Mid-Town Belvedere Resident Beaten and Murdered

On November 8th, 43-year-old Brendon Michaels was found dead in his Mid-Town Belvedere apartment, in the 1200 block of St. Paul Street. He had been beaten, and his death was ruled a homicide. Michaels was a certified personal trainer and fitness center coordinator at Carroll Community College, and worked as a server at the Olive Garden in Westminster. Anyone with information on Michaels’ murder is asked to call the Baltimore Police Department at 410-396-2100 or send a message to its text-for-tip line at 443-902-4824. Please follow and like us:

Stories for the Season: Baltimore Men’s Chorus Winter Concert

Director Caite Debevec invites you to join the Baltimore Men’s Chorus on Saturday, December 15th in the sanctuary at the First Unitarian Church of Baltimore (1 West Franklin Street) for the group’s winter concert, “Stories for the Season,” a collection of musical moments sharing the tales of the winter season, ranging from holiday favorites from many cultures and traditions, to music inspired by the winter chill, and a few other surprises. “Stories for the Season,” said Debevec, “explores telling tales through music. You will hear music from locations around the world ranging from the Scottish Highlands to sub-Saharan Africa to […]

New Wave Singers: ‘Sounds of the Season’

New Wave Singers: ‘Sounds of the Season’ Enjoy the “Sounds of the Season” with the New Wave Singers, “Maryland’s premier GLBT mixed chorus,” and their new artistic director Timothy East Gillham, at their two holiday concerts on December 1st and 2nd. On Saturday, December 1st, the concert will begin at 7 pm, at Immanuel United Church of Christ (1905 Edmondson Avenue, Catonsville). On Sunday, December 2nd, the concert will begin at 4 pm at Grace United Methodist Church (5407 North Charles Street, Baltimore). Tickets in advance are $18 or at the door for $20. Folks 17 and under are free. […]

Transcending Barriers: Get Prepped on PrEP

Join AIDS Action Baltimore for a Town Hall Meeting on HIV prevention and pre-exposure prophylaxis entitled “TRANScending Barriers: Quality Sexual Healthcare for the Trans Community,” on Wednesday, November 28th, at 6 pm at the Waxter Center (1000 Cathedral Street at Eager Street, Baltimore). The event will include dinner and a forum to address the barriers faced by the trans community in accessing quality healthcare services including PrEP and PEP. A safe space will be provided for trans folk to share their experiences in various health care settings – and where workers, providers, and trans people can talk about the way […]

Pubic Hair and Unique Anatomy Tie Statues to Michelangelo

Cambridge, England – The Renaissance artist Michelangelo has been revealed to be the creator of two disputed Rothschild bronze statues, thanks to a careful study of the statue’s pubic hair, unique toes, and killer abs. In an investigation that took almost four years, a team of researchers supported by the University of Cambridge set out to confirm what had been believed to be a sensational claim made by a museum, that two privately owned statues were the work of the iconic Michelangelo. The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge first made its case in 2015, about the two statues of muscled, naked […]

Washington County Services for LGBT Youth: What We’re Committed To

The Washington County Department of Social Services (WCDSS) is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of LGBTQ youth placed out of their home environment and into the child welfare system. WCDSS staff must provide affirming care to LGBTQ youth and families. More youth are openly identifying as LGBTQ, and they are identifying at earlier ages. Studies indicate that LGBTQ youth are disproportionately represented within foster care, especially LGBTQ youth of color. LGBTQ youth in care report experiencing significant discrimination related to their sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender presentation. Research on LGBTQ youth in care reveals several troubling themes […]

HRC seeks records of Trump’s attempt to redefine ‘gender’

Washington, DC – On October 29th, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), sent a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for all records related to the Trump-Pence administration’s efforts to redefine the word “gender” in order to exclude transgender people from federal civil rights protections and enable discrimination against LGBTQ people in general. On October 21st, the New York Times published a report that “the Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth.” According to the report, HHS drafted a memo to establish […]

Thanksgiving Dinner? You’re Invited!

Joy Baltimore invites you to support them in feeding those without a place to go, as they host their second annual “Oh Give Thanks” Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, November 22nd from 1 to 5 pm at 880 Park Avenue, third floor, in Baltimore. This year’s theme is “Let the Ball Begin.” The event is free. “Whether you are a youth or young adult, male or female, LGBTQ, a college student, a senior or a family who is homeless or has no place to share a Thanksgiving dinner, you are welcome at our table,” say organizers. The event will include food, […]

Homeless Lunch Patrol: November 25th

Save the turkey, save the dressing, and save the sweet potato pie! Join B and Dee’s Baltimore Love at 1 pm on Sunday, November 25th for the November “Thanksgiving Leftovers” of Lunch Patrol, to help distribute brown bag lunches to the area homeless. The meals are delivered on foot and by vehicle. People of all ages are encouraged to participate. Meet up at 4 West North Avenue and volunteers will be sent to different areas. For more info, visit Bit.ly/2OqNUgz.   Please follow and like us:

Trans Alliance Fundraiser, Nov. 3rd

The Baltimore Transgender Alliance (BTA) invites you to join them at the Back Yard Baltimore Bar (131 South Schroeder Street, Baltimore) on Saturday, November 3rd, from noon to 4 pm. “Come support the BTA,” says the group’s head, Ava Pipitone, “and check out a new bar space in our city and build queer and trans community. This is a day this venue is not typically open, so it’s all ours; it’s as queer as we make it, as inclusive as we make it, as safe as we make it, and as ours as we make it! It’s also a great […]