A 90s ‘Deep Lez’ House Party

The Clifton Pleasure Club will be hosting “the ultimate throwback party” with their Deep Lez House Party taking everyone back to the 90’s. “You’re invited to bring plenty of $1 bills, lots of energy, and dress in your best 90’s gear, for a night of nostalgic debauchery!” declare organizers. The party is on Saturday, January 18th from 8 pm to 1 am at Night Shift 2.0 (1725 Ponca Street, Baltimore). The party will be hosted by the indomitable Chris Jay, the soundtrack will be provided by the one and only DJ Rosie, and the Night Shift dancers, Brooke Jay, Andre […]

January Lunch Patrol Dundalk

B & Dee’s Baltimore Love invites you to join in for this month’s Lunch Patrol on Sunday, January 26th at 1 pm. For the first time, Lunch Patrol is coming to Dundalk. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to help distribute, on foot and by vehicle, bag lunches to people living on the streets of Baltimore. Everyone will meet up this month at 504 Dundalk Avenue, at the intersection of Dundalk and Holabird Avenues, then disperse from there. For more info visit Bit.ly/2RcReiV. That page also includes a link for those interested in signing up to donate bag lunch items […]

Sexual Tension is Theme of ‘OrbitHole’ at Night Shift

On Saturday, January 25th, DJ Ryan Doubleyou presents “OrbitHole,” a party of “sexual tension that offers private dances in private booths, drink specials, and patron participation that promises to send your minds into orbit!” Doors open at 7 pm and the party begins at 9 pm at Night Shift 2.0 (1725 Ponca Street, Baltimore). During Shirtless Power Hour between 10 and 11 pm, anyone with their shirt off gets two-for-one drinks. During Pantsless Power Hour between midnight and 1 am, anyone with … well, you get the idea. A clothing check is provided. At 12:30 pm, while everyone has their […]

Red Star Drag Brunch

Are you looking for the next Drag Brunch to add to your Sunday brunch rotation? Host Truly Hard Seltzer and DJ Big Vanilla invite you to join them on Sunday, February 1st at for Drag Brunch at the Red Star in Fells Point (906 Wolfe Street, Baltimore). Doors open at 10 am and the brunch buffet, bottomless mimosas, and Truly start at 10:30 am. The show starts at 11:30 am, last call is at 12:45 pm, and the event ends at 1:15 pm. Tickets for brunch and the drag show are $35. Add on the bottomless mimosas and Truly for […]

Gay Day at The Mill

Howard County Pride will be taking over historic Savage Mill (8600 Foundry Street in Savage, Maryland) and hosting “Gay Day @ The Mill” on Saturday, January 18th, with entertainment from 5 pm to 1 am. The event will help raise funds for local LGBTQ people and bring the community together to show off pride throughout the year. Historic Savage Mill is a shopping complex built in the early 1800s in Howard County and houses shops, galleries, and a tavern. Gay Day @ The Mill will have something for everyone, including family, friends as well as new faces. Along with the […]

A LONG TIME COMING

39 years to the day of first meeting, two pillars of the community, Ron Zimmerman and Steve Jackson, have tied the knot. On January 11th in a very private and quiet ceremony they were married in the church across the street from their house. Not only in life but in business these two men have served the community. From real estate, the bar they own, and so many no-profits organizations, they have helped to raise money.  “No two men have put out so much of themselves into this community and asked so little in return,” a very good friend told […]

Unsung Legends Awards 2020

Joy Baltimore pays homage to some unsung Baltimore heroes on Saturday, January 25th, 4 to 8 pm as it presents the 2020 “Unsung Legends Awards.” The glitzy black-tie and black-carpet event will be held at The Garage (6 East Lafayette Avenue, Baltimore), and will “honor extraordinary people who have excelled in the areas of mentoring, leadership, empowerment, advocacy, entertainment, and community outreach.” Awardees include addiction expert Sakina Dean university activist Nweze Chinedu Nwokeafor Baltimore Black Pride Co-Founder Leroy Burgess, Jr. entrepreneur and homeless advocate Christina Flowers homeless outreach manager Domnic Usher urban educator Ashley DeVaughn Rev. Angela Christina Bullock activist […]

UN official condemns US detention of Manning as torture

New York City – The World Socialist Website reports that in an official letter to the US government, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer stated that its ongoing imprisonment of Chelsea Manning is a violation of international law “fulfilling all the constitutive elements of torture or other cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment.” Manning has been jailed since May 16th “in contempt of court” for refusing to give testimony to a grand jury against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and potentially other representatives of the media organization. In his letter on Manning, sent in October and publicly released […]

Maryland Congressman Anthony Brown endorses Buttigieg

Washington, DC – Rep. Anthony Brown (D-Maryand), who has made LGBTQ rights a cornerstone of his congressional career, on January 9th endorsed Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg, becoming the first black member of Congress to endorse the gay presidential hopeful. “Our country needs a president who can heal our divides and restore decency to our nation’s highest office,” Brown said in a statement. “Pete’s message is not defined by exclusion but welcomes everyone into the fight to tackle our nation’s greatest challenges. As we fight for the future of the soul of our country here at home, we also remain entangled […]

GLAAD announces nominees for 2020 awards

New York City – Several Texans and projects with Texas ties are among the nominees for the 31st annual GLAAD Awards, according to an announcement this morning from GLAAD. They include: Gay Chorus, Deep South, the documentary about the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus tour through the American South; Borderlands 3, the latest installment in the LGBTQ-inclusive Borderlands video game series; Black and Trans in Texas, by Vice News Tonight on HBO; and TransGriot, Houston trans activist Monica Robert’s blog. The GLAAD Media Awards, presented each year by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, recognize and honor media for […]