Honoring Our LGBTQ Black Pioneers

From 1960s civil rights activist Bayard Rustin to newly elected Minnesota councilwoman Andrea Jenkins, black LGBTQ Americans have long been blazing trails and making history. Starting out as Negro History Week in 1926 in public schools in the US to teach black history, the event initially was not widely accepted. In 1970, a proposal from black educators and students at Kent State University, the week was expanded into Black History Month, and six years later was officially endorsed by President Gerald Ford. In celebration of Black History Month let us honor some of our LGBTQ pioneers, from our past and […]

Black History Month Celebration

B & Dee’s Baltimore Love invites you to join them for their third annual Black History Month Celebration on Sunday, February 24, 2019, from 1 to 4 pm at 421 Fallsway under the Jones Falls Expressway. The event will be integrated with their February Lunch Patrol, as they are determined to make a huge impact in Baltimore City this month. This community outreach event is intended to inspire the city’s less fortunate, while celebrating African-American culture past and present. They will be serving a hot comfort and soul food buffet, as well as their signature brown bag lunches. Entertainment will […]

Intro to HIV Cure Research

AIDS Action Baltimore invites you to join them on Wednesday, February 27th from 6:30 to 8 pm for dinner and a Community HIV Cure Research Forum with Lynda Dee, who will provide an introduction to HIV cure research. The forum will be held at the Waxter Center (1000 Cathedral Street, Baltimore) at the corner of Cathedral and Eager Streets. Please RSVP to baltoaids@aol.com so they can order an appropriate amount of food. For more info, email or call 410-837-2437. Please follow and like us:

Baltimore Drag Showdown Premiere

EC Pops in Fells Point has partnered with Moby’s (721 South Broadway, Fells Point) to host the Baltimore Drag Showdown. It starts February 26th, and continues alternate Tuesdays for eight weeks. This new and unique competition in Baltimore will feature 12 talented Baltimore drag performers taking to the stage to compete for the chance to win a grand prize of $2,000. Doors will open at 7 pm and the show will begin at 8:30. There’s no cover for the events, and each week will have a different theme. Off weeks will feature sponsored dance parties. A unique feature of the […]

Bill Seeks to Increase Gender Options on State ID

A bill has been filed with the State Legislature in Annapolis that would update state identification laws to make self-attestation of gender the criterion of state-recognized gender status, as well as adding an unspecified gender marker. This bill addresses the problem of a person’s driver’s license indicating a gender that does not match his or her gender presentation, a situation which can “out” transgender and non-binary people in any situation where they need to show their license, such as traveling, applying for jobs or schools, entering any public establishment that requires identification, or obtaining any other benefits that require proof […]

LGBT Business Networking, Feb. 21st & 22nd

The Maryland LGBT Chamber of Commerce will be hosting two upcoming events that will provide business owners and professionals some unique networking opportunities. On Thursday, February 21st, join the Chamber from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Elephant (924 North Charles Street, Baltimore) for its monthly Out Networking Happy Hour. Meet and network with local professionals and business owners. The event is free for members, $15 for non-members, and tickets are available on the Facebook event page at Bit.ly/2E9PQrV. On Friday, February 22nd, the LGBT Chamber will join with members and guests of the Maryland Business Connection (MBX), Business Networking […]

Drink, Drag, and Paint!

Join sassy drag hosts Pariah Sinclair and Saaphyri Wildz on Saturday, February 9th from 2 to 4 pm at Spirits of Mount Vernon (900 North Charles Street, Baltimore) for drinks, drag, and “painting naughty wine glasses!” The idea is to paint fun nude cartoon images that can only be seen from inside the wine glass. “They are hilarious, lots of fun, and easy to paint,” say organizers. “At the event’s beginning, everyone will receive materials and two wine glasses, and receive instructions on how to easily draw the first image. Soon after the queens will perform. Then they take a […]

Ride for the Feast Open House, January 12th

Moveable Feast helps feed people with critical illnesses across Maryland. On Saturday, January 12th, from 11 am to 1 pm, Moveable Feast will host a New Rider Open House at their offices at 901 North Milton Avenue, Baltimore. Moveable Feast’s annual “Ride for the Feast” fundraising event takes place this coming May 11th and 12th. Hundreds of cyclists ride 140 miles over two days, from Ocean City to Baltimore. New riders are always welcome. The open house introduces new riders to the event and allows them to learn more about Moveable Feast and its work. Tours of our facility will […]

Networking Happy Hour with MD LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Join the Maryland LGBT Chamber of Commerce for its monthly Out Networking Happy Hour event on Thursday, January 17th from 5:30 to 7 pm This month’s event will be held at Trinacria Cafe (111 West Centre Street, Baltimore). Mix and mingle with LGBT professionals and allies, enjoy good conversation, great networking opportunities, and a little bit of drag! The event is free for Chamber members, and $15 for non-members and at the door. Tickets are available at Bit.ly/2CFFrmX. For more info visit the Facebook event page at Bit.ly/2CGuwcN. Please follow and like us:

Friday Night Drag Brunch

Attention all non-morning people! Are normal brunches a little too early for you on the weekends, but you still love brunch food and drink specials? Then the Friday Night Drag Brunch may be just what you’ve been looking for! On Friday, January 18th, The Point in Fells (1738 Thames Street, Baltimore), will present another installment of this popular event. Doors will open at 6:30 pm, and the show will begin at 7:30 pm Be sure to arrive early to get first dibs on the buffet. The show will not be held up for anyone who is late, so you are […]