La Garou Hosts Craft Night at R House

The Midnight Dreary Den, the Mid-Atlantic chapter of La Garou, invites you to a munch-style meet-up to meet members, friends, and those curious about La Garou on Tuesday, July 9th at R House (301 West 29th Street). La Fraternite du Loup-Garou, or “La Garou” for short, is a traditional leather / Levi fraternity with full membership open to “assigned-female-at-birth masculine gender outlaws.” Associate membership is open to all supporters of their mission. The event welcomes the crafty and the craft-phobic alike! There will be good food, drinks and conversation, and bring a game if you’d like to engage some folks […]

U of Maryland Grad Alphonso David Named as HRC President

Washington, DC – On June 25th, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), announced that Alphonso David, an accomplished and nationally-recognized LGBTQ civil rights lawyer and advocate, will lead the organization beginning in August. David will be the first civil rights lawyer and the first person of color to serve as president of the HRC in the organization’s nearly 40-year history. David most recently made history as the first openly gay counsel to the governor of the state of New York and, before that, served as the first Deputy Secretary and Counsel for Civil Rights in New York. In these roles, he […]

(Love) Letter to Mayor Pete

Here’s a letter to Mayor Pete. This is kind of like the letter that outgoing presidents leave behind in the Oval Office for the incoming commander-in-chief. It’s advice from a guy who has a shared experience with you. I also grew up in northern Indiana and graduated high school as the All-American guy with good grades, scholarships, and a gregarious personality. I attended the local Catholic Church and was active in the youth group. I returned from college and was quickly elected to my hometown city council. My family and friends were so proud. I was on my way and […]

Pride in Howard County, Annapolis, & Westminster

Three new Central Maryland Pride festivals are planned for Saturday, June 29th. The first annual Howard County Pride Festival will be held from 11 am to 5 pm at Centennial Park Maryland (10000 Clarksville Pike (Main / South) in Ellicott City. This family-friendly event will feature food, music, games, entertainment, resources, allies, friends, and fun. Furry family members are welcome, as well. The event is co-hosted by PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) Columbia-Howard County and County Executive Calvin Ball. Over two years of hard work and planning have gone into making this event a success. For more […]

Movie Night at R House

“Double the Drag Movie Night,” hosted by Pariah Sinclair, is all set for Friday, June 28th, from 7 to 11 pm at R House (301 West 29th Street, Baltimore). You can enjoy D Pop bottles, pop the corn, and pop into the Garage for To Wong Fu and Hedwig and the Angry Inch on the big screen. Tickets are $33.46 each, include admission, popcorn, and punch, and are available at For more info, the Facebook event page is Please follow and like us:

Genderqueer Fashion Art

On Wednesday, June 26th from 7 to 11 pm, performance and fashion artist Jordi Equitable will curate ten colorful genderqueer fashion looks at a show focused on deconstructing social norms through fashion art. Equitable is collaborating with Studio 5 Baltimore and other local artists to illustrate the creativity and exceptionalism of Baltimore City at this show to be held at Impact at Baltimore Soundstage (124 Market Place, Baltimore). Tickets are $26.45 and are available at For more info, the Facebook event page is Please follow and like us:

Guest Speaker: Rev. Naomi Washington-Leapheart

Guest speaker Rev. Naomi Washington-Leapheart holds forth at Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church (1316 Park Avenue, Baltimore) Sunday, June 23rd, from 10 am to 12:30 pm. Washington-Leapheart is faith liaison at the National LGBTQ Task Force. She coordinates the Task Force’s public faith messaging and advocacy and leadership development work in faith communities. She is also an adjunct professor of theology at Villanova University. Her work has been published in the volume, From Generation to Generation: A Commemorative Collection of African American Millennial Sermons from the Festival of Preachers 2010-2015 (Chalice Press, 2015). She regularly preaches and teaches in […]

No Time to Cook?

Not only do you need to work out your body, but you also need to fuel it properly to reach the goals you’ve set for yourself. This spring, Youfit Health Clubs brought Lindsey Gass, a registered dietician, on to the team to provide professional knowledge and insight into the food portion of the health and wellness path. Summer can have schedules all out of whack (in a good way – hey there, beach vacation!) where it’s easy to make unhealthy decisions. Lindsey has just the ticket for you to eat healthier this summer and that ticket is meal replacement shakes. […]

Columbia Film Festival Shows Pride This June in Howard County

The 2019 Columbia Film Festival recently announced its upcoming 2019 season to the delight of Maryland audiences. With over 40 films, including the five-time Emmy-Award winning series, After Forever, the festival will run from Thursday, June 27th to Saturday, June 29th. Baltimore OUTloud recently chatted with Executive Producer Robert Neal Marshall. “Audiences can expect great diversity of entertaining films,” explained Marshall. Presenting over 40 films, many Maryland-based, the festival will offer a wide menu including comedy and dramatic features, documentaries, a range of entertaining shorts, student films, world cinema, and the cutting-edge LGBTQ-themed After Forever. “We were very lucky to […]