please note that tickets do not guarantee seating, and admission is first-come-first-serve. For […]

Governor Signs LGBTQ Youth Bills

On May 15th, Gov. Larry Hogan signed into law SB 1028 and SB 1218, two important bills affecting LGBTQ youth in Maryland. SB 1028 bans the practice of so-called conversion therapy for minors. Conversion therapy centers on attempts to “convert” people from LGBTQ to heterosexual cisgender people. Maryland joins 11 states and the District of Columbia, as well as a growing number of municipalities that have enacted similar protections. State legislatures in Hawaii and New Hampshire recently passed similar protections that await their governors’ respective signatures. A recent report from the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law, finds […]

HIV & Brain Impairment: Forum, May 30th

AIDS Action Baltimore invites you to join them for dinner with Johns Hopkins’s Jason Creighton on May 30th, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at the Waxter Center (1000 Cathedral Street, Baltimore – at the corner of Eager and Cathedral Streets). Creighton is part of a team working to understand why people with HIV can be doing very well in many other aspects, but still suffer from neurological impairment. This presentation on HIV and brain impairment will explore whether the causes are rooted in HIV disease, the drugs that fight HIV, or both. They encourage you to join them for this […]

Baltimore in Conversation: Stories of Resilience, June 3rd

Join the fifth installment of Baltimore in Conversation, featuring four never-heard-before stories of resilience on June 2nd from 3 to 7 pm at the BBox at the Maryland Institute College of Art (1601 West Mount Royal Avenue, Baltimore). The goal of Baltimore in Conversation is to foster a more holistic sexual health for queer people of color in Baltimore, through their shared stories and lived experiences. For more info, visit the Facebook event page at Bit.ly/2IF1V8m. Please follow and like us:

In Their Own Words Clear Space

Theatre stakes a niche The vision has always been for Clear Space to grow into a reputable regional theatre by demonstrating integrity and risk-takingt. We began our journey by offering classic productions and now are exploring edgier, more contemporary genres. Our success is due in part to adapting to what you, our audiences, want. Clear Space takes on the responsibility of challenging you while entertaining you with what you see on stage: art imitating life. Every season we present a reader’s theatre collaboration with another local nonprofit, two “Spotlight on Young Performers” productions, and eight large-scale musicals. Each year we […]