Update From City Hall

Long-time community leader Jabari Lyles discusses his new role as the LGBTQ Affairs Liaison in the Baltimore City Mayor’s Office. Jabari Lyles Earlier this year, I moved on from my role as board president of Baltimore’s LGBTQ community center, GLCCB. After three eventful years of serving as president, acting executive director, and Baltimore Pride chair, I was ready to take everything I had learned, ponder what I hadn’t learned, enjoy some time to heal, and re-emerge into the next phase of life. I am confident GLCCB is in a better place today than how I found it on the third […]

Undetectable = Untransmittable: Community Discussion

Does U=U? That is, “Undetectable HIV = untransmittable HIV”? That’s the topic on tap for a discussion sponsored by AIDS Action Baltimore on Wednesday, October 24th from 6:30 to 8 pm at the Waxter Center (1000 Cathedral Street, Baltimore). The agenda will include the latest information on safe sex for people living with HIV. Representatives of the Baltimore City Health Department will present information on their U=U campaign, which aims to eliminate the stigma of living with HIV through community education, empowerment and engagement. There will also be a community panel discussion on U=U strategies. The event is free, and […]

Maryland LGBT Chamber Receives National Award

Last August 16th, at their annual International Business and Leadership Conference in Philadelphia, the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) named the Maryland LGBT Chamber of Commerce their 2018 Rising Star Chamber. The Rising Star Award honors a chamber that has exhibited strong growth, new vitality, and relevance in their local LGBT business community, says the NGLCC, and while supporting the national movement. Each year, the Rising Star is seen as a role model for other new chambers and raises the bar for impacting the LGBT business community where they live and work. “The Maryland LGBT Chamber is creating new, […]

Lunch Patrol: Halloween Edition

On October 28, 2018, join B & Dee’s Baltimore Love for their Halloween edition of Lunch Patrol. They will distribute brown bag lunches to area homeless. Participants are encouraged to decorate their cars for Halloween, come in costume, and / or bring Halloween candy and snacks to distribute. The gathering place for this month is 421 Fallsway. Donations and volunteers are needed. All are welcome. For information about donations, and signup information, and for gathering information, please stay tuned to B & Dee’s Facebook event page at Bit.ly/2A01aVw.   Please follow and like us:

New Lutheran-Based Church Group Welcomes LGBT Parishoners

A new Lutheran faith group,“#Imagine AChurch,” has formed in Baltimore, and welcomes LGBT people. The group is not having regular services just yet, but 25 to 30 people are gathering about once a month, with each meeting exploring a theme. This month’s gathering will be September 30th from 4 to 5:30 pm at the Red Canoe (4337 Harford Road, Baltimore). The group is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and supported by the Delaware-Maryland Synod. “Lutherans believe that no matter how far we have wandered, we are never out of God’s reach,” says Pastor Emily Scott. “We believe […]

Help the Homeless: Lunch Patrol: Sept. 30th

Join B and Dee’s Baltimore Love on September 30th at 1 pm for the September Lunch Patrol, to help distribute brown bag lunches to the area homeless. Participants will deliver food on foot and by vehicle. People of all ages are encouraged to participate. Meet at the Phoenix Shot Tower, with volunteers then spreading out to different areas. For more info, visit Bit.ly/2ObaUE5. Please follow and like us:

Social Worker, Gay, and GOP Candidate for Delegate

My name is Andy Zipay and I am running for House of Delegates in the 45th district, which covers much of Baltimore City, including Mount Vernon. I am gay and a Republican. If elected, I would be the first openly gay elected official to hold office from Baltimore City. I am running because we need to have balance in our representation in Annapolis. Currently, our legislature is filled two-to-one with Democrats. And the last Republican elected from Baltimore City was in 1942! I believe our community deserves to have at least one representative who is a Republican. Growing up gay, […]

Dr. Carla Alexander Director of Clinical Affairs, 1987-1997

For Dr. Carla Alexander, the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic weren’t just a battle—they were a war.  After serving as a volunteer provider at Chase Brexton Health Care for several years, Alexander led Chase Brexton’s clinicians from 1987 to 1997, at the height of the epidemic. “I just saw a nurse from San Francisco the other day, and she said, ‘We lived through a war,’” Alexander said. “And it was much more like being in a war. Only the war wasn’t acceptable to anybody. Because all the people who were coming to the clinic were being blamed for the […]

Film Screening: Paternal Rites

Director of the new film Paternal Rites, Jules Rosskam, currently teaching at University of Maryland, Baltimore, has created a first-person film examining the secret emotional underbelly of a contemporary Jewish-American family. On Friday, September 21st, from 8 to 10:30 pm, the Creative Alliance (3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore) will host the film’s local premiere. Rosskam’s queer and transgender subjectivity is unmistakable as fragments of home movies of his childhood – iconic in their unremarkability – float to the surface of the screen, and the viewer hears audio recordings of contemporary conversations between Rosskam and Alex, who functions as Rosskam’s partner in […]