Out Networking Harbor Spirit Dinner Cruise

Think business! Think pleasure! The Out Netwtorking Baltimore Harbor Spirit Dinner Cruise, hosted by the Maryland LGBT Chamber of Commerce, is set for August 8th from 7 to 9:30 pm. Spirit Cruises has an arrangement with Royal Sonesta Hotel (30 East Lee Street), and will provide a coupon that provides parking for up to ten hours at $8. Tickets are $55 for members of the LGBT Chamber of Commerce, and $65 for non-members. The ticket price includes a buffet dinner, a glass of wine or champagne, and unlimited coffee, tea, and iced tea. There will be a cash bar for […]

Joy Baltimore Hails ‘Unsung Heroes’ August 10th

Joy Baltimore serves homeless youth. Join the group Friday, August 10th from 8 pm to midnight for the “Unsung Heroes Awards” at the Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center (847 North Howard Street, Baltimore). The awards honor 30 individuals and groups excelling in such areas as mentoring, leadership, advocacy, entertainment, and community outreach. Awardees are: • Derrick Chase, founder and head of Stand Up Baltimore • Kenneth Morrison, founder, DewMore Bmore • Cindy Williams, founder and head, Loving Arms • Ali Moody, AIDS Action Baltimore & Morgan Ichat • Anthony Estreet, coordinator, Accelerate Baltimore • Lee Martin, director, […]

Adult Children Raised by Lesbian Couples as Healthy as Peers

Los Angeles – In a new study by the Williams Institute, researchers found that 25-year-olds raised by lesbian parents do as well on multiple measures of psychological health as adults from a population-based sample. The researchers compared relationships, educational/job performance, and behavioral, emotional, and mental health problems in the two samples. The report, “National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study – Mental Health of Adult Offspring,” appears in the New England Journal of Medicine and is co-authored by Nanette Gartrell, Henny Bos, and Audrey Koh. The longest-running prospective study on sexual minority parent families has utilized 25-year-old participants in the ongoing US […]

The Story of Us – In His Own Words: Club Hippo  

 By Erik J. Akelaitis   “Where everyone is welcome…” That was their motto for over 40 years before the disco ball spun around one last time and dance floor closed in October 2015. It was the end of an era, but the Hippo was so much more than a bar or dance club. It was a safe haven where me and other Baltimore LGBT men and women could be ourselves, feel accepted and come together as a community.  It was the summer of 1999 when I first walked through the Hippo’s mirrored doorways. I was 22 and had just moved home to Baltimore after […]

Ziascoz Hosts Trevor Project Benefit Show

A benefit for the Trevor Project – a national group providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth – is set for July 29th from 9:30 pm to 2 am at Ziascoz Bar-Lounge (1313 East Pratt Street, Baltimore). Doors open at 8:30. The show will be hosted by Helena Hologram. The show will feature Mr. and Miss Ziascoz, Inferno Sephora, and Tania Lashay. Admission is $5. For more info, it’s Bit.ly/2JtBt0Z.   Please follow and like us:

Brother Help Thyself’s 2018 Grant Applications Open

Brother Help Thyself (BHT) awards grants annually in the HIV and LGBT / same-gender-loving area, and applications will be accepted online until 11:59 pm on August 31st. Groups need to have annual budgets under $2 million. In the past, BHT support has been directed to athletic, cultural, educational, health, history-related, and social programs. New this year, BHT will also award two Billy McCoy Thompson, Jr. Memorial non-grant awards of $2,500 each to groups serving youth – more details coming by the end of July. Apply early, says Andrew McCarty, BHT president. “While we understand everyone is busy serving the needs […]

July Lunch Patrol: South Baltimore

On July 29th, join B & Dee’s Baltimore Love for their July edition of Lunch Patrol, focused on South Baltimore. The group will distribute brown-bag lunches to area homeless, a staple of Lunch Patrol. The meeting point will be announced. Donations and volunteers are needed. All are welcome. For info and the gathering location, stay tuned to the Facebook event page at Bit.ly/2uN2h7l. Please follow and like us:

Crowning of Miss Gay Maryland

The crowning of the first-ever Miss Gay Maryland Icon is set for July 23rd at 8 pm at The Nest (2022 North Charles Street, Baltimore). Admission is $5. Doors open at 7 pm. The event will be hosted by Erika Chloe Adams. It will feature performances by Faleasha Savage, Stephanie Michaels, Gabrielle Remsen Ruby, Sir Charles, and Prynce Sephora. For more info it’s Bit.ly/2zKwWI5. Please follow and like us:

Christmas in July for Baltimore City Youth

B and Dee’s Baltimore Love will host their third annual Christmas in July Annual Back to School Drive from July 17th to 31st. The drive will go to benefit Baltimore youth in need, primarily students K-8. All donations to the drive will then be distributed at their Back to School Block Party, planned for August 18th. They are requesting donations of backpacks, pens, pencils, erasers, crayons, markers, notebooks, binders, children’s books, USB drives, lunch boxes, umbrellas – and gloves, mittens, hats, and scarves. They would also welcome Amazon gift cards. All the items can be dropped off or mailed to […]